Brian Mavis



Janet Vestal Kelly

 Principal & Director of Government Relations 

Julie Mavis

 Principal & National Director – I Belong Project & Dream Makers 

Ryan Kelly

Vice President of Operations

Laura Doherty Collins

 Director of Communications

Vie Rhodes

Director of Development

Lori Bruegman

Dream Makers Project Director

Kristin Allender

Child Welfare Specialist &
State Director, Tennessee

Laurie Bates

Operations Manager

Jaalah Neerhof

 I Belong Project™

Crissy Verner

Project Manager,
San Diego County

      Kristi Woolsey

      Project Manager, South Dakota

      Lisel Atherton

      Project Manager, Kansas


Lori Word

Project Manager, Texas

Travis Vangsnes

 AKB Grant Writer & Project Manager, South Carolina

      Abby Cunningham 

      Social Media Manager

Shelby Mavis

Social Media
Dream Makers

Board Members

Tim Shirk
Chairman of Board

Director of Fox River Partners

Joe Miller
Board Member

Senior Vice President, MidFirst Bank

Todd Kinzle
Vice Chairman

Entrepreneur & Investor

Joe Ritchie
Board Member

Chairman of Fox River Partners

Dawn Davis
Board Member

President- FirstBank- North Market

Rick Rusaw
Board Member

Lead Pastor, LifeBridge Christian Church

  Mark Deuschle
Board Member

President, Navajo Incorporated

Deborah Shropshire, M.D.
Board Member

Child Welfare Deputy Director of Community Partnerships


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