Meet Our Staff

meet our staff


Executive Director

Mallory Schwarz holds a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Louis University, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joins NARAL after serving as a Manager of Federal Affairs for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the nation’s premier women’s health provider organization. Mallory is also the founder and director of the DC General Community Health Fair, an event serving more than 300 families experiencing homelessness in our nation’s capital, and formerly the Director of Government Relations for Republican Majority for Choice, a pro-choice issue advocacy organization advocating for a pro-choice policy agenda within the Republican Party. Mallory has strong roots at NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri, where she served as the organization’s Political and Field Organizer in 2011.

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Mariceli Alegria

Office Manager & Bookkeeper

Mariceli has been involved with NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri since 2015, when she signed up to volunteer as a clinic escort. She joined our staff in 2018 as Bookkeeper and Office Manager, and in 2019 she also took on the role of coordinating our clinic escort program. Mariceli attends the University of Missouri – St. Louis, majoring in Business with a focus on Accounting. When she’s not working, studying or clinic escorting, she spends her time at home with her husband and child.

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Romana Mrzljak

Communications & Digital Strategy Associate

Romana is a communications and graphic design specialist passionate about reproductive justice. After graduating from Webster University, Romana worked as a freelance graphic designer and communications professional for progressive organizations. Since joining the NARAL Missouri team in 2018, Romana has worked to engage and empower Missouri communities to demand their elected officials protect and expand reproductive freedom. When she’s not fighting for access to abortion, you can find her baking, hiking, or watching Bon Appétit YouTube videos.

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Senior Organizer

Alex Cook is an organizer with experience in labor organizing and building campaigns for racial, economic, and gender justice. Originally from the Boston area, Alex moved to Saint Louis after graduating from Earlham College where he majored in Peace and Global Studies. He moved to Saint Louis to work for the Service Employees International Union where he organized for several years on campaigns, including adjunct faculty and graduate employee unionization, organizing janitors at Saint Louis Lambert airport, and the $15/hr and Free Child Care campaign at WashU. Alex hopes to draw from his experience building strength in numbers with the labor movement to help build a transformative statewide movement for reproductive freedom across Missouri. In his spare time, Alex enjoys going to coffee shops, riding his bike and spending time with his beloved cat, Junebug.

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Brian Wingbermuehle

Political Advocacy Associate

Brian has been a member of the NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri team since he was in high school. He started knocking doors to raise the minimum wage and pass Clean Missouri, and has since progressed to a full-time staff member dedicated to advancing reproductive freedom locally, in Jefferson City, and statewide. Outside of NARAL, Brian serves as St. Louis County’s youngest committeeman, representing parts of West County. In 2019, he founded his own non-profit, the Missouri Biodiversity Project, aiming to protect and preserve North America’s unique and diverse flora. 

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Kennedy Moore

Reproductive Freedom Organizer

Kennedy Moore began organizing as an undergraduate student at Mizzou with Concerned Student 1950 in 2015 when the institution drew national attention for the administration’s reactive response to racial tensions. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with degrees in Communication and Black Studies in 2018. Following commencement, she utilized her skill as a natural communicator in the areas of public engagement and public relations.

In 2020, Kennedy became a Black Organizing Summer School (BOSS) fellow with Action St. Louis, and received the opportunity to work with ACLU Missouri as an organizing intern. As a fellow and intern, she organized efforts for the MO Ho Justice and Privacy Watch coalitions, and testified in opposition to spy plane surveillance legislation. 

In addition, Kennedy worked on Mayor Tishaura Jones’ campaign as a canvasser and knocked on 3,200 doors to help elect the first Black woman mayor of the city of St. Louis. Kennedy is currently pursuing her Master of Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri – St. Louis with an emphasis in Local Government Management, and is optimistic in building a multi-racial, -cultural, and -generational coalition of reproductive freedom fighters in Missouri. In her spare time, you can find Kennedy biking, checking out new tech gadgets, or looking for the next open mic night to show off her singing voice. 

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