Jefferson City, MO – Today, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe announced the recipients of the third annual Lieutenant Governor’s Women of Achievement Award. The award was established in 2022 by Lt. Governor Kehoe to recognize the diverse accomplishments of Missouri women in conjunction with Women’s History Month.

“My life was greatly impacted by being raised by a single mother of six, and we created this award to honor the incredible accomplishments of women across Missouri,” said Lieutenant Governor Kehoe. “These recipients are diverse in talent and background, from agriculture to entrepreneurship, and community service to leaders in veterans advocacy. We are proud to share the achievements of these award recipients and celebrate successful Missouri women, past and present.”

The 2024 Women of Achievement Award recipients will be honored at a ceremony in the First Floor Rotunda of the Missouri State Capitol on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. The recipients include:

  • Rachel Anderson – Springfield
  • Deidre Anderson-Barbee – Raymore
  • Trish Erzfeld – Perryville
  • Lowry Finley-Jackson – St. Louis
  • Jan Haviland – Linn
  • Natalie Hawn – St. Joseph
  • Laura Hunter Collins – Sikeston
  • Winter Kinne – Springfield
  • First Lady Teresa Parson – Bolivar
  • CiCi Rojas – Kansas City
  • Megan Sievers – Hallsville

Thursday, March 14, 2024

When: 9:00 a.m.

Where: Missouri State Capitol – First Floor Rotunda

Media: Open

The recipients will be highlighted in features leading up to the awards ceremony on Lieutenant Governor Kehoe’s social media pages and are featured on


Megan Sievers, Executive Director of Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans, believes there’s nothing better than seeing someone’s life transformed, especially the life of a Veteran. Megan has been affiliated with and led organizations serving the military and Veterans since 2004, including Veterans United Foundation as the foundation director, and Boot Campaign as the VP of operations. Her bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing, formal training and certifications, and years of experience working in the nonprofit sector have helped the organization reach new heights in Veteran programs, services, fundraising, and partnerships.

Prior to her role as the executive director at Welcome Home, Megan was responsible for fundraising, cultivating partnerships, and marketing. She served as the development director at Welcome Home from August 2017 to 2021 and led the organization to unprecedented levels of fundraising, supporting the 2017 Capital Campaign and transition from a 10-bed shelter to 34-bed, 32-room shelter and supportive services center. Yet, what matters most to Megan is making a true, life-changing difference in the lives of those who served and sacrificed, while elevating a strong, positive team culture of professionals, cultivating a diverse and dedicated Board of Directors, and fostering a passionate, inspired network of supporters and true ‘community for Veterans.

Megan is a proud wife of 20 years to Air Force Veteran, Keegan Sievers, who currently works at Truman VA Hospital, and a mother to their two children, Landyn and Brityn.

Megan looks forward to carrying out the Welcome Home mission for many years to come, unwavering in her commitment to honoring Veterans and restoring their lives with the ultimate vision to end Veteran homelessness in the great State of Missouri.