Our Board

McGowan Foundation of St. Louis Board of Directors Roster

Glenn McGowan, President
711 Old Ballas Rd. Ste. 203
St. Louis, Missouri 63141
Phone: (314) 299-7458
Affiliations: Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice , Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Member of the Missouri Society for Clinical
Social Workers

Byron Thornton, PhD
2116 Sidney St.
St. Louis, MO 63104

Karen Banks, MA
PO Box 32828
Olivette, MO 63132
314-569-9990 ofc
314-605-1317 cell
Karen Banks is a therapist for an agency that works with many homeless shelters and other non-profits to provide counseling to their residents. She loves helping young adults and children to use their time in a shelter for positive changes and growth. She also does some presentations and public speaking about mental health issues.

Karen is a graduate from the University of Missouri St. Louis, M.Ed. Community Counseling program.
Study Abroad Academic Scholarships, South Africa, 2011 on two separate occasions.
National Honor Society, Honorary Member, 2011-2012
2009 SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the YearWho’s Who in Black St. Louis 2009, & 2010.

Jim Caruso
3668 S Geyer Rd Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63127
(314) 518-2613

Jim graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a BS in Business with an emphasis in finance. Has been a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones for the past 15+ years. Achieved the CFP® designation in 2012 after a year-long study program and passing the CFP® Certification Exam.

Past members

Peggy J. Keilholz
­Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with Clayton Counseling. ­Associates in St. Louis, Missouri. Academy of Certified Social Workers, Certified ­Substance Abuse Counselor II, Certified Advanced Substance Abuse Counselor.

Nathan Daly
3733 Lindell Blvd Apt 14f
St.Louis Mo 63108
Affiliations: Student at Saint Louis University, expected graduation of Fall 2015, with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Formally the coach of Quincy united, boy’s U-12 soccer club team, in Quincy Illinois. Currently employed as an office manager at Midwest Institute for Addiction. Former soccer player, member of the Quincy Tennis Association, and United States Triathlon Association.

Mark D. Sarich, Secretary/Treasurer
1908 Utah Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118
Phone: (314) 773-6769
sarich_ m@hotmail.com
Affiliations: Private instructor and performance coach in piano, organ, strings, and voice.
Instructor for various music/performance courses at Washington University, Forest Park
Community College, Meramec Community College, and LEMP Neighborhood Arts
Center, all within the St. Louis metropolitan area. American Composers Forum,
Association of String Teachers of America, The Serbian Orthodox Choirs of America

B.I. Rall, EdS
5261 Paulian Place
#1 West
St. Louis, MO 63113
Phone:(314) 482-8449
Blondel Rall graduated from Harris-Stowe State University and received a BS in Education
with a specialization in middle school education. She earned an MS in Educational
Administration and an intermediary degree as an Educational specialist in the Educational
Leadership Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Blondel is an educator in the
Normandy School District and is Adjunct Faculty in History at Harris-Stowe State