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Kurt Brewer, Executive Director
Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)
Email: kbrewer@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 21

Kurt believes Community Action at its best is implementing the American Dream: real people, local focus, sharing ideas and successes, working hard and helping each other to improve their lives and their communities. As Executive Director, he leads the Missouri CAN team achieving the vision of "a state where all people and communities thrive" and implementing the mission "to advocate for low-income families and strengthen the Community Action Network." Kurt holds a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems. He is also a Certified Community Action Professional.
Kurt's Strengths: Achiever, Positivity, Connectedness 

Becky Britton, Fiscal Director
Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP)
Email: bbritton@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 23

Becky believes Community Action exists to give Missourians the opportunity to become self-sustaining and thrive. Community Action programs and initiatives are the opportunities that renew people's hopes and dreams for their life. In order for Missouri CAN to have an effective impact, Becky ensures the fiscal operations run smoothly in her position as the Fiscal Director. Becky also oversees Missouri CAN's human resources and leads the Board Fiscal Committee. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and is also a Certified Community Action Professional.
Becky's Strengths: Connectedness, Harmony, Arranger



Brian L. Valentine, Program Director
Email: bvalentine@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 27

For Brian, Community Action means a place where dignity and honor are restored and upheld. As Missouri CAN’s Program Director, he develops and implements program design and professional development initiatives for the Network. He also leads training and technical assistance and grant management. Brian attended the University of Central Missouri and majored in Finance and Marketing.

Brian's Strengths: Connectedness, Relator, Communication

Kerri Voyles, Strategic Communication Manager 
Email: kvoyles@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 39


Kerri believes all Missourians deserve equal opportunities to live and thrive. As Strategic Communication Manager, she develops and implements Missouri CAN's strategic communication plan to position Missouri CAN as the Missouri Poverty Expert and strengthen the Network. She also provides technical assistance and training in design production, social media, and communication strategy.  She holds both master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication & art direction.
Kerri's Strengths: Connectedness, Relator, Belief



Becky King, ME, Training Manager 
Email: bking@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 35

Becky believes poverty can be a stigmatized word, but Missouri CAN empowers people to reach their highest potential by providing them with necessary resources to excel. As Missouri CAN's Training Manager, Becky is responsible for event planning, professional development programming and the design and implementation of trainings. Becky has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Master's of Education in Guidance and Counseling. She is also a certified FDC instructor. 
Becky's Strengths: Individualization, Context, Learner 

Aubrey Schrader, Data Analyst 
Email: aschrader@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 22

Aubrey believes everyone has a duty to assist their neighbors in a time of need. Community Action helps support Missourians through minor setbacks so they don’t snowball into insurmountable problems. As Missouri CAN’s Data Analyst, Aubrey analyzes and reports data, helps with IT, and also supports the statewide information system. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Applied) and is currently completing a Master of Science in Information Technology with a Data Analytics emphasis. 
Aubrey's Strengths:
 Analytical, Relator, Developer 



Terra Guittar, Administrative Assistant
Email: tguittar@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 34

Terra believes Community Action offers individuals a variety of opportunities that empower them to dream and achieve their goals. As Administrative Assistant, Terra coordinates all office clerical staff and office procedures to provide the best support possible to all Missouri CAN Members and all Missouri CAN staff. She has over twenty years of combined experience in state legislature, municipal government, general administration, and working with nonprofits providing services to low-income individuals. Terra holds an Associate’s Degree and is in the process of completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
Terra's Strengths: Responsibility, Belief, Connectedness


Amy Thrash, Office Assistant
Email: athrash@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969 Ext. 20

Amy is Missouri CAN’s resident “wooer.” As Office Assistant, Amy is the smiling face that greets all our visitors. She enjoys getting to know you and loves to make you feel at home at Missouri CAN. She assists Missouri CAN staff in all aspects of general administration of Missorui CAN's affairs including managing office meetings and trainings. Amy believes in Community Action because, “We are the VOICE for the low-income people. We represent peace and hope to the people we help.”
Amy's Strengths: Woo, Communications, Empathy




Cheryl Tomblinson, Accounting Assistant
Email: ctomblinson@communityaction.org | Phone: (573) 634-2969, Ext. 28

Cheryl believes Community Action provides a lifeline and gives relief and hope to families and individuals in times of crisis. As part-time Accounting Assistant, Cheryl works on a variety of projects that support Missouri CAN and 19 Community Action Agencies including maintaining grant records. Cheryl is Missouri CAN's chief organizer whose work keeps the office organized and efficient. 
Cheryl's Strengths: Empathy, Maximizer, Responsibility