Doorways Adds to its Board of Directors

Doorways is pleased to welcome new Directors to its Board: John Beatty (BJC HealthCare), Steven Bott, CPA (Ameren), Jim Hinrichs, MD (Anthem), Jay Joern, DDS (South Side Dental Group), Patti Kelley, MSN, RN (SSM Health), Tony Potts (Wells Fargo),Keith Thompson (Stifel Nicolaus), Rev. John Rogers Vien (Mary, Queen of Peace Parish), and Devon Wallace (Community Volunteer). Earlier this month, the Board voted in new leadership: Jay Moore, MD as Chair, Ed Giganti as First Vice Chair, and Rabbi Dale Schreiber as Second Vice Chair.

Doorways is an interfaith non‐profit organization that provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, Doorways’ programs and services annually benefit 1,000 households living with HIV/AIDS in the 15‐county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 underserved counties in outstate Missouri, and another 55 under‐served counties in outstate Illinois.

John Beatty (BJC HealthCare) first became a Doorways supporter in 2009 and joined the monthly giving group, Keystone Society, shortly thereafter investing in the mission and outcomes.

Steven Bott, CPA (Ameren) joined the Board in 2015 after volunteering for the organization’s service group Friends In Deed, a group of young professionals who support Housing, Health, and Hope through volunteer and fundraising projects in a fun, social way. He now serves as Treasurer.

Jim Hinrichs, MD (Anthem) last served on the Board in 2014 but came back in April.

“Doorways has long enjoyed the support and medical expertise needed by the community we serve,” said Doorways president and CEO Opal Jones. “We are pleased to welcome medical professionals to our Board.”

Jay Joern, DDS (South Side Dental Group) last served on the Board in 2013 but came back last year after volunteering on the Development Committee during his board hiatus.

“Thanks to Doorways, individuals and families in our community who are living with HIV/AIDS have access to an affordable place to live and much needed healthcare which allows them to improve their lives and the lives of their loved ones," said Patti Kelley, MSN, RN (SSM Health), of her appointment. "I am honored to be selected to join in their mission.”

Keith Thompson (Stifel Nicolaus) brings more than 20 years investment experience to the Doorways Board and has called St. Louis home since the late 1980s.

Tony Potts (Wells Fargo) joined us this month after searching for a way to serve the HIV community upon his return to St. Louis from Charlotte, NC.

Rev. John Rogers Vien (Mary, Queen of Peace Parish) joined last year at the urging of Father Carl Scheble who was Doorways’ previous Treasurer. Doorways is a recipient of Annual Catholic Appeal support.

Devon Wallace (Community Volunteer) has advocated for clients during his year-long tenure with Doorways as a Director. He’s taken interviews, offered feedback, and written support letters.

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