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Operation Change STL Staff

One of the most powerful elements of Operation Change is the Motivational interviewing component.  Small break out groups work together weekly to set goals, celebrate successes and assist in overcoming obstacles. 

A strong, powerful community is built to sustain long-term life style changes.

The Operation Change Motivational Interviewers 

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Andrea Davis (Motivational Interviewer)

"Operation Change was a rewarding experience. It provides opportunities for fellowship with other women that is gratifying and fulfilling"

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Yahqiymah Yahudah (Motivational Interviewer)

"My interest in becoming a part of the Operation Change STL staff was influenced by my desire to become the change that I believe will aid in the growth of myself and other's within my reach".

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Delphine Pierce (Motivational Interviewer)

"I'm so excited to be with the Operation Change STL team as a Motivational Interviewer. Reflecting on my experience as a participant in 2019 I know this is going to be fun and an enlightening time of growth for the ladies as well as myself.  I look forward to motivating and interacting with the participants in improving their overall health and wellness". 

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Diana Jones (Motivational Interviewer)

"I have decided to become a part of Operation Change St. Louis because the program has such a profound effect upon me last year [2019]...I want to provide support to women like myself, help speak into their lives and provide a caring community".

Linda Mack  (Motivational Interviewer)

"My experience with Operation Change has been a journey to remember. I've learned and embraced self-love, listen to phenomenal speakers and educators. I cherish the friendships and heartfelt kindness and laughter that I have shared. I am excited to share in the next chapter as a motivational interviewer".

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Danielle Luckett (Motivational Interviewer)

I participated in the 2022 & 2023 programs.  I am a person who believes knowledge is power and I look forward to the opportunity to impact a section of women (with my same background) with knowledge of how to live in good health. This is truly a privlege. 

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Darlene Donegan, Ed.D  (Program Director)

Dr. Donegan has taught yoga in the St. Louis area for several years.  She teaches Social Studies at a local alternative high school and leads a free virtual yoga class specifically focused on pranayama. She is a yoga instructor on staff for the North City & County YMCAs, as well as an expert speaker and instructor of yoga for Operation Change St. Louis 2018.  She served on the executive team of Operation Change St Louis as well as being the lead Motivational Interview Specialist for Operation Change 2019. Currently, she serves as Program Director of Operation Change St. Louis and is the founder of the non-profit organization Beyond Possibilities.

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