American Public Square at Jewell hires Denesha Snell, M. Ed. as Program Manager
Denesha Snell will be joining APS as a full time Program Manager on February 3, 2020. Denesha is a native of Kansas City, MO and a proud graduate of Paseo Academy of Fine & Performing Arts, a part of the Kansas City, MO Public School system.
After graduating from Paseo Academy, Denesha earned her undergraduate degree at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a master’s degree in education from Rockhurst University.
In a career spanning 20-plus years, Denesha has enjoyed a range of positions, including serving as the Public Information Officer for the Kansas City Health Department, and the Director of Programs for Show Me KC Schools. Throughout her career, Denesha has worked to publicly address issues including parent advocacy, cultural diversity, the root causes of health disparities, the economic impact of community health, fostering violence prevention efforts through communication, and improving organizational relationships with community and civic partners.
Denesha is involved in several community and professional organizations, including an active role on the American Public Square Program Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Heartland Men’s Chorus, is a member of the Friends of Art Council with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and an active member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
In her role as Program Manager at APS, Denesha will work with the Program Committee to plan and produce all American Public Square community events. She will provide leadership and expertise as the organization grows its’ Student Initiative, and she will bring together partners and stakeholders throughout the community as APS continues to lean into its role as a convener on topics of great significance to our community.
For more information, contact APS Executive Director Claire Bishop.