Board of Directors


Ms. Demetris L. Butler

Demetris Butler is a seasoned teacher in the Special School District of St. Louis County. In her 14 years working in education, she has supported her students beyond the classroom through many community service projects. She said her current position has afforded her the opportunity to build positive relationships that provide the necessary support and resources to assist students and their families in overcoming adversity and daily challenges.

Demetris said she enjoys collaborating with a diverse group of professionals, and bringing innovative concepts to increase success and positive community engagement. A Fontbonne University graduate, she holds a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Special Education.

Dr. Danielle DeLoatch

Dr. Danielle DeLoatch is a high performance individual with success as a developer, implementer, director, facilitator, and analyst.   She loves to be an advocate on all levels. She is currently a Business Education Teacher & Dean of Students at Gateway STEM High School. 

Danielle has experience as a scholar specialist, trainer, facilitator, strategist, and behavior monitor.  A key attribute for Dr. DeLoatch is developing others through tackling problems by seeking information from many sources, anticipating the implications & consequences of situations, and taking appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies. Danielle holds a B.S. in Accounting, an M.B.A., a M.A. in Teaching & Administration, a Ed.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy, and a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Mrs. Sharnez Williams

Sharnez Givens HeadshotSharnez Williams is an accomplished educator, teaching English Language Arts at Ritenour High School. She is also an adjunct professor at Harris Stowe State University providing instruction in English composition and literature courses. Mrs. Williams has experience with implementing core curriculum, lesson planning, and broad research-based instructional practices. She has the immense ability to assist teachers with instructional design and classroom management. She has the strong ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, teachers, parents and community.

Sharnez holds a Bachelor of Science in Education, a Master of Arts in Education, a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, and was a fellow with Harvard Univserity in the areas of race, equity, and leadership in schools.

Dr. Karla Holland

20200504_161352Dr. Karla Holland is an elementary school social worker in the Hazelwood School District. She has expertise in crisis intervention strategies, case management, community engagement, connecting families to resources and assisting them through the process, consultative services to students and families, and student and family advocacy. 

Karla holds a Doctorate in Education-Instructional Leadership with the emphasis in higher education and Master of Arts Degree in Professional Counseling from Lindenwood University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Central Missouri State University.

Ms. Kellyn Holliday

Kellyn Holliday is a social worker, applied researcher, and program evaluator who is passionate about issues that impact low-income communities. She received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014. She was awarded Outstanding Practicum Student for her research regarding mental health clients and group activity participation. In 2015, Kellyn graduated from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis with a Masters of Social Work in Community Development and a Specialization in Research. Her master thesis focused on the socio-demographic changes in Ferguson over the past 30 years. She currently works at the Housing Authority of St. Louis County (HASLC) where she conducts evaluations and best practices for the Public Housing Program.

Kellyn is also the owner of Holliday Evaluation & Consulting, LLC (HEC) which aims to help organizations maximize their service to clients. In her spare time, Kellyn enjoys reading and collecting houseplants. She is a member of the Women’s Mission Ministry at the Olivet Missionary Baptist Church. Kellyn is also a member of the Social Services Ministry of the Berean District Association.

Dr. Melaney Littleton- Phillips

DrLittleton_RGBDr. Melaney Littleton- Phillips owns Littleton Chiropractic Clinic.  She has received numerous awards for serving as a leader in various aspects of the community.  She continues to promote health and wellness awareness throughout the St. Louis region.

Native to Mound Bayou, MS, Littleton-Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi Valley State University, as well as a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Logan University, She was the first African-American to win the Student Doctorate Award at Logan University.

FRCC is committed to developing Partnerships and Collaborations with organizations who share a mutual concern in impacting the lives of children, families, and communities – A catalyst for change. Interested in working with FRCC? Contact us at +1 314 3977325 or via email at

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