St. Vincent’s Courtney Graves Saluted as one of NCI’s “30 Leaders in their 30s”

Thirty Outstanding Young Professionals Will Be Celebrated for Making a Difference in the Community

North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association has named this year’s NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Leadership Award honorees. This remarkable group of up-and-coming professionals and volunteers, all of whom are making a significant difference in the North County area, will be recognized at the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties reception on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Christian Hospital’s Atrium in the Paul F. Detrick Building. St. Vincent’s Director of Clinical Services, Courtney Graves, LPC, EdD, was selected as one of the NCI’s honorees.

Dr. Courtney Graves has 14 years progressively more responsible experience in youth services. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology and Master of Arts in Psychology from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida and a bachelors of arts in psychology from Talladega College in Alabama. Dr. Graves is a member of Missouri Foundation for Health’s Leadership Fellows Class Of 2016 – 2017. She also serves on the Boards of the Ferguson Florissant School
District and the Saint Martin’s Child Center. Dr. Graves is the mother of two gifted young men and a member of Delta Sigma Theta and Iota Phi Lambda Sororities, Inc.

“This community’s up and coming business, civic and community leaders are truly making a difference in our community through both their jobs and volunteerism. We are excited to celebrate their contributions to North County,” said Rebecca Zoll, President/CEO of NCI. The public is invited to attend the NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in Their Thirties reception luncheon on October 27th. Reservations are required; the cost is $57.00 per person. More than 300 business, civic and community leaders attend this event each year. To make reservations, sponsor this event and/or purchase ad space in the event program book, contact NCI’s office at (314) 895-6241 or visit for more information.

The 2016 NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in Their Thirties Leadership Award honorees, who will be recognized for their remarkable contributions to their profession and community, are:

  • Kurtis Barks – Complete Auto Body and Repair 
  • Jackie Bode – Christian Hospital Foundation 
  • Martha Burkhardt – Burkhardt Law Firm 
  • Bill Casner – Pattonville School District 
  • Mark Davis, Ed.D. – Jennings School District 
  • Lieutenant Dennis Dehart – Florissant Police Department 
  • Howard Fields – Riverview Gardens School District 
  • Leo Ganahl – Ferguson-Florissant School District 
  • Courtney Graves, Ed.D. – St. Vincent Home for Children 
  • Alana Harmon – Boeing 
  • Victoria Harris – St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley 
  • Brian Hokamp – Christian Hospital 
  • Dr. Adam Howell – Howell Family Chiropractic 
  • Matt Husband – The Husband Agency – State Farm 
  • Erin Krupinski – SSM Health DePaul Hospital 
  • Greg Laposa – St. Louis Regional Chamber 
  • Matt Moellering – Special School District 
  • Patrick Mulcahy – Office of St. Louis County Council 
  • Tavonda Palmer – Ritenour School District 
  • Cordaryl Patrick – St. Louis Economic Development Partnership 
  • Kassandra Pierre – JLL 
  • Kyle Rainbolt – Trinity Church 
  • Molly Rockamann EarthDance
  • Pamela Rose – US Bank 
  • Carmen Rose – Trinity Catholic High School 
  • Pastor Nathan Ruback – Grace Lutheran Chapel & School 
  • Ebonee Shaw – Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 
  • Aaron Tossey – City of Florissant 
  • Kendra Vaughn – Hazelwood School District 
  • Dr. Andrew Wheeler – SSM Health DePaul Hospital 

New concert series at St Vincent Home!

New concert series starting Wednesday, October 12 will feature performances from Brian Owens and The 442s!

A landmark in North County since 1850, St. Vincent Home for Children will begin a new concert series this fall with performances from singer Brian Owens and the eclectic quartet The 442s.

Sponsored by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, The Chapel Concerts at St. Vincent Home for Children are intended to showcase the Home’s historic chapel and to help connect St. Vincent and the surrounding community.

The performers featured in the first two concerts are both well established as favorites of St. Louis audiences. Owens, who was raised in nearby Ferguson, will kick off the series with a performance of classic American soul on Wednesday, October 12, followed by the genre-defying original compositions of The 442s on Wednesday, November 9.

Both concerts will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel at St. Vincent Home for Children, 7401 Florissant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121. Tickets are $10 for general admission. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Because space is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by sending an email to with your name, concert date, and the number of tickets wanted. Payment can be made at the door by cash or check. Free parking is available on St. Vincent’s lot, adjacent to the building.

St. Vincent Home for Children
7401 Florissant Road
St. Louis, MO 63121
Phone: 314-261-6011
Fax: 314-385-1467
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