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New Diversity Leadership Fellowship Class Announced

Wednesday, February 17, 2016   (0 Comments)
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FOCUS St. Louis® is pleased to announce the newest class of the Diversity Leadership Fellowship (DLF) program. Launched in 2014, DLF is offered each spring to provide a deep-dive into issues of inclusion, diversity and equity.


During the program, the 14 participants will explore topics such as race, ethnic and cultural identity; dynamics of privilege and power; leading and managing diversity initiatives; and strategies for interrupting racism through a three-tiered approach of theory, application and experience.


Upon completion, DLF graduates join a network of more than 8,000 FOCUS alumni from across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. For more information on the Diversity Leadership Fellowship, or other FOCUS leadership programs, visit


Spring 2016 Diversity Leadership Fellowship Class


Vicki Amsinger

Human Resource Director

Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County


Bart Andrews

Vice President - Clinical Practice/Evaluation

Behavioral Health Response


Krista Germann


St. Louis Public Schools


Dawn Gipson

SVP & Creative Program Director

Fleishman-Hillard, Inc.


Grace Hagen

Early Intervention Examiner, Physical Therapist

Missouri First Steps Early Intervention Program


Ray Harter

Organizational Development Manager

Civil Design Inc.


Diana Hilliard

Director EEO and Workforce Diversity

BiState Development Agency/Metro


Daniel Lester

Director of Contractor Relations & Recruiting

Concrete Strategies


Sherita Love

Youth Education and STEM Program Director

YMCA Community Literacy Programs


Michelle Martin

Professional Development & Diversity Manager

Thompson Coburn LLP


Anthony Meyers

Pastor - Leadership Development

The Crossing


Adewale Soluade

Corporate Inclusion & Diversity Program Manager

Commerce Bank


Kathryn Tucker

Resettlement Manager

International Institute of St. Louis


Jenifer Van Schuyver

College Completion Manager

College Bound – St. Louis

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