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.


Leadership Team

Faith Sandler
Executive Director

Karina Arango
Director of Advocacy

Robert Foley
Director of Information Technology

Tameka Herrion
Senior Director of Program

Catherine Hill
Director of Finance & Controller

Jenny Weber
Director of Advancement


Terri Brown
Repayment Manager

Grace Carlson
Student Advisor

Liliana De La Garza
Bilingual Student Advisor

Jess Dewes
Communications Specialist

Kimberly Howse

Ricky Hughes
Student Advisor

DeVonte' Jackson
Student Advisor


Laura Keeton
Data Support Specialist

Heather Mudd
Office Administrator

Dominesha Newton
Senior Student Advisor

Teresa Stock Steinkamp
Director of Advising

Jamie Wilger
Development Coordinator

Thurman Young
Awards Manager




Lauren Nash Ming, President
Matt Dace, Vice-President
Karen O. Drake, Vice-President
Muhammad Islam, Vice-President

Jan Hendrickson, Treasurer
Jacqueline Meaders Booth, Secretary
Jill Nowak, Member-At-Large


Martha Aronson
Gerald Axelbaum
Azmy Azmy
Cory Bricker
Cardelia Collier-Robinson
Jennifer Engeling
Clayton Evans
Jennie Jean-Jacques
April Mickens Jolly
Debra Kennard
Laura Kipnis

Katherine Kreusser
Joan Magruder
David A. Meyer
John Milonas
Lainie Neiman
Tom Ruwitch
Robert Schmalz
Heidi Veron
Jordan Watson
Beth-Anne Yakubu

Honorary Life Directors

Buff Buffkin
Betsy Douglass
Joyce Follman
Linda Goldstein
Joel Iskiwitch
Nancy Kalishman

Lynne Kipnis
Julia Muller
Estie Pruett
Audrey Shanfeld
Barbara Touchette

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