Marian McMillion works for Nestle Purina as a Manager on the Center of Excellence Team in the Marketing group. She is passionate about facilitating effective creative and media executions in the digital marketing space to help better connect and improve the lives of people and their pets. Marian first got involved with UCP Heartland in 2018 through her graduate program at Washington University where she served on UCP’s Marketing Committee. After just one meeting Marian was hooked on UCP’s mission, service and contributions to those living with disabilities. This inspired her to join UCP’s Young Professional Board (YPB) to become more deeply involved. Through serving on UCP’s YPB as the Vice Chair in 2018 and now the Chair in 2019, Marian is excited to lead the YPB’s efforts in driving advocacy and fundraising for the organization.
Austin Moyle is a Ph.D. candidate at Washington University in St. Louis—where he received an A.M. in Chemistry—conducting research in structural biology and biophysics. He also holds a B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Sociology & Anthropology. Austin is pursuing a career in public health policy, representing those who do not have the means to represent themselves. He is eager to continue volunteering at UCP events while supporting the growth of the YPB in this leadership role.
Fiona Waller is a Child, Youth and Family Therapist with Youth in Need’s Transitional Living Program. She is also a 2020 MSW graduate from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and a provisionally licensed therapist in Missouri. From 2017 to 2018, Fiona served as UCP Heartland’s Development Coordinator. She is delighted to be a founding member of the YPB and now serves as Co-Vice Chair, bringing awareness and engagement to people living with disabilities.
Andrew Gillentine works for PNC Bank as a Market Managing Director. Andrew has been working for PNC for the past four years and is a true asset to the YPB Executive Team. As the treasurer for YPB, Andrew is responsible for managing the budget and finances of the group. Andrew has been involved with UCP Heartland since the start of the Young Professional’s Board back in 2018.
Young Professionals Board In-Action
The UCP Heartland Young Professionals Board charter is to increase awareness of our mission within the St. Louis community, build & strengthen leadership skills, volunteer & be of service to others, and devote philanthropic time and effort to support our important work. A YPB member is an ambassador of UCP Heartland, an advocate for the clients we are entrusted to serve and a friend to the community.
Philanthropy & Fundraising
Since 2018, the board has hosted multiple fundraising events and organized crowdfunding initiatives to raise funds to support the mission of UCP Heartland.
Inspiring others: Young professionals under the age of 40 in the St. Louis metro area came together make an impact – improving the health and welfare of children and adults living with disabilities.
Committed to serving others and making St. Louis a better place, the YPB volunteered their time and talents to improve the care, welfare, safety, security, and dignity of others in need.
Community & Advocacy
Impacting lives: Together we can be a stronger voice in representing the needs and rights of all people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The YPB spreads awareness of important social issues such as diversity, equity and inclusion for all abilities.