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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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Marcus Wilson

Vice President,
Career Services
marcus@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1401

Rung for Women Staff 

Joani Alsop

Director, Coaching 
joani@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1305

Khalia Benson

Transformation Coach 
khalia@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1304 
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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

Debra Cox

Transformation Coach 
debra@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1307

 

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 

Regina Lowe

Transformation Coach 
regina@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1309

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
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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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Precious Smith

Manager, Career Preparation
precious@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1404

 

Christina “V” Verbarg

Special Projects 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 
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Carrie Wessels

Transformation Coach
carrie@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1308 

 

Alice Davis-Wiley

Director, Career Navigation 
alice@rungforwomen.org
Office Extension 1405  

John Womick

Culinary Director 
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
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Andrea Cox

Program Director, Collective STL @ Rung for Women
andrea.cox@thecollectivestl.org
Office Extension 2601
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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Jada Peten

Counseling Coordinator, Provident Behavioral Health @ Rung for Women
jpeten@providentstl.org
Office Extension 2401

Nikki Whetsell

Financial Education Navigator, Prosperity Connection @ Rung for Women
nwhetsell@prosperityconnection.org
Office Extension 2301
Mobile Phone 314-371-6410
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Lupe Murillo Wink

Therapist, Provident Behavioral Health @ Rung for Women
gmurillowink@providentstl.org
Office Extension 2400

Katherine Wallig

RN Practice Manager, Family Care Health Centers @ Rung for Women
kwallig@fchc.org
Office Extension 2100

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