The Safe Connections Young Professionals Board sets the focus and priorities for the larger membership group, organizing and overseeing the initiatives and events of the Safe Connections Young Professionals. The board meets monthly and board members are to fill two-year terms.
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 $45,000 to support the education, intervention and therapy 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 Safe Connections Young Professionals Board, please contact Dani Smith at 314.646.7500 x123.
Please visit the Young Professionals page to learn more about upcoming events and the benefits of membership.
Valerie Gaadt, Chair
Midwest Elevator Company, Inc.
Julie Turek, Secretary
Dani Smith – Treasurer + Staff Liaison
Liz Bender, Fundraising Committee Chair
Thomas Dunn Learning Center
Katie Flaschar, Social Marketing Committee Chair
Caitlin Kerfin-Smith, Social Marketing Committee Vice Chair
James Meinert, Membership Engagement Committee Chair
Bee Simple City Farm
Karelia S. Rajagopal
City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office