Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi Our first WISER Woman of 2022 is Dr. Tayo Obafemi-Ajayi, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering at Missouri State University and the Missouri Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (MoLSAMP) MSU site coordinator for the Cooperative Engineering Program. Dr. Obafemi-Ajayi’s work is focused on using machine
Dr. Kim Kimminau We are proud to feature Dr. Kim Kimminau, Chief Of Staff & Chief of Strategy, Adjunct Professor of Family and Community Medicine at University of Missouri-Columbia, as our November WISER Woman. Dr. Kimminau is a biomedical anthropologist and health services researcher who has worked
Kelly Fischer, Chief People Officer at Benson Hill This month’s WISER Woman is Kelly Fischer. Kelly is the Chief People Officer at Benson Hill. She is a seasoned human resources professional with a breadth of experience in talent strategy, project leadership, change management, and communications. Not only
Kim Becking, Attorney Kim Becking is an attorney, serial entrepreneur running two successful businesses, communications strategist and “recovering” political consultant and this November 5th, she’ll be the keynote speaker at our virtual event, WISER Conversations: Refresh, Refuel, Refocus. Create a Work/Life Balance. Kim is an engaging, high-energy,
Jamila Owens-Todd, ND Jamila Owens-Todd, ND is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor with a background in Research and Development. In addition to her practice at the Meridian Institute of Naturopathic Therapies (MINT), she is the R & D Manager for PHYTOS Cannabis and the owner of Golden Grocer.
Dr. Laura Page, Assistant Dean of Professional Development & Leadership for the University of Missouri Graduate School Our July WISER Woman is Dr. Laura Page. Dr. Page is Assistant Dean of Professional Development & Leadership for the University of Missouri Graduate School. Dr. Page currently provides professional
Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW This month's WISER Woman is Beth Prusaczyk, PhD, MSW, Instructor in Medicine, Division of General Medical Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on improving the health and healthcare of older adults, particularly vulnerable older adults such as those with dementia
Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of FOCUS St. Louis Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of FOCUS St. Louis, an organization which prepares diverse leaders to work cooperatively for a thriving region through experience-based leadership training, civic issue education and public engagement.
Lindsey Harrison, Program Manager, BioSTL Lindsey Harrison is BioSTL’s Program Manager for diversity, inclusion, and equity activities. She works to make sure minority owned startups and entrepreneurs have access to the resources and community they need to thrive. In addition to her work in the DEI space, she