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. 


Board member Abby Owen

Abby Owen

2020 - 2023

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

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Mike Mouser

Treasurer Term: 2022 - 2024

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

Shelley Robinson

Vice President Term: 2021 - 2024

Shelley is the Senior Marketing Strategist for Missouri Employers Mutual

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Fran Patrick

Secretary Term: 2022 - 2024

Fran is the Communications & Development Officer for the Masonic Home Of Missouri


Kara Amann-Kale

Term: 2021 - 2024

Kara is the Director of Hospital Preparedness Programs at The Missouri Hospital Association

Paige Noble

Term: 2021 - 2023

Paige is a Diversity and Inclusion Program Specialist at Veterans United Home Loans.

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Will Green

Term: 2020 - 2023

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

Jeremiah Hunter

Term: 2022 - 2025

Jeremiah is the Assistant Police Chief Investigation Operations Support

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