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Faculty Affiliates

The Sue Shear Institute relies on women leaders to serve as volunteer faculty for our programs. Over the last decade, hundreds of women have reached back to share their wisdom and support up and coming women leaders. We couldn't do what we do without their generous support.

Melanie Abrajano, Turning Point Public Affairs

Courtney Anvender, BJC HealthCare

Alana Barragán-Scott, Presiding and Managing Commissioner of Administrative Hearing Commission

Caroline Battles, Ascension Health

Lisa Bedian, City of St. Peters

Brenda Bethman, Ph.D, Director of UMKC Women's Center

Patricia Breckenridge, Missouri Supreme Court

Mary Grace Bruntrager, 2011 Shear Fellow

Joan Burger, Retired Circuit Judge

Deborah Burris, UMSL Office of Equal Opportunity

Sharon Carper, Retired Educator and Diplomat

Schnell Carraway, Department of Veterans' Affairs

Monica Combest, Legislative Specialist, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. (Faculty-in-Residence)

Margaret Donnelly, Saint Louis University School of Law, former Director of MO DHSS

Deb DubinAdvantage Capital Partners

Jo Ann Emerson, former Congresswoman and CEO, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Karen Francis, American Association of University of Women (AAUW)

Clarissa Gaff, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation

Cynthia Garnholz, Attorney at Law and Clayton Alderwoman

Suzanne Gellman, Consumer Economics Specialist, UM Extension

Julie Gibson, Acting Director of Missouri Department of Labor

Brittany Gholson, 2010 Shear Fellow & 2013 Shear Intern

Shanon Hawk, Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, L.C.

Melissa Hayes-Harris St. Louis Public Schools

Farida Jalalzai, USML Department of Political Science

Bethany Johnson-Javois, CEO, St. Louis Integrated Health Network

Susan Jones, 2009 Shear Fellow, Saint Louis Board of Education

Tishaura Jones, City of St. Louis Treasurer

Sue Kendig, Teaching Assoc. Professor, UMSL, Attorney at Law

Lane Koch, Small Business Liaison, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s Office

Inger-Lise Lien, National Female Genital Mutilation Project

Kristy Manning, Deputy Legislative Director, Office of the Governor

Lola Oduyeru, Policy and Communications Assistant, Missouri Secretary of State's Office

Erin Olson, Congresswoman Ann Wagner's Office

Sara Parker Pauley, Director of Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Ambumulire Phiri, PhD Candidate, UMSL School of Education

Angela Turner Quigless, Missouri Court of Appeals

Linda Rallo, Missouri Wonk

Renee Reuter, Jefferson County Council

Linda Riekes, St. Louis Public Schools

Mary Rhodes Russell, Missouri Supreme Court Judge

Laura Denvir Stith, Missouri Supreme Court Judge

Anne Tolan, Webster Groves City Council

Kacie Starr Triplett, Behavioral Health Network of St. Louis

Betty Van Uum, Public Affairs and Economic Development, UMSL

Margie Vandeven, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Gail Vasterling, Acting Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

Gina Walsh, Missouri State Senator

Gerry Welch, Mayor of Webster Groves

Hope Whitehead, Attorney at Law

Rebecca Willard, Pelopidas

Virginia Young, Jefferson City Bureau Chief, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Elizabeth Zerr, Deputy Director of Policy, Missouri Secretary of State's Office

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