Circuit One Council Members

Circuit 1 is a student-led, problem-based learning experience. Students are tasked with creating group presentations which are addressed to the emPowerU Council. The Council will ask questions and provide feedback after each presentation. We want to thank those who have volunteered their time to be a part of the Council.


Katie Ashley, Mosaic Life Care The Late Ken Hamlin, Community Volunteer Tami Pasley, SJSD Board Member
Skylar Birchmier, Altec Industries Robin Hammond, Youth Alliance Don Payne, Altec Industries
Brenda Blessing, St. Joseph City Council Kelly Hartnett, Community Volunteer Sandra Pettit Weber, Heartland Foundation
Debra Bradley, City of St. Joseph, MO Burgandy Herbert, Community Volunteer Nancy Potter, Murphy, Taylor, Siemens and Elliott
Devran Brower, Heartland Foundation Emily Hill, News-Press NOW Michael Pulido, Mosaic Life Care
Jeff Burnett, Ameri-PAC Inc. Kappy Hodges, SJSD Board Member Vickie Rainey, Retired King City Principal
Carol Burns, Community


Steve Holdenreid, Community Volunteer Tom Richmond, Altec Industries
James Burns, Community Volunteer Ron Hook, Buchanan County Western District Commissioner Harry Roberts, Community Volunteer
Jody Carlson, Missouri American Water Joe Houts, Commerce Bank Matt Robertson, CliftonLarsonAllen
Lane Carlson, St. Joseph Christian School Jackie Hunsucker, King City Elementary Gracie Sauter, Community Volunteer
Bobbie Cronk, United Way Anita Jolly, Youth Alliance Tyson Schank, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Pat Dillon, Mosaic Life Care Larry Koch, SJSD Board Member Christy Sisco, Community Volunteer
Peggy Dillon, Hy-Vee Lowell Kruse, Senior Fellow, Heartland Foundation Aaron Smullin, Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department
Jeni Doolitte, Heartland

Foundation Board Trustee

Nancy Lear, Community Volunteer Corinda Stallbaumer, emPowerU Facilitator
Tim Doyle, Restoration Church Suzanna Lehr, Community Volunteer Joyce Starr, Community Volunteer
Gabe Edgar, SJSD Board Member Clara Liles, SJSD Mark Struthers, Retired SJSD Educator
Sharon Evers, Heartland Foundation Life Trustee Patt Lilly, Chamber of Commerce Amy Thomure, Mosaic Life Care
Tracy Fender, IMKO Workforce Solutions Rocky Massin, Mosaic Life Care Louise Untiedt, Retired Educator
Amy Foley, Highland Community College Suzanne McCrea, Community Volunteer Darren Verbick, SJSD
Danielle Foster, Self-Employed Bill McMurray, Mayor of St. Joseph Peggy Voltz, Retired SJSD Educator
Taira Garvey, CliftonLarsonAllen Sarah Meierhoffer, Commerce Trust Company Caleb Watson, Community Volunteer
Amy Goddard, Realtor, Reece & Nichols Amy Michalski, Community Volunteer Sarah Weaver, Commerce Bank
Susan Gower, Retired St. Joseph School District (SJSD) Educator Terri Modlin, Experience Room 108, Felix Street Gourmet Ann Weston, Community Volunteer
Renee Graff, Community


Shannon Moore, US Bank Joni Woolard, Mosaic Life Care
Bill Grimwood, Hillyard, Inc. Brian Myers, St. Joseph City

Council and Owner, Tiger’s Den

Emmy Wright, Community Volunteer
Tamara Grubb, Community Volunteer Robert Newhart, Past SJSD Superintendent Seth Wright, Polsinelli and SJSD Board President

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