Board of Directors

Providing experience, knowledge, and oversight

At First Chance for Children, our Board provides experience, knowledge, and oversight while securing resources and partnerships. Members are leaders in each of their fields and are highly engaged in our mission and advocate for our vision. We strive for our Board leadership to represent the unique diversity of the clients we serve. 


Jennifer Barth

Past President
Term: 2020 - 2022

Jennifer is the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Missouri Employers Mutual

Jeremy Milarsky

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jeremy is the Eastern Missouri Program Manager for No Kid Hungry Missouri

Abby Owen

Vice President Term: 2020 - 2022

Abby is a stay at home parent with previous experience practicing law

Craig Riordan

Term: 2019 - 2021

Craig is the Vice President of commercial banking at Providence Bank

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Melissa Miller

Term: 2020 - 2022

Melissa is a paralegal for Halvorsen Klote


Sydney Ludwig

Term: 2018 - 2021

Sydney is a Transplant Case Manager for University of Missouri Health Care

Alysia Beaudoin

Term: 2019 - 2021

Alysia is a Grants and Contracts Administrator for the College of Engineering at University of Missouri

Dr. Andrew Quint

Term: 2021 - 2023

Andrew is a practicing physician at Family Health Center

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Leigh Ann Clayton

Term: 2020 - 2022

Leigh Ann is the Coordinator for Programming and Special Events at Adventure Club

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Chuck Bowman

Term: 2020 - 2022

Chuck is the President of Monarch Title Company LLC

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Cathy Ashbaugh

Term: 2020 - 2022

Cathy is a Clinical Nurse Specialist for MU Health Care’s Transplant office

Tim Rudder

Term: 2020 - 2022

Tim is the State Opioid Coordinator at the Department of Mental Health

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Will Green

Term: 2020 - 2023

Will is a retired Columbia Police Officer

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