Meet The Board

Contact us! 

Email: academyshermanpark@gmail.com 

Facebook: @academyshermanpark

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President:

Catherine Smith-Morgan

Bio to come! For more info, please reach out to rhondavjones@gmail.com.

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Second Vice President:

Larry Powell

Larry has been living in the ASP Neighborhood for approximately 11 years and has served six years in the Marines. After being discharged, he worked for the St. Louis Fire Dept. for 30 years and presently serves as a member of the board of Directors of St. Louis Fire and Community Credit Union. His desire is for this community to become a more livable community devoid of the wanton disrespect of another’s property and a reduction crime.

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Board Member:

Dell Breeland

Dell Breeland has been a loyal and dedicated board member since 2014. She brings her 20 years experience as President of McRee Town Neighborhood Association  and 2 year term as  Vice President of The Garden District Commission, which redeveloped and revitalized McRee Town in So. St. Louis, 2004-2007.  Dell assisted her neighborhood in the development of 120 new homes in what's now known as Botanical Heights.  Dell is a community activist who keeps her boots on the ground. She currently chairs the ASPN Youth Council and the Grant Committee. 

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Board Member:

Rhonda Jones

Rhonda Jones and her family have lived in Academy since the 1950's. Rhonda purchased her home from her Aunt in 2001 and immediately joined and worked with her block unit #430.  She subsequently joined the Association and attended regular monthly meetings at Maple Temple Church.  Rhonda was Appointed to the Board in 2018 and is currently Chair of the Communication Social Media Committee and Chair of the Housing Planning and Development Committee.  A full time Realtor with Keller Williams Realty and 2020 University of Missouri's Chancellor Program, National Leadership Academy Graduate with a passion for the neighborhood and it's people, she is always looking for ways to connect and resources to better our community. 

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Board Member:

Sherri Bailey

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Board Member:

Janice Moore

Janice is a proud 17 year resident of the Academy Sherman Park neighborhood, having raise her children and grandchildren in the neighborhood. She retired from the Boeing/McDonnell Douglas Company, after 32 years of service. Prior to 1989, Janice was a 911 dispatcher for the City of Creve Coeur and Pagedale. It is her honor to serve the neighborhood in this capacity.

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Board Member 

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Vice President:

John Watson

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Secretary & Treasurer:

Irene Soll

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Board Member:

Gwen Cogshell

Gwen and her family have lived in the 26th ward for over 60 years and own 4 homes in the neighborhood. Her goal for the community is to create a safe place, where you would want to raise your family. But what's more important to her is that all people, no matter what race, have the same opportunities to succeed.

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Board Member:

Guy Slay

Guy Slay is the founder and principal of Mangrove LLC, a pioneer in restoring many high-impact historic buildings in the City of St. Louis, creating dozens of residential units and vibrant commercial spaces. Over the last 21 years, Guy has worked alongside community partners to develop and execute a vision of neighborhood rebirth that was grounded in inclusivity and diversity, with a focus on maintaining a mixed-income community.

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Board Member:

Teasha Books

Teasha Brooks is a development and program evaluation professional who has spent more than a decade working with non-profits and foundations helping them to develop measurable outcomes, track relevant data and secure funding to perform their work in the community. Teasha believes in the holistic treatment of individuals, addressing issues of the mind and body. 

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Board Member 

Bio to come! For more info, please reach out to rhondavjones@gmail.com.

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Board Member 

Bio to come! For more info, please reach out to rhondavjones@gmail.com.