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.
Stefanie Moore, Co-Chair
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.
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.
Melvin Kennedy, Esq.
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.
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.