Brian Mavis


Janet Vestal Kelly

Vice President Strategic Partnerships

Julie Mavis

Vice President Programs and Development

Ryan Kelly

Vice President of Operations

Laurie Zauche

Operations Manager

Lori Bruegman

Dream Makers Project Director

Kristin Allender

Child Welfare Specialist &
State Director, Tennessee

Jaalah Neerhof

 I Belong Project™

     Lindy Johnson

      Trauma Care Trainer


      Kristi Woolsey

      Project Manager, South Dakota

      Krista Petty

      State Director, Iowa

      Lisel Atherton

      Project Manager, Kansas


Lori Word

Project Manager, Texas

Travis Vangsnes

 AKB Grant Writer & Project Manager, South Carolina

Elle Flowers

Social Media Manager &
Administrative Assistant 


Shelby Mavis

Social Media
Dream Makers

Board Members

Tim Shirk
Chairman of Board

Director of Fox River Partners

Joe Ritchie
Board Member

Chairman of Fox River Partners

Todd Kinzle
Vice Chairman

Entrepreneur & Investor

Rick Rusaw
Board Member

Lead Pastor, LifeBridge Christian Church

Dawn Davis

President- FirstBank- North Market

Deborah Shropshire, M.D.
Board Member

Child Welfare Deputy Director of Community Partnerships

  Mark Deuschle
Board Member

President, Navajo Incorporated

Ed Gillespie
Board Member


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