Program Manager

For Deleshā (she/her), helping and understanding others is a way of life. She exemplifies her motto “we rise by lifting others” daily in her work at Deaconess, leading with her passion for the community in everything she does.

Deleshā works alongside the Director of Partnerships and Capacity Building to coordinate Deaconess Foundation’s programmatic and grantmaking activities. Her responsibilities include grants management and assisting with the development of capacity-building programming and learning opportunities for our partners.

Since returning to St. Louis from Washington, DC in 2012, Deleshā has fully engaged in serving the community. She has previously worked for United Way of Greater St. Louis, Steward Family Foundation, and most recently, Midwest BankCentre. Dedicated to enacting positive change for St. Louis residents, she has completed the Neighborhood Leadership Fellows and the FOCUS St. Louis Women in Leadership Programs and currently serves on the Board of Confluence Academies Schools.

Deleshā currently resides in St. Louis City with her daughter and enjoys visiting the many restaurants our neighborhoods have to offer.