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SAMANTHA DEGRASSE

Executive Director & Founder

Kris Ward joined Build Her A Bridge with the vision and drive to improve upon our Women Empowerment Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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SOPHIA DEGRASSE

Co-founder + Social Media intern

Sophia DeGrasse is the daughter and co founder of build her a bridge. It was her idea that led to bringing in friends from school, church, extra curricular activities to her house for food, fun and fellowship. And build her a bridge grew. 
She loves hanging with her friends at coffee shops and the mall. Her talents include volleyball and playing electric guitar. Her college dreams are attending UK or UGA.

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KRISTA ROBINSON

Mentor

With us since our founding, Morgan James is one of our veteran team members. They bring their years of experience and skills to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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SHANNON SCOTT

Mentor

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Jesse Neimus is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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ALISHA MCCASLAND

Mentor

Reese Whiteman joined Build Her A Bridge with the vision and drive to improve upon our Women Empowerment Non-Profit Organization, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.

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LIZANNE ESPINA

Mentor

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Jamie Lane is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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AMBER ALVERSON

Mentor

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KELLY MCCONNELL

Mentor

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways coworkers describe this invaluable member of our team. Jamie Lane is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to come to work every single day.

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MATTHEW MUENZEN

Board Member

Mr. Muenzen established his law firm in April 2019.  Mr. Muenzen has practiced law for over thirteen years.  Mr. Muenzen previously worked in city government and at a law firm in Nashville where he handled civil and criminal litigation cases involving family law, child welfare law, juvenile law, and landlord/tenant law matters.  Before that, Mr. Muenzen worked for the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services for almost nine years.  While with the Department, Mr. Muenzen served as Special Advisor to the Deputy Commissioner and Director of Community Partnerships in the Office of Child Safety.  He previously served as a Regional General Counsel/Supervising Attorney and as an Assistant General Counsel.  While with the Department, Mr. Muenzen litigated child abuse and neglect cases, termination of parental rights cases, and child abuse registry appeal cases.

 

After graduating from Penn State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice, Mr. Muenzen was employed as a police officer for a municipal police department in New Jersey for six years.  While working as a full-time police officer, Mr. Muenzen received a M.A in Human Resources Management and Training from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and a J.D. from Pace University in New York.  Mr. Muenzen is also certified as a Juvenile Law - Child Welfare Law Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children.  Mr. Muenzen resides in Franklin with his wife, Lesley, and their two daughters.  

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LAUREN ALBERT

Licensed Therapist

Lauren Albert, MA, BC-DMT, LPC


Lauren is a board-certified dance/movement therapist and licensed professional counselor. She completed her master’s level training at Drexel University and spent years helping individuals with negative body-image and eating disorders as well as working with at-risk youth in residential settings who were coping with family issues, trauma, developmental delays and psychiatric illnesses. In addition to using traditional counseling methods, Lauren is passionate about using movement, music and art to help teens and young women shed light on what’s REALLY going on at the deepest level of their self by using their own greatest tool, the Body itself.

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