Meet Your Instructors




Orvin Kimbrough, MSW, MBA, MA
President & CEO, United Way of Greater St. Louis

Orvin Kimbrough leads the United Way of Greater St. Louis to help people throughout the St. Louis region live their best possible lives.  Growing up in the Missouri foster care system and having witnessed tragedies far beyond his years, Orv credits his faith, determination and a strong support system in helping him build a career and passion for helping people.  He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Missouri - Columbia, a master’s of business administration from University of Missouri – St. Louis and a master’s of arts in theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.


Jill Stratton, PhD
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Residential Learning, Washington University

Jill Stratton has over 25 years of experience in higher education and has devoted much of her research to understanding career joy, strengths-based leadership, and the concept of creative flow. In addition to overseeing many of the student development programs for Washington University undergraduates, Jill is an adjunct faculty member at the Brown School teaching management classes and serves as a consultant on organizational culture and effectiveness.  She holds a PhD in ethical and creative leadership from the Union Institute and University, as well as a master’s degree in higher education administration from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Transylvania University.