Board of Directors

Independence Center is governed by a Board of Directors, the members of which are drawn from a diverse cross-section of the community. A seasoned executive staff carries out the day-to-day management. Additional support is also provided by the Board of Visitors – distinguished community leaders interested in the field of mental illness.

Board of Directors



Ian Watkins

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Senior VP & Chief HR Officer

Vice President

Margaret Schramm

The Private Client Group
US Bank
Private Banker


Matthew Doyle



Sara Yang Bosco

Emerson Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel


Brittny Adams

Independence Center Member

Chyna Bowen

Regional Director
Network for Teaching

Cassandra Burries

Independence Center Member

Maggie Friedhoff

Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor

Carmen Fronczak

Friendship Village Senior Services Chief Strategy Officer & Executive Director

Kristy Hess

Enterprise Bank & Trust Senior Vice President - Relationship Manager Team Lead

Jeffrey M. Hunter

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Senior Director, Global Real Estate & Facilities

Jeff Jensen

Husch-Blackwell Partner

Fiju Job

Kennelwood Pet Resorts Chief Development Officer

Dr. Sean Joe

Washington University in St. Louis, Brown School Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development

Jay Link

Unigroup Assistant Controller

Lynn Lupo

Independence Center Member

Kiel Peregrin

Bethesda Health Group Senior Vice President - Operations

Ted Pienkos

Centene Corporation Vice President, Specialty Accounting

Shirley Repta

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Executive Director for
Inpatient Psychiatry

Kim Rodriguez

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
Assistant VP, Business
Rental Administration

Jeremy Romo

St. Louis County Police Department Watch Commander, West County Precinct

Daniel Rothery

BJC Home Care and Community Services President

Matt Slater

St. Louis Cardinals
Director of Player

DeAndra Smith

Independence Center Member

Karl Wilson

Mental Health Professional Retired

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