Our Board Members
Chuck Crews is the founder and board president of Love Coffee. He also founded and serves on the board for Tigers on the Prowl. He has recently retired from owning and operating small businesses. He has two sons and four grandkids that light up his life. During his years coaching Special Olympics he became aware of the difficulty some of the athletes had in finding employment. His hope is that Love Coffee will provide opportunities to those that we sometimes leave behind.
As a passionate advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Rebeca is thrilled to be on Love Coffee's board. She is a parent of an adult with autism, and like so many people with disabilities, he has struggled to find meaningful employment. In 2013 she was a co founder of Encircle Technologies, an agency developed for training adults on the autism spectrum for jobs in technology. Encircle Technologies, now a division of Woodhaven, continues to be a vital resource for training. Rebecca is married and has a son, daughter and one cat. In her spare time she is a practicing physician.
Tina serves on the faculty at Columbia College in the Robert W. Plaster School of Business. She teaches management and human resources classes bringing almost 30 years of HR and leadership experience to the classroom. Tina is committed to removing barriers with a focus on social justice for those that have struggled to find employment. Tina has been involved with several non-profits as a board or advisory member in the Columbia community for the last 20 years. She stays actively engaged in the HR community. Tina also serves on the board of Woodcrest and the advisory board for the Greater Missouri Leadership Foundation. She is a self-described “foodie” and a nerd. She loves learning, cooking, independent films, and being outdoors. Tina lives with her fur friend, Eden.
Jane Williams is co-founder and program director of Love INC of Columbia, a local non-profit that has served over 10,000 families in need since 2008. Her 40 year social work career includes hospital social work, foster care, and co-founding two other local non-profits, Granny’s House and Center for Women’s Ministries.
Jane was named Griffiths Leadership Society for Women 2012 Outstanding University of Missouri Alumna among professional women, University of Missouri School of Social Work 2017 Outstanding Field Instructor, and one of the COMo 100 Most Influencial Citezens , inaugural award 2017.
Jane lost much of her eyesight in 2010 and became completely blind in 2012. She says it is the help of her amazing family and friends that has allowed her to continue the work she loves. She is excited about Love coffee as she wants others with disabilities to have the same opportunity she has had to engage in meaningful work.
Pat McMurry has been married to Monica for 36 years and is father of 6 grown children. Pat has operated MPH LLC Commercial Interior Contracting since the late 70’s. He has worked encouraging relationships between pastors and churches since the late 90’s and coordinated city-wide church events including March for Jesus in the 90’s, Pastor’s prayer gatherings in the ‘00s, and Love INC in the ‘10s. He co-founded Love INC of Columbia with Jane Williams in 2008, served as board chair until 2016 and currently serves as Executive Director.
Tami joined Love Coffee because she wants to help folks who face employment challenges. Her brother has MS and has dealt with challenges his whole life. As a CPA, she owned a large CPA firm for many years; sold it and now owns a new company helping nonprofits and their client base.