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Bess Wilfong

Founder & Executive Director

One word to describe the Foundation? Togetherness

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Giving love in so many forms to “our” kids and our parents.

What is your favorite season? Why? I could never have a favorite season. I love St. Louis because of the changing seasons. It’s fun to anticipate the next season. I like change. 

Contact: Bess@angelsarms.org

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Jasmina Schue

Assistant Executive Director

One word to describe the Foundation? Family

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Knowing that the children in our homes are safe, loved and their needs will be met makes coming to work feel less like work, even on the most stressful of days.

What is your favorite season? Why? Fall for sure. There is something wonderful about seeing the leaves change colors, the crisp autumn air, bonfires and knowing that the holiday season is right around the corner. Oh and boots, scarves and big sweaters!

Contact: Jasmina@angelsarms.org

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Maria Chandler

Event Coordinator

One word to describe the Foundation? Supportive

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Seeing individuals come together, whether thats at an event or volunteering because they care about the foster children right here in St. Louis, Missouri. 

What is your favorite season? Why? Fall, hands down, Fall. I love the cozy, crisp feeling of Fall! From the changing leaves to comfy sweaters, bonfires, Halloween (I love Halloween!) and Thanksgiving which brings family and friends together, and of course…the Pumpkin Spice Latte. 

Contact: Maria@angelsarms.org

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Cat Church

Life Launch Coordinator

One word to describe the Foundation? Wholehearted

What is the most gratifying part of your job? As I work with the youth one-on-one, I get to see the impact Angels’ Arms, and the community that supports these families, first hand. To be able to see our youth succeed and flourish due to this continued, relentless support so many provide them is not only a privilege but it keeps me coming to work every day.

What is your favorite season? Why? Fall – you can’t beat the weather, the autumn shades and everything pumpkin!

Contact: Cat@angelsarms.org

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Abbey Perano

Communications Coordinator

One word to describe the Foundation? Dedicated

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Being able to spread the word about this amazing organization across the country and even around the world through the power of social media and marketing.

What is your favorite season? Why? I love fall because I get to wear cozy sweaters and boots. My favorite events are in the fall such as the start of hockey season, Halloween, going to the pumpkin patch and picking apples.

Contact: abbey@angelsarms.org

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Ashley Cook

Administrative Assistant

One word to describe the Foundation? Innovative

What is the most gratifying part of your job? That I get to be apart of something I’m passionate about – foster care and children.

What is your favorite season? Why? Fall, because I love the cool temperatures and watching the leaves turn colors in the trees.

Contact: ashley@angelsarms.org

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Joan Miller

Accountant

One word to describe the Foundation? Inspiring

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Knowing that we are making a difference in lives of those who are less fortunate that we have been and giving them opportunities in their lives that they might not otherwise have had.

What is your favorite season? Why? Autumn –  I love the colors of fall, the crispness in the air, the cool nights, warm days, and sweater weather!

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Tom Jaggie

Maintenance Manager

One word to describe the Foundation? Awesome

What is the most gratifying part of your job? Watching the kids grow.

What is your favorite season? Why? Spring – I enjoy fishing.

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