Cabinet

The Prosper Springfield Cabinet provides insight and support to the Prosper Springfield Director who has oversight of the initiative to keep the work focused on reviewing the status of the recommendations from the Impacting Poverty Commission’s October 2015 Call to Action Report as well as community updates.

  • Amy Blansit, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Bethany Bishop, People Centric Consulting Group
  • Cora Scott, Springfield City Director of Public Information and Civic Engagement
  • Debi Meeds, United Way of the Ozarks (UWO)
  • Diana Day, People Centric Consulting Group
  • Gail Smart, Community Volunteer
  • Greg Burris, Give 5, UWO
  • Janet Dankert, Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Jason Gage, Springfield City Manager
  • Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Care to Learn
  • Mark Struckhoff, Council of Churches
  • Springfield Mayor Ken McClure
  • Robin Rees, Oak Star Bank
  • Tim Smith, Killian Group

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council meets every other month. The meetings take place at 5:30 P.M. in local elementary schools. Advisory Council members have monthly committee meetings focused on: Education, Health, Housing, Financial/Job Security and Transportation. We are reviewing the 300+ organizations associated with each area of focus in the report. Once we complete our review, we will have baseline information to develop pathway maps for the Springfield community. This will help people in our community easily see the resources and services available to them based on their desires and needs.

  • Amy Blansit, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Anedra Robinson-Mosley, A&B Blessing Home Health Care
  • Ashley French, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks
  • Becky Volz, Community Volunteer
  • Bethany Bishop, People Centric Consulting Group
  • Bob Atchley, City of Springfield
  • Bridget Dierks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Carl Rosenkranz, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
  • Chaplin Farris Robertson, Recovery Chapel
  • Dana Carroll, Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Dr. Michael J. Dawson, Springfield Public Schools
  • Heather Zoromski, Darr Family Foundation
  • J.R. Chappell, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Jaimie Trussell, Convoy of Hope
  • Janna Elliston, Community Volunteer
  • Jim Payne, Choice Escrow and Land Title, LLC
  • Jody Glazner, Springfield Dream Center
  • Joe Stokes, Community Volunteer
  • Joshua Klein, City of Springfield
  • Judy Hadsall, C. U. Community Credit Union
  • Keith Ray Mackie, Community Volunteer
  • Konnor Temple, Community Volunteer
  • Kuleya Bruce, Buddy Webb & Company
  • Lauren Rogers, Missouri State University Social Worker Student
  • Laurie Washington, Legal Services of Southern Missouri
  • Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Care to Learn
  • Lynn Schirk, Springfield Public Schools
  • Marie Carmichael, Affordable Homes Development, Inc.
  • Marty Moore, Springfield Public Schools
  • Mary Ann Rojas, City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development/Ozark Workforce Development Board
  • Maura Taylor, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
  • Michael Cole, United Way of the Ozarks
  • Mike McGeeney, Give 5 Volunteer
  • Missy Riley, Springfield Public Schools
  • Monica Horton, Courageous Family Group, LLC
  • Morey Mechlin, Community Volunteer
  • O’Brien Daniels, Community Volunteer
  • Quinci Williams, Community Volunteer
  • Rachal Tarrasch-Scholz, Community Volunteer
  • Rev. Regina Lowe, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Robin Rees, Oak Star Bank
  • Robert Hulstra, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Sarah E. Hough, Bass Pro Shops
  • Sharon Ellard, Give 5 Volunteer
  • Steve Dooley, Bass Pro Shops
  • Teresa Pope, Community Volunteer
  • Dana Carroll, Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Nancee Dahms-Stinson, Springfield-Greene County Library District
  • Becky Volz, Community Volunteer
  • Collen, Neill, United Way of the Ozarks
  • Cynthia Wilson, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Jim Newman, The Kitchen, Inc.
  • Linda Ramey-Greiwe, Care to Learn
  • Dr. Michael J. Dawson, Springfield Public Schools
  • Quinci Williams, Community Volunteer
  • Rachal Tarrasch-Scholz, Community Volunteer

Convening Soon

  • Angela Heffern, Southwest Center for Independent Living
  • Ash Morgan, Habitat for Humanity
  • Carl Rosenkranz, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation
  • Chaplin Farris Robertson, Recovery Chapel
  • Jacob Showalter, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Laurie Washington, Legal Services of Southern Missouri
  • Lisa McIntire, Pregnancy Care Center
  • Marie Carmichael, Affordable Homes Development, Inc.
  • Maura Taylor, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
  • Michael Cole, United Way of the Ozarks
  • Michelle Garand, Community Partnership of the Ozarks
  • Robin Rees, Oak Star Bank
  • Sharon Ellard, Give 5 Volunteer
  • Anedra Robinson-Mosley, A&B Blessing Home Health Care
  • Chaplin Farris Robertson, Recovery Chapel
  • Dee Maples, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
  • J.R. Chappell, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Kristina Wilmoth, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Mary Ann Rojas, City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development/Ozark Workforce Development Board
  • Sara Carmer, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
  • Steve Stodden, City Utilities

Convening Soon

Community Awareness and Civic Engagement Work Group

This work group is developing a communication plan to share information throughout the community using social and print media as well as several options with free print publications.

  • Amy Blansit, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Ashley French, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ozarks
  • Bethany Bishop, People Centric Consulting Group
  • Keith Ray Mackie, Community Volunteer
  • Konnor Temple, Community Volunteer
  • Marty Moore, Springfield Public Schools
  • Michele Marsh, Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
  • Morey Mechlin, Community Volunteer
  • O’Brien Daniels, Community Volunteer
  • Sharon Ellard, Give 5 Volunteer
  • Terri Reed, Stone Soup Solutions

Data Management and Performance Measurement Work Group

This work group researches, analyzes, tracks and updates the data that will be used to measure our success. They use the U.S. Census American Community Survey data so that we can report city and county data as well as data that represents the demographics of our community.

  • Mark Wood, Drury University
  • Monica Horton, Courageous Family Group, LLC
  • David Rohall, Missouri State University
  • Heather Zoromski, Darr Family Foundation
  • Bridget Dierks, Community Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Amy Fouse, Drew Lewis Foundation @ The Fairbanks/Northwest Project
  • Mary Ann Jennings, Missouri State University
  • Christina Ryder, Missouri State University
  • Al Cook, Give 5 Volunteer