Board of Directors & Staff

The Alliance extends the most heartfelt gratitude to our board members.

Steve Calloway, President, Minority Men’s Network

Melissa Carr, Director, Daniel Boone Regional Library

Dr. Kathryn Chval, Dean, MU College of Education

Andrew Grabau,  Executive Director, Heart of Missouri United Way

Christina Gilbert, Past Executive Director, First Chance for Children

Dr. Jeffrey Lashley, President, Moberly Area Community College

Teresa Maledy, Regional President, Commerce Bank

J.J. Musgrove, Assistant City Manger, City of Columbia

Jean Nicklas, Director of Communications and Membership, REDI

Dr. Philip G Peters Jr.,  Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri; past Executive Director of C2CA

Dr. Darin Pries, Executive Director, Central Missouri Community Action

Randy Reeves, News Director, KOMU TV

Dr. Tom Rose, C2CA Chair; Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital

Robert Ross, Minority Men’s Network

Phil Steinhaus, Chief Executive Officer, Columbia Housing Authority

Dr. Peter Stiepleman, Superintendent, Columbia Public Schools

Karen Taylor, Executive Vice President, Central Bank of Boone County

Janet Thompson, Boone County Commissioner

Kelly Wallis, Director, Boone County Services (ex-0fficio nonvoting)

Karla Williams, Past President, Heart of Missouri United Way

Bishop Lester Woods, Urban Empowerment Ministries; MODOT

Our Staff

Collaborative Action Network Manager

Crystal Kroner, Ph.D.