The mission of the Breach Advisory Board is to create executable strategies which impact the communities we serve.

And to form Voltron. Our advisory board is totally Voltron.

David has served on a variety of boards. Currently he serves on the board of Character Plus, is an advisory member to the St. Louis Chapter of Unconventional Business Network, and is an active leader in the community focusing on STEM initiatives for the St. Louis region.


JaNae' has earned two M.A.s and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She earned her B.A. from Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis. Dr. Alfred has produced research on Critical Race Theory in Education, and has numerous professional trainings and certifications, including literacy, anti-bullying techniques, restorative practices and trauma-informed care.


An entrepreneur, pioneer and trailblazer Khalia Collier is the owner & general manager of St. Louis' professional basketball team, the St. Louis Surge. At 23 years old, she took on the challenge of building the first sustainable basketball franchise in St. Louis. A St. Louis native with a deep commitment to the city, Collier is a strong believer that the city can support a women’s franchise, and is working hard to see her vision through.


Brookelynn is a senior project manager for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

She is also a part-time teaching assistant for introductory spatial analysis classes at Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. She holds a BA in Political Science from Christopher Newport University and a Professional Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence from the Pennsylvania State University. In her spare time, Brookelynn is working to complete her Master’s in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) and enjoys exploring new web-based mapping tools and planning her next opportunity to travel.


Dr. Robert Gaskill-Clemons, DBA, serves as  the City’s Chief Technology Officer, the first CTO to be appointed in the City’s history. He joined the City after serving as the Statewide Enterprise Technology Architect for the State of Washington. His prior positions include business and technology consulting for the American Red Cross and several technology officer positions while serving in the U.S. Military. As the CTO for the City of St. Louis, Robert leads initiatives to explore how technology can be used to improve quality of life for citizens.


Karen R. Jones, RN, BSN, CCM is Director III Medical Management for Anthem, Inc.  In this role, Karen is responsible for medical management activities for Missouri, Kentucky and Wisconsin.  This involves implementing enterprise and local medical management strategies and maintaining standards for accreditation and state requirements to ensure program integrity.  During Karen’s over 30 year career at Anthem, she has held various key managerial positions. Karen is a recipient of the St. Louis American’s, Salute to Excellence in Health Care Award and the Dr. George Washington Carver Distinguished Service Award, presented by Zeta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gramma Rho Sorority, Inc.


Nancy E. Lewis, Ed.D, an Instructional Coach with Hazelwood Schools, is also a facilitator for STEMpact’s STEM TQ Institute, providing teacher training throughout St. Louis. A passionate social justice educator for over twenty years, she advocates for systemic cultural competency measures, STEAM education for all, and regular curriculum bias/sensitivity review. Dr. Lewis has a B.S. in Mass Communications/Television and Radio from SIUE, as well as Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership from Maryville University. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, writing, and traveling.


Chad Lich is an IoT Cloud Solution Architect with Microsoft, and has been with the company for four years, leading global enterprises in their successful digital transformation. Prior to Microsoft, Mr. Lich worked with Build-A-Bear and Intelligrated (Honeywell Company) as a Director of BI and Development, leading teams and building software to take advantage of business opportunities. Mr. Lich holds a Bachelors in Information Management from Webster University, and graduated from SEMO with an MBA in the Spring of 2017.


Liz is the Associate Director of Gallery Programs and visitor engagement at the St. Louis Science Center. 


Ted Thornton’s disc jockey career started in 1980 in Chicago IL. After performing in various cities across the US, Ted established Pro Jocks Entertainment in St. Louis, MO 1989. Ted then became an on-air personality and mix show jock at ClearChannel Broadcasting. After his hall of fame worthy radio career which spanned 24 years, Ted founded Music Engineers, a non profit focused on teaching youth the art of disc jockeying. “Tossin Ted” as he is known by many across the country, earned a BS in Special Education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.


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