Meet The Board

Meet the Board

The DCO Board of Directors oversees our operations and long-term strategy. Every board member is committed to the mission of DCO and has a heart for our program participants.

Board Members

Melissa Higbie
Term: 2017–2024

Vice President
Greg Horton
Term: 2017–2024

Michael Hunter
Term: 2023–2026/2029

Jill Coleman
Term: 2022–2028/2028

Matt Lemon
Term: 2021–2024/2027

Olivia Young
Term: 2022–2025/2028

Cliff Nurnberg
Term: 2017–2024

Dr. Barry Brown, OD
Term: 2022–2025/2028

Lauren Haskins
Term: 2022–2025/2028

DCO’s Strategic Plan

We strive to be as transparent as possible about our plan for growth to help more individuals learn, contribute and thrive in the Ozarks. Please review our latest strategic plan to see our goals for the future and our strategy to achieve them.

View Strategic Plan

Donate Today

If you believe in our mission of helping program participants learn, grow and thrive, please consider contributing financially. Every donation helps us provide more resources and opportunities for every program participant. We appreciate everything our donors do to help us serve the Springfield community. 

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Contact Us

Want to learn more about what we do? Visit our contact page to get in touch with a team member today.