OUR TEAM

Leadership Team

Deanna Finch

Deanna Finch

Executive Director

Ext. 147 | finchd@united4children.org 

Deanna Finch is the executive director of United 4 Children, which serves more than 34,000 children, families, and childcare providers each year. She leads the nonprofit’s team as they advance their vision to ensure that every child has the foundation to thrive. Before becoming executive director, Deanna worked as the organization’s development officer and event director, and previously served on the nonprofit’s board of directors. Deanna has more than a decade of experience in business development and nonprofit leadership. She regularly contributes to bizjournals.com through the St. Louis Business Journal Leadership Trust and is an alumna of the FOCUS St. Louis Women in Leadership cohort #75. She is passionate about improving the health and well-being for at-risk children and youth across Missouri. 

Stephanie Null

Stephanie Null

Development Director

Stephanie Null has over fifteen years of program management and development experience in the nonprofit sector.  She has consulted nonprofits in establishing their mission, programs, and funding. Prior to working for United 4 Children, she worked for Rung for Women as the Director of Grant Management facilitating new grants, writing proposals, and supporting the administration as well as reporting of grants. She has provided strategic planning facilitation across the state and has served on various advisory councils and boards. She currently serves on Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis’ Board of Directors as the Board Secretary. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, visiting various St. Louis parks, and spending time with friends.

Ext.  | nulls@united4children.org 

 

Amber Donnelly

Amber Donnelly

Deputy Director

Ext. 159 | donnellya@united4children.org

Amber has been active in improving systems that impact children and families in the St. Louis region for more than 25 years. Prior to her work at United 4 Children, Amber worked with ARCHS, St. Louis Public Schools, Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe University, and Scott Air Force Base Child Development Center. A graduate of MIZZOU, Webster University, and SIUE, Amber holds degrees in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Educational Technology, and Early Childhood Education. 
Amber moved to the St. Louis metro area in 1986 when her father was stationed at Scott Air Force Base.  She has lived in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and currently resides in Edwardsville, Illinois with her husband John and daughter Amilia where she volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois as co-leader of her daughter’s girl scout troop and at Willoughby Heritage Farm and Conservation Reserve where she and her family volunteer in the equine and bovine habitats.
Rhonda Lingard

Rhonda Lingard

Operations and Wellbeing Director

Ext. 119 | lingardr@united4children.org 

Rhonda Lingard has over 25 years of progressive professional experience in corporate, non-profit operations, and higher education. Lingard has dedicated her professional pursuits and life’s journey to engaging with community initiatives in the St. Louis region. Prior to joining United 4 Children, Rhonda provided leadership as the operations manager for CASA of St. Louis. She currently serves as an advisory board committee member for Harris-Stowe State University Anheuser-Busch School of Business, and Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s RESPOND Program. Lingard’s engagement with each underscores her passion for education, business excellence, and the well-being of vulnerable individuals within the community.

Rhonda holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Harris-Stowe State University, a Masters in Adult and Higher Education, and a certification in Student Affairs Administration and Leadership both from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lingard is also a Doctoral candidate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis where she is on the cusp of earning her doctorate degree in Educational Practice.  

Coaching Team

Bridgit Gale

Bridgit Gale

Coaching Manager HB

Nikia Brown

Nikia Brown

Coaching Manager (PS)

Lakeisha Jones

Lakeisha Jones

Coaching Specialist

Katelyn Brown

Katelyn Brown

Coaching Specialist

Amy Dickson

Amy Dickson

Coaching Senior Manager

Jennifer Saitz

Jennifer Saitz

Coaching Manager (IT)

Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill

Coaching Specialist

Melissa Casteel

Melissa Casteel

Coaching Specialist

Shyrha Davis

Shyrha Davis

Coaching Specialist

Muzhda Siddiqui

Muzhda Siddiqui

Coaching Specialist

Brittany Mischeaux M.Ed.

Brittany Mischeaux M.Ed.

Coaching Manager (PS-PAQ)

Shanika McGee

Shanika McGee

Coaching Specialist (PAQ)

Duran Harris

Duran Harris

Coaching Manger (Quality Improvement)

Hailey Jackson

Hailey Jackson

Coaching Specialist

Brittney Wilson

Brittney Wilson

Coaching Specialist

Becky Vogel

Becky Vogel

Coaching Specialist Lead

Hailey Jackson

Hailey Jackson

Coaching Specialist

Katherine Effinger

Katherine Effinger

Coaching Specialist

Dana Luster

Dana Luster

Coaching Specialist

Ellen Cadwell

Ellen Cadwell

Coaching Specialist

Mishana Nicole Arnold

Mishana Nicole Arnold

Coaching Specialist

Kelly Ford

Kelly Ford

Coaching Specialist

Michelle Herrera

Michelle Herrera

Coaching Specialist

Early Care Resource & Referral

Krysta Grangeno

Krysta Grangeno

ECERR Senior Manager

Stacey Sartin

Stacey Sartin

Community Leader Coordinator

Rashaan Bush

Rashaan Bush

Community Engagement & Support Manager

Darlene Ross

Darlene Ross

Community Support Specialist

Ebony Conway

Ebony Conway

Community Support Specialist

Gabrielle Loftin

Gabrielle Loftin

Community Support Specialist

Asia McKenzie

Asia McKenzie

Community Support Specialist

Quality Assurance + Data

Amy Dunnegan

Amy Dunnegan

Quality Assurance Sr. Manager

Kelly Hantak

Kelly Hantak

Research and Data Manager

Evaluation Team

Holly Shelby

Holly Shelby

Evaluation Specialist

Barry Gale

Barry Gale

Evaluation Specialist

Kim Dunn

Kim Dunn

Evaluation Specialist Lead

Christine Verduzco

Christine Verduzco

Evaluation Specialist

Anita Stover

Anita Stover

Evaluation Manager

Mary Bernal

Mary Bernal

Evaluation Specialist

Gabie Schuster

Gabie Schuster

Evaluation Specialist

Education Team

Ann Cunningham

Ann Cunningham

Education Manager

Maggie Simpson

Maggie Simpson

Education Specialist Lead

Adrienne Humphries

Adrienne Humphries

Education Specialist

Samantha Dugger

Samantha Dugger

Education Specialist

Angela Clark

Angela Clark

Education Specialist

Inclusion Team

Gail Wulff

Gail Wulff

Inclusion Services Manager

Abby Sites

Abby Sites

Inclusion Services Specialist

Amber Simino

Amber Simino

Inclusion Services Specialist (Lead)

Britt Velasquez

Britt Velasquez

Inclusion Services Specialist

Christine Pogue

Christine Pogue

Inclusion Services Specialist

Meghan Joris

Meghan Joris

Inclusion Services Specialist

Tammy Wilkes

Tammy Wilkes

Inclusion Services Specialist

Nutrition Team

Christy Frazier

Christy Frazier

Nutrition Services Manager

Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Nutrition Services Specialist

Charlotte Barthelemy

Charlotte Barthelemy

Nutrition Services Specialist (Lead)

Rhonda Rubinstein

Rhonda Rubinstein

Nutrition Services Specialist

Operations Team

Tracha McGhee

Tracha McGhee

Office Manager

Development & Marketing Team

Gary Lowder

Gary Lowder

Marketing Specialist

Christina Cathcart

Christina Cathcart

Development Coordinator