Board of Directors

"I have been a Board member since 2001. When Jerry Daniels introduced me to Youth In Need, I was so very impressed with what this organization did for the youth of our community. I was privileged to take a tour of multiple facilities and meet some of the fine young people Youth In Need was helping. I then met Jim Braun, Youth In Need's then-CEO, and was equally impressed with his leadership, professionalism and genuine concern for the youth his organization serves. Lastly, over time, I have had the pleasure to meet much of the staff who does the leg work, day in and day out, to support clients. They are dedicated and highly skilled. While there are so many deserving organizations to support in the St. Charles and St. Louis region, there is none better than Youth In Need. I am honored to be on its Board and privileged to have the opportunity to work with people who are truly making a difference in young people's lives."

— James W. O'Neill,
President , BDS Development
Boeing Defense, Space and Security
A Youth In Need Board Member

2017 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Fran Ventimiglia, Chair
House Management Coordinator, Touhill Performing Arts Center

  Anita Viehmann, Vice Chair
Director of Operations, Safety Training Resources
Kathleen Hodson, Secretary
Director Business Integration, Centene
  Norma Boozer, Treasurer
Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager, Regions Financial Corporation
  Edward Harris, Board of Regents Chair
Retired Guidance Chairman, Hazelwood East High School 
  Tracy Mathis, Immediate Past Chair
Attorney, Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C.
  Jamie Jabouri
Shareholder, Schowalter & Jabouri, P.C.
  Mary Carter Martin
Associate General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  Thomas Palitzsch
Broker Associate, Thomas Realty Group  
  Tujuania Reese
Contract Counsel, Legal Services, Ascension Health 
  Linda Tracy
Program Associate, Tracy Family Foundation
  Pat Holterman-Hommes
President & CEO 


Rod Arends (Vice President of Service Center Operations, World Omni Financial Group)

Jennifer Benskin (Co-Owner and CEO, Benskin & Hott Talent Partners, LLC)
Amy Bricker (Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy, Express Scripts, Inc.)

Carol Conoyer (Community Volunteer)

Robert Crumpton (Manager, Inclusion and Diversity, Edward Jones)
Gerald E. Daniels (Retired President & CEO, Military Aircraft & Missile Systems, The Boeing Company)

Mary E. Freeman (Community Volunteer)
Mary Frontczak (Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, Bunge North America)

Cathy Glosier (Community Volunteer)
Carol E. Goldman (Vice President-Chief Administrative Officer, Centene Corporation)

Ross Hewitt (Partner, RubinBrown)  

Jan Jacobs-Brown (Strategic Sourcing Analyst – Safety and Supply Chain, Ameren Corporation)

Karl Jeppesen (Vice President, Supplier Management, BDS Development, The Boeing Company)

Da'Vione Johnson (Program Facilitator, Wyman Center)

Susie Johnson (Realtor, Coldwell Banker Gundaker)

Bob Kalinich (Community Volunteer)
Carolyn Koenig (Chief Human Resources Officer, Laird Technologies)
Keith Kohler (Vice President, Business Solutions, Creative Producers Group)

Michael Kraus (Director of IT, Corporate Information Systems, Centene Corporation)
Mary Krogmeier (Manager, Child Development Laboratory Center, St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley)
Rick Leach (President & Chief Operating Officer, Trans States Holdings, Inc.)

Jon Lottes (CEO, Anjon)

Lisa Massa (Vice President, Human Resources, The Americas, Monsanto)
Shawn McCutcheon (Senior Vice President, PNC Bank)

Vanessa McKenzie (VP, General Counsel — Commercial Solutions, Emerson Electric)
Paul Middeke, CPA (Retired President, Worker Benefit Plans, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod)
Rebecca Nolan (Executive Vice President, Buildings & Places, Americas, AECOM)

James W. O'Neill (President, BDS Development, Boeing Defense, Space and Security)

Tom Pagano (Founder and Principal, mostrata)

James Price (Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Office, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Abraham Rezex (Vice President, Mortgage Executive, Fifth Third Bank)

Beau Richmond (Vice President, Operations, TeamHealth)
Ray Riddle (Director, Transmission & Distribution Design, Ameren Missouri)

Jay Savan (Principal, Towers Watson)

Scott Stork (Attorney, Stork Law Firm, LLC)

Dena Suftko (Senior Manager, Internal Audit, CitiMortgage)

Patrick S. Sullivan (Retired Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association)

Jason Uetrecht (Tax Partner, Rubin Brown)
Dr. Patrick Walker (Associate Professor, Nonprofit Administration & Law, Lindenwood University)

John Winkelmeier (President, D & L Towing Service)

Jackie Yoon

Kim Scheidegger York (President, Corporate Group)

Board of Regents

Edward Harris, Board of Regents Chair (Retired Guidance Chairman, Hazelwood East High School)
Jim Braun (Retired President & CEO, Youth In Need)
Patricia Hernandez (Director of Organizational Development, Emerson) 

Patti McKelvey (Owner-Agent, McKelvey Properties)
Fred Schaber (Retired Electrician/Engineer, The Boeing Company)

Paul Spahn, D.C., Board of Regents Chair (Chiropractor, The Health Centers)
Ed Watkins (Winning Endeavors)


Policy Council Chairperson

Maria Aubuchon
Charles "Chip" Huckstep