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Michael P. Meehan, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Dr. Meehan is a licensed psychologist and graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.  He has worked professionally with children, adolescents and families for more than 25 years.  He served in a variety of clinical and management roles at Hawthorn Children’s Psychiatric Hospital; as Director of Children and Adolescent Services for Hopewell Center; and Associate Executive Director for Epworth Children & Family Services before taking on the role of Executive Director for Good Shepherd.  He is an experienced teacher and lecturer and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology for Maryville University since 2000.


Teresa Hayner - Director of Community Services

Teresa Hayner leads the Community Services team.  Ms. Hayner joined the staff of Catholic Services for Children & Youth in 1995 and continued with the agency as it merged into Good Shepherd Children & Family Services.  She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in Missouri.  Teresa has 30 years of experience in Child Welfare Services.  The community services team consists of 25 dedicated social work staff providing foster care, adoption and expectant services to our community.


Susan Walsh - Director of Treatment Services

Susan Walsh joined the Good Shepherd team in July 2019 as the Director of Treatment Services. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master’s Degree in Education, Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Susan is a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri, and has over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and families in multiple settings. At Good Shepherd, she oversees the Maternity Program and Treatment Foster Care programming. Prior to that, she worked in a residential treatment setting at Epworth Children and Family Services for 18 years, ranging in role from therapist to Clinical Director.


Mary Kay Leary - Business Director

Mary Kay has held a variety of accounting and financial analysis roles at Kimberly-Clark, PepsiCo, Edison Brothers Stores, Anheuser-Busch, Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Ascension Health. She earned a BBA from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame IN and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston IL.


Mike Whelan - Development Director

Mike Whelan joined Good Shepherd in 2011.  He has more than 25 years’ experience in development, fundraising, and public relations in education for five universities; healthcare, human services and secondary education institutions; and with fundraising consulting firms.  He has a B.A. in Communications from Wright State University and a Master’s Degree in Communications from Lindenwood University


Board of Directors

July 1, 2019

Marty Tobben, President – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Kristin Croce, Vice President – Shareholder, Polsinelli
Lisa Fiorini, Secretary – Social Advocate
Kyle Klosterman, Treasurer – Executive Director, Mercy

Ethel Canady – Director of Social Services, Garden View Care Center
Joseph F. Devereux III – Attorney, Sandberg Phoenix
Larisa Hairston – Nurse Educator
Joyce Jones – Director of Administration, St. Joseph Church-Manchester
Charles Klasek – Consultant, Stochastic Marketing
Michael Nardini – President, IP Symphony
Michael Rupinski – President, ZeroDay Technology Solutions
Theresa Ruzicka – President, Catholic Charities of St. Louis
Deacon James Sigillito – St. Vincent de Paul Society
Michael Talleur – Senior Vice President, Commerce Bank