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WHO WE ARE

From administration to program delivery, the Rung team is committed to our member’s success, by providing a space and community where women receive holistic supports, encouragements, and opportunities that position them to pursue their dreams and to thrive.  

MEET OUR STAFF

Rung for Women 
Leadership Team

Leslie Gill
President
leslie@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1102 
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Christina Holmes, LPC

Vice President,
Programs
christina@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1301
Mobile Phone 314-346-0293
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Melinda McAliney

Vice President,
Administration

melinda@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1106
Mobile Phone 314-324-2796
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Lisa Weingarth

Vice President,
Institutional Advancement
lisa@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1201
Mobile Phone 573-808-5889
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Rung for Women Staff 

Joani Alsop

Director, Coaching 
joani@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1305

Maggie Brockmeyer

Manager, Social Capital & Volunteer Programs
maggie@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1202
Mobile Phone 314-956-0158 
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Katlyn Campbell

Security Receptionist
Rung for Women
kcampbell@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1000
Mobile Phone 314-707-6653

Cammy Gibson

Manager, Membership
cammy@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1303 
Mobile Phone 314-600-3167 
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Mike Lawrence

Day Porter
Office Extension 1000 
Mobile Phone 314-765-5275 

Jessica Castañon Maurer

Director, External Partnerships
jessica@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1403
Mobile Phone 214-538-9412
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Dotti McDowell

Director, Operations & Customer Service 
dotti@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1105
Mobile Phone 314-223-0855 
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Katie McKenzie

Director, Professional Skills Development 
katie@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1402
Mobile Phone 636-346-4826

Dr. Renee Racette

Director, Research, Evaluation, & Strategic Learning
renee@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1104
Mobile Phone 608-513-3044 
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Alexa Richards

Manager, Membership
alexa@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1306
Mobile Phone 479-871-4227
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Sarah Shelton

Manager, Brand & Marketing
sarah@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1203 
Mobile Phone 970-556-9011 
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Christina “V” Verbarg

Administrative Manager
christinav@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1103
Mobile Phone 314-629-9082 
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Stephanie Weinhaus

Director, Membership
stephanie@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1302 
Mobile Phone 417-372-5463 
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John Womick

Chef Consultant 
Johnwomick@att.net
Office Extension 2702 
Mobile Phone 314-607-8641 
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 Rung Co-Designer Staff

Sarah Al-Zadjali

Therapist, Safe Connections @ Rung for Women 
sarah@safeconnections.org
Office Extension 2500
Mobile Phone 314-717-9251
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Andrea Cox

Program Director, Collective STL @ Rung for Women
andrea.cox@thecollectivestl.org
Office Extension 2600
Mobile Phone 314-800-6075
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Sarah Hines

Community Engagement Manager, Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis @ Rung for Women
sarah.hines@wfstl.org
Office Extension 2900 
Mobile Phone 636-675-3225 
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Ro Kicker

Farm Manager, Urban Harvest STL @ Rung for Women
ro@urbanharveststl.org
Office Extension 2800 
Mobile Phone 314-799-0446 
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Heather McCormick

Program Director, The Fit and Food Connection @ Rung for Women
heather@fitandfoodconnection.org
Office Extension 2701
Mobile Phone 636-328-5144 
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Katherine Wallig

RN Practice Manager, Family Care Health Centers @ Rung for Women
kwallig@fchcstl.org
Office Extension 2101
Mobile Phone 217-649-9972 

Nikki Whetsell

Financial Education Navigator, Prosperity Connection @ Rung for Women
nwhetsell@prosperityconnection.org
Office Extension 2301
Mobile Phone 217-273-6626
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Rung for Women
Board of Directors

Ali Hogan
Founder and Chairwoman

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

Donna Erbs

JoAnn Kindle

Jim Mann

Lorri Ripplemeyer

Jacob Reby

 Rung for Women
Advisory Councils

Coaching Advisory Council

Marissa Q. Paine 

John Davis

Lance Guthrie

Linal Harris  

Mytrae Meliana  

A Word

From Our President

” Rung for Women exists to support women. We want women to keep focusing on themselves, keep focusing on their family, and moving up the rungs on the ladder. “

– Leslie Gill