2017-18 Officers

Board Chair
Mark Grieman, CEO, ROI Search Partners

Vice Chair
Steven McCarty, Community Volunteer

Vice Chair
Mark C. Darrell, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Spire Inc.

Treasurer
John Peluso, Senior Managing Director, Wells Fargo Advisors

Secretary
Sarajeni Hammond, Director, HR Integration Planning, Bayer CropScience

2017-18 Board of Directors

  • Maria Anderson, Financial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

  • Matt Aubuchon, Vice President Employee Relations, The Boeing Company

  • Erin Budde, Vice President for Strategic Giving & Innovation, United Way of Greater St. Louis

  • Steven Burghart, President, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

  • Gay Burns, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.

  • Jason Carter, President, Aegis Strategies LLC

  • Sharon Harvey Davis, Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion & CDO, Ameren

  • Jermaine Holt, Customer Engagement Executive, SAP

  • Molly Hyland, SVP, Director of Community and Government Relations, Commerce Bank

  • Dawn Johnson, Officer/Shareholder, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.

  • Eric Koestner, General Partner, Edward Jones

  • Sarah Kramer, Director, Corporate Contributions & Community Initiatives, Ameren

  • Dr. Kevin Krosley, Executive Pastor of Leadership Development and Operations,
    First Free Church

  • Dr. Frances Levine, President, Missouri History Museum

  • Emily McNew, Senior Manager, Digital Creative Strategy, Brädo Creative Insight

  • Matt Menietti, Executive Director, GlobalHack

  • Amy Shaw, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Content, Nine Network of Public Media

  • Felicia Shaw, Executive Director, Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

  • Rick Spiekermann, Director of Marketing, Nestlé Purina

  • Julio Suárez, Senior Director, Community Affairs, Anheuser-Busch

  • Christopher Terry, Director/Custom Residential Real Estate Credit Executive, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

  • Dr. Molly Tovar, Director, Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, and Professor of Practice, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis

  • Randy Weller, Director, Community Development, Citi

  • Tony Zagora, Senior Vice President & Partner, FleishmanHillard

Youth Members

  • Opeoluwa Falako, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

  • Katie Nguyen, Nerinx Hall High School

View 2018-19 FOCUS Officers and Directors.


Staff

Yemi Akande-Bartsch, Ph.D.
President & CEO

Katie Carpenter
Associate Director, Member & Alumni Relations

Shalia Ford
Director, Youth Leadership St. Louis and Emerging Leaders

Makita Hill
Program & Events Coordinator

Stefania Hoffman
Recruiting Manager

Jackie Kirouac-Fram, Ph.D.
Vice President

Sandy Macke-Piper
Accounting Manager

Michelle Miller
Director, Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Becky Rasmussen
Director, Marketing & Communications

Wally Siewert, Ph.D.
Director, Civic Engagement and FOCUS Impact Fellows

Consultants

Joani Alsop
Coro Women In Leadership Consultant

Chris Chadwick
Senior Consultant

Harlan Hodge
Youth Leadership St. Louis Consultant

Dr. Terry Jones
Senior Consultant

Carolyn Losos
Senior Consultant

Leon Sharpe
Leadership St. Louis Consultant