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Thursday, December 11, 2014

meet the new change the truth board members!

Fred Grossman

Fred is a clinical psychologist who transferred his practice from Kansas City to Portland, Oregon in 2010. He has been in practice since 1977.

In addition to his work as a psychologist, Fred has volunteered in a variety of settings, including a women's shelter, an AIDs clinic and an adolescent diversion program. He has also worked with clergy to provide more effective delivery systems to parishioners. Fred has traveled to Africa twice to volunteer for Change the Truth.

In his down time Fred enjoys hiking, traveling and spending with with his wife Cheryl and hits children erica, Ian and Dennis.

Jennifer Smith

Jennifer is a career educator with 20 years classroom experience. Honored to be selected a Regional Finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year in 2014, she currently teaches 8th graders American History in the Blue Valley School District in Kansas. A devoted Royals fan, Jennifer is also an avid reader, loves to cook, and travels with her husband, Jeff, as much as they can.

Jennifer has visited Uganda as a member of Team 4, during the summer of 2012, and as Co-Leader of Team 7.

Dawn Taylor

Dawn has spent her career in the nonprofit sector, primarily in fund-raising and executive leadership in the arts and architecture field.   Her career has encompassed 17 years in roles at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, and in 2010, she was named Executive Director of American Institute of Architects Kansas City, where she leads one of the country’s top AIA chapters. 

Her volunteer career has focused on three distinct but equally beloved parts of the world:  Kansas City, North Carolina, and Uganda.

In the Kansas City community, she is an 11-year volunteer at Operation Breakthrough and a past board member of Quixotic Fusion and Kansas City Artists Coalition.  Dawn  is a devoted and active Duke University alumna and is involved with the school on a local and national level in several leadership positions.  Her volunteer contributions were recognized in 2009 with a national award from Duke Alumni Association.

She has traveled three times to Uganda (Teams 5, 7, and 8) with Change the Truth.  She cherishes the relationships she has made with the children at St. Mary Kevin and the other team members from around the world.

Dawn credits her first trip to Africa in 2011 with her desire to pursue a social impact business to benefit people in the developing world.  That venture is Red Dirt Shop, launched in April 2013 with a business partner.

Dawn grew up in a family that donated their time, talent, and treasure to many causes. Dawn wants to model this same devotion to helping others for her two teenage daughters, Sarah and Emily.


Anonymous said...

Great team!!! I believe much more expectations of CTT shall be realised.

Anonymous said...

What a great group. Congratulations to all!