Mark, a Partner on The Compardo, Wienstroer, Conrad & Janes Team at Moneta Group is a CPA and Certified Financial Planner®. He joined Moneta 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 and the Board of Directors of The Lane Thomas Foundation. He enjoys spending time with his family – wife, Cristal and their daughters, Claire and Avery.
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.
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 Account Manager for Cisco. Tom and his wife,
Dana, are founding members of the Angels’ Arms Board (1999). He has served as event Chairman for the annual Stepping Out for the Angels Gala since that time. Tom has enjoyed working with Angels’ Arms for two decades 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 thirteen homes in the metropolitan area, Tom is proud to be a part of this vital organization which has touched the lives of more than 500 children in the St. Louis area. Tom is also an active member of the Eric Westacott Foundation, Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, and Forest Hills Country Club. Tom and his wife, Dana, reside in Chesterfield with their three children: Libby, Thomas
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 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 partner at Anders CPAs+Advisors. 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 the VP of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate Mortgage in Kirkwood. She taught a fitness boot camp class in the Arnold area for 7 yrs and started the Arnold Running club where she trained individuals for full and half marathons for 5 years. She has been involved with Angels’ Arms since 2004 as well as 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. 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. 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 General Manager for Argosy Alton 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 (20), Trevor (15), and Katelyn (13). 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 30 years’ experience in the Financial Services and Investments field and has worked for some of the top companies, HighTower, Scottrade/TD Ameritrade, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Financial, Bridge Trading Company and more throughout her career. Lisa has been an active Board Member and volunteer at Angels’ Arms since 2002 and serves on the Fall Event committee each year. She is very 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 Senior 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 colleagues, business associations, friends, and family members into the cause. Jim and his wife, Jessica, live in St. Louis City with their three children, Rosie, Harry, and Charlie. Jim is an avid backpacker, self-professed beer snob, foodie, 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
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.
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 Chief Operating Officer of 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.
Since 2007, Colleen has 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.
Board Member Emeritus
Dr. Frank Wood
Laura Dierberg Padousis
Senator Eric Schmitt