Executive Board

Rev. Marc Smith

Board Chair

Marc Smith is the Pastoral Associate at the Episcopal Church of Holy Communion. He serves as our Board Chairman and is an important advocate in extending the reach of parish nursing to other churches throughout the St. Louis Region. In his role, he is committed to facilitating the development and implementation of an appropriate, actionable and sustainable business model that advances our holistic approach to numerous healing ministries that work in collaboration with individual and institutional healthcare providers.

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John O’Shaughnessy

Vice Chair

John O’Shaughnessy is a retired healthcare executive at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and is committed to ensuring others understand our unique healthcare approach in order to help and provide inspiration, where needed

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Jeanie Frazee

Treasurer

Jeanie Frazee is a Certified Public Accountant and currently is the Board Treasurer at Grace Hill Health Centers. Jeanie has previously served as Board Chair for Episcopal City Mission. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University. She completed a MBA at Washington University and also earned a Masters of Accounting and Graduate Certification in Taxation from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

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Mr. David Shanks

Secretary

David Shanks is a corporate environmental lawyer at Boeing in St. Louis. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Saint Louis University. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves as Board Secretary and works to move our organization toward financially stability by being a permanent niche healthcare provider in St. Louis.

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Board of Directors

Rev. Douglas Anders

Board of Director

Douglas Anders is retired clergy with standing in the United Church of Christ. In the past 35 years he has served three local churches for a total of 26 years, with the past nine years as Conference Minister of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ (Texas-Louisiana-Biloxi, MS). He is currently Acting Conference Minister of the Illinois South Conference.

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Rev. Dick Ellerbrake

Board of Director

Richard (Dick) Ellerbrake is the President Emeritus of Deaconess Health System in St. Louis and is the founder of Deaconess Parish Nurse Ministries LLC, the predecessor organization of Deaconess Nurse Ministry. He serves on our Board of Directors’ Development Committee and is focused on strengthening our organization for the work ahead.

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Ms. Jackie Hamilton

Board of Director

Jackie Hamilton is the Chief Development Officer for Beyond Housing, a Community Development Organization. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, she serves on the Development Committee and works to ensure there is a clear direction in raising funds that will support our mission.

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Ms. Mary Lazare

Board of Director

Mary Lazare is Vice President of Home & Community Based Services for Lutheran Senoir Services and is responsible for home health, hospice, private duty, living safe technologies, parish nursing, and serveral outreach senior service programs.

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Ms. Sharon Neumeister, RN

Board of Director

Sharon Neumeister is a registered nurse who has a B.S. in Nursing and Masters degrees in Human Resourcing Development and Marketing. She is currently the Regional Director, Community Health and Access at Mercy Hospital.

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Mr. James Schmerold

Board of Director

James Schmerold is the owner of Schmerold Computer Systems, a company that specializes in helping small to medium sized businesses and nonprofits address various computer/technology needs. He uses his business knowledge while serving on our Board of Directors to help strategically advance our organizational model in quest to reach more people in need.

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Mr. Bill Schoenhard

Board of Director

William Schoenhard is a retired healthcare executive who has served in a variety of senior executive positions with Deaconess Hospital and SSM Health Care. Most recently he was the Deputy Under Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves on the Development Committee and focuses on ensuring the future viability and relevance of our mission.

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John P. McGuire

Finance Committee

John P. McQuire is a Senior Healthcare Consultant with Anders CPA firm providing general healthcare consulting services to the healthcare industry. Prior to being a Consultant, he served as an Executive Vice President of St. Anthony’s Medical Center. At Deaconess Nurse Ministry, he serves on the Finance Committee to help to position the organization for long-term financial strength.

John is a public member of the American Board of Optometry and  board member of Midwest Lithotripsy. He joined the DNM board of directors in April, 2017.

 

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