Karie Black, Executive Director


Karie has been with NMCYF since August of 2019. Prior to joining NMCYF she was the Special Education Director for the Chillicothe R-2 School District. Karie oversees the North Missouri Center for Youth & Families daily operations. And finds grants and funding sources. 

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. 

Jylian davis, Summer youth professional assistant 


Jylian is a Youth Professional Assistant. Jylian assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Jylian is our summer program YPA. Jylian loves seeing young minds be able to grow and learn outside the school setting. 

Linda Lee, Food Service/Reception 


Shontel is a Youth Professional Assistant. Shontel assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Shontel is a 3rd grade teacher at Bishop Hogan Memorial School. Shontel works with Amy in teaching STEM to our students at PowerUP!. Shontel loves seeing young minds be able to grow and learn outside the school setting. 

Amy Taylor, youth professional assistant 


Amy Taylor is a Youth Professional Assistant. Amy assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Amy is a 5th-grade teacher at Chillicothe R-2 School District. Amy loves watching students learn and grow and has a special niche for our STEM program. 

Amanda LEE, site coordinator


Amanda joined us in August 2017. Amanda plans and coordinates all schedules and activities for our students at PowerUP!. Along with programming she implements family outreach and adult educations components for the families we serve. She loves working with kids and providing them knowledge of basic life skills and character education. 

Debra Shafer, youth professional assistant 


Debra is a Youth Professional Assistant. Debra assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Debra is a paraprofessional at the Chillicothe High School. Debra works with Amy in teaching STEM to our students at PowerUP!. Debra loves seeing young minds be able to grow and learn outside the school setting. 

Kaylynn Bingham, youth professional assistant 


Kaylynn Bingham is a Youth Professional Assistant. Kaylynn assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Kaylynn's 

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. 

NIcole Greenslate, youth professional assistant 


Nicole Greenslate is a Youth Professional Assistant. Nicole assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Nicole is the Art and PE teacher at NMCYF. Nicole enjoys watching students grow as they travel the county doing Art projects. 


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