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

Warren J. Winer (Vice-Chairperson of the Board)
Retired Consultant
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Eric Willis (Secretary)
Senior Human Resources Manager, IT
Charter Communications

John E. Butler (Treasurer)

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.

Erin Pell
Corporate Counsel
Enterprise Holdings

Dave Pruessner
Vice President, Human Resource Business Partner
Wells Fargo Advisors

Jason Sengheiser
Associate Circuit Judge
22nd Judicial Circuit Court

Tracy Spivey
Wells Fargo Advisors

Elton Thomas
Production Supervisor
LHB Industries

Michelle L. Wieneke
Vice President/Trust Advisor
Regions Bank