St. Louis – November 13, 2018 – Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis, a nonprofit organization that empowers children in need to achieve their full academic potential, today announced the appointments of Dean VandeKamp and Karen Loiterstein to its Governing Board.
“We are thrilled to welcome Dean and Karen as the newest members of our team,” said Jim Mather, Board President of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis. “They both bring unique skillsets that will greatly strengthen our Governing Board and help Boys Hope Girls Hope achieve its long-term goals to provide exceptional services to our scholars.”
Karen Loiterstein is the Senior Vice President of Marketing at Enterprise Bank & Trust, where she is responsible for the corporate marketing strategy across all channels. Throughout her career, Loiterstein has held numerous marketing leadership roles across multiple industries, such as FleishmanHillard, Express Scripts and Willis Towers Watson. Prior to her role on Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis’ Governing Board, Loiterstein held positions at B’nai B’rith Youth Organization and the St. Louis Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators. As an avid volunteer for Girls on the Run, she remains passionate about empowering youth to reach their full potential.
Dean VandeKamp is the president and CEO of Vitaligent, a holding company focused on health and wellness. He’s also a General Partner with Cultivation Capital’s life sciences
fund. Dean, a retired Ernst & Young partner, previously served on the Governing Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis from 2012 to 2016.
About Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis
Headquartered in Richmond Heights, Mo., Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. The local program currently serves 17 middle and high school students in residence, 55 scholars in the community- based Hope Prep Academy in the Ferguson-Florissant and Jennings School Districts and 23 collegians.
Founded in St. Louis in 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope has affiliates in 14 other U.S. cities, Mexico and Guatemala. For more information about Boys Hope Girls Hope, including information about how to get involved or donate, visit www.boyshopegirlshopestl.org.