Team

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ASHISH JAIN

Equal opportunity specialist

Ash is the Center's "opportunity" expert, and he leads the sourcing and curation of work-based experiences and opportunities for our Hire KC initiative. 

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KARI KEEFE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kari is the Center's co-founder, Executive Director and chief wrangler for strategic development and future of work initiatives.

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kAYLEE PEILE

PORTFOLIO CATALYST

Kaylee fuels the Center's impact to foster growth, and leads our storytelling and community outreach efforts across our portfolio.

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KILEY LARSON, PhD

Principal researcher-in-residence

Dr. Larson leads the Center's research work, including evidence-based learner experience and outcome projects.

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LINDA WILLIAMS

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

Linda helps coordinate the Center's executive and administrative functions, including board communications and office management.

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WILLIAM DOWDELL

HIRE KC PROGRAM DIRECTOR

William leads the expansive Hire KC program, connecting youth to work experiences and opportunities across the KC region.