Founder & Executive Director
Tina Meier is an internationally recognized speaker on bullying, cyberbullying, internet safety, digital footprints, conflict resolution, sexting, and suicide awareness and prevention. On October 16, 2006, Tina Meier’s life took a devastating turn when her 13 year old daughter, Megan Taylor Meier, took her own life following a cruel cyberbullying incident. In December of 2007, Tina Meier founded the 501 (c)(3) non-profit Megan Meier Foundation. Each year, Tina travels throughout the country as a keynote speaker addressing the issue of bullying and cyberbullying in today’s world. Since 2008, Tina has reached more than 355,000 students, educators, and parents through her presentations.
Director of Community Outreach
From directing our fundraising events, to writing compelling grants, Kate feeds off of creativity and personal connections in her position. A St. Charles resident, Kate graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with her Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Marketing and Organizational Behavior. Kate learned about the Foundation through her work with WashU’s Taylor Community Consulting Program, where she and her fellow MBAs provided pro-bono consulting work for Megan Meier Foundation in 2013. She has been a valuable member of our team since 2016.
Our newest team member, Laura brings over a decade of non-profit experience to MMF. Through her work at University of Central Missouri, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Pattonville School District, and Gateway Region YMCA, she developed a passion for helping those in need. She values education and relishes the opportunity to teach families about community tools and resources, especially during times of difficulty and crisis. Laura loves working with youth and is especially excited about her involvement in our bi-annual student workshops. She is grateful for the opportunity to make a difference every day.
Claire joined our team in early 2018. A sophomore at Lindenwood University, she is working to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management. She is passionate about making a difference and loves the opportunity to connect with new people. Claire works closely with Kate in the development of funding opportunities and event coordination, and has honed her digital marketing skills through the management of our social media profiles. Claire hopes that those who interact with MMF online will “feel a sense support, and know that we are here as a resource and welcome anyone to reach out to us, whether they are struggling or not.”