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Young Professionals Board

The Safe Connections Young Professionals Board sets the focus and priorities for the larger membership group. The board’s purpose is organizing and overseeing the initiatives and events of the Safe Connections Young Professionals.

Formed in 2010, the group’s purpose is to engage young professionals in raising awareness and funds to reduce the impact and incidence of relationship violence and sexual assault throughout the St. Louis region. Last year they raised more than $20,000 to support the education, intervention and counseling services offered through Safe Connections, while spreading awareness among hundreds of community members about our mission and services.

For more information on becoming a member or serving on the board, please contact Lauren Sachs at 314.646.7500 x123.

Please visit the Young Professionals page to learn more about upcoming events and the benefits of membership.

Board Officers

Melinda Brenkendorff, Chair
Danna McKitrick, P.C.

Justin Burnett, Secretary
IMPACT Group

Lauren Sachs – Treasurer + Staff Liaison
Safe Connections

Board Members

Kelli Best-Oliver
St. Louis Public Schools

Tori Bolton
Renaissance Financial

Katie Flaschar
Husch Blackwell

Valerie Gaadt
Midwest Elevator

Jess Gouldthorpe
Regional Arts Commission

Patricia Guobadia
Relias Learning

Jessica Heslin
City of Wentzville

Dean Kpere-Daibo
McMahon Berger, P.C.