MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stand Up Meeting

Community Response is governed by a Board of Directors.  The Board consists of community members, from diverse backgrounds, committed to Community Response's mission and willing to share their expertise and experience to guide agency policy and programming.

 

The following is background information on our Board of Directors.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E.E. Cummings

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Lynette Lingard

Board President

Lynette has been in the human resources management industry for over 25 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Minor in Speech Communication, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri and Master of Science in Organizational Communication, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri. She also maintains Professional Human Resources (PHR) Certification.  She currently serves as Senior Human Resources Director at Hinduja Global Solutions, an International Multi location Information Technology and Customer Delivery Centers located in 6 countries.

She is the married to Raymond Lingard and the mother of three children, Richmond, Raymond Jr. and Raven.

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Katrina Taylor

Secretary

Katrina Taylor is Board Secretary.  She is CEO of K. Taylor & Associates, LLC, which is a full service social service agency that provides transitional and independent living services, counseling to individuals, couples and families, employee assistance program services, mentoring services, outreach, and case management.  She is a licensed professional counselor.  She is the proud mother of one daughter, Kara, who is an alumnus of New York University and Columbia University in New York.  Ms. Taylor has been involved with foster care and youth concerns for nearly 20 years having worked as a mentor, speaker, therapist and outreach specialist in some of the most depressed neighborhoods in St. Louis. Through her work, she is committed to empowering youth and families to live productive and fulfilling lives.

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Laura Weaver

Treasurer

Laura Weaver, is Treasurer of Community Response. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Currently, Ms. Weaver is a Counselor in the Normandy School District. She fully believes in and supports organizations that focus on helping young adults transition back into society as healthy and productive citizens. Ms. Weaver is also a mother of one son.

Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families - all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election.

Michelle Obama

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Tiffiany Lovelace-Taylor

Director

Tiffiany Lovelace Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently employed at AbleTo as a Therapist. Additionally, she earned a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership as well as a master’s degree in Management. She has a wide array of experiences as she is a 25+ year social services veteran. She has held positions as a school social worker, forensic/trauma social worker, foster care case manager, Program Coordinator, and a Program Director. Tiffiany is also an entrepreneur with a successful business as an Interloctician and Co-Owner of a Virtual Training Academy. She is a married mother of 5 children and 2 grand-children. She enjoys Gardening, listening to audiobooks, DIY/Crafting, roller skating, and spending time with family and friends.

 

“Volunteering is my way of giving to others while giving myself a sense of fulfillment. In my many years of working with children, families, and now primarily adults/seniors, I have understood there is an intrinsic and consistent need for all human beings to be treated with care and respect."

 

Tiffiany Lovelace Taylor, MSW, LCSW, MM

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Felice Goddess Webster

Junior Board

Felice (Goddess) Webster is a mindset coach, java engineer, motivational speaker and founder of Goddess Queen Mother LLC. Goddess Queen Mother is currently a holding company for two business lines GQM Web Design and Development and GQM Consulting. Goddess has grown through surviving foster care and traumatic life events. Goddess often says “I have learned this in an effort to survive but these techniques can unlock greatness!” As a member of the community response board, she is looking forward to supporting young adults. Being that a former foster youth herself, she is very familiar with the issues faced by young adults attempting to transition into adulthood.  Find out more about her here: https://www.goddessqueenmother.com/goddess_webster/

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Zakiya Radcliffe

Junior Board

Born in Ohio, but raised in Saint Louis, Zakiya Radcliff is a former foster youth of 12 years. She completed the Community Response Independent Living Program and "aged out" of the system with one goal in mind- to instill hope and empowerment in youth through self-respect, self-esteem, and self-confidence. CEO-Founder of 21 Thoughts LLC., she went on to do just that. Zakiya has travelled the country to share her story, at which time she began to realize her passion for youth development. Now working towards her associates in Business Administration at Independence University, Zakiya plans to expand her company, healing and helping the youth of today prepare to be the adults of tomorrow.