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OUR TEAM & BOARD

SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our talented senior leadership team is comprised of individuals working and collaborating together to shape organization-wide decisions and share responsibility for the organization’s results. With goals of high performance, superior communication, and staff development we are constantly raising our standard of excellence and accountability .

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Katie Fetzer

Founder & President

Katie serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career as an entrepreneur, business consultant, executive officer, and strategist over the last seventeen years. Before founding 10.18 Strategy, Katie was a business consultant for over ten years, serving both for-profit and non-profit leaders with innovative strategies that brought solutions to complex problems. Katie has served on the board of directors of multiple non-profit organizations bringing both national impact and international aid. As a foster/adopt parent and former court-appointed child advocate, her desire to impact the lives of vulnerable children is a deeply personal and heartfelt. 

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Crystal Samson

Director of Donor Service

Crystal serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career over the last fifteen years working in corporate America, focusing on sales to Fortune 500 companies. Before her career in sales, Crystal spent ten years working in the legal field.  She completed her undergraduate internship as a Victim Advocate in the sex crimes unit at the Jackson County Prosecutors Office. Crystal is passionate about the mission of 10.18 Strategy serving the most vulnerable of our community. She has been a major driving force in the development of the organization and articulating our message clearly.

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Marsha Garrett

Director of Community Engagement

Marsha serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career in service to children as an educator, business owner, and non-profit director. She is passionate about engaging the church and the community to work together for the care and advocacy of vulnerable children. Marsha is a natural "bridge-builder" and is gifted with the ability to bring people together for a common cause.  As a foster/adoptive parent, the 10.18 Strategy mission is deeply personal and heartfelt. Her life is a testimony of the powerful impact you can have in a child’s life when you choose to engage as a community to care for one another.

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Sherrill King

Director of Visual Messaging

....coming soon

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

10.18 Strategy's Board of Directors serves to define and protect the mission and purpose of the organization. They also help guide the adoption of new policy and ensure that all corporate activities are aligned with our strategic objectives, ensuring we carry those out with excellence, integrity, and accountability. As part of the Board's role, they review and approve items such as annual budget proposals, new growth opportunities, building projects and compensation. 

To Contact Board of Directors Send Email to board@1018strategy.org

Katie Fetzer

Founder & President

Katie serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career as an entrepreneur, business consultant, executive officer, and strategist over the last seventeen years. Before founding 10.18 Strategy, Katie was a business consultant for over ten years, serving both for-profit and non-profit leaders with innovative strategies that brought solutions to complex problems. Katie has served on the board of directors of multiple non-profit organizations bringing both national impact and international aid. As a foster/adopt parent and former court-appointed child advocate, her desire to impact the lives of vulnerable children is a deeply personal and heartfelt. 

Crystal Samson

Vice President

Crystal serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career over the last fifteen years working in corporate America, focusing on sales to Fortune 500 companies. Before her career in sales, Crystal spent ten years working in the legal field.  She completed her undergraduate internship as a Victim Advocate in the sex crimes unit at the Jackson County Prosecutors Office. Crystal is passionate about the mission of 10.18 Strategy serving the most vulnerable of our community. She has been a major driving force in the development of the organization and articulating our message clearly.

Jennifer Smeltzer

Board Member 

Jennifer serves 10.18 Strategy from a wealth of experience gained from her career as a professional educator, realtor, and entrepreneur. Jennifer has served in a variety of non-profit and ministry leadership positions with a strong background in curriculum development and training. Her heart is to bring the hope of God's justice thru the lens of the knowledge of God.  Jennifer's drive is from a deep passion to see the Body of Christ rise up in strength and mobilize, to impact the lives of the hurting and the broken. This passion drives her dedication to the 10.18 Strategy mission.

Donna Friesen

Board Member

Donna serves 10.18 Strategy from a depth of love for children. Her experience and 15+ year career in corporate accounting bring our board an additional level of accountability and excellence. Donna has been a key sounding board during the development of 10.18 Strategy. She uses her strengths of compassion to carry the Lord's heart into every situation. She has served her church family alongside her husband as worship pastors for years. Donna has a deep passion for helping people, building communities, and praying for vulnerable children. 

VOLUNTEERS

Our army of volunteers makes 10.18 possible! The passionate and experienced foster/adopt families, professional advisors, contributors, and editors. Thank you for everything you do to impact the lives of vulnerable children!

678,000 REASONS TO HELP

678,000 children are verified as VICTIMS of abuse & neglect each year by Child Protective Services.  Over 78% of these children STAY in their abusive situations, primarily due to a lack of foster families.

To us, that's simply unacceptable. 

Many of our biggest SOCIETAL PROBLEMS stem from the familial cycle of child maltreatment. This IMPACT on our COMMUNITIES is substantial.

Together, we can protect kids through awareness, action, and advocacy.

The orphans and the oppressed will be terrified no longer, for You will bring them justice, and no one will trouble them. Psalms 10.18

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