Paraquad’s Board of Directors guide the agency and ensure that we provide high-quality, leading-edge programs and services to people with disabilities and their families. A minimum of 51 percent (51%) of our Board are people with disabilities who serve as role models for participants in our programs.

Please complete the Board of Directors Application if you’re interested in serving as a board member or as a volunteer on a board committee.


Emily Schumacher (Chairperson of the Board)
Senior First Vice President
Wells Fargo Advisors/First Clearing

Eric Willis (Vice Chairperson)
Sr. Director of HR

John E. Butler (Treasurer)

Elton Thomas (Secretary)
Production Supervisor
LHB Industries

Dave Pruessner (Community Champions Program Leader)
Diverse Client Segments VP
Wells Fargo Advisors

Board Members

Dr. Michael Bavlsik
Medical Director – Barnes Jewish Extended Care
Doctor – Washington University School of Medicine Grant Medical Clinic

Joe Bayer Jr.
First Integrity Mortgage

Mark Dwyer
The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis

Gabriella Garbero
Law Student, Blogger
“The Girl Who Sits”

AJ Jacobson
Vice President of Risk Management
Reinsurance Group of America

JoAnn Lam
Community Advocate and Organizer

Vicki LaRose
Civil Design, Inc.

Jason Sengheiser
Associate Circuit Judge
22nd Judicial Circuit Court

Tracy Spivey
Wells Fargo Advisors

Michelle L. Wieneke
Vice President/Trust Advisor
Regions Bank