Board of Directors

2015-2016 Board Officers

Board President Angie Fink, CPA – The Boeing Company
Angie joined the Board in July 2010 as a member of the Finance Committee and the Treasurer.  She became Board President in January 2012.  Angie is a CPA with the Boeing Company and works in the Financial Compliance Group.  She is also a certified internal auditor and holds a degree in business administration and accounting from the University of Missouri.  She obtained her MBA from Butler University in Indianapolis (go Bulldogs).  Angie and her husband, Ken, have three dogs that Angie trains in agility.  The oldest is a nationally ranked agility champion and the youngest has attended many classes at Support Dogs.  Angie loves to cook and she and Ken enjoy traveling.

Board Vice President Danette Davis – Attorney – Dentons
Dani joined the Board in January 2011.  She is a member of the Board Governance Committee and the Facilities Committee.  Dani is an attorney at Dentons, where she is a member of the Real Estate practice.  She represents owners, developers, lenders, landlords, and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions, as well as other corporate and contractual matters.  Her practice includes development and construction law and related finance and commercial lending.  Dani obtained a BS in Business Finance at Truman State University and her JD from St. Louis University.  Dani and her husband, Josh, have one son (Fletcher) and one dog (a Hound named Ella).

Board Treasurer Jason Ellis, CPA  – Director of Finance and Accounting – Juggle, LLC
Jason joined the Board in January 2012 as a member of the Finance Committee.  He became Board Treasurer in April 2012.  Jason is the Controller at Juggle, LLC, a portfolio of internet-based start-up companies.  He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accountancy from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  Jason is a lifelong dog enthusiast and an avid hockey player.  He and his wife, Kristen, enjoy playing golf and attending college football games.  Jason’s father, James, is currently raising a black Labrador, Stormy, through SDI’s Volunteer Puppy Raising Program.

 

Emily Barlean – Marketing and Communications Manager – Moneta Group Investment Advisors, LLC

Emily Barlean joined the Support Dogs Board of Directors in July 2015.  As a marketer and communicator, Emily works to ensure the firm looks its best at all times and strategically share the good news about Moneta Group’s exceptional service and accomplishments. She hopes this experience and expertise will serve SDI well as they continue to grow and serve the community.

Emily received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with a minor in Marketing, from Concordia University-Nebraska and her Master’s in Communications Management from Webster University.

Outside of the office, Emily is an active member of the St. Louis community serving on a United Way Allocation Panel and giving back through her involvement with Moneta Group’s Charitable Foundation. She is passionate about mental wellness, education for children, increasing understanding of generational differences, and equal rights for women.

 

Cynthia Baumann – Human Resources Manager – Thompson Coburn LLP

Cindy joined the Board of SDI in 2013.  Cindy is currently the Human Resources Manager for Thompson Coburn, LLP and has more than 10 years of human resources experience with 8 of those years in leadership positions. Cindy holds a Master’s degree from Webster University. Besides spending time with family and friends, Cindy enjoys teaching as an adjunct professor at Central Methodist University.

 

Wayne Boillat – DVM, Veterinary Group of Chesterfield

Dr. Boillat attended the University of Missouri Columbia, receiving a BS agriculture in 1987 and his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1990. He is currently a partner and Chief Medical Officer at the Veterinary Group of Chesterfield.  Although he loves all aspects of his career, his specific interests in his profession include surgery, reproduction, and sports medicine.

Dr. Boillat grew up in west St. Louis County and currently resides in Wildwood.  His wife, Lisa, is a veterinary technician at Midwest veterinary Referral Center in Chesterfield.  Dr. Boillat has two children – Rachel, a junior at Missouri University of Science and Technology studying engineering and Kyle, a junior at Eureka High School with plans to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology to study engineering.

Dr. Boillat has been involved with Support Dogs for many years, assisting with various veterinary matters.  He joined the Board of Directors in 2014 and is currently the Chair for the Acquisition and Breeding Committee.

He is a lover of Golden retrievers, having trained them and competed with them in agility, obedience, tracking, and hunt work.  When he is not practicing medicine, he attends St. Louis Blues hockey games, as well as participating in various outdoor activities and horticulture.

 

Mark L. Brandt – Senior Director, Supply Services – Ameren Corporation

Mark Brandt leads the Supply Services organization which provides Supply Chain, Real Estate, and Building Services support for the Ameren companies.  Before taking on his current position in October 2012, he led the Supply Chain Organization which provides sourcing, procurement, inventory management, warehousing, logistics, and supplier diversity services.

During his leadership in Supply Chain he led the Source-to-Settle initiative that streamlined the end-to-end procurement process and delivered $35M+ in savings from reduced costs of goods & services as well as process improvements. Mark was also an initial member of the Ameren Strategic Sourcing initiative where he conducted sourcing events for fleet, facilities, and telecom related categories of spend.

Prior to joining the supply chain group in 2004, he spent 20 years in Ameren’s Information Technology group where he led systems design/support, M&A integration efforts, Y2K, and several other significant corporate system implementations. During this time, Mark strived to implement business solutions focused on meeting business segment needs, providing process improvements, and driving overall corporate value through the utilization of technology.

Mark has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management with a Minor in Information Systems from Maryville University in St. Louis, MO. He is an Executive Board member of the Electric Utility Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance, a board member of the Utility Supply Management Alliance, a board member of the St. Louis University John Cook School of Business Supply Chain Institute, and is President of the Waterloo IL Community Fire Protection District.

 

Tim DeFosset – Risk and Compliance Manager – Protiviti

Tim joined the Board in July 2015. Tim is a Manager in Protiviti’s Risk & Compliance practice focusing in the financial services industry. He has worked primarily on Internal Audit, Regulatory Risk, and Operational Risk engagements with client experiences in national and global financial institutions. Prior to Protiviti, Tim worked in internal audit for Stifel Financial Corporation and Reinsurance Group of America. Tim obtained his BS in Business Administration/Finance and his MBA from Saint Louis University – Go Billikens! Tim and his wife, Lauren, enjoy going to concerts, travelling and wine and they have two dogs: a Swissy named Rammer and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Earl.

 

Christina Green, CMA – CFO, Cortex Innovation Community

Christina joined the board in July 2011 as a member of the Finance Committee and the Strategy committee. Christina has over 25 years of experience as a corporate business and finance executive. She currently serves as the CFO, of Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis, which is home to a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district integrated into St. Louis’ historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast residential neighborhoods. Cortex is committed to providing state-of-the art biomedical science and technology research in a dynamic urban district. Prior to this, she worked at Monsanto for over 20 years in various roles including the following; Operations and Strategy Lead in Integrated Farming Systems, Finance Lead for the Asia Pacific region residing in Singapore, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Lead, and US Commercial Finance Lead for the Chemical Business. Christina is a CMA and also has a MBA from the Executive program at Washington University. Her undergraduate degree is in Accountancy from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Christina and her two teenage children, Alex and Grace and their two dogs reside in Webster Groves. Christina enjoys talking the dogs for walks, reading the latest best sellers and doing do-it-yourself projects around the house.

 

Dan Herren – Partner – Herren, Dare & Streett

Dan joined the Board in July, 2015. He practices corporate and real estate law at the firm Herren, Dare & Streett in Kirkwood. Dan received a business degree with majors in accounting and finance, and also a law degree, from the University of Iowa. Previously, he was an attorney at the law firm of Armstrong, Teasdale and in-house counsel at Wetterau Incorporated. Dan lives in Kirkwood with his wife, Lise, and two questionably-trained golden retrievers, Cooper and Willy (who Dan calls “Willie McGee” after his all-time favorite Cardinal, much to the chagrin of Lise). With some luck Willy will graduate from puppydom and enroll in the TOUCH program. Dan enjoys golf, basketball, motorcycles, Guinness, Cardinal baseball and spending time with Lise, Cooper and Willy at their cabin in Minnesota.

 

Scot Seabaugh – Shareholder – Polsinelli Shughart, PC

Scot first joined the Board in October 2003 and served through June 2010.  He rejoined the Board in July 2011.  Scot has served as Board President from July 2005 through June 2010, Board Vice President from January 2005 through June 2005, and was on the Finance Committee from January 2005 through June 2010.  He is currently a member of the Development Committee, the Membership Subcommittee to the Development Committee, and the Board Nominating Committee.Scot and his wife, Rene, served as co-chairs for the Tacky Ball in 2011 and 2012.  Scot, Rene, and Scot’s daughter, Katy, helped raise and train Mini, Roscoe, and Pearl through the Volunteer Puppy Raising Program.  Scot is a shareholder at the law firm of Polsinelli Shugart PC and is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice Group in its Financial Services Department.  Scot holds a business degree with a major in Banking and Finance from the University of Missouri – Columbia and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.  Scot and Rene are the proud owners of Will Turner (“Turner”), a beautiful and extraordinarily well-trained (though they had nothing to do with that) black Labrador who unfortunately had to be released from the service dog program for health issues.  Turner serves as a canine alarm clock, waking Scot and Rene daily to remind them breakfast is the most important meal of the day and endears himself to everyone he meets.