St. Louis Arc

Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Since 1950

Executive Staff

 

Kathy Meath
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Kathy Meath, President and CEO has more than 31 years experience with the organization, having served as Associate Director of Programs and Director of Residential Services during her tenure. Kathy holds a master’s degree in social work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University. A graduate of the CORO Foundation’s Women in Leadership Program, Kathy has served on the national boards of directors of The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). Kathy is also a member of Winning Women, a network of women corporate executives, business owners and government officials for social and economic development in the region.
Tim Bradbury
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Tim Bradbury, Vice President of Comprehensive Services has been with the St. Louis Arc since 1990, and has worked to expand residential services in the community. Prior to coming to the St. Louis Arc, Bradbury worked in residential services and case management for Boone County Group Homes and Family Support in Columbia, Missouri. He holds an undergrad degree in special education and a master’s in curriculum development from the University of Missouri. Bradbury currently oversees Residential and Community Integration Services.
Mark Keeley
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Mark Keeley, Vice President of Support Services, heads St. Louis Arc services including family support, respite care, outreach and prevention, leisure, quality and training, and supported employment. Mark joined the St. Louis Arc in 1989 as the Assistant Director of Residential Services. In 1995 he designed the agency’s current family reimbursement respite model, which has grown to be one of the largest in the country in terms of the number of families serviced and hours of respite accessed. A licensed clinical social worker, he holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University, where he is currently an Adjunct Faculty Member.
John Taylor
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John Taylor, Vice President of Advancement, has served in various fund raising and marketing capacities for the St. Louis Arc since joining the agency in 1991. Prior to accepting his current position he served as the Arc's Director of Development and Communications and as Chief Development Officer of the YWCA Metro St. Louis. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Taylor holds a bachelor's degree in English Literature from New York University and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the St. Louis Planned Giving Council, and the Community Service Public Relations Council.
Kathy Tisone
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Kathy Tisone, Vice President of Operations and CFO, a certified public accountant, served the agency in a consultant capacity for more than a year before joining the St. Louis Arc in 1999. Kathy is responsible for the agency’s finance administration, human resources, information technology, the agency-owned fleet of transportation vehicles and facilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a member of the American Institute of Women Accountants. Previously she worked at Schmersahl, Treloar & Company, Adrian Baher & Co. and Citicorp Mortgage.

 

Jodi Woessner
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Jodi Woessner, Vice President of Children's Services, previously served as Executive Director at The Belle Center. In that role, Woessner managed administrative and programmatic operations and worked closely with program directors, staff, board members and other nonprofit organizations. Woessner began working at The Belle Center in 2003 and has been a strong advocate for children and families. Prior to The Belle Center, Woessner worked as a supervisor for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Special Education, and for the Department of Mental Health. She also served as a service coordinator and child development specialist in Texas' early intervention program. Woessner holds a B.A. in Human Services and Psychology from the University of Minnesota - Morris.

 

Courtney Chazen
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Courtney Chazen, Director of Communications and Public Relations, has spent nearly a decade working as a communications specialist in the non-profit and corporate sector. Her prior experiences include serving as media relations specialist for SLU Law School, account executive with Fleishman-Hillard and program director at GO! St. Louis. She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Missouri - St. Louis and a master's in journalism from Indiana University - Bloomington.
Megan Favazza
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Megan Favazza, Director of Community Integration Services, oversees the agency’s four community integration (C.I.) sites, which provide support to adults with developmental disabilities so they can participate in their community on a daily basis. Megan holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University in community based theatre and a master’s in special education from Hunter University. She taught 4th and 5th grade in New York City for three years and ran theatre groups for people with disabilities to help them learn how to express their emotions. Megan joined the Arc in 2004 as a direct support professional in the Arc’s North County C.I. site before being promoted to coordinator and then director.
Marlene Fields, Director of Therapy for Belle Children’s Services, has been a practicing Occupational Therapist for many years and joined the Arc in 2014. Marlene is responsible for mentoring, managing and supporting all of our children's therapists in schools and outreach programs. Marlene received her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from University of San Antonio Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, and she also has a master’s in Business Administration from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo.  

 

Nancy Fortune
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Nancy Fortune, Director of Off-Campus Residential Services, joined the St. Louis in 1986 as a direct support professional. In her tenure at the St. Louis Arc, Nancy served as a support manager and has more than ten years experience as a residential coordinator. She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Southeast Missouri State University and has completed graduate classes at Lindenwood and Webster University.
Kate Hannon
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Kate Hannon, Director of Belle Children's Services, began working with Belle in 1989 as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher, and has served in a variety of capacities, including Classroom Teacher, Developmental Therapist and Executive Director. As Program Director of the new Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc, Kate manages the daily operations of our Embedded Early Learning Programs, and oversees our teaching staff.  She is degreed in Special Education and Education, K-12.  In addition she is certified in areas of Learning Disabilities and Early Childhood Special Education, and she provides special instruction services and evaluations through the Missouri First Steps program.  Kate also partners with a wide variety of community organizations in advocacy, inclusive practices and curriculum.
Brian Hubler
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Brian Hubler, Director of Employment and Transition Services, oversees the agency’s employment department, which includes helping people with developmental disabilities obtain and maintain employment within the community. His staff provides job coaches to assist individuals in learning job skills, interview skills, resume writing, job applications and social skills. In addition, Brian works with local school districts to promote transition planning for students with developmental disabilities after graduation. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Methodist College in Fayette, Mo. He joined the St. Louis Arc in 2008 from Human Support Services in Waterloo, Ill., where he served as Day Training, Work Services Director for four years. Within that role, Brian oversaw four programs that improved the vocational and daily living skills of people with mental illnesses and/or developmental disabilities.
Kelley Miller
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Kelley Miller, Director of Human Resource, joined the St. Louis Arc in December of 2008. Kelley runs the agency’s human resource department, managing all hiring information, benefits support, employee relations and ArcConnect, the agency’s online HR system. Kelley previously worked at two different staffing agencies and brings to the St. Louis Arc more than 9 years of experience in the Human Resource field, with a focus on staffing and recruiting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lindenwood University.
Beth Moeller, Director of Community Living, has been with the St. Louis Arc since 1990. Beth oversees the Connect for Success program, which is geared for individuals who require a limited amount of support, but would like help connecting to social, educational and recreational opportunities in their community. Prior to becoming a Director, Beth served as a Residential Coordinator for the Arc. Beth earned her Master’s degree in Teaching from Washington University and is a trained life coach from the Institute for Life Coach Training. 

Victoria Soffner Victoria Soffner, Director of Finance & Administration, Operations, joined the St. Louis Arc in 2008 bringing more than 15 years of experience in accounting and business management. She is responsible for ensuring a sustainable financial climate by managing the organization's financial policies, systems, and processes. Vicky previously served in various capacities, including Corporate Controller, for J.W. Terrill, Inc. where she developed and implemented strategic plans, automated operations, and streamlined processes. A graduate of Saint Louis University, Vicky holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Accounting.
Sharon Spurlock
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Sharon Spurlock, Director of Family Supports & Quality Enhancement, has worked with people with developmental disabilities since 1982. She worked in residential supports and employment services and oversaw the St. Louis Arc’s Community Integration programs for 19 years prior to moving into Family Support. Sharon is recognized as an expert in person-centered philosophy and advocacy. Sharon's passion is helping people with disabilities and their families find great supports in the community. She began her current job directing St. Louis Arc’s quality enhancement efforts and family support services in 2008.
Theresa Strothkamp
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Theresa Strothkamp, Director of Belle Children's Services, joined Belle in 1999 as a Developmental Therapist and has served as a therapist, Sibshop facilitator and program director for Belle’s Center-based preschool programs.  As a Program Director of the new Belle Children’s Services of St. Louis Arc, she currently provides direct special education, advocacy and therapy support in a wide variety of settings. Theresa works with the Missouri First Steps program and supervises special education programming at six local charter schools.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education.
Mary Anne Tolliver
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Mary Anne Tolliver, Director of On-Campus Residential Services, joined the Arc in 1984 as a direct support professional. Fifteen years later she was named to her current role, where she supervises the St. Louis Arc’s on-campus group homes. Mary Anne holds a master’s degree in public administration from Southern Illinois University—Edwardsville. She is area representative for the Missouri chapter of the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) as well as the committee chair for the St. Louis area (SLANCOR).

 

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