Cabinet and Think Tank

Meet our members.

Cabinet Members

The vision of FLOURISH St. Louis is to achieve a substantial and sustained reduction in infant mortality throughout the community. To help achieve this vision, FLOURISH St. Louis has selected cabinet members who represent diverse areas of our community, including businesses, housing, transportation, education, faith, health, and social service leaders, as well as moms and dads who have been impacted.

FLOURISH St. Louis cabinet members serve three-year terms. Their role includes engaging the broader community in bringing ideas to the table and providing strategic direction and oversight for outcomes. Members include:

Sam Blue
Project LAUNCH

Meg Boyko
Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership

Jennifer Brinkmann
St. Louis Regional Health Commission

Lou Gianquinto
WellCare Health Plans

Donna Halloran, MD, OB/GYN
Saint Louis University
Missouri Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Marcia Hayes-Harris
St. Louis Public Schools

Bethany Johnson-Javois
St. Louis Integrated Health Network

Deb Kiel, RN, Ph.D.
School of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

Melanie McKean, DO, Ph.D.
Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

DiAnne Mueller, MS, LPC
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

Nancy Mueller, MPH
Washington University – Brown School

Melinda M. Ohlemiller
Nurses for Newborns

Ashlie Otto
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Lara Pennington
Queen of Peace Center
Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis

Trina Ragain, MPH
March of Dimes

Lynne Sanderson, RN
St. Louis County Department of Public Health

Jane Schaefer
BJC HealthCare

Darcy Scharff, Ph.D.
Saint Louis University

Dayna M. Stock, Ph.D.
United Way of Greater St. Louis

ShaRhonda Thompson
Community Representative, Making Change Happen Leadership Academy

Shanette Upchurch
Community Representative, Making Change Happen Leadership Academy

Greta Todd
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Dr. Amy Bilyeu
St. Louis University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Bobie Williams
St. Louis City Department of Health


Think Tank Members

FLOURISH St. Louis also has developed a Think Tank, which is reviewing data to increase understanding of infant mortality in our community and to help the Cabinet as it makes decisions about strategic priorities to move our region forward.

Sarah Bobmeyer
Washington University – Brown School

Maryann Bozette
University of Missouri – St. Louis

Jennifer Kret

St. Louis County Health

Tim McBride
Washington University – Brown School

Jane Schaefer
BJC HealthCare

Carmen Southall-Wamhoff
Community Representative

Matt Steiner
St. Louis City Department of Health

Claire Ward
University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Jodi Woodruff
University of Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri Institute of Mental Health

Pam Xaverius
Saint Louis University

Monique Norfolk
Mosaic Beginnings

Angie Recktenwald
Nurses for Newborns

Leslie Scheuler
LS Associates

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