CharacterPlus Board

Executive Committee

Veronica F. McDonnell

Board Chair

Registered Dietitian, Private Practice  

Founder, Friends of CharacterPlus

Eric Fencl, J.D.

Vice Chair / Development Chair

Chief Administration Officer


Marvin Anderson



Bank of America US Trust

William "Chip" Schafer III

Marketing Chair

Former President

Lion Forge Labs (R)

Linda McKay

Programming Chair

Co-Founder & Former E.D.


Jacqueline French, J.D.

Engagement Chair

Senior Director Insurance, Litigation & Claims

Ameren Services

Tim Fagan

Finance Chair


Ernst & Young LLP

Board of Directors

David Alexander 

Co-Founder & Marketing Director

Social Origin, llc

Marvin Berkowitz, Ph.D.

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of

Character Education / Thomas Jefferson Scholar

Maureen Clancy-May, Ph.D.

MO Dept. of Elementary and

Secondary Education

Melinda Bier, Ph.D.

University of Missouri - St. Louis

Co-Director The Center for Character & Citizenship

Robert Fasoldt

Director of Ticket Sales and Services

St. Louis Cardinals

Lynn Lowrance, Ph.D.

School Counselor (R)S

Community Volunteer

Lorenzo Boyd

Managing Director, Public Finance


Jennifer McDonnell

Community Volunteer

Scripps College Board Director

Princeton University Alumni Council

Linda Matkowski


Champaign, IL Unit 4 Schools

Mary Kullman, J.D.

SVP, Chief Administrative Officer at The Laclede Group (R)

 Community Volunteer

Andrea Harpring

Director of Engagement and Learning

Nine Network of Public Media

Pamela Howlett, J.D.

Senior Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory, Public & Government Affairs


Joanne Soudah

Educator (R)

University City School Board

Peggy Barnhart 

Commissioner St. Louis County Board of Elections

Keith Marty, Ph.D.


Parkway School District

Stephen "Steve" Seele, J.D.

CoBoeing Military Aircraft Chief Counsel (retired)

Lindsay Conley


Director BKD

Scott Thoma

Principal, Client Needs Research, Edward Jones

Barb Wilkinson

Community Volunteer

ATT/SBC VP (retired)

Roxanna Mechem, Ed.S. 

Assistant Superintendent Maplewood Richmond Heights School District

Judson Duncan



Tyler Dunaway

SVP Private Client Advisor 

Bank of America

Chris Curtis

Owner, Midwest Graduation Products