Board of Directors


Steven H. Akre

Patrick T. Wittenbrink
Principal, Carmody MacDonald

Fred Meyland-Smith
Vice Chairman
Managing Partner, Executive Workforce Consultants
Ralston Purina, retired
Alderman, City of Town and Country; President, Colgate University Alumni Club

John Schmidt
Volunteer and Former CFO, Wings of Hope
Program Manager Information Systems, McDonnell Douglas, retired
Civic Volunteer

Roger Debenport
Deputy Chairman
Founder & President, MasterPac Corp., retired
Civic Volunteer

Bret Heinrich
President & CEO


Travis Brown
Partner, Pelopidas, LLC
Civic Volunteer

Adam Kruger
Cheif Compliance Officer, MBM Wealth Consultants

Cameron Conway
Vice President, General Manager of Sales Effectiveness Solutions, Maritz Motivation Solutions

Donald T. Kukla
Partner, Moneta Group

Kelli Fabick
Product Support Pricing Analyst, John Fabick Tractor Company

James D. Moffat
National Product Specialist, Marketing, Graybar, Inc., retired
Civic Volunteer

A.C. “Butch” Giessman
CEO & Founder, AVMATS
Parks College of St. Louis University, U.S. Bank, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Professional Aviation
Maintenance Assoc. (PAMA)

Shelley Perulfi
Executive Director, The Heart Center at Washington University & St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Dr. Kendra Holmes
Vice President & COO, Affinia Healthcare

Richard Vincent Ropp, III
President, Jet Linx

Dr. Manish Kohli
Chairman, Global Board of Directors Health Information and Management Systems

Lucia Rosenbloom
Owner, Partner, Chair of Community Outreach, Los Angeles Rams
Board Member, Variety the Children’s Charity of St. Louis

Senior Staff

Laura Helling
Vice-President &
Director of Development

Angela Walleman
Director of Administration &
Director of Human Resources

Elizabeth Campbell
Chief Financial Officer

Dan Lorenz
Director of Hangar Operations

Jessica Watson, Ph.D
Director of Programs

Bernie Schmidt
Director of Volunteer Fulfillment