Angela Lawson, Chair Person
Angela Lawson is a Right-of-Way Consultant with an extensive background in providing land acquisition and relocation services in the private and public sector. She is a trained civil and community mediator who has served as a volunteer mediator for Community Mediation Services since mid 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in December 2014.
Mary Wheeler-Jones, Co-Chair Person
Mary Wheeler-Jones serves as the Democratic Director at the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners. She has served with Community Mediation Services Board of Directors since 2014.
Rich Howard-Willms, Treasurer
Rich is Executive Director of Plowsharing Crafts, where he has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership. Rich has served as a mediator and board member with Community Mediation Services since 1999, and its predecessor organizations since the 1980s.
Nathan Grant, PhD
Nathan is an associate professor of English at St. Louis University, where he specializes in African American literature and cultural studies. Nathan joined the Community Mediation Services Board of Directors in fall of 2014
Mr. Kennedy has been admitted to practice law in Missouri and Illinois since 1993. Previously a trial attorney for 14 years with the EEOC. Mediates employee disputes throughout five states as well as being a mediator with CMS.
Stefanie Moore is a Case Manager with the Center for Women in Transition where she provides re-entry services for women post incarceration and advocates for family reunification for women with children in the foster care system. She is a trained family and community mediator who has also served as a volunteer mediator for Community Mediation Services since 2015. She joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Angela works for neighborhood restorative justice and accountability. Angela is a former elected official from St. Louis’ 26th Ward, where she oversaw problem properties concerns, neighborhood outreach, and other capacities. She has served with Community Mediation Services as a volunteer mediator and on the Board of Directors since 2013.
Samuel Voth Schrag
Sam is Pastor of St. Louis Mennonite Fellowship. He serves on the Executive Committee of Mennonite Church USA. Sam has served on the Educational Policies Committee of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary-Great Plains. Sam is a trained mediator, serving with Community Mediation Services on its Board of Directors since 2007.
Recently retired having served for 20 years as the first woman business representative for the St. Louis Carpenters’ District Council. Previously steward and secretary-treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 410. A tireless advocate for her community.