Board of Directors

Carolyn Gerdes, President
Dr. Bob Jones
, Past-President
Tom Finnie, Vice President
Robert Sanchez, Secretary
Lois Weston, Treasurer
Cindy Jobe, Coordinator
Robert Stephens (Mayor of Springfield)
Emily Denniston (Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Representative, Public Affairs Project Manager)
Dr. Hue-Ping Chin, Assoc. Professor, Director of Asian Studies
Mika Logan
Nancy Schneider, Curriculum Facilitator for Social Studies and Foreign Language
Russ RuBert
Sandra Lowther
Joe Jenkins
Louise Knauer (Community Foundation of the Ozarks)
Ken Coopwood, Sr., Ph.D., CDE, LSSBB
Araceli Hanks


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