Nancy Spargo is the chief executive officer and co-founder of St. Louis Center for Family Development. She is a graduate of the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She excels at systems integration and program development for marginalized populations with a focus on trauma, using her thirty years of experience working with a range of human service organizations. Ms. Spargo is experienced with writing, being awarded, and implementing federal grants. The experience she gained in program development is now put into practice envisioning what is possible at the organizational level. Ms. Spargo promotes organizational growth and development through participation and leadership within multiple collaborations and networking groups in the St. Louis area. Much of her work centers on improving system integration and delivery of services for organizations throughout the metropolitan area. Ms. Spargo is trained as a family therapist and has considerable expertise in adoption and attachment issues. Her work has focused on serving a variety of clients including immigrants and refugees, as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT), and homeless youth and adults. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Spargo provides psychosocial evaluations and expert testimony within the federal court system for individuals and families involved with the immigration system. At STLCFD she provides field instruction and supervision to graduate social work interns as well as licensure supervision to new graduates. She provides expert training to individuals and organizations on trauma. Ms. Spargo is also an adjunct professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University.