Rose co-founded The Little Bit Foundation in 2001 after a teacher friend asked for help in providing coats to her students in an inner city school. Since then, it has impacted 33,000 students in the St. Louis area. Rose has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Loyola University.
Assistant Executive Director
Billy came to Little Bit by way of our Young Professionals Board. Besides his philanthropic endeavors, he has owned and operated two long-term care facilities for mentally ill and developmentally delayed adults. Billy is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a BA in Political Science.
Director of Grant Management
Amy has been involved with The Little Bit Foundation since 2007, currently responsible for writing proposals and grants for major funding. She has more than 25 years experience in nonprofit development and fundraising and a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton.
Alex has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University and a Master’s in Social Work from Washington University, with experience counseling both domestic violence offenders and victims. She first became involved with Little Bit in 2013 when she joined the Young Professionals Board.
Director of Distribution
Melanie has more than 20 years of experience in supply management and process improvements for Save-a-Lot, Monsanto and ADP. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in business management from National Lewis University and a Master’s in supply chain management from Fontbonne University.
Lucy worked as a Little Bit volunteer for seven years before assuming the role of Volunteer Manager in July 2013. A former Human Resource associate for Lord & Taylor, she knew she wanted to get involved with an organization that helped children when her store closed in 2006.
Health and Wellness Programs Manager
LaKricia has more than 10 years professional experience in program management, volunteer leadership and community outreach for nonprofit organizations, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Lupus Foundation. LaKricia earned a Bachelor’s in Legal Studies and a Master’s in International Relations from Webster University.
Ashley has a Bachelor’s of Social Work from Skidmore College and will receive her Master’s of Social Work from Washington University in December 2016. Her experience and passion lie in partnering with the education system and ensuring students have opportunities for equity and success.
Erin says she was “hooked” from the moment she walked in the door and is dedicated to seeing that everyone in St. Louis knows about Little Bit. Previously, she served as Marketing Associate for The Center for Head Injury Services in St. Louis and Special Events Associate for United 4 Children.
Donor Relations Manager
Linda has over 25 years experience in higher education and a passion for ensuring students have what they need to be successful. The first time she visited a Little Bit school, she knew she had to be involved and tell the Little Bit story to the St. Louis community! Linda holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is working towards her Master’s in Nonprofit Management at Washington University.
Annie brings experience in nonprofit special events and communications, interning for both Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation and Mercy Health Foundation and most recently working for Rung, a nonprofit supporting local women’s and children’s charities. Annie holds a Bachelor’s in Communications Studies from Saint Louis University.
Senior Warehouse Project Associate
James served for a year as Little Bit’s AmeriCorps Literacy VISTA before joining the staff full-time. As Senior Warehouse Project Associate, he will manage warehouse receiving, product staging and order fulfillment, as well as training for schools in electronic order entry. James holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Truman State University.
Michael has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Speech Communications from Webster University. He began as a volunteer with Little Bit in 2015 and, as Program Associate, assists with days of service in partner schools as well as volunteer recruitment.
After 19 years in the for-profit business world, working as an executive assistant at Saks Fifth Avenue, Vangie turned her talents to working for an organization focused on helping children. “I knew immediately that Little Bit was the place for me,” she says.