MPA Board of Directors

J. Tyler Blickhan

President

Tim Bubenik

Vice President

Julie Shearburn

Secretary

Christina Anderson

Interim Treasurer

Toni Temporiti, CPPS

Founder & Executive Committee

Antoinette “Toni” Temporiti was born and raised on The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1975, she joined the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood in O’Fallon.

In 2003, Sr. Toni Temporiti took a sabbatical, camping overland over 8 months from Cairo to Cape Town to Africa.  On this trip, Sr. Toni met local women who asked where would they get food for their families; would their children be able to go to school; and what if they or their children got sick?

Upon her return to St. Louis, while eating at a restaurant in Clayton, Sr. Toni realized that for the cost of her lunch, a woman in Africa could get a small loan (microfinancing) to help her business, and have an answer to those questions.

In November 2006, Sr. Toni attended a microcredit summit in Nova Scotia and met Ingrid Munro, founder of Jamii Bora Trust, and Mohammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, both of whom filled her with ideas. With the help of friends and colleagues, MicroFinancing Partners in Africa was founded and received 501c3 certification in December 2006.

Dick Arnoldy

Board Member

Ryan Brennell

Board Member

Julie Gundlach

Board Member

In her capacity as Development Coordinator, Julie holds the leadership of the Gala Committee and works to develop new relationships of possible partners from her current and prospective contacts.

Julie has been involved with MPA since 2012, when she traveled to Africa with us and fell in love with our partners.  She has worked in the past in sales, hospitality, and education. 

Linda Hall

Board Member

Fr. Brad Modde

Board Member

Kristi Vrtiska

Board Member

Sherry Teefey, M.D.

Board Member
98% 
OF SMALL INCOME LOANS ARE PAID IN FULL
$54 
THE AVERAGE COW FARMERS' SAVINGS
56/57 
WOMEN REPORTED INCREASED INCOME
4X 
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