June 18, 2015



J.J. Scarbrough: Executive Director


JJ was born and raised in St. Louis and before you ask, she went to Clayton High School. 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 spending time with her husband and two kids, working out, playing with her dogs (Scout & Buckets), and cooking. 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: Development Director


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 building new partnerships within the St. Louis community! 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.

Christina Ehrlichman: Operations Manager


Christina joined the KVFL team in 2017. Christina grew up in Indianapolis, and moved to St. Louis after graduating from Indiana University in Bloomington. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two amazing kids, walking her dog at the park, trips to the lake, and reading. “Working at KVFL has been a great way to learn more about the needs of our community, and has allowed me to see first-hand the impact we can make at improving vision in the classroom.”



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!


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!”

6 thoughts on “Staff

  • Hello my son was provided a pair of glasses from you guys and I was wondering because there was no information with the glasses and you guys being his first Vision test I was wondering is there a way to get the results of his eye exam.. His Name is Aayden Huddleston and he attends Lemaster Elementary School

  • We have 2 new students at our school (Rose Acres Elementary-Pattonville) who failed their vision screening today. Our school Nurse said they need glasses. They are part of a family of 4 siblings who moved from Alabama to the homeless shelter with their mom. Their names are Johnny and Jayvon Hurley. Please call me if you have any questions. Teresa Gunter, School Counselor, 213-8295

  • I teach English at McCluer-South Berkeley in Ferguson. Your organization came to our school this year for eye exams. Just a short note: thank you. One of my AP students struggled throughout the year with seeing the board, and now he has glasses obtained through your program that has helped him immensely. Before, I was increasing the size of the fonts on the Smartboard drastically to make sure he could see. Now, I’m assured he can see and won’t have that problem in other classes as well. As someone who is legally blind since second grade and watched my parents breathe deeply when they had to pay for my glasses, thank you so much. Our students need you and are grateful.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your story and that of you student! We love hearing how a simple pair of glasses can change the life of a student! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us and share your kind words. – The KVFL Team

  • good morning, trying to contact staff . I am a sub nurse and need to find out exactly when my schools is scheduled and what I need to do to prepare.

  • Hello,
    My name is Rubi, I am attempting to contact someone in the program for Kids Vision for Life in St Louis, MO.
    Your Team goes annually to our Public Schools and assists children in obtaining new glasses every year. This year we received a Form from your organization to complete with our child’s information, we submitted it to the Bridgeway Elementary – Pattonville School District back in 02/18/2020.
    The children were due to receive their new glasses this past March 2020. Of course, due to the present COVID19 Pandemic, the children were not able to return back to school.
    The children will be returning all their school equipment (Ipads) at the end of this month. Will there be any way for the children to receive their glasses at this time?
    We went to an Optical store to attempt to get her new glasses, but the clerk said her insurance (Medicaid) no longer had any coverage for the glasses, but she can only have the Eye Exam covered. Did Kids Vision for Life got the coverage for the glasses?
    Please reply so that we can find out what our next step to get her new glasses will be.
    Thank you,

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