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We are governed by a local board of directors that provides insight and strategic direction. 

2017 Board Officers

James Wing, Granite City - Chairperson

Kristin Tanzyus, Collinsville - Vice Chairperson

Angie (Braida) Adams, Alton - Secretary

Matt Waters, Alton - Treasurer

2017 Board Members

Dr. Frank C. Bemis, Godfrey

David A. Braasch, RPh, FACHE, Dorsey

Sam Guarino, Edwardsville

John Hopkins, Alton

Jeana Hutchinson, Alton

Anni K. Reinking, Ed.D., Edwardsville

Cindy Smalley, Godfrey

Brett Stawar, Edwardsville

Brenda Walker-McCain, Alton

Emeritus Members

Paul Lauschke, Alton

Mike Lefferson, Alton

Ronald McMullen, Godfrey

Steve Mottaz, Grafton

Mini Robinson, Alton

Edward Ryrie, Alton

Richard Watson, Edwardsville

CEO & President

Chuck Parr, ACSW, Alton