Paula Willmarth is NWPC’s 1st Vice President and VP of Political Planning. Also serving as Chair of the Missouri Caucus, Paula has been affiliated with her State and Local Caucuses for many years, serving both as President. At both state and local levels, she has held positions responsible for developing candidate questionnaires, screening candidates and making recommendations to Political Action Committees.

She holds degrees in Psychology and Social Work and is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University. Now retired, Paula held senior management positions in both Social Services and Mental Heath agencies, including serving as Director of Missouri’s Social Services and Child Welfare agency.

Paula currently works as a private consultant in the fields of human services and mental health management. In 2012, she was appointed by Governor Jay Nixon as Commissioner of the Redistricting Authority in Missouri.