CHI Board members 2009
Board of Directors
Children's Hope is honored to have the following members on our Board of Directors:
Michael Wild, President—St. Louis, MO
Vice President of Business Development for Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Responsibilities include all aspects of marketing and sales for an international corporation with approximately $2 billion in annual revenue. Since 1988 experience marketing, client contact, proposals, and presentation preparation
Fred Christen, Treasurer —St. Louis, MO
President/Owner of Hallmark Stone Co. since 1999
MBA in Business Administration, 10 years of experience as Director of Operations for May Department Stores
William F. Winter, —Glen Carbon, IL
Budget Director Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Since 1995 experience developing annual fee review and standardized financial forecasts. Prior - Special Assistant to Budget Director assisting in preparation, monitoring, analysis and reporting of operating budget.
Keith Williams—Atlanta, GA
Sr. Public Health Advisor at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Masters degree in Public Administration—Since 1990 worked for CDC and the Public Health Department, has served on various public and state committees concerned with Community Health
Matthew C. McIntee—Chicago, IL
Crown Golf Senior Vice President Properties & Operations
BA in History, over 20 years experience in the golf industry
Peter Castiglione—Tempe, AZ
Retired March 2008
BS in Business, over 31 years experience in intra-company customer service, planning, purchasing, manufacturing, information technology, application development and new system implementation and support. Former California Director of Children’s Hope International 1999-2008
Effective February 21, 2008 Michael Wild and Bill Winter renewed their term, Keith began his term on November 1, 2006, Fred Christen began his term on October 30, 2007, Matthew McIntee and Pete Castiglione began their term on March 10, 2008. All terms are for 3 years.
Ex Officio Members:
Dwyatt C. Gantt—St. Louis, MO
Founder and Executive Director Children's Hope International
Masters degree in education - Since 1992 Executive Director of Children's Hope International, 10 years prior experience as Executive Director of University Language Services, Tulsa, OK – Beijing, China
Melody Wen Zhang—Chesterfield, MO
Associate Director Children's Hope International
Masters degree in Social Work - Since 1992 Associate Director of Children's Hope International, 4 years as reporter/editor in Beijing, Director of Children's Hope International Foundation in China.