Laurie Phillips

Chief Executive Officer

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Mary Kitley

Chief Development Officer

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Nancy Yohe

Chief Program Officer

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Mike Jones

Chief Financial & Administration Officer

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Laurie Phillips

Chief Executive Officer

Phillips began her duties as St. Patrick Center Chief Executive Officer on January 20, 2015.

She came to St. Patrick Center from the Alzheimer’s Association, where she worked in development and managed the chapter’s largest awareness and fundraising event. Prior to working in the non-profit industry, Laurie’s career included several years with Monsanto in financial planning, budgeting and analysis. Her clinical experience includes a practicum with Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center.

Laurie has two masters degrees from Washington University, in Business Administration and Social Work, and earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Laurie sits on the Downtown St. Louis, Inc. Board of Directors and is a member of the Brown School at Washington University Dean’s Professional Advisory Committee. In addition, she sits on the Behavioral Health Network of Greater St. Louis Board of Directors and is a founding fellow of the Missouri Foundation for Health’s Health Leaders Fellowship Program. Laurie is the first female CEO since St. Patrick Center’s founder in 1983, Edith Cunnane.


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Mary Kitley

Chief Development Officer

Mary Kitley joined St. Patrick Center in April 2015 as Chief Development Officer. In this role, Mary is responsible for fund and volunteer development and sits on the executive leadership team. She provides leadership to a team of eight who manage various revenue streams including grants, corporate giving, special events and individual donors.

Mary’s love of philanthropy started at an early age. Before she could drive she was the top fundraiser for her Catholic school, theater group and local teen center. Mary earned a degree in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University.  Her career in non-profit fundraising and management began in 2001 where she has also held positions with a domestic violence shelter and national social-services agency. Prior to joining St. Patrick Center, Mary served as Executive Director at the America Lung Association. She estimates that she has raised over $18 million dollars throughout her career.

Mary sits on Downtown St. Louis, Inc. CID Board and is a member of the FOCUS St. Louis Leadership St. Louis class of 2016-2017. She has volunteered as a “Big Sister” with Big Brothers Big Sisters and served as a Board Member for 3 Little Birds 4 Life. Mary lives with her husband and son in Collinsville, IL and considers herself a St. Louisan.


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Nancy Yohe

Chief Program Officer

Nancy Yohe was promoted to Chief Program Officer, a member of the executive team, in 2015, responsible for oversight of all St. Patrick Center programs, data quality, outcome management, partnership and staff development. She began her career at St. Patrick Center in January 2001 as Manager of Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement, and quickly moved into the lead role of Senior Director of Employment and Veterans Services. In this capacity, she lead a team of more than 35 managers, case managers and specialists who provide direct service to individuals seeking help with employment, housing and behavioral health services.

Prior to joining St. Patrick Center, Nancy served as Regional Service Improvement Coordinator for the Texas Department of Human Services for 13 years. She was responsible for quality control and service improvement for 22 offices in the state. Nancy has a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Maryville University and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor.

Nancy and her husband have lived in Missouri for 17 years.


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Mike Jones

Chief Financial Officer

Mike Jones joined St. Patrick Center in August 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mike is responsible for leading the financial infrastructure and providing guidance to support the agency’s programmatic operations. He also sits on the executive leadership team.

Prior to joining St. Patrick Center, Mike was Manager of General Accounting for Nidec Motors Corporation. He has held many positions as an accountant, including working for large companies such as Express Scripts and Save-A-Lot.

Mike earned his degree in Business from Western Illinois University. A Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he is also working to earn his International Financial Reporting Certificate.

Mike lives with his wife in Florissant, MO.

Board of Directors


Karen Leverenz

Jim Del Carmen
Vice President,
Strategic Direction

Maureen Borkowski

Bryan Graiff


Wilma Calvert
Joe Castellano
Jim Cunnane, Jr.
Mike Doyle
Jessica Eiland
Tim Hasara
Dennis Jenkerson
Toni Jordan
Lawrence Keeley
Bret Kimes
Susan Lombardo
John McNearney

Joe Mooney
Bob Olwig
Michael Picker
Dean Pilcher
Patrick Quinn
Joe Robinson
Theresa Ruzicka
Sylvia Scheuler
Cori Cunnane Stebelman
Chris Stephen
Cartan Sumner, Jr.
Craig Unruh

Christmas Wishes 12-15 (65)

Board of Trustees

Carol Beckel

Alicia Albus
Marge Aylward
Margaret Benz
Cheryl Cavins
Nick Civello
Laraine Davis
Jennifer Duncan
Ann Eftimoff
Michael Felton
Jeff Hoelscher
Brian Josephson
Nancy LaVigne
Mark Leadlove
Chris Leonard
Mark Leverenz
Andy Likes

Andy Lottes
Tony Maher
Kelly Marino
John McClusky
Helen McGlynn
Mary Mosqueda
Jeanne Nowicke
Megan O’Brien
Suzanne Pratl
Cassandra Ray
Travis Sarich
Marie Saunders
Elizabeth Smith
Tom Sweeney
Genie Wilhelm
Bob Will
Stephanie Will

Founder & Director Emeritus

Edith Cunnane

Director Emeritus

Leo Paradis

Young Friends Development Board Leadership

Christine Marino

Chelsea Reiter
Vice chair

Teresa Braeckel

Megan Baumgardner
Membership chair

Katie Lowe
Event chair