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Lewis C. Chartock, Ph.D., President / Chief Executive Officer

Lewis Chartock, President/Chief Executive Officer of MERS Goodwill, has over 40 years of experience in the social service arena. He was granted his Ph.D. in Social Work from Bryn Mawr in 1974, and has held positions as a Professor of social work at Yeshiva University, Director of the Wiener Educational Center, Executive Director of Community Services with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies in New York, CEO of the Lexington Center for the Deaf, Executive Vice President of the Jewish Center for Aged in St. Louis, and President of Metropolitan Employment and Rehabilitation Service (MERS) since 1994. He remains as President/CEO of the new organization formed when MERS merged with Missouri Goodwill Industries in August of 2001.

Dr. Chartock also serves the community through volunteer work on the Mayor’s Commission on Youth and Families, the Mildred Simon Foundation steering committee and the Executive Directors Council of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services. Dr. Chartock is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Light and serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Maryville University .

Executive Staff:

David Kutchback, Assistant CEO, Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer
Dawayne Barnett, Chief Financial Officer
Mark Arens, Executive Vice President, Chief of Program Services
Mark Kahrs, Executive Vice President, Retail Services

Senior Staff:

DeAnn Briggs, Vice President, Program Services
Beth Brown, Asst. Vice President, Program Services
Jeff Cartnal, Vice President, Program Development
Elizabeth Drennan, Asst. Vice President, Program Services
Colin Kricensky, Vice President, Contracts
Rebecca Polwort, Vice President, Retail
Kristy Lance, Senior Vice President, Retail
Kevin Shaw, Vice President, Retail
Hilary Wagner, Vice President, Program Services
Marvin Washington, Vice President, Contracts
Philesa White, Vice President, Human Resources
Esther Williams, Asst. Vice President, Program Services

Board Officers:

Christopher Tabourne, Chairperson
Darryl Jones, 1st Vice Chairperson
Jay Summerville, 2nd Vice Chairperson
Michael Iskiwitch, Treasurer
Barry Ginsburg, Assistant Treasurer
Louis Loebner, Secretary
James Mosqueda, Assistant Secretary


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