December 1, 2020 (St. Louis, MO) –– Good Shepherd Children & Family Services today announces the appointment of Kathy Fowler, MA, LPC, as Executive Director, effective December 1, 2020. The board of directors conducted a nation-wide search before selecting Fowler due to her deep knowledge of the agency and clinical expertise.
Fowler began her career with Good Shepherd in 2005 as a case manager and therapist before rising to a senior leadership role. She briefly left to share her skills with another nonprofit before returning to what she says “feels like home.”
“Good Shepherd is where I fit and belong, and I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work alongside our amazing team,” said Fowler. “The services we provide are crucial, especially in these challenging times. It is an honor to connect children with families, support youth as they navigate the foster care system, and help parents who are struggling.”
Good Shepherd has been serving the St. Louis region since 1831 and is a part of the Catholic Charities Federation in St. Louis. Their mission, to connect children with families and keep families connected, is achieved through adoption services, pregnancy and parenting support, a maternity shelter, and foster care services.
“Kathy is a talented executive with a demonstrated commitment to our mission and our faith. The board is looking forward to supporting her as she expands on the excellence our agency continuously achieves,” said Mike Nardini, President of Good Shepherd’s Board of Directors.
In 2019, Good Shepherd served 3,400 children and families throughout the St. Louis region, many with an annual household income of less than $10,000. The organization is currently expanding into other parts of Missouri.
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization licensed by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division and accredited by the Council on Accreditation.