Staff Team

Brian Millner
President and CEO

Prior to joining MCCA as President and CEO, Brian served as Chief of Staff at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as legislative director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development. He also represented MCCA in the Missouri capitol as a legislative consultant with John Bardgett & Associates. Brian holds a masters of public affairs from the University of Missouri-Columbia Truman School of Public Affairs.  He currently lives in Columbia with his wife and two daughters and volunteers with a high school soccer team in Ashland.


Debbie Cheshire
Executive Assistant

Debbie currently works part time for the association as executive assistant to the President and CEO. Previously, she provided support to the association during the membership drive and in the time leading up to our annual convention.


Dawn Drinkard
MoWINs Project Director

Dawn has direct management and oversight responsibilities for Missouri’s three statewide consortium TAACCCT grants–totaling $55 million. She has spent some 19 years working with job training and SBA programs. Before coming to MCCA in 2012, she served as the Ozarks Technical Community College, Executive Director of the Center for Workforce Development and Center for Community Enrichment. She has also served as the state Director for the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Division of Workforce Development.


Ramona Mundwiller
Director, Grants Administration

Ramona joined MCCA in April 2014 and has served as executive assistant and member engagement and events manager. She currently serves as grants administrator for MoSTEMWINs, SkillUP, and Jobs for America's Graduates in Missouri (JAG). Prior to joining MCCA, she worked at the Missouri Osteopathic Association as the marketing and communications coordinator developing the monthly newsletter, creating marketing materials and managing the transition of the association website. Ramona has a bachelor’s degree from Central Methodist University and an associate degree from St. Louis Community College.


Kalynn Ramsey
Director, Member Engagement
and Professional Development

Kalynn's passion for higher education will serve her well in engaging faculty and staff of Missouri’s community colleges by providing quality, valuable continued educational opportunities. Kalynn joins MCCA from Alternative Community Training where she was communications coordinator. Kalynn has a bachelor’s from Illinois State University and the University of Missouri.