St. Louis Chapter

Building a cross-sector, diverse coalition of emerging leaders throughout St. Louis.

NLC St. Louis works to foster a joyful, interconnected system of place-based leaders in Missouri. We do this by centering proximate leaders in our community, with a focus on uplifting an individual’s lived experience. Through our programming, NLC St. Louis cultivates a system of accountability and kinship in order to dismantle traditional power structures within our region.

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Since our founding, we’ve trained over 150 place-based leaders in St. Louis

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The 2021 cohort represented 8 different sectors, including government, nonprofit, law, education, communications, politics, and arts.

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Two of our alumni were selected to lead a 25-person federal stimulus advisory board.

I loved my cohort and the variety of experiences, expertise, and fields they represented. Mostly, I enjoyed building relationships with them as whole people and look forward to deepening those relationships with action and organizing within our communities.

– Allison Brewer (they/them/theirs)
2020 NLC St. Louis Fellow

I love my cohort! They’re the best part of NLC. We had grad students, corporate leaders, medical professionals and non-profit leaders. We had more non-profits than anything else so I’m interested in how they felt about the diversity but for someone with a corporate background, the group kept me grounded in a way I’ve never gotten working in my field.

– Brianna Tobias (she/her/hers)
2020 NLC St. Louis Fellow

2021 Fellows

Adam Flores

Manager of Community Engagement and Education, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival

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Allie Farrell

K-12 Education Program Coordinator, Social System Design Lab

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Bo Mahr

Renewable Energy Attorney, Husch Blackwell LLP

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Brooke Thedford

Management Consultant and Real Estate Investor, Accenture

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Chandra Taylor

Public Engagement Consultant, Vector Communications

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Emily Thenhaus

Executive Director, Cherokee Street Community Improvement District

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Gurlovleen Rathore

Program Aide; Site Supervisor; Evaluation Officer, Texas A&M University; Stray Dog Theatre; STEM Advocacy Institute

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Hannah Rosenthal

Graduate Support Counselor, Loyola Academy of St. Louis

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James Sykes

Educator, St. Louis Public Schools

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Krysta Grangeno

Family Partnership Director, Southside Early Childhood Center

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Lisa Bergman

Community Development

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Mariah Byrne

Licensed Social Worker, Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis

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Symone Palmer

Digital Media Associate; Freelance Graphic Designer, ArchCity Defenders; Designs By Monie (owner)

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Taylor Jackson

Campaign Consultant

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Xavier Blackwell

Leadership Education Coordinator, University of Missouri-St. Louis

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Alumni

2020

Aida Miskic

Ajia Knight Brooks

Alexandria Burns

Allison Brewer

Becky Reinhart

Brianna Tobias

Chloe Owens

Colleen Durfee

Elise Giammanco

Gregory Wesloh

Irene Taranhike

Isabelle Yisak

Jay-Marie Hill

Jessireé Jenkins

Melanie Houston

Pacia Anderson

Rachel Kirchoff

Ryan Griffin

Samantha Dickens

Sarah Rose

Stephanie Co

Victoria Donaldson

2019

Bomi Park

Brock Ingmire

Caroline Swaller

Chris LaBanca

Danielle Nygaard

Ellen O’Neill

Fatima Alvi

Haley Shoaf

Jenn DeRose

Jenny Connelly-Bowen

Jermaine Brookshire

Kelsey Wingo

Kyle Lackey

Lavoughnda White

Liz Kramer

Maleeha Ahmad

Mary Quandt

Nay’Chelle Harris

Rebecca Craig

Roya Massoudnia

Yvette Rodriguez

2018

Abby Buckhouse

Alyssa Lazzeroni

Ashley Kuykendall

Charles Purnell

Clair Antoine

David Dwight

Grace Callahan

Jessica Estes

Jill Kline

Matthew Huffman

Nashad Carrington

Natalie Lucas

Purvi Patel

Sarah Arnosky

Stephen Eisele

Steven Harowitz

Sunni Hutton

Tasha Kaminsky

Tonia Oglesby

2017

Alona Sistrunk

Bronwyn Ritchie

Colleen Cunningham

Darian Wigfall

Grace Kyung

Jake Hollander

Jessica Payne

Jessica Lambrecht

Jon Clancy

Jordan Ault

Katy Peace

Lee Camp

Matthew Bernstine

Mia Ranard

Molly Pearson

Richard Juang

Ronika Gillon

Samuel Raybu

Sheela Lal

Stephanie Fabre

Wolf Smith

2016

Amelia Jones

Beth Casagrand

Betsy Dankenbring

Bri Ehsan

Catherine Gilbert

Craig Yugawa

Elad Gross

Emily Adams

Erin Little

Jessica Hunt

Jon-Paul Johnson

Kayla Wingbermuehle

Marissa Burik

Nickolas Speed

Richard Payton

Theodore Floros

Tim Lumpkins

2015

Alyse Garbisch

Carl Filler

Chelsea Denlow

Chrystal Okonta

Dan Peterson

David Franklin

Jacob Lyonfields

Jennifer Allen

Justin Pevnick

Leah Clybu

Lisa Flegel

Rachel Paul

Terra Neilson

Will Fruhwirth

2014

Andrew Heaslet

Brian Flynn

Chelsea Merta

Jason Pierce

Jason Lewis

Keisha Mabry

Kelly Kaufmann

Kyle Juvers

Marius Johnson

Mark Keaney

Megan Klenke-Isgriggs

Michele L. Watley

Miriam Keller

Scott Bernstein

Tom Nagel

2013

Dave Leipholtz

Elise Miller

Jake Narup

Joe Wilson

Kate Howell

Lisa Clancy

Megan Kimball

Oliver Gould

Paul Sorenson

Pradeep Rajendran

Sarah Felts

Sarah Dirsa

Steven McCullar

2012

Anna Gennari

Bobby Jones

Brandon Rowland

Cady Seabaugh

Carolyn Schopp

Dara Taylor

Erika Kubsch

Gregory Cooper

Heather Navarro

Jason Growe

Jason Stroede

Saint Fults

Travis Johnson

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