Who We Are

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides direction, strategic planning, financial support, and leadership to ensure the success of the Club’s programs. These ladies and gentlemen are leading executives in the St. Louis area who contribute a wide array of expertise to the organization. In fact, four Board members are former club members themselves. Every Board member helps us to fulfill our mission of enabling youth in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

*Former Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis members

      • Gary E. Slay – Chairman of the Board
      • Slay Industries
      • Andrew P. Blassie* – Board President
      • Bank of O’Fallon
      • Jill Slay Garlich – Board Executive Vice President
      • Slay Industries
      • Joseph T. Ambrose – Board Vice President
      • First Bank
      • John H. Purnell – Board Vice President
      • Retired – Anheuser Busch
      • Brian E. Ulione – Board Vice President
      • Consultants Unlimited
      • Bill Schoenhard – Board Secretary
      • Retired – SSM Health
      • Djuan Coleman* – Board Treasurer
      • BJC HealthCare
      • Member Directors
      • Trent Ball
      • Southeast Missouri State University
      • R. Hank Bellina
      • ARCO Construction
      • Ken Berresheim
      • Global Advantage Trading & Imports
      • James W. Eason
      • Eason Law Firm
      • Edward M. Finkelstein
      • Labor Tribune
      • Anthony E. (Tony) Gordon*
      • Retired – Schnucks
      • Col. Leonard L. Griggs, Jr.
      • Griggs & Associates
      • Charles Karam
      • Business Owner
      • Judith King
      • St. Louis Public Schools
      • Seanna McGough
        Wells Fargo
        Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole
      • St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
      • John R. Peter, MD
      • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
      • Gary J. Prindiville, Sr.
      • Gary J. Prindiville & Associates LLC
      • Margaret J. Walsh
      • Walsh LLC

Honorary Life Directors
Honorable Paul J. Simon

Advisory Council
John Fabick IV
Ray Mungenast
Max Nall
Ann Pace, CSJ
Rick Voytas*
Michael Weisbrod

Executive Director
Robert Puricelli

Young Professional Leadership Committee
Patrick Blassie – President
Anthony Johnson – Treasurer
Michael Blassie – Secretary
Luke Elias
Chris Gordon
JP Johnson
JT Kratochvil
Myles McDonnell
Shaun Roberts
Kayla Slay
Olivia Slay
Russ Uka