Mark, a Senior Advisor on The Compardo Team at Moneta Group is a CPA and Certified Financial Planner®. He joined the Compardo Team in 2012 after spending ten years in the St. Louis office of Rubin Brown. Mark also serves on the Board of Directors of De La Salle Middle School. He enjoys spending time with his family – wife, Cristal and their daughters, Claire and Avery.
Gaines is currently Vice Chairman of Reliance Bank and Reliance Bankshares, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. He also serves as President of Abundant Life Properties, LLC, a private real estate investment company he owns and manages and as President and CEO of The Dittrich Company, a bank consulting firm that specializes in assisting problem banks with asset workouts and resolutions of OREO and problem credit.
Rob is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Gray Eagle Distributors. He has been an Angels’ Arms Board Member since 2002. Rob and his wife, Shannon, have three beautiful daughters: Paige and twins, Claire and Lauren.
Adam G. Goldstein
Adam Goldstein, JD, LL.M is a portfolio advisor and assists individuals and families with making better financial decisions. Adam’s role includes everything from managing client portfolios to discussing insurance needs to planning for retirement. Adam joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2013, and is enthusiastic about advancing the Angels’ Arms mission and vision.
Mary works for Schnuck Markets Inc. as an IT Project Manager and has a diverse background in Information Systems and Project Management. She joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012. Mary and her husband Lou are native St. Louisans, have six daughters, and enjoy flying, Forest Park and of course, family.
Michelle is the Chief Financial Officer at Citizens National Bank of Greater Saint Louis in Maplewood, Missouri. Michelle has over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry. She joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012 in order to make more of a difference in the lives of children in need. Michelle and her husband Mark live in Normandy with their fantastic son Dawson. Michelle enjoys golfing with friends and family, kickboxing, and watching the many sports her son plays.
Tom is a Healthcare National Account Manager for Cisco. Tom was a founding member of the Angels’ Arms Board in 1999 and has served as event chair for the Stepping Out for the Angels Dinner/Auction since that time. Tom has been involved for more than a decade in shaping the Angels’ Arms strategy and fulfilling the vision of developing loving and nurturing homes for foster children. From the dream of starting one home to supporting eleven homes in the metropolitan area, Tom is proud to be a part of this vital organization which has touched the lives of more than 250 children in the St. Louis area. Tom also is a member of the Eric Westacott Foundation and Chairman of the Phi Delta Theta Housing Campaign. Tom and his wife, Dana, live in Chesterfield with their three children: Libby, Thomas and Daniel.
Jeff is the President/CEO/Founder of Welch ATM. Prior to starting his own business, Jeff served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NCR. Jeff and his wife have been long time supporters of Angels’ Arms, and offer their home to benefit the organization and the foster families served. Jeff joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012. He is also a member of the Osage Heritage Board and the Ascension Athletic Association.
Stephanie is an attorney in the St. Louis County Counselor’s Office. She was a member of the Junior Board from its founding through 2015, serving as Junior Board Secretary from 2009 through 2015. Stephanie also volunteers as the Personnel Advisor for the Tau Mu Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity at Washington University.
Brandon Loeschner – Board Vice President
Brandon is a Partner, National Practice Leader – Gaming Services at RubinBrown LLC. He has expertise in risk assessments, internal control, compliance consulting and operational auditing. Brandon received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Missouri Society of CPA’s and is was in the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2015. Brandon became involved with Angels’ Arms in 2003 when he joined the Circle of Angels and was an inaugural member of the Junior Board, where he served as Treasurer. In 2009 he joined the Board of Directors as the Treasurer.
Chris Madison – Board Treasurer
Chris has over 30 years experience in public accounting and is a shareholder and Vice President at Purk and Associates, P.C., where he services clients in many industries, including employee benefit plans, privately held businesses and not for profit organizations. He was an inaugural Board member at Kennedy Catholic High School and is currently Angels’ Arms Board Treasurer. Chris and his wife Michele also volunteer their time with the Juvenile Diabetes Association and with Holy Infant Catholic School. Chris and Michele live in Wildwood and have four children.
Donna is a Mortgage Loan Originator with USA Mortgage, teaches a boot camp fitness class at the Arnold Rec Center, and started and runs the Arnold Running Club. She believes in helping people go after and realize their dreams. She has been involved with Angels’ Arms since 2004. She has served in a Board of Directors position for other non-profits including the Fenton Charitable Contributions Committee and the South County Chamber of Commerce. She also has volunteered with the Girls Scout Council, the American Heart Association, Friends of Kids with Cancer, and Junior Achievement. The lack of resources for the foster system, Donna’s love for children, as well as a very heartfelt introduction to Angels’ Arms by Founder Bess Wilfong, brought her to this much needed and worthwhile organization. Donna is a passionate and involved person who believes that each one of us can achieve more than we ever thought possible by realizing our own potential, going after our goals and supporting others to help them realize and achieve their goals.
Robert (Bob) Miromonti is the Vice President, Ethics & Compliance at Centene Corporation. Prior to the Angel’s Arms board, Bob served on the alumni board for Saint Louis University’s College of Public Health and Social Justice. Bob and his wife Melissa live in Wildwood and have three children. Bob enjoys coaching his children’s soccer and basketball teams and supports local arts community.
Mary Meyer – Board Secretary
Mary served as Director of Community Relations in the Lindbergh School District for 32 years before retiring in 2009. She has been on the Angels’ Arms Board since 2005. She is currently the Board Secretary and Chair of the Marketing/PR Committee. Mary is a member of the Lindbergh Schools Foundation Board of Directors and the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Kiwanis. In 2004, Mary and her husband, Mike, received the Angels’ Arms Volunteer of the Year Award. Mary and Mike have three grown daughters who are married and starting families of their own. Growing up in St. Louis and being surrounded by a close-knit family has been important to the Meyers. Getting involved with Angels’ Arms gives the entire Meyer clan an opportunity to share the gift of “family” with foster children who deserve a chance to be part of a loving, supportive family.
Steve is currently Vice President and Assistant General Manager for River City Casino. Steve has over 20 years in the Casino/Hospitality business, and he relocated here to the St. Louis area with his family in 2010 from Las Vegas. Their family has grown to love St Louis and the people that make it so great. Steve and his wife Jill live in Wildwood with their three children, Kylie (17), Trevor (11), and Katelyn (9). They are involved in numerous community outreach programs and look forward to serving the very worthy program that Angels’ Arms provides.
Lisa has more than 25 years of experience in the field of financial services and investments and is currently the Vice President of Account Operations at Scottrade. She has worked with firms including Confluence Investment Management, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Financial, Dean Witter, Asset Consulting Group and Bridge Trading Company, where she served as President. Lisa has been an active Board Member and volunteer at Angels’ Arms since 2002 and serves on the Fall Event committee. She is passionate in supporting Angels’ Arms and is dedicated to raising awareness about the organization. (If you have come in contact with Lisa, you have heard the Angels’ Arms story!)
Tom has worked at his family owned business, Electric Power Systems, for Twenty Five Years. He currently is serving as Vice President of Finance for Corporate Operations. Tom joined the Angels Arms board in 2012. He and his wife Sarah have supported Angels Arms for years and want to continue to assist Angels Arms in accomplishing their mission “by providing foster children with a loving home and allowing them to thrive in a happy, functional family setting.” Tom has previously served on a customer advisory board for Enterprise Leasing and currently lives in Chesterfield with his wife and three kids.
Manuel, better known as Manny, is the owner of Premier Prosthetics and Orthotics, LLC. Manny has been working in the field of prosthetics since 1998. He was born in Santiago, Chile and came to the United States at the age of two with his parents and two older brothers. His parents worked extremely hard as a waiter and housekeeper to ensure the future success of their children. Manny received his undergraduate degree in Biomechanics at the University of Illinois and attended graduate school at Feinberg School of Medicine for Prosthetics. Manny joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012. He has volunteered with numerous organizations, but has found a true connection with Angel’s Arms. Manny is very passionate about doing his part in ensuring that all children have a chance to live up to their true potential.
Jim is a Vice President in the Commercial Services Division of The Daniel & Henry Company, an insurance and risk management firm. Jim has been involved with Angels’ Arms since 2004. He was a founding member and the first President of the Junior Board, until joining the Board of Directors in 2009. Jim also has served on the Long Term Planning Committee and led several other endeavors for Angels’ Arms. He is passionate about spreading the word about the Angels’ Arms mission and has recruited many friends and family members into the cause. Jim and his wife, Jessica, live in St. Louis City with their twins, Rosie and Harry. Jim is a self-professed beer snob, foodie, world traveler and crazed fan of all Mizzou and St. Louis sports teams.
John is a Platinum Advisor with Renaissance Financial and has built his practice around Qualified Retirement Plans (401k and Profit-Sharing) and money management. He’s been with Renaissance for over 23 years and is a shareholder of Renaissance Financial, member of the Investment Committee, and past Chair of the Investment Committee. He joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012. He has also served on the Associate Board for The Business Bank of St. Louis, and was a member of the Emerging Leaders Council of the St. Louis Science Center. John is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Renaissance Financial is independently owned and operated. 820729 DOFU 02/2014
Tom is an attorney at Stinson Leonard Street, focusing his practice on real estate, commercial lending and general business transactions. Tom joined the Angels’ Arms Board of Directors in 2011, after being an active volunteer and participant in Angels’ Arms for almost eight years. He is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee and chairs the Governance Committee. Tom was an inaugural member of the Angels’ Arms Junior Board and his wife, Cory, was the organization’s first Director of Development. Tom’s other charitable pursuits include volunteering his time to Loyola Academy of St. Louis, the Fair St. Louis/VP Parade organization, Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts, St. Louis Art Museum and Forsyth School. Tom and Cory live in University City with their two daughters.
Dr. John Stein
Dr. John Stein provides comprehensive family health care as a family physician. He has been at his West County Family Care office in Chesterfield for almost 15 years. John strives to care for each patient as a unique individual and has a focus in Preventative Cardiology and Sports Medicine. He is Board Certified and on staff at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and Mercy Hospital (formerly St. John’s Mercy). John and his wife, Colleen, have been friends of Angels’ Arms Director Bess Wilfong and her family for almost two decades…long before Angels’ Arms existed! John and Colleen were both founding Board Members of Angels’ Arms. While a member of numerous volunteer organizations, Angels’ Arms is where John’s passion burns brightest. John and Colleen are the proud parents of four children: Kevin, Brendan, Mary and Patrick.
Lindsey is a Senior Manager on the executive communications team at Monsanto. She has a diverse background in communications and public affairs having previously worked at FleishmanHillard and the U.S. Department of Energy. She joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012 and also serves on the Church School Steering Committee at the Church of St. Michael & St. George. Lindsey and her husband, Christopher, live in Olivette with their three children.
Romondous is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of CKE Restaurants, Inc., franchisor and operator of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. Restaurants. He joined CKE Restaurants in 2002 and is responsible for the legal and franchise administration matters for both brands. Prior to joining CKE Restaurants, he was an associate attorney for The Stolar Partnership where he specialized in real estate transactions. Romondous was a founding member of the Angels’ Arms Board in 1999 and has served in the capacity of Vice Chairman or Chairman of the Board of Directors. Under his leadership, and with the efforts of an amazing board and staff, Angels’ Arms has grown from a grass-roots organization to a well-known and respected charity in the St. Louis community. His greatest accomplishment was the implementation of the organization’s Long Term Plan, focusing on the direction, financing and governance of the organization. In 2010, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award for his dedication and support of Angels’ Arms. Romondous also is Chairman of the Missouri History Museum Subdistrict and an active member of New Horizons Community Church in East St. Louis, Illinois. Romondous and his wife, Rayna, along with their daughter Riley live in Lafayette Square.
Amy Sullivan is the Director of Operations for Korein Tillery, a complex-litigation firm located in St. Louis. Amy has over 20 years of experience in business management, including work with non-profits. As a former Guardian ad Litem, Amy has learned a great deal about the foster care system and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children in need. Amy also volunteers her time with a number of other organizations, including the United Way of Greater St. Louis, all with the intent of giving every child a chance to live a happy, healthy and productive life.
Chris is the Vice President and General Counsel at Varsity Tutors LLC. He was previously an attorney with Polsinelli PC and a shareholder in the firm’s labor and employment practice group. He has served as Director, Executive Committee Member, Secretary, and Privileges Committee Chairman of Forest Hills Country Club since 2013, has been a member of the Missouri State Employment Council (employer representative) since 2010, and has been a director of the Tau Tau Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity Association (Washington University) since 2006. Chris is also a guest instructor at Washington University’s University College Nonprofit Management course for Legal Issues Impacting Nonprofit Organizations where he lectures on employment issues for non-profits and social entrepreneurship. Chris and his wife Erin live in Chesterfield and have three children, Alex, Max, and Cate.
Eric Verhulst – Board President
Eric is the Senior Vice President of Investments and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He is a Certified Investment Management Analyst or CIMA® professional. He and his wife Carla have supported Angels’ Arms events for years, and they appreciate the difference the organization makes in the lives of the Angels’ Arms foster children. Eric joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012. He also serves on the Board of Forest Hills Country Club. Eric and Carla live in Chesterfield and are the proud parents of Ej, Bella and Cole.
Colleen is an attorney at the Wasinger Law Group L.C., and owner of The DACA Group, a real estate company. Since 2007, she has also served on the St. Louis County Council as 3rd District Councilman. Colleen joined the Angels’ Arms Board in 2012, and she wants to contribute more to the Angels’ Arms mission. She is an active volunteer and also works on the County Council’s Public Improvements Committee, Committee on Justice, Health and Welfare, and Committee of the Whole. Colleen is also a member of Mercy Foundation’s Women and Children Advisory Board and the Community Advisory Board at Missouri Baptist Hospital.
Timothy D. Yeaglin counsels individuals and families on the implementation and development of sophisticated tax and estate plans. He advises clients on wills, various trusts, administration of trusts and estates, preparation of gift and estate tax returns, antenuptial agreements and asset protection at Lewis Rice & Fingersh, L.C. Timothy is a member of the Missouri and Florida Bars. His professional affiliations include the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. Timothy was selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars® 2010-2012. He also serves on his Firm’s Recruiting Committee. In addition to serving on the Angels’ Arms Board, Timothy is treasurer of KDHX 88.1 FM.
Board Member Emeritus
Dr. Frank Wood
Laura Dierberg Padousis
Senator Eric Schmitt