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Board of Directors

Alex Smith

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President, Director

Alex is a performer, instructor, artistic director, co-founder, theatrical designer, writer, and professional clown. He comes to Mission Possible with years of nonprofit management experience, as well as decades of time spent working under a handful of different nonprofit organizations. He holds a degree in performance and technical theatre from Whitworth University. He is currently helping expand Xavier University's Performance Studies program, developing their technical theatre department. Alex is co-founder of New Orleans' nonprofit, Prescription Joy.

Becca Chapman

she/they

Becca Chapman (MAT/SEP) is from Chalmette, Louisiana. She is a performer, an educator, a lover of community, and a curious human being. She received her BFA in performance from The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and has acted professionally since 2009. While acquiring her Masters in Art of Teaching degree from UNO, she taught elementary school for over a decade at Trinity Episcopal School. In 2018, Becca, along with Alex Smith, co-founded a therapeutic healthcare clowning nonprofit, Prescription Joy, that brings imagination and wonder to 

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pediatric and adult hospitals in the Greater New Orleans area. Additionally, Becca is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner that  is training to work with people with medical trauma and at end of life care. After receiving a Death Doula certification through Going with Grace, she is now working with the nonprofit, WAKE, which provides death care resources to the community. 

Brice Catalano

he/him

Treasurer, Director

While completing his degrees in Psychology and International Relations from Loyola Marymount University, Brice worked for multiple political campaigns in varying capacities and served in the office of then-Senator Kamala Harris. After graduating, he moved to a D.C. grassroots fundraising firm to help expand the reach of progressive causes, before entering the non-profit space as the operations coordinator and executive assistant for Material Innovation Initiative. He currently lives in Brooklyn and works in the development department of the New York Civil Liberties Union. 

Emily Packard

she/her

Secretary, Director

Emily is a Director of Client Services at a Kansas City-based marketing firm - Gragg Advertising. After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she started her 15-year career in the higher educational industry where she experienced how significant nonprofits are to individuals. Emily brings client relations expertise along with sales, human resources, and business analytics leadership with her MBA completion.  

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