North Missouri Center for youth & Families

Centered on strength, focused on the future.

DENISE GARBER, CO LEARNING CENTER COORDINATOR


Denise Garber is our CO- Learning Center Coordinator. Denise is a retired teacher. She communicates with our students' school day teachers and tutors students in areas that are needed the most. Children have been a major Denise's life and being involved with PowerUP! Afterschool gives her a chance to still be actively involved in children's learning. 

BRANDI PITTMAN, co Program coordinator


Brandi joined us as a CO- Program Coordinator in May 2016. She assists Amanda with the programs for students enrolled in PowerUP! Afterschool. Brandi is also our Family Outreach and STEM Coordinator. She is excited to be in a position where she is able to interact with children and their families, as it's something she truly enjoys. 

Annie turbyfill, Youth Professional Assistant 


Annie Turbyfill is a Youth Professional Assistant.  Annie assists our Program Coordinators with daily activities for our students. Annie studied PE and Strength/Conditioning at Benedictine College. She loves to be able to utilize her knowledge and skills to impact children's lives.  

Amanda LEE, CO Program coordinator


Amanda joined us as CO- Program Coordinator in December 2017. She assists Brandi with the programs for students enrolled in PowerUP! Afterschool. Amanda also coordinates our volunteers that come in to help as well.  She loves working with kids and providing them knowledge of basic life skills and character education. 

Carla Neeley, CO LEARNING CENTER COORDINATOR


Carla Neeley is our CO- Learning Center Coordinator.  Carla has taught for 13 years. She communicates with our students' school day teachers and tutors students. Carla is the teacher for HISET classes offered at NMCYF. Carla enjoys watching the learning of all students, from our younger children to adult ages and all walks of life. 

Deborah Higgins, Youth Professional Assistant 


Deborah Higgins is a Youth Professional Assistant. Deborah assists our Program Coordinators with daily activities for our students. She loves to getting to know each student and their family members. Deb loves reading with our students and helping with tutoring needs. 

Kaitlyn Mcmullen, Administrative assistant 


Kaitlyn McMullen is our administrative assistant. Kaitlyn works with our families and students on multiple levels. She loves working with our students, their families, and potential members. Kaitlyn loves children and has a passion for learning.

Grayson Webb, youth professional assistant 


Grayson Webb is a Youth Professional Assistant. Grayson assists our Program Coordinators with the dayily activities for our students. Grayson's favorite thing to with our students is to help them with fine art activities and explore theater and performance.


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Maizey Knifong, Executive Director


Maizey has been with NMCYF since August of 2017. Prior to joining NMCYF she was in management at Cameron Regional YMCA and was a coach for Cameron R1 School District. Knifong is originally from Cameron, Missouri. “I am very excited to work with the youth of Chillicothe and provide opportunities for growth, learning and fun.” 

Chasity Meyers, Youth professional assistant 


Chasity Meyers is a Youth Professional Assistant. Chasity assists our Program Coordinators with the daily activities for our students. Chasity is a Kindergarten teacher at Bishop Hogan School. She enjoys to see the difference in students from the school day to after school. She loves helping them discover and explore things that time does not allow for during the regular school day.