The highly trained and motivated staff of Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood excels in project-based learning and experiential teaching with an emphasis on social-emotional learning activities.

Lakesha Robinson »

Executive Director

Lakesha has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years, serving in diverse roles throughout her tenure.

Amanda Ivy »

Program Director

Samantha Simpson »

Operations Director

Samantha has spent the last 10 years serving children and families through her work with non-profit organizations throughout St. Louis. She has experience in program development, counseling, and advocacy. After earning her B.S. in Paralegal Pre-Law and Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Samantha continued her education and earned a Masters in Social Work from Washington University and a Masters of Science in Administration from Lindenwood University. Samantha has served as the Operations Director for Horizons St. Louis in Kirkwood since 2019. She is excited to bring her experience and passion to the Horizons family and community to ensure every child has access to a brighter future.