Deaconess Foundation is proud to work with the following administrative partners in support of our work:

Board of Trustees

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Executive Committee

Mr. Rudy Nickens, Chairperson
Director of Equal Opportunity
and Diversity

Missouri Department of Transportation

Ms. Vanessa Foster-Cooksey,
Vice-Chairperson
Director of Strategic Communications & Student Engagement
Washington University in St. Louis

Ms. Elizabeth Noonan,
Corporate Secretary
Principal
Elizabeth Noonan Consulting, LLC

Ms. Caroline Pelot Battles,
Member-at-Large
Vice President, Advocacy and Community Engagement
Ascension


Cheryl D.S. Walker, Esq.
Interim President & CEO
Deaconess Foundation


Trustees

Ms. Karissa Anderson
Advocacy Director
The Scholarship Foundation
of St. Louis

Ms. Caroline Pelot Battles
Vice President of State Policy
and Advocacy

Ascension

Mr. Patrick Brown
Community Development Executive
Ameren Missouri

Rev. Wendy Bruner
Pastor
Peace United Church of Christ—
Webster Groves

Hon. Michael Butler 
Record of Deeds
City of St. Louis

Mr. Dale Fiedler 
Director of Planning and Development - Retired
Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation

Ms. Vanessa Foster-Cooksey
President & CEO
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Ms. Robyn Hadley
Associate Vice Chancellor for
Student Affairs and Dean

Washington University in St. Louis

Mr. Wesley Hurt 
Owner
ERM Technologies

Ms. Tammy Krebel
Senior Vice President
Commerce Bank

Mr. Rudy Nickens
Director of Equal Opportunity
and Diversity

Missouri Department of Transportation

Ms. Elizabeth Noonan
Principal
Elizabeth Noonan Consulting, LLC

Rev. Norma J. Patterson 
Pastor
Good Shepard of Faith United Church of Christ

Ms. Tamara Vaughn-Walker 
Juvenile Justice Council Coordinator
St. Clair County State’s Attorney Office

Cheryl D.S. Walker, Esq.
Interim President & CEO
Deaconess Foundation