Board of Directors

We are privileged to have leadership that includes experts in the fields of real estate, property management, architecture, finance, law, non-profit leadership, intellectual/developmental disabilities and more. As our organization (and the challenges of the community we serve) grows, we welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please contact Executive Director, Mike Rea at 314.567.1522 ext. 207 or e-mail mrea@rbvstl.org.

President
Eileen Cole

Partner
Elder & Estate Planning Law Firm
Board member since 2009

Vice President
Marcus Adrian

Principal
Mackey Mitchell Architects
Board member since 2012

Vice President
Jessica Erfling

CEO
Covenant House Missouri
Board member since 2015

Vice President
Kevin Gunn

Principal
Paladin Energy Strategies
Board member since 2017

Vice President
Lindsey Niemeier

Vice President
Aon
Board member since 2016

Vice President / RBV Foundation Board Chair
Scott Welz

Director of Finance and Operations
Roman Catholic Foundation
Board member since 2008

Vice President
Jeff Wojciechowski

Senior V.P.
Cushman & Wakefield
Board member since 2009

Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair
Joan Perry

Senior V.P.
Central Bank of St. Louis
Board member since 2004

Secretary
Julie Devine

Attorney
Lashly & Baer, P.C.
Board member since 2016

Immediate Past President
Jake McDonald

Director of Asset Management
CRG Real Estate
Board member since 2012

Board Member
Cathy Ash

Vice President, Digital Customer Engagement
Emerson
Board member since 2014

Board Member
Chris Barbour

Director of Sales 
TGC Services
Board member since 2017

Board Member
A. Van L. Brokaw

Consultant and Faculty Advisor
Board member since 1995

Board Member
James Fogle

Partner
Thompson Coburn
Board member since 2004

Board Member
Mike Gardner

Senior Vice President
Central Bank of St. Louis
Board member since 2020

Board Member
Ed Hennessy

Community Leader
Board member since 2011

Board Member
Denny Hayden

Vice President
DH Custom Homes
Board member since 2017

Board Member
Merrilee Hertlein

Principal
Mackey Mitchell Architects
Board member since 2014

Board Member
Richard "Wes" Mellow, IV

Product Manager
Edward Jones
Board member since 2018

Board Member
Ken Morris

Corporate Compliance Project Manager
US Bank
Board member since 2016

Board Member
Alana Pease

Marketing Specialist
Edward Jones
Board member since 2018

Board Member
Thomas K. Vandiver

Partner 
Denton’s U.S. LLP
Board member since 1996

Board Member
Mark Yaeger

Program Director
World Wide Technology / Telcobuy
Board member since 2018

Board Member
Brenda Weber

Ameren 
Assistant Treasurer
& Director, Corporate Finance
Board Member since 2019

Emeritus Board
Sheldon Baron, Myron Bernard, Beth Bushke, Robert Rives, Lou Ellen Ruocco, Molly Tallarico, Nancy Parker-Tice, Norman Tice, Matt Thayer, Jerry Zafft