Our Team

View Ayanna Banks
Ayanna Banks

Ayanna Banks

Associate Partner

View Dr. Brandi Chin
Brandi Chin

Dr. Brandi Chin


View Justin Cutts

Justin Cutts

Grants and Program Manager

View Jesse Dixon
Jesse Dixon

Jesse Dixon


View Jordyn Elston

Jordyn Elston

Associate Partner

View Ciera Jessup

Ciera Jessup

Grants and Operations Manager

View Ben Lamport

Ben Lamport

Communications Program Manager

View Dr. Samantha March
Samantha March

Dr. Samantha March

Associate Partner

View Antonio Pacifico
Antonio Pacifico

Antonio Pacifico

Associate Partner

View Rachel Powers
Rachel Powers

Rachel Powers


View Barbara Saenz
Barbara Saenz

Barbara Saenz

Grants & Program Manager

View Eric Scroggins
Eric Scroggins

Eric Scroggins

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

View Tori Sombright

Tori Sombright

Grants & Programs Manager

View Libby Sunkari
Libby Sunkari

Libby Sunkari

Operations Director

View Alexis Ulaj

Alexis Ulaj

Associate Partner

Our Board

Jemina Bernard
President & COO
Teach For America

Cindy Brinkley
Retired CAO/COO
Centene Corporation

John Kemper
President & CEO
Commerce Bank

John Lemkemeier
Managing Partner
Sage Capital

Michael F. Jones
Friendly Temple

Jessica Peña
The City Fund

Keith Williamson (Chair)
Centene Charitable Foundation

Work With Us

The Opportunity Trust is an organization that embraces diversity and that gives you opportunities to grow. I love working with such a dynamic team who are all driven by our mission to create better outcomes for kids in St. Louis – especially black kids.

Tori Sombright, Grants and Program Manager

The Opportunity Trust – we currently have no career openings

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We believe all children have gifts that can help improve our world and contribute to change.
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