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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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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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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Tammy M. Robbins

Tammy Robbins is the Senior Director of Public Relations for Shriners Hospital for Children, Central Region. Tammy joined the staff at Shriners in 2002 after spending 10 years earning experience in PR for nonprofits and academia.  In addition to serving on the Board at Deaconess Nurse Ministry, she is a Board Member for MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.

She holds a bachelor degree in English and a minor in art from MacMurray College and a Masters of Arts in Public Affairs from the University of Illinois, Springfield.

Tammy and her husband, Rob, live in a historic district in the city of St. Louis. They have two dogs, Dee Dee and Zoe, both pit bulls. They enjoy playing golf and movies.

 

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Angela Tate

Angela Tate is the Vice President of Operations at Behavioral Health Response. She also serves on the board of Paraquad,  National Association of Crisis Organization Directors (NASCOD), MHA-Eastern Missouri, and  Great Circle Regional Council – Eastern Region.

In her experience, Angela has the great privilege to serve on board of directors connected to organizations making an incredibly difference for various populations in St. Louis. While serving DNM, she is able make an impact while explicitly stating that the work that is being done is rooted in faith. It is her focus to bring expert administrative skills to the Board as well as to raise awareness in St. Louis on the impact that Deaconess Nurse Ministry has made.

 

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Diane Meatheney

Diane Meatheney is the Chief Strategy Officer at St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors. She is also active in her community and serves as volunteer with the Assistance League.

Diane strongly believes in the Deaconess Nurse Ministry’s  holistic approach to care, and she is devoted to being a trusted advisor, consultant and advocate the DNM team and those we serve. Diana focuses on bringing recognition and support to fulfill DNM’s mission that is vital to wellness of individuals of all ages.

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Christopher Guelbert

Chris Guelbert is the Assistant Nurse Manager of the Post – Anesthesia Care Unit at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  He serves on the Board at DNM because the mission is vital to the St. Louis community and faith congregations.  As a professional nurse, Chris can offer his professional experience as a guide for services DNM nurses provide daily.  He also focuses on keeping financially stable as services and operations evolve.

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