Board of Directors

"I have been a Board member since 2001. When Jerry Daniels introduced me to Youth In Need, I was so very impressed with what this organization did for the youth of our community. I was privileged to take a tour of multiple facilities and meet some of the fine young people Youth In Need was helping. I then met Jim Braun, Youth In Need's then-CEO, and was equally impressed with his leadership, professionalism and genuine concern for the youth his organization serves. Lastly, over time, I have had the pleasure to meet much of the staff who does the leg work, day in and day out, to support clients. They are dedicated and highly skilled. While there are so many deserving organizations to support in the St. Charles and St. Louis region, there is none better than Youth In Need. I am honored to be on its Board and privileged to have the opportunity to work with people who are truly making a difference in young people's lives."

— James W. O'Neill,
Retired President , BDS Development
Boeing Defense, Space and Security
A Youth In Need Board Member

2020 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Ray Riddle, Chair
Director of Operations, Ameren Illinois

Jackie Yoon, Vice Chair
President | Consultant, YFB Consulting LLC | Former President of Bank of America
Kathleen Hodson, Secretary
Staff Vice President, Business Operations, Centene Corporation
Norma Boozer, Treasurer
Vice President, Business Banking Relationship Manager, Regions Bank
Edward Harris, Board of Regents Chair
Assistant Track Coach - Sprints, Maryville University
Anita Viehmann, Immediate Past Chair
Business Development Director, Safety Training Resources
Gerald E. Daniels
Retired President & CEO, Military Aircraft & Missile Systems, The Boeing Company

Mary Carter Martin
Lead Counsel, Walmart, Inc.
Thomas Palitzsch
Owner, Thomas Realty Group  
Tujuania Reese
Associate General Counsel, World Wide Technology 
Beau Richmond
Vice President of Operations, TeamHealth
Pat Holterman-Hommes
Chief Executive Officer


Rod Arends (Vice President of Service Center Operations, JM Family Enterprises, Inc.)

Carol Conoyer (Community Volunteer)

Rene Crosswhite (CFO, Independent Consulting)

Robert Crumpton (Manager, Inclusion and Diversity, Edward Jones)

Melanie Curtis (Chief Human Resources Officer, Laird Connectivity)
Mary E. Freeman (District Sales Manager - Heartland, Softchoice)

Cathy Glosier (Community Volunteer)

Carol E. Goldman (HR Consultant, Centene Corporation)

Jesse Goldner (John Valentine Professor of Law Emeritus, Saint Louis University School of Law)

Karl Jeppesen (Vice President, Supplier Management, BDS Development, The Boeing Company)

Da'Vione Johnson (Associate, Advisory and Transaction Services - Industrial, CBRE)

Susie Johnson (Realtor, Coldwell Banker Gundaker)

Bob Kalinich (Community Volunteer)
Carolyn Koenig (Chief Administrative Officer, SSM Health)
Keith Kohler (Strategic Sales and Business Development Professional)

Michael Kraus (Vice President, Treasury Technology Services, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
Mary Krogmeier (Community Volunteer)
Rick Leach (President & Chief Executive Officer, Trans States Airlines)

Jon Lottes (CEO, Anjon)

Lisa Massa (Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources U.S., Bayer)

Tracy Mathis (Attorney, Lewis Rice)
Shawn McCutcheon (Commerical Bank Market Manager, PNC Bank)

Paul Middeke, CPA (Retired President, Worker Benefit Plans, Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod)

James Price (Group Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Abraham Rezex (Senior Managing Partner, GIR Capital)

Jay Savan (Partner, Mercer)

Kim Scheidegger York (President, Corporate Group)

Scott Stork (Attorney, Polaris Law Group, LLC)

Dena Suftko (Senior Supervision and Controls Advisor, USAA)

Todd Teixeira (Vice President, Client Pricing and Analysis, Express Scripts)

Linda Tracy (Program Associate, Tracy Family Foundation)

Jason Uetrecht (Tax Partner, RubinBrown)

Fran Ventimiglia (Per Diem House Manager, Touhill Performing Arts Center)
Dr. Patrick Walker (The Inaugural Ruth Jones Lewis Faculty Scholar in Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, University of Kentucky)

Breck Washam (Vice President, General Manager | St. Louis Regional Office, Burns & McDonnell)

John Winkelmeier (President, D & L Towing Service)

Board of Regents

Edward Harris, Board of Regents Chair (Assistant Track Coach - Sprints, Maryville University)
Patricia Hernandez (Director of Organizational Development, Emerson) 

Patti McKelvey (Owner-Agent, McKelvey Properties)
Paul Spahn, D.C., Board of Regents Chair (Chiropractor, The Health Centers)

Patrick S. Sullivan (Retired Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association)

Ed Watkins (Winning Endeavors)

Policy Council Chairperson

Lynnze Farger