Our Board

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Kids In The Middle. A member of the Board acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. Also, the Board of Directors assists Kids In The Middle by providing input and support from community members representing a variety of fields of expertise to help the organization further its overall vision and mission.

Why I Serve
Why I Serve

Why I Serve

The mission spoke to me on a very real level. I have enjoyed doing my part in helping spread the word about Kids in the Middle and fundraising so that kids & parents who may not have been able to afford our services otherwise can. I really feel like I am helping children and families in our area. I know what both sides are going through–and even just helping in some small way makes me feel good. KITM is a fantastic organization, and I am proud to serve on its Board.”

– Angie Schaefer


William ‘Bill’ Clarke

President, 2019-2020Community Volunteer, Retired, CEO at Horner & Shifrin, Inc.

Eric Moyer

President-Elect, Major Gifts Committee ChairFinancial Advisor, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

James L. Pursley

Treasurer, Finance Committee ChairPartner, Hochschild Bloom & Co LLP

Nikki Crawford, CFP, CLU, RICP

SecretaryWealth Management Advisor, Northwestern Mutual


Lakia Bell-Baker

MemberLead Business System Analyst/Product Owner, Refinitiv

Ashlee Brockenbrough

Member, Marketing & PR Committee ChairContracts Management Specialist, The Boeing Company

Shelly Chantiz

MemberCorporate Recruiter/HR Consultant, Warner Communications

Kurt Emshousen

MemberChief Administrative Officer, Transwestern

Karyn Fine

MemberTeacher / Math Department Chair, Ferguson-Florissant School District

Cathy Goldsticker

Member, Audit Committee ChairCPA, Brown Smith Wallace LLP

Timmy Hogenkamp Jr.

Member, Fund Development Committee Co-Chair, YPC Chair, Swirl, Sip, & Savor Tasting Event Co-ChairAccount Executive, Turnberry Solutions

Stephanie Jones

Member, Board & Volunteer Development Committee ChairFounding Partner, Family Law Partner, Raza & Jones, LLC

Michael Klevens, MD MBA FACHE

MemberMedical Director, Emergency Services, St. Luke’s Hospital

Daniel Reising, MD

Member, Program Committee ChairPsychiatrist, Clayton Behavioral

Tyrrell Rodgers

MemberAccounting Manager, City of St. Louis

Judy L. Rubin CFP CDFA

MemberPartner, Managing Director, Wealth Manager, Plaza Advisory Group, Inc.

Angie Schaefer

Member, Celebration of Childhood Co-ChairRealtor, Angie Schaefer Real Estate – Worth Clark Realty

Andrew Sharon

MemberFinancial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Melissa Skrivan

MemberDirector of Development, American Parkinson Disease Association

Kevin Smith

Member, Fund Development Committee Co-ChairManaging Partner, Big Blue Spark

Charles Vogel

Member, Human Resources Committee ChairPresident, Snelling Staffing & Recruiting

Deborah Weber

MemberReal Estate Agent, Keller Williams Realty
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Join Our Board

Interested in joining our Board of Directors? If you have experience with boards and fundraising, have a good network of friends and business associates to connect to the organization, and you feel a strong commitment to our mission, this might be the volunteer position for you.

Advisory Council

Advisory Council members serve in an advisory capacity to the Agency. In this capacity, the Council does not vote on Board matters and does not have governance authority. Council members have a unique opportunity to be involved without the full-time commitment of joining a Board of Directors. The Council advises the Board and/or staff on issues facing the Agency and keeps the Agency connected with the community at large.

Contact Information: For more information regarding the Kids In The Middle Advisory Council, please contact the Chief Development Officer, Sarah Barone at Sbarone@kitm.org.

Advisory Council Members

Cy Alizadeh, MD – Orthodontist, Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics
Ed Alizadeh – CEO, Geotechnology, Inc.
Blickensderfer – Director of Scientific Communication, Novartis
Mike Bystrom – Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Car Sales
Valerie Carr – Community Volunteer
Jenn Christofferson – Director of Operations, MMB Music, Inc.
Christofferson – Partner, Cockriel & Christofferson, LLC
Honorable Margaret Donnelly – Judge, St. Louis County Family Court
Rick Eisen – Partner, Growe Eisen Karlen Elierts LLC
Mark Graves, CPA – Partner, Schmersahl Treloar & Co.
Mike Hogan – Community Volunteer, Retired CAO & CFO of Sigma-Aldrich
rleen Meyer Korenblat – Community Volunteer
John McArthur – Senior Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Krilogy Financial
Thomas McKinney, MD – Physician, St. Louis Pediatric Associates, Inc.
Honorable Amanda McNelley – Judge, St. Louis County Circuit Court
Ryia Ross-Peterson, MD – Physician, Mercy Ladue Pediatrics
Juanita Polito-Colvin, MD – Physician, St. Louis Pediatric Associates, Inc.
Sophya Raza – Founding Partner, Raza & Jones, LLC
Tracy Ring – Attorney, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C.
Patricia Rosenthal, LCSW – Associate Dean, Clinical Professor, UMSL
Eric Todd – Managing Shareholder, St. Louis Office, Ogletree Deakins
Mark Witzling – Executive Director, Craft Alliance
Kendall Young – Principal, Cauble & Harre Wealth Management
Pamela Zell – Partner, Six Point Financial Group, LLC