Board of Directors
Dr. Ollie C. Fisher – President
Ollie Fisher began his professional career as a Chemical Engineer for Monsanto. He returned to Washington University and received his dental degree in 1977. He practiced in public health prior to starting a private dental practice with his wife, Dr. Perdita Jay Fisher. Dr. Fisher is a retired Navy Captain, and decorated veteran of the Gulf War. He has served on numerous boards including the United Way of Greater St. Louis, Better Family Life, and Support A Child/A Better World. Dr. Fisher has served as President of the St. Louis Dental Society, ADA and MDA Delegate, and Board President of the Missouri Board of Health and Senior Services. Dr. Fisher is a former Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Delta Dental Missouri, and Campaign Co-chair for the Dental Health Theatre, Health Works! Project.
C. Christopher Lee – Vice-President
C. Christopher (Chris) Lee recently concluded a 35-year career in public and community relations and non-profit management. He spent 23 years at AT&T working in a variety of positions, most notably as Director of External Affairs guiding the company’s philanthropic programs in Missouri. Following his early retirement from AT&T, Chris operated a consulting firm that assisted non-profit organizations with fundraising and strategic planning, which eventually lead to an eight-year leadership position with the
St. Louis Public Schools Foundation.
Dr. Perdita J. Fisher – Treasurer
Perdita Fisher a native of Atlanta Ga., received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She continued her education and received her dental degree from Washington University in 1979. She has practiced in public health, prisons, and school settings in addition to starting a private dental practice with her husband Dr. Ollie Fisher. Dr. Fisher has studied Nutrition and incorporates total wellness into their dental practice. Dr. Perdita Jay Fisher currently serves in the U. S. Army Reserves. She has served on numerous boards including the Missouri Foundation for Health, Delta Dental Health Works Theatre Better Family Life, and Support A Child/A Better World. Dr Perdita Fisher is the author of “From Pregnancy to Childhood, A Parent’s Guide to Good Dental Habits” and can often be found volunteering in area schools teaching children and educators about the importance of good Oral Health and healthy lifestyles. Perdita is passionate about health education reducing dental health disparities as well as giving back to the community.
Alandrea P. Stewart, MEd., NCC – Secretary
Alandrea P. Stewart is a Nationally Certified Counselor who serves as an adjunct faculty member and Director of Student Support Services at Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU). As director, Alandrea is responsible for providing administrative leadership for the University’s federally-funded TRIO program. Before coming to HSSU, she worked as Lead School Counselor at Soldan International Studies High School in the St. Louis Public Schools where she provided students support in the areas of academic achievement, personal and social development, and career development. Mrs. Stewart has a strong desire to work with students who are often underrepresented in higher education, and understands fully the decisions students make while in college will impact their lives in the future. As a result, she accepts her responsibility with humility and determination knowing the significant role she plays in the lives of her students and the greater community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Jackson State University, Master of Arts in Sports Management from Lindenwood University, and Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Leadership program at Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. Mrs. Stewart is an active member of the Xi Zeta Graduate Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Judy Ferguson Shaw, MEd. – Member
Mrs. Judy Ferguson Shaw is a community activist with her priority being issues involving youth. She currently serves as Academic Scholarship Coordinator at McCluer South-Berkeley High School in St. Louis County, Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Harris Teacher’s College and a Master of Arts Degree in Secondary School Guidance and Counseling from Truman University (formerly Northeast Missouri State University). Judy retired after serving 34 years in public education most recently as Guidance and Counseling Department Chair at Mc Cluer North High School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Judy founded Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Future Iota Leaders (FIL) youth program as well as the Colleges & Universities HBCU Tour program, which introduced high school and middle school students to higher education campuses across the country. Mrs. Shaw is a former elected official representing, at one time, the City of Berkeley as the Councilperson at Large. While serving as an elected official, Mrs. Shaw was a member of the National League of Cities Board of Directors and other committees. Currently, she serves on many boards and commissions; however, Judy is most passionate about two things education and the electoral process.
Jennifer H. Fisher, Esq. – Member
Jennifer H. Fisher is currently a principle in the Law Offices of Jennifer H. Fisher, LLC. During her more than 30 years in the practice of law she has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, Assistant St. Louis City Counselor and has served as outside counsel for various entities including the St. Louis Board of Education, Ford Motor Company, Shell Oil Company and State Farm Insurance Companies. Jennifer has also served as general counsel to several businesses with real estate holdings and hotel properties throughout the Midwest. Jennifer is not only committed to serving her clients but the greater community as well. She has served on numerous boards and commissions including the St. Louis Zoo and Museum District, The Scholarship Foundation, City of St. Louis Port Authority, City of St. Louis Industrial Development Authority and the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority (Edward Jones Dome). In addition to her private practice Jennifer has served as a Municipal Judge for more than thirteen years. She is currently serving as a Judge in several St. Louis County Circuit Court-Municipal Divisions.
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