Missy Gelner appointed to Missouri’s Statewide Board of Education

August 2, 2017By Rachel AndersonUncategorized

Missy Gelner appointed to Missouri’s Statewide Board of Education

We’re excited to celebrate the appointment of Missy Gelner to Missouri’s Statewide Board of Education. 

Missy Gelner

Melissa Gelner is a St. Louis native who attended the University of Tulsa and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and dual majors in Marketing and Organizational Management. Melissa began her career in marketing at Noble & Associates, a food marketing agency in Springfield, Missouri. She went on to work for Tyson Foods for 13 years, where she launched many award-winning products with national restaurant chains.

Gelner currently serves as Chief Kinship Officer at Askinosie Chocolate in Springfield, Missouri and is the executive director of Askinosie’s Chocolate Universit. In this role, she directs programs in elementary through high-school grades, international sustainable school nutrition programs and other kinship-based initiatives in the local factory community and in cocoa origin communities. Melissa also freelances as a marketing and innovation consultant for food manufacturers and foodservice operators.

Melissa has served as a board member and is a ustaining advisor at the Junior League of Springfield and on committees supporting Isabel’s House, Care to Learn, The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the YMCA. Melissa and her husband, Brian, have two elementary aged children attending The Summit Preparatory School in Springfield, Missouri, where she has served as an executive committee member of the Board of Trustees. 

“I am honored to serve the administration and state’s children on the Board of Education. As a mother of two elementary age children, I hold the value of education in very high regard. I look forward to contributing and supporting a bright future for Missouri’s students,” Gelner said in response to the appointment made by Governor Eric Greitens.

Missouri’s Board of Education

The Missouri State Board of Education is made up of eight citizens appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The bodies major duties include setting policy for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, defining academic performance standards for public schools, and submitting annual budget recommendations for education to the Missouri Legislature. 

Danielle Kincaid named to Board of Directors for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

July 26, 2017By Rachel AndersonUncategorized

Danielle Kincaid named to Board of Directors for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

We’re excited to celebrate the appointment of Danielle Kincaid to the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools

Danielle Kincaid

Danielle Kincaid, an attorney with Ozarks Elder Law, was recently appointed to the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools Board of Directors. A 21-member Board of Directors manages the affairs of the Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, which works to promote educational excellence for every child by raising, managing, and distributing private investment to benefit the students of Springfield Public Schools. Members serve for a term of three years.

Danielle is an active volunteer leader with several other organizations, including the Child Advocacy Center, the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield, and more. 

Rosie members appointed to Isabel’s House Associate Board

July 18, 2017By Rachel AndersonUncategorized

Rosie members appointed to Isabel’s House Associate Board

Two Rosie members have been appointed to the new Associate Board formed by Isabel’s House. Brittney Smith of Arthur J. Gallagher and Jami Julse of Spencer Fane were each recently appointed after learning about the Associate Board through Rosie promotion.

Isabel’s House works to provide immediate refuge for children ages birth to 12 whose families are in crisis. The newly formed Associate Board will allow Isabel’s House to develop relationships with our community’s next generation of leadership while advancing their mission to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. 

Brittany O’Brien appointed to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

April 17, 2017By Rachel AndersonUncategorized

Brittany O’Brien appointed to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

Brittany O’Brien appointed to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

Brittany O’Brien

O’Brien is a Senior Associate Attorney at Rooney McBride and Smith, LLC practicing in real estate, mediation, estate planning, probate and family law. O’Brien is also a founding member of the pilot group working to bring mediation to the Juvenile Court in Greene County. She is active within the local legal community and is a member of the Southern Missouri Women’s Lawyers Association, the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and ROSIE.

Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is comprised of 13 citizens who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council and who serve without compensation. The body works to foster mutual understanding and respect among all racial, religious and ethnic groups of the City and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts. The commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years.

Heather Hardinger appointed to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

April 17, 2017By Rachel AndersonUncategorized

Heather Hardinger appointed to the Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations

Rosie is excited to announce the appointment of Heather Hardinger to the City of Springfield’s Mayor’s Commission for Human Rights & Community Relations.

Heather Hardinger

Hardinger serves as the Programs and Communications Director for the Taney County Partnership where she works with a variety of community partners to effectively address the area’s workforce development needs. Hardinger is active within the Springfield community and has served on the Board of Directors for the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and Safe to Sleep. Hardinger is active in a number of community organizations and programs including ROSIE, The Network for Springfield’s Young Professionals, Ignite Branson, and more.

Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights & Community Relations

The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations is comprised of 13 citizens who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council and who serve without compensation. The body works to foster mutual understanding and respect among all racial, religious and ethnic groups of the City and provides the community recourse for discriminatory acts. The commission investigates alleged incidents of discrimination and tries to mediate settlements between affected parties. Members of the commission are appointed by the Mayor for a term of three years.