MS, University of Missouri.
Brenda Procter has a BA with honors in Economics and an MS in Consumer & Family Economics from the University of Missouri (MU). She was an Associate Extension Professor with a focus on poverty, serving on the MU Personal Financial Planning faculty for 20 years. Brenda has worked extensively with low-income families. In 1996, she co-founded the Building Strong Families program, a life skills program that has served thousands of Missouri families. Brenda taught Children and Families in Poverty, an undergraduate class in Human Development and Family Studies. She is co-founder of a statewide social justice organization led by low-income women, GRO - Grass Roots Organizing, and served on their Board of Directors. Collaborating with GRO, she created a predatory lending curriculum, When Creditors Are Predators. She is a frequent presenter, speaker and guest lecturer on issues related to poverty, predatory lending and health care. After retiring as a state Extension specialist in 2013, Brenda continues at 60% time on the faculty as co-leader of Extension’s statewide Health Insurance Education Initiative, which has reached nearly 400,000 Missourians with important information to help them comply with Affordable Care Act requirements and understand their options for accessing health insurance.