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Cynthia Kivett (She | Her)

Consultant (pictured, left)

With over 30 years of experience in both the business and education realms, Cynthia brings to twenty | three an excellence in entrepreneurship and passion for supporting any organization or individual she comes into contact with. Cynthia ensures the viability of several entities within the Kansas City, MO area; her expertise ranges from marketing, maintaining organizational records to serving as liaison in a number of community circles within the Kansas City Metropolitan area. She fulfills her duties with a spirit of excellence.

Cynthia has a degree in Religion, Biblical and Theological Studies. She is currently Senior Pastor of a local church and has been for twenty-five years, the Marketing Director for the Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City, Missouri, Central Office Manager & Cumulative Records Custodian for a local charter school and Founder of Greater Works Ministry—community outreach.

Cynthia is passionate about meeting the needs of the urban community. 

She believes that through dedication and hard work, we can accomplish anything.

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Tammie Lay (She | Her)

Consultant (pictured, right)

With a 30 year tenure in education collectively in the Oklahoma and Missouri public and charter school systems, Tammie brings to twenty | three a grit and determination to accomplish any task placed in front of her. Tammie has her masters degree in Educational Administration, Masters degree in Seminary and bachelors degree in Elementary Education. Tammie has worked in the trenches as an educator in the elementary grades, opened and launched a public head-start partnered preschool as well as served in the capacity as an assistant elementary school principal during her career. Tammie shines in the Education Realm as clients rave about her ability to connect with families and support them. Removing barriers in education is her passion and her customer service manner is impeccable in regard to ensuring families accomplish finding quality education. 
She also has an uncanny ability at building strong relationships with partnered organizations in an effort  to accomplish goals on their terms. 
Tammie also serves as pastor of her local church and was recently ordained as a Seventy, where her mission is to promote justice and peacemaking". 
She believes that everyone has a place at the table.

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DeVaughn Hurt (He | Him)

Consultant (pictured, left)

DeVaughn Hurt earned a B.A. in Physical Education & Secondary Education and an M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from UMKC, as well as an M.A.S. in Assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorders from Missouri Western State University. He has over 25 years of educational experience as a school counselor, classroom teacher, athletic coach, and educational consultant. He has worked with students and staff at all grade levels, in public schools, charter schools, and alternative educational environments. DeVaughn has extensive experience with transcript reviews, 504 plans, school-based data systems (i.e. enrollment, master scheduling, state reporting, etc.), dual enrollment/college credit, transition services, trauma-informed care, and supports for students experiencing homelessness. DeVaughn possesses knowledge of differentiated instructional methods needed to successfully teach all learners. Whether striving to ensure equitable education for at-risk youth, LGBTQIA+ individuals, students with special needs, or “high-flyers,” his commitment to active listening, dedication to diversity and inclusion, belief in the empowerment of all individuals, and frank conversations contribute to the strength of his interpersonal relationships.

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Cami Sue Powers (She | Her)

Consultant (pictured, right)

With a collegiate education focus in History/English and a minor focus in the discipline of Psychology/Sociology, Cami brings a robust wealth of talent to the twenty | three team. Her expertise in grant project oversight has gained clients who desperately needed funding to further their missions. Cami is a delegate for the World Hemophilia Foundation and is passionate about supporting marginalized groups to remove hurdles that may create additional strain in the accomplishment of living their best lives. Cami has worked with clients both nationally and internationally in the business sector and has a vast knowledge of the inner workings of businesses, both established and start-ups. In addition to supporting clients with their endeavors, her passion is advocacy for females with bleeding disorders. Cami believes that when you work toward a goal, it is impossible not to accomplish it.

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Ashley holds a BA in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Educational Specialist’s degree in Administration at the Elementary and Middle School levels. She has worked in the Kansas City educational system for over 23 years in public, private, and charter schools as a teacher, instructional coach, and principal.  Ashley has held multiple positions at the elementary and middle school levels, giving her a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to the 23 team. Ashley is a family advocate for children, and their families with IEPs, 504s, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Dyslexia and other neurological disorders and how to support students and families navigate support within schools.  Ashley believes every child should receive the education they deserve and families the support they need to bring their child success. 

Dr. Ashley Flood, JD  (She | Her)

Consultant (pictured, right)

Ashley Knapp (She | Her)

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Mike Roberts (He | Him)

Consultant (pictured, left)

Mike earned a B.S. in Business Management as well as a B.S. in Accounting from Western Governors University. He has 8 years of accounting experience which includes accounts payable, accounts receivable, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry postings, NetSuite implementations, and administrator experience for both QuickBooks and NetSuite. Mike brings to the table an eye for detail along with a strong sense of urgency and passion for all things numbers. He has a love for Excel and has developed advanced skills which include the usage of wildcards, sumifs, if then statements, etc. Continuous work towards automation and efficiency is his passion and his ability to communicate those ideas is impeccable. He believes that teamwork and communication are essential to business and life in general. He has a contagiously positive attitude and leaves those around him feeling welcomed, included, and cared about.

Nakisha Thatcher (She | Her)

Consultant (pictured, right)

With over 14 years of experience in the education field in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, Nakisha brings to twenty | three the tenacity and dedication to take on any task clients throw her way. Her passion for continually learning brings an ever-evolving skills enhancement for the team. Nakisha attended the University of Phoenix, majoring in Business and Education. Aside from working in the education realm, she has tenure working in City Hall, downtown Kansas City, assisting the Mayor. Nakisha has worked with grades that span from Pre-K through Seniors in high school and has a wealth of experience in her repertoire for understanding the inner workings of both the education and business worlds, which gives twenty | three a unique boost given we dabble in both sectors. Her specific skill sets are working with enrollment databases, Excel, SIS platforms, and she specializes in customer service, meeting the needs of our most important clients- families that we serve on the enrollment side of our projects. Nakisha has a devotion to ensuring students and families are supported and catered to. She believes that no day is wasted so long as you try your best; you will see your accomplishments one day at a time.

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