Todd Kaye, President
A partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions, securities law, and general corporate matters, Mr. Kaye holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. He also serves on the Board of Directors of College Bound. Mr. Kaye has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
Anisha Moorhead, Vice President
Ms. Moorhead received her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and an M.A. in Corporate Communication in Promotions from Lindenwood University. She is the former Director of Communications and Annual Programs for SSM Health Care – St. Louis, a former Lambert St. Louis Airport Commissioner and Forest Park Advisory Board Member, and a member of the 2011-2012 class of Leadership St. Louis. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with an emphasis in Critical Race Theory at University of Missouri – St. Louis and an Adjunct Professor of Communications at Lindenwood University. Ms. Moorhead has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
Hugh A. Eastwood, Secretary
Mr. Eastwood is a litigator, mostly in civil rights, who has won significant verdicts and settlements for victims of government misconduct, for whistleblowers, and for those harmed by breach of trust and contract. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Yale, where he has also taught. Before law school, he managed the site design competition for the rebuilding of the World Trade Center at Ground Zero. Mr. Eastwood serves on the boards of several St. Louis nonprofits and has been a director of Missouri Appleseed since November 2017.
Molly Carney, Treasurer
In-House Counsel, Wells Fargo Advisors
Ms. Carney serves as in-house counsel at Wells Fargo Advisors, where she supports the brokerage business with a variety of legal matters. Previously, Ms. Carney clerked for Chief Judge Rodney Sippel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and spent several years practicing trusts and estates law. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. She has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since April 2019.
Andrew Schlichter, Nominations and Governance
Mr. Schlichter is a trial attorney at Schlichter Bogard & Denton, where he focuses on class actions and complex civil litigation. He received his B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, and has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
St. Louis County Justice Services
Ms. Beattie is a staff attorney for the St. Louis County Justice Services Pre-Trial Release Program. She received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. Ms. Beattie, who also serves on the founding Board of Directors of Gateway Children’s Charity, has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
Mr. Hall is an associate attorney at Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, where he practices corporate and health care law. He obtained his B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy at SUNY Albany and his J.D. with concentrations in both health and employment law from St. Louis University School of Law. Prior to and during law school, Mr. Hall worked extensively in government relations, including on state and federal health policy issues.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater St. Louis
Cindy Finney Henry
Attorney at Law
Ms. Henry earned her B.A. in Justice Systems from Truman State University and her J.D. from St. Louis University. She spent nearly two years as an Assistant Circuit Attorney in St. Louis City, where she prosecuted cases ranging from misdemeanors to sex crimes and child abuse. For the past year, she has represented juveniles in delinquency proceedings in St. Louis City. Ms. Henry has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
Mrs. Katz is an attorney at Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. She practices litigation with a focus on corporate defense work. She previously worked for the Office of the District Attorney General in Nashville, Tennessee, where she led the domestic violence prosecution team. In 2014, Mrs. Katz received the Outstanding State Government Official award for her work as a prosecutor. Mrs. Katz served as a director of The Mary Parrish Center for victims of domestic and sexual violence in Nashville, and has been a director of Missouri Appleseed since January 2018.
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment
Mr. Lin received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Columbia University. He is Chief Legal Officer for Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment. He is a retired partner at Latham & Watkins LLP, where his practice focused on the representation of private equity firms in mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions. He serves on the Board of Visitors of Columbia Law School. Mr. Lin is Chairman of National Appleseed’s Board of Directors and has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since November 2017.
Jessica Moore is the Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Integration Management at Centene Corporation in St. Louis. Prior to Centene, Jess served in various positions in the Continuous Improvement, Operating and Marketing Departments of Union Pacific Railroad, as the Director of Strategic Planning at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, as a project leader at The Parthenon Group, and as an investment banking analyst for Lazard. Jess has a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. Outside of work, Jess enjoys time with her husband, Matt, and their three children (Ryan, 10, Audrey, 8 and Owen, 5).
The Centene Corporation
Arianna Muckerman is the Director of Health Policy for the Centene Corporation. She received her B.A. from Boston College and her M.P.H. from Washington University in St. Louis. She has been a member of Missouri Appleseed’s Board of Directors since July 2021.
Wilford Pinkney Jr.
Wilford Pinkney Jr. has spent the last 30+ in the criminal justice sector promoting safety, education, policy development, and training. He served 20 years as a member of the New York City Police Department and is founder and CEO of Puissance Management & Consulting LLC. The company helps organizations create highly effective systems, internally and beyond, that allow them to develop successful strategies and approaches to today’s problems while anticipating future ones. He has also served as Chairperson of the School of Criminal Justice at Monroe College and taught public policy at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Mr. Pinkney is currently serving as the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children, Youth, and Families for the City of St. Louis. The office has the singular purpose of making sure St. Louis children have the support and resources needed to lead productive and successful lives. Prior to joining the administration, Mr. Pinkney was a FUSE Executive Fellow leading a cross sector group of stakeholders in the development of a comprehensive pretrial reform plan in the City of St. Louis.
Mr. Pinkey holds a B.S. in Organizational Management from Mercy College, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University, and a Master of Arts in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate Center. He is currently a doctoral candidate in Political Science at the CUNY Graduate Center where he specializes in public policy and American politics.
Alexandra (Alex) Rankin is the Director of Government Affairs for Missouri Foundation for Health. She serves as the Foundation’s main point of contact for lawmakers and government agencies. Alex graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2015 with a concentration in health law and is a licensed attorney through the Missouri Bar Association.