J.J. Scarbrough: Program Director
JJ was born and raised in St. Louis and before you ask, she went to Clayton High. After high school, JJ ventured to the west coast for college and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of San Diego. JJ has lived in San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Denver and Sydney, Australia before returning back to her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. JJ loves working out, playing with her dogs (Scout & Buckets), cooking and spending time with her family. Her favorite part about working with Kids Vision for Life is dispensing glasses to students who have never worn them before. The students reactions are priceless and it reminds her that she is doing good work for her community.
Sarah Graham: Program Manager
Sarah is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She has a background in Education with a degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Her favorite part of the job is meeting new volunteers everyday! She loves interacting with new people from all walks of life and also enjoys watching the students put on their glasses for the first time. When she is not at work, she loves traveling, spending time outdoors, reading, going to the movies, and discovering new restaurants.
Misty: Head Team Lead
Misty worked for Crown Vision Center for over twenty years and volunteered with KVFL before officially joining the team in 2015. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful children and travels somewhere new every summer. Misty believes her job with KVFL is the best and loves getting to watch the students smile when they get their new eyewear!
Gail Sneed: Team Lead
Gail found Kids Vision for Life through volunteering with VolunteerMatch.org, and she was hooked after the first time! Gail said about volunteering, “The staff and other volunteers are so friendly and welcoming. I love working with KVFL because every day is different, and it is great to give kids a chance to see better, therefore increasing their chance of success at school.”
Linda Burns: Team Lead
Linda started out as a volunteer for KVFL in March of 2016. When asked about her experience thus far with KVFL she said, “It has been truly life changing. I was going to different schools all over the city and county helping with the screenings. I have lived in St. Louis almost my entire life and was learning so much about my city.” She says, “The staff at KVFL is so passionate about their cause, they are wonderful to their volunteers and so appreciative. I found myself volunteering several days a week. Fortunately, I am now an employee of KVFL, and I am truly loving it!”