Caring Solutions Leadership

Who We Are

Caring Solutions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers and employees who have made a commitment to unique, innovative and customized service for people with disabilities. Caring Solutions was incorporated in 2001 and remains registered in IRS records under its original name, Services by Design, Inc. but has been doing business as (dba) Caring Solutions soon after we began. Our Employer Identification Number is 03-0374478.

Caring Solutions’ leadership provides compassionate, individualized care services for people with developmental disabilities in the Greater St. Louis area. Caring Solutions has both a volunteer governing board and an advisory council, providing exceptional leadership and professional perspective.

The majority of our funding comes from the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) Purchase of Service and Medicaid Waiver contracts through those with developmental disabilities and families who choose Caring Solutions to provide services. Other funding comes from foundations, organizations, businesses and caring donors like you.

Madi HawnFounder

Executive Staff

Shannan FrenchExecutive Director
Elbony AgnewProgram Director
Phillip AkridgeAssistant Executive Director
Dorothy BussHuman Resources Director
Nicole DeleskiSenior Program Director
Beth RohrQuality Solutions Director
Sally Troutman BoydDirector of Development
Ramona WilliamsAccounting Director

Board of Directors

Sarah Zimmerman McGough, Esq., President
Husch Blackwell

Greg Beasley, Vice President
State Farm

Mike Mertens, Treasurer
Byrne & Jones Construction

Joyce Eisel, PhD., Secretary
Harris Stowe State University

Joseph Ilges, Esq., Past President
Laiderman Law Firm

Donald Buckner
The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Pearson Buell
Retired, Citi

DeAnna Cottrell
Enterprise Holdings

Amy Davis, M.D.
Crossing Back to Health

John Hutchens
Retired, MC Industrial

Colleen Lawler
Coldwell Banker

Rick Nagle
OnSite Technology Support of St. Louis


Advisory Council

Pris Bass Timmerberg
Justen Beasley
Angelia Bunch
Trudy Busch Valentine
Dale Chamberlain
Michael Corry
Cherie Dobbs
Angela Dorn
Rene Duckworth
Tom Earll
Judy Faires
Mark Felten
Jeanne Gladden
Kirby Gould
David Hotle
David P. Hyatt
Richard Kendrick
Tom Kraatz
Nan Kulkarni
Jack Lawler
Zac Loraine
Brenda Meyer
Mark Palmer
Ted Ruzicka
Darlene Skaggs
Tom Tenhula
Todd Watts
Dennis Woldum
Jim Zimmerman
Mallory Zoia

Our Vision

To see people with disabilities achieve their highest potential!

Our Mission

Caring Solutions designs and provides services to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families, giving them the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.

Our Values







Interested in joining the Caring Solutions Board of Directors? Please click on the button below and fill out an application.