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Meet The Team


Grey Endres


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Grey Endres is a licensed clinical social worker in both Kansas and Missouri. In addition to his MSW, he has a DSW from USC. His work with children and families since1986 includes residential care, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and in-home family treatment. His areas of interests are trauma, family systems, adoption, attachment, and child welfare. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor at Missouri Western State University in the Bachelor of Social Work program as well as the founder and Executive Director of Voiceworks Institute. Together, he and his wife of 32 years have three sons who are all Eagle Scouts! (Grey is an Eagle Scout as well!)

Grey’s USC DSW Capstone Problem Statement: Within the Grand Challenge of ensuring healthy development of all youth, the child welfare system is failing to prevent harm to the children it is mandated to protect.


Travanna Alexander



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Travanna Alexander-Toney is the Founder and President of Core Changing Concepts, a non-profit organization that serves Kansas City’s Urban Core by professionals who live, learn, play and work in the community they serve.  Ms. Alexander-Toney is also the Behavioral Health Manager for Kansas City Public Schools, where she helps to cultivate a culture of compassion and empathy, fostering academic excellence.  As a licensed clinical social worker, Ms. Alexander-Toney has an abundance of experience in clinical and administrative roles, serving in both public and private human servicing sectors. 

Ms. Alexander-Toney is a former member of the National Association of Social Workers Nomination and Leadership Committee.  She currently Chairs the Violence Free Kansas City Committee, and is an advisory board member for Teachers Like Me.  Ms. Alexander’s belief that, “Relationships are the drivers of Change” pushes her to develop a strong, healthy relationship with each person she encounters to influence positive change and resilience.


Erika Helin



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Erika Helin has been a Social Worker for 15 years in the Kansas City community. She is licensed at the Master's level, currently working toward a clinical license. She has primarily worked with children and families in a variety of settings throughout the community. Her passion is helping others feel empowered to maximize their potential to be successful. She has experience with case management, as well as utilizing different models of trauma informed care and modalities for therapeutic treatment and practices a strengths perspective approach in her work. Erika has one daughter whom she enjoys reading with and they share a love for the outdoors! 


Todd Damote

Artisit & Creative Storyteller

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From an early age, he was captivated to create. That’s why it is no surprise to see that Todd Damotte has had his hands in so many different types of art. After a childhood spent drawing on any scrap of paper and learning that he wanted to be an artist one day, he studied graphic design in college while experiencing some of the other fine arts. This led to learning other forms of communication like photography, video, performance art, illustration and writing to name a few. Throughout his career, he has embraced telling stories utilizing whatever medium was available.

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