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Board and Staff

The volunteer board of directors of The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis sets organizational policy and priorities, secures adequate resources to support the Foundation’s programs, and provides fiduciary oversight for the nonprofit organization.

The Board includes men and women from education, finance, business, public service, communications, public health, law, medicine, and many other facets of community life.

The staff of the Foundation, led by the executive director, are professionals with a wealth of education, training, and experience in nonprofit management.

Board                                            Staff


Leadership Team

Barbara Touchette, President Faith Sandler, Executive Director
Kathleen A. Day, Vice-President Kim Abel, Deputy Director
Hardy Washington, Jr., Vice-President Karin McElwain-West, External Relations Director
Patty Malashock, Treasurer Thurman Young, Director of Student Accounts
James E. Crowe III, Secretary Teresa Steinkamp, Advising Director
Lisa K. Thorp, Member-At-Large Rob Foley, IT Director



Scholarship Foundation

M. Colleen Beckemeyer Karissa Anderson, Mgr of Advocacy & Policy Research
Buron Buffkin Beth Andrews, Program & Office Services Assistant
Pat Cox Rita Dillard, HR & Volunteer Program Manager
Kathianne Knaup Crane Tyronica Dowdy, Administrative Assistant
Karen O. Drake Robert Elam, Student Advisor
Joan Esserman Laura Keeton, Data Support Specialist
Mark Gellman Cheryl Lewey, Senior Accounting Supervisor
Sid Goldstein Felipe Martinez, Student Advisor/Immigrant Services
Jennifer A. Haynes Marty Roberts, Bookkeeper
Ralonda Jasper Ellen Vietor, Scholarship Central Manager
Mike Jay  
Colin Meadows  
Lauren Nash Ming


Harry Moppins, Jr. Roxanne O'Connor, Manager - Clayton
Ellen Sheffield Pace Alvera Scott, Manager - Webster Groves
Minnie Phillips Aretta Jones, Associate Manager - Clayton
Susan Plassmeyer Dana McBride, Associate Manager - Webster Groves
Dana L. Romeis Susan Bennett, Donations Manager
Tom Ruwitch Rachel Schnable, Training & Communications Coordinator
Earl Shreckengast Sara Sears - Associate Manager - Processing Center
Joan Silber  
James Tatum  

Honorary Life Directors

Betsy Douglass  
Joyce Follman  
Linda Goldstein  
Joel Iskiwitch  
Nancy Kalishman  
Lynne Kipnis  
Donna Moog  
Julia Muller  
Estie Pruett  
Audrey Shanfeld  


Members of our board can access their Board Portal with a valid username and password at the following address: