Upcoming BOT meetings at STL Veterans Home (or Zoom depending on coronavirus situation), 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
– Monday TBD (Zoom)



Rosemarie has had a very full life, both professionally, and through various volunteer endeavors. While working in her 40 year career at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Corporation she served on the Board of Directors for the Sumner HS Alumni Association as Director and Treasurer, and on the STL Chapter of the Amelia Earhart Society. She volunteered with the Boeing Women In Leadership Society, Women in Aviation International, and the Boeing Black Engineer Association. Rosemarie has also served our veterans through the American Legion Auxiliary (Past National Chaplain; currently serving on the National Future Focus Committee and Budget/Audit Committee Chairman), American Legion Auxiliary St. Louis Veterans Home Representative, St. Louis Convention and Visitors Center Ambassador, and as Chaplain for the St. Louis INTERVETS Committee and the USO at St. Louis Airport. She served her church as Financial Secretary and as Vice Chairman on its Board of Trustees. Both her and husband Joel bring veteran knowledge with them through their volunteer service to the Missouri Veterans Home.


Lon is a retired pharmacist with 21 years of State Governmental Affairs experience. He is married to Cher Lowrey, and together they volunteer at the St. Louis Veterans Home, as well as the USO of Missouri, Meals on Wheels, and CHAMP Assistance Dogs programs. Their dedication to the veterans is evidenced through six years of service at bingo games, Friday happy hours, outdoor extravaganza events, and driving to sporting events and activities. Lon has served on the USO of Missouri Advisory Board, CHAMP Assistance Dogs Board and MO Rx Commission, and is extremely familiar with the responsibilities and processes required to make the STLVHAL operate smoothly.


Marlon has been a seasoned Community Advocate and Organizer in St. Louis, MO since 2003 garnering the trust and appreciation of its citizens by being transparent and solution driven. The events in Ferguson, MO in August of 2014 took his community efforts to the next level, being named the Director of Community Organizing with the Urban League of St. Louis to facilitate their ground campaign to bring healing and dialogue to the region. His compassion for people inspires him to thrive in the area of connecting services and resources to those that need them while exposing others to ways in becoming more engaged in the joys of giving back. Marlon is currently a Healthcare Marketer where he not only provides aid to those that are experiencing health challenges, but has transformed his role to also accommodate grassroots community engagement supporting neighborhood groups both financially and through volunteer hours.


George is a retired vocational agriculture teacher with over 30 years of experience. He served as an officer in the US Army assigned in Republic of South Vietnam (1969-70) as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander with the rank of First Lieutenant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Air Medal, and Service Medals for his service in Vietnam. Since 1993 he has served in leadership positions at the local, state, and national level to include: Chair, Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations (MAVO); Post and District Commander, VFW; and Chapter and State President, and Vice Chair, National Agent Orange Committee ,Vietnam Veterans of America. He has held many more additional Officer and Chairman positions while advocating for veterans and veterans legislation. He will continue to support the veterans at the St. Louis Veterans Home as he has for the past 25 years.


Don brings a wealth of military and Veteran service to the table. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Air Force and served 4 years during the Korean conflict. Upon release from active duty he became employed by McDonnell Aircraft Company, working on several programs in the logistic field, primarily with the “F-4 Phantom II” series aircraft. While at MAC, Don worked with all three branches of our military as well as the foreign countries of England, Germany, Japan and Israel. He retired after 32 years as manager of airframe logistic requirements for the “AV-8B” Harrier. Don has been a proud member of the Florissant Valley Memorial American Legion Post 444 for 45 years, and has held several offices in the post, including 13 years as finance officer, a member of the Honor Guard team for the past 19 years, and two terms as Post Commander. He is currently the Judge Advocate of the post and Finance Officer of the House Committee. Don has subsequently been awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership. He also presently serves as the Asst. Judge Advocate of the 10th District, American Legion, Dept. of MO.


Cher retired in October 2013 after 13 years with Citizen Watch Company. She has an educational background in early childhood development, and a sales background in airline industry, pharmaceuticals, and retail. Cher is a big lover of animals and people. She enjoys seeing the work of her therapy dogs and the impact they have made over the years to residents in different facilities all over the St. Louis metro area. Cher, with her husband Lon, and the dogs, have volunteered with hospice patients and residents too. She is a lifelong believer in giving back through volunteer work including Meals on Wheels of North County for 26 years, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, USO of Missouri, CHAMP Assistance Dogs Inc., and the St. Louis Missouri Veterans Home. She is very grateful for our Veterans in the home and our active and retired military. Cher’s motto: Creating those thousand points of light.


Susan received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri St. Louis, and her Masters degree in Education from Lindenwood University. She parlayed this education into a 31 year career and retired from the Fort Zumwalt School District in 2004. Susan still enjoys snow skiing and spending time with her grandchildren. She has immersed herself in service with various Elks programs for both veterans and children, Cardinals’ Care, projects sponsored by Missouri Retired Teachers organization, and the veterans at our MVH. As a member of the Elks, it is their pledge to be there for Veterans. One of her most prized possessions is the Missouri Veterans Female Volunteer award she received in 2012. She was raised by two veterans, and has a great admiration for those who have served. Her subsequent service to, and experience with, the veterans at MVH, and willingness to serve on the BOT, demonstrate her desire to “give back” and help those in need of assistance. Susan has been married to her husband, Ken, for 25 years, and they both enjoy volunteering at MVH.


Bill has over 35 years of diverse experience in financial service and management, which includes financial analysis and administration, and corporate and community leadership. He most recently served as the Interim CEO for the Annie Malone Children and Family Services St. Louis, MO, responsible for the organization’s daily activities, and all business of the Agency. Here he interacted with multiple media sources, negotiated contract extensions, and opened up seven new funding opportunities. As President and CEO of an equity management firm servicing public and corporate pension funds, he was responsible for leading the day-to-day operations, and served as Chief Investment Officer for $150 million in Large and Small Cap Equity assets. He is very competent with compliance and regulatory issues including Securities and Exchange Commission examinations. Bill has made a career in financial management by serving as a financial consultant, investment banker, and senior marketing analyst for a Fortune 500 investment company. He supports his local community by serving on five different Boards.