Chief Executive Officer
Laurie brings compassion and optimism to helping the community find the most powerful and
effective solutions to homelessness. She is tenacious in her approach to process improvement,
program effectiveness and community engagement. Her passion is educating stakeholders and
creating champions for the mission to end homelessness.
Laurie’s approach is serious and driven, focusing on innovation and action determined by best
practices and data. She believes that celebrating both successes and failures allows honesty and change. Laurie’s family connection to homelessness, mental illness and recovery tie her intimately and always to this population and mission.
Laurie has both an MBA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, and is also a CPA. After working for 15 years in corporate finance, she decided to move to the non-profit sector.
Laurie has been the CEO at St. Patrick Center since January 2015, and sits on the boards of several community organizations.
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Jim Cunnane, Jr.
Jim Del Carmen
Michael Picker, Jr.
Cori Cunnane Stebelman
Cartan Sumner, Jr.
James Williams, Jr.
Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
John E. McClusky
Founder & Director Emeritus
Young Friends Development Board Leadership