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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.


Kathy Fowler - Director of Treatment Services

Kathy Fowler started her tenure as Director of Treatment Services for Good Shepherd in 2011.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Education from Southwest Missouri State, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is a licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri.  Kathy has 7 years of experience working in Residential Care of foster youth.


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


• Mr. Michael Nardini – President – President, IP Symphony
• Deacon Jim Sigillito, Vice President – Director of Administration, St. Joseph Church
• Mr. Marty Tobben, Treasurer – Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
• Ms. Kristin Mueller Croce, Secretary – Associate, Polsinelli Shughart

Board Members

• Ms. Jeannette Bax-Kurtz – CPA and Owner, Mueller Prost PC
• Ethel Canady – Social Services Coordinator, St. Andrew’s Management
• Mr. Norm Conley – President and CEO, J.A. Glynn & Co.
• Mr. Joseph Devereux III – Attorney, Devereux Murphy LLC
• Ms. Lisa Fiorini
• Ms. Larisa Hairston – RN Associate Program Manager, UBC (Express Scripts)
• Mr. Kyle Klosterman – Director, Mission & Formation, Mercy
• Ms. Kym Martin-Stewart – Manager of Business Intelligence, Boeing Company
• Mr. Mark Mueller – Attorney, The Law Office of Mark Mueller, LLC
• Mr. Dale Oberkfell – Banker and CPA, Midwest BankCentre
• Sister Jude Ruggeri – Executive Director, Sacred Heart Villa
• Mr. Michael Rupinski – President, Zero Day Technology Solutions (Keeley Companies)
• Ms. Theresa Ruzicka – President, Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis
• Ms. Karla Samson – Vice President Development, Wells Fargo Advisors