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MARICELA SANCHEZ

admin September 19, 2022

Maricela Sanchez joined Nurtured KC in August 2022 as a Community Health Worker (CHW). She is already connecting with our Spanish-speaking moms and making a difference. In her previous position with Victor Community Support Services in Southern California, she was certified as a CHW of mental health and facilitated workshops to educate the community. In […]

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Samantha Menghini is Nurture KC’s in-house Community Health Nurse. She works closely with our Community Health Workers to support improved birth outcomes for Healthy Start program participants with high-risk pregnancies. “I’m passionate about creating system change to reduce health disparities in our community and improve maternal and infant health,” Samantha says. “Empowering mothers to advocate […]

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ALI HILTON

admin January 25, 2022

As the Director of the Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC), Ali Hilton spearheads advocacy efforts to protect immunization policies as the key to keeping our KC metro community healthy and safe. In this role, she leads public awareness campaigns on the importance of vaccination, provides education on immunization trends and coordinates free flu and COVID […]

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ANNA GORDON

admin June 4, 2021

Anna Gordon is a Community Health Worker with the Kansas City Healthy Start Initiative. Anna has always loved advocating for others and has experience doing so through her position on the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s National Council of College Leaders. Through this work and other volunteer opportunities, Anna found her strong passion for nonprofit work. […]

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ERICA WILSON

admin March 23, 2021

As the Office Coordinator at Nurture KC, Erica Wilson keeps the organization running smoothly. She is in charge of membership and database coordination, reception/phones and serves as a liaison with our Board of Directors. With administrative experience in education and healthcare, Erica has a heart to serve people in the community and a drive to […]

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SHELBY OSTROM

admin October 9, 2020

Shelby Ostrom is the Director of Community Initiatives for Nurture KC, where she oversees the Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC). Prior to joining the team, Shelby worked for various other nonprofits in the Kansas City community, including the United Way and the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science […]

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SHANICE TAYLOR

admin September 8, 2020

Shanice Taylor is a Community Health Worker with the Kansas City Health Start Initiative. Growing up, she was interested in social service, which led her to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The focus of her career has been eliminating health disparities. Shanice was an AmeriCorps […]

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SHANNON DIMAGGIO

admin April 2, 2020

Shannon DiMaggio is the Administrative Assistant at Nurture KC. With more than 25 years of marketing, public relations and non-profit development experience, she is an asset that keeps the organization running smoothly. Shannon’s previous roles included grant and technical writing, non-profit management, strategic planning and positioning, donor partner development, relationship building, community cultivation and fundraising. […]

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KATHY MOHN

admin March 23, 2020

Kathy Mohn is the Development Director at Nurture KC. She spent 25 years in the broadcast industry, running television stations for CBS in Wichita, Kansas, Media General in Roanoke, Virginia and Journal World in Lawrence, Kansas. For the past five years, she has been using her sales and management skills to help generate revenue for […]

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NATE GIRARD

admin March 23, 2020

Nate Girard is the Strategic Initiatives Coordinator at Nurture KC. He spent a decade in the education realm, first as a Special Education paraeducator, then as a middle school teacher, and as an Assistant Principal. Nate has devoted his career toward whole child health initiatives, including for those with disabilities and mental health struggles. As a graduate […]

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