Our Staff

Dawn Winkler
Executive Director

Dawn possesses more than 20 years of experience in non-profit management with an emphasis on financial planning.  She has expertise in strategic planning, donor cultivation, marketing & public relations, and human resource management. Her top goals are to ensure customer satisfaction and commitment while working to grow and maintain staff dedication to the organization.


Dennis Gorg
Development Director

Dennis has three decades of event management and fund development experience working on local and national events. His non-profit  Farm Aid, and many others.  Born and raised in St. Louis he is proud to call St. Louis home and is excited to hear from you about ways, together, we can advance United 4 Children!


Lisa Smith
Director of MO & IL Child Nutrition Services

Lisa has a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Prior to coming to United 4 Children she owned and operated Little Blessings Childcare and Preschool in Edwardsville, Il. In 2003, she joined Child Day Care Association and in 2004 become the director of the IL CACFP for CDCA. In 2010 she became the bi-state director for the MO and IL Child Nutrition Services.