Jason A. Huff, MBA
Director of Development, St. John’s Mercy Hospital (Washington, Missouri)
Jason Huff serves as the Director of Development for the St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. In this role, Jason oversees the Hospital’s Foundation and Auxiliary and serves as a member of the Hospital’s executive leadership team. Prior to being named director in 2010, Jason served as Corporate Relations Manager for the St. John’s Mercy Foundation, providing leadership to the Foundation’s corporate fundraising efforts in both St. Louis and Washington. Jason has spent his entire career in the non-profit sector, including positions in higher education and social services. He is vice president of membership for the Greater St. Louis Regional Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Jason earned his master’s of business administration and bachelors of arts in business management at Webster University. Jason and his wife, Melanie, have three young boys, ages 10, 8 and 3. They reside in Fenton, Missouri.
Reena Hajat Carroll, MSW
Executive Director, The Diversity Awareness Partnership
Prior to working with the Diversity Awareness Partnership, she was the Interim Executive Director of the Interfaith Partnership/Faith Beyond Walls. Hajat holds a masters degree in social work from Washington University's George Warren Brown School of Social Work with an emphasis on social and economic development. Currently, she serves on several boards in the St. Louis community, including Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work Almuni Board, the Living Insights Center, Children’s Hospital Community Advisory Board, and the Young Non-Profit Professional’s Advisory Board. Prior to moving to St. Louis more then six years ago, she lived in Los Angeles and Chicago, where she gained valuable experience working with youth and community organizations. Reena is also the recipient of the St. Louis Business Journal’s Inclusive Leader Award, Bank of America’s Local Hero Award, and the Brown School of Social Work’s Distinguished Alumni Award.
Vice President, Resource Development, The United Way of Greater St. Louis
David Gonzalez has been with The United Way for 8 years. He helped create the United Way's young professional group, GenNext, in 2005. In 2007 he was named the fall employee of the quarter and in 2008 was named employee of the year.
In addition to his work with United Way, David has been a member the Regional Business Council Young Professional Network Steering Committee, Urban League Young Professionals, Metropolis, River City Professionals, Connect With, the International Institute Junior Board, The St. Louis City Vanguard Cabinet and captain for Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake. In 2008 he was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal's 30 Under 30.
Previously he worked at the United Way of Central Iowa as a campaign associate. David attended Drake University and graduated with a sociology degree. He grew up outside of Boston and roots for the Red Sox. David enjoys rum and cokes and can beat Rock Band 2 on hard difficulty.
Dan Sise, JD
Community Engagement Manger, Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at UMSL
Dan joined the Nonprofit Management & Leadership Program at the University of Missouri St. Louis in October, 2008 and serves as an instructor and Community Engagement Manager for the program. Dan's work as Community Engagement Manger takes him out into the community to develop closer ties to the local nonprofit sector, and to provide education, training, and other resources to nonprofit agencies. Dan also directs the NPML non-credit continuing education program and teaches Legal Issues for Nonprofits (4912).
Dan serves on the board of Habitat for Humanity St. Charles, and the Incarnate Word Foundation. Previously, he worked at Habitat for Humanity St. Louis where he was director of operations. Dan is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois.