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Meet Our Board Members

Everyone brings their strengths and passion to help support the Fit and Food mission. 

Meet Our Bord Members
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Cameron Murkey

Involvement in Fit and Food:  Board Chair, Development Committee

About Cameron: Quincy University, Class of 2008, Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry, currently Director of Quality Assurance at Save A Lot. Originally from St. Louis, MO. I have been married for 11 years to my beautiful wife and we have four awesome children.

Why I Volunteer: Giving back and improving the lives of people within our community is important to me. It is my personal display of love and I believe that it makes a direct and lasting impact.

Favorite Quote: “Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given. – Unknown

Fun Fact: I have visited Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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Lei Deng

Involvement with Fit and Food: Board Vice Chair, Development Committee


About Lei: I am a fee only Certified Financial Planner® and Principal at Core Planning. I came to the United States to pursue my master's at Washington University in St. Louis and have stayed in this beautiful city ever since. My husband and I have two beautiful children. We’re a family of foodies that enjoy exploring different cultures through food.

Why I volunteer: I really love Fit and Food's mission of healthy living. A lot of communities don’t access to fresh produce, not to mention the luxury of fitness classes to take care of their bodies. Fit and Food provides these types of valuable resources that also serve as first step to stop the downward spiral: unhealthy food - chronic illness – loss of employment and/or unaffordable medical bills that further pushes people into poverty. The benefit of Fit and Food’s work really compounds and will have ripple effects for generations to come. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to help serve this cause.

Favorite quote:  “Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.

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Madt Mallinckrodt

Involvement with Fit and Food: Board Treasurer, Finance Committee

About Madt: Washington University, 1979 BA, Urban Studies & Teacher Education, currently retired but retaining several clients for bookkeeping and payroll processing, have owned a few small businesses in the area including Café Balaban (with partners) from 1986 through 1996.

Why I Volunteer: Joy and Gabi have started something wonderful here, and I am delighted to contribute a small part toward nurturing their dream. My wife worked for the St. Louis Area Food Bank early in our marriage, I became aware of the challenges to providing nutritious food to the community. I love the idea of combining fitness with nutrition.

Favorite Quote: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” - Goethe

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Rodneca Skinner

Involvement in Fit and Food:  Board Secretary, Finance Committee, Events Planning Committee

Why I Volunteer:  I have always wanted to give back to the community, and the Fit and Food Connection is a great fit to do so.  I have recognized the importance of health and wellness in my life, so it's amazing to know that our clients are benefitting from the programs are offered to them. Not only does The Fit and Food Connection encourage our clients, but I am encouraged as well!

Favorite Quote: "The best things in life are on the other side of fear." - Will Smith

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Scott Gill

Involvement in Fit and Food: Finance Committee

About Scott: 
I am currently the Chief Financial Officer at Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions, a leading provider of landscape maintenance and landscape installation services in the Midwest. I have been married to my fantastic wife, Ashley, for 27 years and we are the proud parents of an amazing daughter, Alison.  I have a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Tennessee and a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern University.

Why I volunteer: I was raised to always try to leave something in better condition than you found it.  I believe very strongly that the world would be a much better and happier place if everyone used this mindset to address the many problems facing all corners of the world. The grassroots nature and mission of Fit & Food Connection is a great example of this mindset!

Favorite quote: "To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Shanté Smith-Daniels

Involvement in Fit and Food: Development Committee

About Shanté: Shanté works at The Economist. She is a longtime volunteer at One Family Church and is a member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Metropolitan St. Louis Chapter. She is the mom of 3 amazing kids and has been married for 3 years to one of the coolest guys she knows.

Why I Volunteer: The Fit and Food Connection’s vision is dear to my heart. “We envision a world where people in under-served communities all have strong minds and healthy bodies.” There was a time during my life when I needed assistance, I was able to have a few basic needs met. But I cannot imagine how different it would be if I encountered the Fit and Food Connection during that time.

Favorite Quote: “If you can't fly, then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

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Danny Profumo

Involvement in Fit and Food: Development Committee, Food Assistance

Education: Saint Louis University, class of 2014, Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics. Washington University in St. Louis, class of 2019, Master of Business Administration

Why I Volunteer: Since High School, I’ve been attending Jesuit schools and I have learned to always try to live as a man for others. After I finished my MBA, I found Fit and Food Connection, which perfectly incorporates a few passions of my life. I love giving back to the community, love cooking, and love staying active.

Favorite Quote: “If you can’t feed one hundred people, then feed just one.” - Mother Theresa

Fun Fact: I modeled for a Super Soaker Box when I was a kid.

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