EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

Julia Adami, MS, LPC

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Adami was named CEO in July of 2023. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She has held leadership roles in nonprofit, government, and private sectors.

Angie sliepen

Chief Operating Officer

Angie has worked in Healthcare and Human Services for over 20 years, primarily in healthcare management. She has additional experience in behavioral medicine with adults, adolescents and pre-adolescents. Angie became Chief Operating Officer in October of 2022.

Sherry Gerke

Chief Development Officer

Ms. Gerke joined ECH as CDO in 2017. She began her career working with nonprofits at the YMCA of Greater St. Louis. She later became Chief Development Officer for two local foundations. Ms. Gerke received her M.A. in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix and a B.S.W. from Missouri State University.

Irene Alberro

Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Alberro is a results-driven and resilient administrator with three decades of experience in healthcare systems. She contributes to team success through advanced skills in developing and executing plans that drive efficiencies and reduce costs while maintaining best practices and quality customer service. 

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Lynn Durbin
Kansas City Steppingstone Director

Amy Hanson
Director of Family Connections

Kim Handlang
Residential Services Director

Shelley Moore
Performance Improvement Director

Jene Tillis
Campus Operations Director

Lesia Wells
Director of Human Resources

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shari Smith
President

E. David Viehmann
Vice President

Paul G. Flynn
Treasurer

Stephen R. Schroeder
Assistant Treasurer

Dennis B. Mertz
Secretary

 

DIRECTORS

Regina Berwin

Jeremy Fettig

William Gamewell

Gerhard K. Glassl

Gail Saxton

Susan Shelton

Lucille Smith

Selena Vaughn

Annie L. Williams

David R. Frensley, Esq.
Board Member Emeritus

Agency Contact Information 

ST. LOUIS CAMPUS

ECH Every Child’s Hope
8240 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114
(314) 427-3755

COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS

11814 Borman Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 427-3832

KANSAS CITY CAMPUS

Steppingstone
5100 Noland Road
Kansas City, MO 64133
(816) 356-0187

JEFFERSON CITY

1026 Northeast Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 635-9194

DEXTER

508 One Mile Road
Dexter, MO 63841
(573) 312-8482