Missouri WAHN

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The mission of state Women’s Affordable Housing Network (WAHN) chapters is to empower and develop women working in the affordable housing sector through partnership, networking, allyship, advocacy, mentorship, and community engagement. We foster a supportive environment where individuals can bring their authentic selves, enabling the exchange of the brightest ideas.  Driven by our collective goals, WAHN chapters work towards the establishment of a state-wide organization that brings together women from all sectors of the affordable housing industry. By uniting our expertise, passion, and resources, we aim to transform the affordable housing landscape, ensuring equitable access to secure and sustainable housing for all.


To create a community that provides networking and professional development opportunities and promotes the advancement and leadership of women working in the affordable housing industry.

Missouri Leadership

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Amy Broadwater


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Eliza Simington

Vice President

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Ruth Sorrell

Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair

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Lea Akert


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Colleen Hafner

Membership & Sponsorship Committee Chair

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Susan Bowen

Communications Committee Co-Chair

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Cassie Gresco

Board Member

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Nicole Blumner

Board Member

Our Committees

Below are the initial committees that we will be staffing.  Please click join us to be added to an email list for us to reach out to once we start having calls for these committees.  Additionally, make sure to revisit this page for future chances to join the Communication, Community Engagement, Finance, and other committees.

The COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE is responsible for maintaining the group’s social media accounts as well as the preparation and distribution of WAHN emails and special announcements. The Communications Committee works with the Events Committee and Sponsorship Committee to ensure that our members are kept up to date with upcoming events and that our sponsors are properly represented. (Low time commitment)

The EVENTS COMMITTEE is engaged in planning events that not only support our mission but fosters collaboration.  Always open to new ideas, some of our past events include happy hours, Housing Conference meetings, and TED talk-style presentations. Our regional representatives assist in coordinating regionally specific events for our members.

The FINANCE COMMITTEE supports the Treasurer by providing financial analysis, advice, and oversight of the organizational budget.  Typical tasks include accounting, budgeting, financial planning, assisting with annual tax returns, and the creation and monitoring of internal controls and accountability policies.

The MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE’S purpose is to recruit new members who have an active role in the affordable housing industry, develop networking, volunteerism, and community engagement opportunities for members, and promote the value of membership through professional and personal development activities.  The Membership Committee takes great pleasure in helping to empower women working in all aspects of affordable housing in Missouri.

The SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE is responsible for coordinating the receipt of sponsors and their donations. Committee members communicate with potential and existing sponsors to answer any questions and keep track of responsibilities to those sponsors. Committee members work with the Communications Committee to get information from sponsors in order to highlight them in newsletters and on social media. Committee members are also responsible for keeping track of the amount of funds coming in from sponsors and track the events and social media posts for each Sponsor.


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