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Our Team

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Board of Directors


Wayne KaufmanWayne has been in the home improvement industry for more than 48 years. He is a Certified Remodeler, credentialed by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and a current board member of Rebuilding Together St Louis, the 1904 World’s Fair Charitable Foundation, the North West (St. Louis) Chamber of Commerce, and former board member of Old Newsboys (St. Louis.) He is also the incumbent chairman of VetNet, the Saint Louis Ambassadors’ Veterans Affairs, and president of The Kaufman Fund. Wayne was also honored as a recipient of the 2015 “Unsung Heroes” Award from the St. Louis Jewish Light. His past contributions to the community include the following former presidencies: the St Louis Remodeling Association, NARI Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Ferguson, Mo, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of St Louis, and past chairman of the Old Newsboys’ Ralph Kaufman Memorial Golf Tournament. Wayne served in the United States Army for 3 years during the Vietnam War. He attained the rank of sergeant in the 25th Infantry Division and was awarded both the Bronze Star Medal and the Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.



Steve RosenblumOwned & operated Jason's Restaurant for over 35 years. Co-Owned The Stage Deli in Plaza Frontenac, a full service New York themed Deli restaurant & two Cheeburger Cheeburger restaurants in New York & Florida. Graduate of Michigan State University Hotel & Restaurant School. Served in the US Army Reserves. Served on the Board of Directors for Missouri Restaurant Association, St Louis. Board member of The Miriam Foundation supporting Children who learn differently for 12 years. Recognized by Matthews-Dickey Boy's Club in 1978 as a Person of The Year. Married for 45 years with two adult children and 6 grandsons.


Jim MarcellinoJim Marcellino is originally from Maryland and a graduate from Towson University (located in Baltimore, Maryland) with a BS - Accounting in 1994.  Has worked for a multiple companies in the accounting field and has been with his current employer (EAN Services LLC) for the past 25+ years.  Has lived in St Louis since 1999.  He served in the US Navy (Active: 1985-89 and Reserves: 1989 – 1998) with his final rank of Chief Petty Officer.


MATT NYBERG, Secretary

Matt Nyberg

Matt Nyberg has been involved in the home modernization industry for over 35 years. He was born and raised in St. Louis. He and his family currently reside in High Ridge Missouri. h

He is a graduate of McClure North. Matt makes it a point to have a positive impact on others by inspiring with ideas to help themselves live to the fullest potential. His interests are physical fitness and Krav Maga. He has been married for over 25 years with one daughter, two black panthers, a golden retriever and you can’t forget Commander the horse



Shelia Schneider, Executive Director

Shelia Schneider

Shelia’s work experience is vast due to her husband being in the Air Force for 20 years. Their travels included living in: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Atwater, California; Great Fall, Montana; and Warrensburg, Missouri. Robert Schneider served as an NCO with Security Forces until his retirement in 2005. Shelia worked at the University of Central Missouri for 23 years before returning to St. Louis. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of The Kaufman Fund, Shelia served as Chair of the Kaufman Fund’s Food for Vets committee while working at St. Patrick Center with the homeless veteran employment program.



Advisory Board

Tom Ackerman, Sports Director KMOX radio

Matthew Andrews, LIUNA Local 42 Veterans Committee President

Stephanie Bahn-Poteet, M1 Bank Marketing & Community Outreach

Jeanette Bax-Kurtz, CPA and Founder - Andern Consulting LLC

Hon. Douglas R. Beach, (USMC Ret.)

Steve Behrends, Owner Video Solutions

Howard Berliner, Retired Shoe Executive

Dennis Cooper, Senior Vice President, The Federal Savings Bank

Joel B. Eisenstein, Attorney, Vietnam Veteran - USMC

Alan Epstein, The Outsource CMO

Al Finkelstein, Retired Human Resource Executive

Arnold Jacobson, D.M.D., General Dentistry

Cindy Oberkirsch, Director - Guest Care Panera Bread

Andy Rimmel, Attorney - Pomerantz Sherman, LLC

Irl Scissors, Principal Gateway Government Relations

Frader M. Smith, Veteran Advocate, Past Commander American Legion Post #397

Howard Van Booven, President CP Charities

Ken Weintraub, Retired Senior Development Officer St. Louis Jewish Federation

Anthony Wallace, Owner - DeepStacks Poker League

Yvonne Wesa, Residential Realtor; Health, Life, & Medicare Insurance Agent

Al Hrabosky, St. Louis Cardinals Player & Broadcaster

Jackie Smith, NFL Hall of Famer

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