Our Team

College Bound’s success is the outcome of a true team effort.

Every member of our team takes responsibility for our students’ success and is committed to the core values that galvanize us toward our North Star Goals.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team, also known as the CB Cabinet, believes that their job is to facilitate the work for all of College Bound’s staff. They strive daily to make sure the staff has what they need, in order for students to have they need. They believe being both staff and student centered is fundamental to the organization’s success.

Meet our Leadership Team

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Scott Baier

Scott Baier

Outgoing President & CEO
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Jenny Weber

Interim Executive Director
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Wil Hayes

VP & Chief Program Officer

Laisha Rowell Tyson

Human Resources & Payroll Director

Sarah Plumb

Director of Development & Communications

Staff

Our staff is committed to our students. They’re fun, dedicated, and help our students every step of the way. No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship. They are signed on for the long haul – they will check in, nag if needed and believe in our students fiercely, imperfections and all.

Meet Our Staff

Jennifer Burris

10th Grade Cohort Manager

Russell Brannen

12th Grade Cohort Manager

Jasmine Foster

College Success Coach

Michael Paster

Mental Health Services Intern

Kelly Small

Ranken Program Manager

Gianna Shockley

Mental Health Services Intern

Mary Stenger

AmeriCorps Coordinator

Alnita Smiley

Assistant Director of College Completion

Shannon Griffin

11th Grade Cohort Manager

Catherine Gottwalt

On Campus Interventionist - STLCC

Allison Wood

Therapeutic Case Manager
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Andria Mantle

Development Event & Operations Manager

Cameron Johnson

College Success Coach

Claire Rone

CB@STLCC Manager

Danielle Stange

Mental Health Services Manager

Emmai Brown

Recruitment Coordinator

LaVonne Clay

Recruitment Coordinator
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Mariah Opager

Director of Program Achievement
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Maya Felman

Maya Felman

Curriculum Consultant

AmeriCorps Members

Our AmeriCorps Members and our partnership with AmeriCorps is a crucial component to our students’ success! The service they provide is a core function of our academic success plans and supports our students receive. They play a pivotal role in the foundation of what we do.

Meet AmeriCorps Members

Mavis Boltz

Zayd Jawad

STLCC Coach

Jamie Fulcher

College Prep Coach

Dharma Merkle

College Prep Coach

Clifton Price

College Prep Coach

Blake Beck

College Prep Coach

Collin Wettach

AmeriCorps Member

Tian Geng

AmeriCorps Member

Board of Directors

Our Board is highly engaged and supportive. Their governance and support of our strategic plan, mission and vision enables our focus to remain on our students’ advancement towards college entrance and completion. We thank them for their time, talent and treasure!

Meet Our Board

Steffani Wittenaur

Board Member

Vince Reese

Board Member

Ron Henley

Board Member
Marilyn Dredge

Marilyn Dredge

Board Member Community Volunteer, The Shepard Family Foundation

Ron Norwood

Chair Attorney, Lewis Rice
Tim Farquhar

Tim Farquhar

Treasurer Partner, Business Advisory Services. Rubin Brown

Jill Anderson

Board Member Principal - Software Infrastructure, Edward Jones

Susan Buse

Board Member Attorney

Doreen Carmichael

Secretary Program Manager, InMoment

Jerry Fox

Board Member SVP & Chief Information Officer, BJC Healthcare

Travis Freeman

Board Member Partner, Moneta Group
Randy Grady

Randy Grady

Development Chair Attorney, Riezman Berger

Dan Mandoli

Board Member EVP, UpHealth, Inc.

Dan Miller

Board Member Managing Director, CIBC Bank USA

Al Mitchell

Strategic Planning Chair Vice President of Corporate Engagement, Bayer
John Murphy

John Murphy

Vice Chair Vice President of Airports, Enterprise

Gretchen Sander

Board Member Retired Pediatrician

Brian Seiz

Board Member Community Volunteer

Patrick Smith

Board Member Vice President of Division Operations, Ameren
Julie Stern

Julie Stern

Board Member JBS Pilates
Kristin Thompson Poelker

Kristin Thompson Poelker

Board Member Financial Advisor, Renaissance Financial

Pete Zeiser

Board Member President, Midwest BankCentre