Our leadership team takes immense pride in how effectively we transform donations into results. Meet the people who help make it happen and review our financial statements and audits.
Tim Brenneman, Ph.D
Donna L. Harper
Lora Iannotti, Ph.D
Peter H. Raven, Ph.D
Pam Schantz Rich
Jennifer A. Schwesig
Thad W. Simons
Jean Alfred Thomas, MD
Jeff is the former President of the Methionine Business Unit at Novus International, Inc. He is currently consulting on business development in the animal nutrition space.
Brian is a Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor at Alpine Private Capital.
ARLENE MOORE ROSS
Arlene has been a CRNA since 1986 and recently retired from Washington University in St Louis. She has supported MFK for over 2 decades, serving as a co-chair of the Annual Gala and visiting the facility in Cap Haitien.
YVENA LESPERANCE ATKINS
Board Member Since April 2021
Yvena is a Haitian-American strategist and entrepreneur. She is an avid supporter of Meds & Food for Kids locally in Haiti and served as a co-chair for the annual gala.
Board Member Since April 2021
Thomas is the Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Services for Meijer, a grocery supercenter chain located throughout the midwest.
Board Member Since April 2013
Terry is the former Vice President of Market Operations for Europe and Executive Vice President for Global Sales Operations, both with Ralston Purina.
Board Member Since May 2020
Don, a retiree from AT&T, is from a family that ran the Haitian Agricultural Corporation (HACOR) near our factory for 44 years, so he has a keen appreciation of the importance of our work with Haitians and the developing world.
John is past President/CEO of CJ Foods. He is currently President of NQV8 and CEO of Rubicon Scientific. He is past Chairman of Kansas State University Research Foundation; Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship; Mentor and Board Member of Kansas State Entrepreneurship Program. He also has served on the Emmaus University in Haiti Board and is currently serving on the Morris Animal Foundation Board; Pet Food Advisory Board; and past club President of his local Rotary Club.
Board Member Since June 2017
Fredo is the principal at Bel Cleaning Services. Partnership. Service. Inspiration.
Board Member Since August 2019
John is the founder and current president of The Harlan Company, a mid-sized general contracting company based in St Louis, Missouri.
Board Member Since May 2016
Jeffrey is a residential real estate developer and entrepreneur after recently selling his residential general contracting company.
PATRICIA B. WOLFF, MD
Founder & Senior Advisor
Board Member since January 2021
Dr. Wolff founded MFK in 2003, and served as the organization’s Executive Director until 2021. Dr. Wolff is Professor Emerita of Clinical Pediatrics at Washington University. She earned BA and MD degrees from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After a residency at Washington University Medical School, she worked as a pediatrician for 35 years in St. Louis City and was President of Forest Park Pediatrics until the summer of 2011, when she resigned to devote herself full-time to Meds & Food for Kids. Dr. Wolff has been recognized for her service to children with numerous awards, including Humanitarian of the Year Award from the World Affairs Council, NAACP 25 Most Inspiring St. Louisans Award, and the Global Stewardship Award from the St. Louis Peace Corp.