Brian Mavis



Janet Vestal Kelly

 Principal & Director of Government Relations 

Julie Mavis

 National Director – I Belong Project & Dream Makers 

Laura Doherty

 Director of Communications

Laurie Bates

Operations Manager

Kristin Allender

Child Welfare Specialist & State Director, Tennessee

       Scott Werner

Executive Director, Oklahoma’s Kids Belong


Travis Vangsnes

 Project Manager, South Carolina

      Lisel Atherton

      Project Manager, Kansas


Lori Bruegman

Dream Makers Project Manager

Ryan Kelly

Public Policy Advisor

Jaalah Neerhof

 I Belong Project™ Program Assistant

Board Members

  Mark Deuschle
Chairman of the Board

President, Navajo Incorporated

Joe Miller

Senior Vice President, MidFirst Bank

Ron Schaefer

Certified Public Accountant

Kathryn Bohmann, Esquire
Board Member

Attorney, Swanson & Bratschun, LLC

Dawn Davis
Board Member

President- FirstBank- North Market

Scott James
Board Member

Media Personality, IHeart Media

Natalie Moomaw
Board Member

Senior Vice President, ANB Bank

Joe Ritchie
Board Member

Chairman of Fox River Partners

Rick Rusaw
Board Member

Lead Pastor, LifeBridge Christian Church

Tim Shirk
Board Member

Director of Fox River Partners


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