Board of Directors

Providing Experience, Knowledge, and Effective Oversight

At First Chance for Children, our esteemed Board members bring invaluable experience, knowledge, and diligent oversight to the table as they secure essential resources and foster meaningful partnerships. Comprised of leaders in various industries, each member is deeply committed to our mission and champions our vision with fervor. Embracing diversity, we aim for our Board leadership to reflect the rich tapestry of backgrounds and experiences among the clients we proudly serve.


Shelley Robinson


Shelley is the Senior Marketing Strategist for Missouri Employers Mutual

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Mike Mouser

Treasurer 2024-2025

Mike is the Managing Director for the Columbia District of Northwestern Mutual

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Fran Patrick

Vice President Term: 2024- 2025

Shelley is the Senior Marketing Strategist for Missouri Employers Mutual

Kara Amann-Kale

Secretary Term: 2022 – 2024

Shelley is the Senior Marketing Strategist for Missouri Employers Mutual


Katy Thall

Term: 2024- 2025

Katy is a full time mom, community member and public school nurse. 

Sophia Piral

Term: 2021 – 2023

Sophia is a full time mom and PHD student at The University of Missouri-Columbia

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Will Green

Term: 2024- 2025

Will is a retired Columbia Police Officer

Tyler Peasel

Term: 2022 – 2025

Tyler is the Vice President of Commercial Lending at First State Community Bank.

Jennifer Martin

Term: 2022 – 2025

Jennifer is the Customer Support Manager with EquipmentShare

Katlynn Adkins

Term: 2022 – 2025

Kaitlin is Director of Communication at The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

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If you’re ready to make a meaningful impact and be part of a dynamic team committed to positive change, we encourage you to submit your application to join our Board of Directors.

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We are seeking community members who are passionate about a brighter future for our next generation.

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