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Join the Young Professional Board

The Young Professional Board of The Women’s Safe House

The Young Professional Board (YPB) supports the overall mission and programs of The Women’s Safe House (TWSH). The mission of The Women’s Safe House is to empower women and families to rebuild their lives free of domestic abuse through emergency services, education, and advocacy.

YPB members are ambitious individuals, 20-40 years of age, who are dedicated to advancing the efforts of TWSH through fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, advocacy, and networking events.

Get Involved

Our First Event!

We are excited to invite you the Young Professionals Board’s first fundraising event on Saturday, January 20th 2024. The nights events include games, open bar and most importantly the main event, Mouse Races. 

Join the Young Professionals Board
Meetings are held monthly, and we encourage anyone that is interested to attend a meeting prior to committing. To be considered for membership or to attend a meeting, please fill out the form below and you will be contacted by a Board Member.

Become a Friend of the Young Professionals Board
If you are interested in volunteering and networking with the YPB but are not interested in joining the board, you can become a Friend of the YPB. This means you will be added to our contact list and receive all event information. You can decide on your own personal level of involvement. Follow our Facebook page to get notifications of our upcoming events.

Why Join?

By joining the Young Professionals Board, you have a chance to become the next generation of leaders to help TWSH achieve its mission. You will have the opportunity to plan and attend fundraisers, advocate for TWSH and attend networking events. Members of YPB are actively involved in making a lasting difference in ending violence against women.

Benefits of Membership

  • Professional and leadership development opportunities through committee and event chairmanship
  • Exclusive volunteer opportunities
  • Member name and business listing on all YPB printed collateral and on the TWSH website
  • Donor and Board recognition in the TWSH Annual Report
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Network with other young professionals in St. Louis and have fun in a meaningful way!

Membership Expectations

  • Set/Achieve Personal fundraising goals
  • Attend monthly Young Professional Board meetings
  • Volunteer at one fundraising event for The Women’s Safe House
  • Advocate for The Women’s Safe House

How to Join

To become a member of the YPG, please fill out the form below and a Board Member will contact you.

Current Members

Marissa Sexton, President
Electrical Engineer

Ava Smith, Vice President
District Instructional Technology Coach
Confluence Academies

Susan Lovaldi, Secretary
Director of Quality, Policy and Advocacy
Justine Petersen

Kaitlyn Ashlen, Treasurer
Family Support Specialist
CHADS Coalition

Members at Large

Larraine Nunley, Membership Committee Chair
Design Professional
The Lawrence Group

Mary Jane Daher, Marketing Committee Chair
Freelance Web Designer/Community Volunteer

Krista O’Brien, Marketing Committee Member
Regional Director
SSM Health

Danielle Rozycki, Marketing Committee Member
Chief Executive Officer
PF Wellness and Spa

Melissa Balk, Events Committee Chair
Remax Integrity

Lakesha Bowden, Events Committee Member
Care Management Supervisor

Stephanie McCabe, Events Committee Member
Regional Director
SSM Health

Graham Molinari, Events Committee Member
Nurse Assistant/Community Volunteer

Katherine Tian, Events Committee Member
Medical Student
St. Louis University School of Medicine

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