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Felicia Pulliam, Director, Policy & Community Engagement
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Felicia Pulliam, J.D.,

Director, Policy & Community Engagement Director, FOCUS Impact Fellows

Tel: 314-657-4026

Felicia Pulliam directs the FOCUS Impact Fellows program, the most advanced leadership training in the FOCUS portfolio. She joined the FOCUS St. Louis team in January 2012 as development director and transitioned into her current role in March 2016. Before joining FOCUS, Felicia worked as director of development to and independent development consultant for many area nonprofit organizations and local governments.

Felicia earned her Juris Doctor from Tulane Law School where she was honored with a National Jurisprudence Award and national CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate service award. She graduated from Xavier University with a BA in political science and sociology. She is a graduate of the FOCUS St. Louis 2004-2005 Leadership St. Louis® class and received a What’s Right with the Region! award in 2010 for her work with Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls and in 2016 as part of the Ferguson Commission.


Felicia was appointed to the Ferguson Commission by Governor Jay Nixon and co-chaired the Economic Inequity and Opportunity working group charged with creating a strategy to advance economic mobility.  This body of work developed the Opportunity to Thrive section of the Forward Through Ferguson report.   She is a co-founder of ONE Ferguson, the citizen based organization committed to creating a community that respects and serves all of its residents. She serves as Trustee of the Come Together Ferguson fund at Greater St. Louis Community Foundation, is a Trustee of Incarnate Word Academy, and board member of Prosperity Connection. She is a member of Association of Fundraising Professionals, AADO, the national organization for African American Development Officers, a Mosaic Ambassador, Association of Leadership Professionals and is an active member of the Phyllis Wheatley Committee on Administration (COA) where she chaired the YWCA Metro St. Louis fashion luncheon. She received a 2016 St. Louis Business Journal Diverse Leader Award and is a 2016 St. Louis Business Diversity Fellow. Felicia previously served as Trustee for MICDS-Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as Chair of the Mentoring Committee. She spent 7 years as an adjunct professor in the criminal justice program at St. Louis Community College teaching Criminal Law, Law and Procedure, Criminal Investigations, and Juvenile Justice.  


 Felicia regularly presents on topics related to community transformation including social justice, citizen engagement, capacity building, racial equity and economic mobility at national conferences, professional development workshops and community events.


Felicia is a St. Louis native and proud mom of two wonderful young ladies.

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