Board of Directors


Cassidy_Flynn.jpgCassidy Flynn, Chair of External Relations

Assoc. Director of Development, Leadership Giving | University of Missouri-St. Louis

Cassidy is a proud graduate of the B.F.A. Acting program at Missouri State University. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Development of Leadership Giving at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In this role, Cassidy manages the university's leadership giving program through identification, qualification, solicitation, and ongoing cultivation and stewardship of leadership giving donors through the Pierre Laclede Society, a society which recognizes donors whose annual contributions equal or exceed $1,000. Cassidy is also a professional actor and has worked with regional theaters including The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Metro Theater Company, The New Jewish Theatre, SATE Ensemble Theatre, Mustard Seed Theatre, Theatre Nuevo, Max & Louie Productions, Equally Represented Artists, YoungLiars, The Midnight Company, West End Players Guild, Civic Arts Company, and more. 

Jess_Gouldthorpe.jpgJess Longueville, Chair of Internal Relations 

Program Manager of Grants | Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Jess is a graduate of Spring Hill College with a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts and Business Administration. She currently serves as the Program Manager of Grants at the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC). In her role at RAC, she manages the Program Support grant program with a budget of $800K which supports arts and culture projects and programs that increase the access and participation in arts and culture in St. Louis City and County. Jess brings 8+ years of experience and success in the nonprofit sector with a diverse background in social services, arts administration and community initiatives. She has a passion for intentional and effective work and is dedicated to achieving policies and practices that ensure an economically thriving, creative, equitable and safe St. Louis community. She also considers herself an organizational guru, avid runner, volunteer, book-worm and multi-disciplined artist.

Cassidy_Flynn.jpgAbby Brandon, Membership Liaison

Community Relations Coordinator | St. Louis Area Foodbank

Abby is a graduate of Saint Louis University with a degree in Business Administration and International Business. She has five years of experience working in the nonprofit sector in fundraising and event management, and currently serves as the Community Relations Coordinator at the St. Louis Area Foodbank. In this role, she manages Foodbank fundraising events, third party fundraisers, cause marketing campaigns, and works with the Foodbank's Young Professionals Board. She loves St. Louis and is passionate about serving her community. In her spare time, she volunteers with Bilingual International Assistant Services as a citizenship tutor and has spent several years preparing older adults to pass their US citizenship exams.

Cassidy_Flynn.jpgMichelle Boyer, Programming Lead

Marketing Communications Specialist | National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Michelle graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Print and Internet Journalism and a minor in Spanish. After graduating, I spent time working for a local event planner here in St. Louis before moving to the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul in June of 2014. I started at SVdP as the Communications Administrative Associate and was recently promoted to Marketing Communications Specialist. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization that works to help those in need. I manage the National Council's social media accounts, produce and publish the Society's weekly e-newsletter, develop promotional items, assist in the production of a television show for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), handle media inquiries and work with the Marketing and Communications Director on a variety of other projects for the Society.

Jess_Gouldthorpe.jpgBomi Park, Community Relations Liaison

Assistant Project Manager | World Trade Center St. Louis & The St. Louis Mosaic Project

Bomi is an Assistant Project Manager at the World Trade Center St. Louis and the St. Louis Mosaic Project, and she works hard to create an environment that is welcoming and inclusive to foreign-born people in the St. Louis area. Bomi loves to find ways to bring people together. In her spare time, she volunteers as the Area Representative for an exchange student program and helps foreign students and their host families have a great cultural exchanging experience. Volunteering at a local nonprofit organization that provides employment to people experiencing homelessness is one of her ways to give back to the community.

Joe_Fetter.jpgErin Wood, Secretary

Communications Manager | Gateway Greening

Professional background: By day I am the Communications Manager at Gateway Greening, working to improve regional and national social awareness of their programs while building mutually beneficial community relationships to support ongoing operations. It's a job that I love and a mission I can get behind. By night, I work as a freelance writer and social media marketer, helping my small business clients craft winning messages, blogs, and strategies.