St. Vincent Home for Children Welcomes Latosha Fowlkes as Executive Director

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Executive Director, Latosha Fowlkes

ST. VINCENT WELCOMES LATOSHA FOWLKES AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The St. Vincent Home for Children Board of Trustees announced that it has hired Latosha Fowlkes as the organization’s Executive Director. Fowlkes will officially join the agency on June 22, 2020. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker and native of the bi-state region, Fowlkes has more than 15-years of experience working with area nonprofits and helping at-risk youth and families in crisis.

St. Vincent helps youth facing significant life challenges through therapeutic supports that enable them to improve their lives, their families, and the community. The agency offers individual and group therapy services, including one-on-one and family counseling, temporary shelter and transitional living support, early outreach and intervention programs, and substance use education. As Executive Director, Mrs. Fowlkes will oversee all program operations, agency partnerships and collaborations, capacity building, and fundraising initiatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome Latosha to our team,” said Tiffany Charles, St. Vincent Home for Children Board of Trustees Chair. “Her years of experience, proven leadership, clinical expertise, and understanding of the needs of our clients are qualities we value as we grow the scope and impact of our mission. We know she will lead St. Vincent with passion and dedication.”

Fowlkes comes to St. Vincent from Epworth Children and Family Services, where she served as Vice President of Older Youth and Supportive Services. Prior to that, Mrs. Fowlkes was Executive Director at Good Samaritan House of Granite City, and Director of Social Services at Guardian Angel Settlement Association. She received a Master of Social Work from Illinois State University, is a Certified HUD Housing Compliance Manager, and previously served as Co-Chair of both the Madison County Continuum of Care for the Homeless and the Madison County St. Louis Area Regional Commission on Homelessness (SLARCH) Program.

“I am honored to join the dedicated staff, supporters, and volunteers at St. Vincent,” said Fowlkes. “There is a deep, rich history and unwavering dedication to helping youth in need that goes back more than 170 years. I am excited to become a part of that tradition and continue this critical mission.”

Interim Executive Director, Yvonne Sparks

Fowlkes is replacing Dr. Carla-Monroe Posey, who led the agency for nearly six years before retiring in April 2020. Yvonne Sparks, MPA, MA, has served as Interim Executive Director at St. Vincent during the transition period. Mrs. Sparks is a Partner with EMD Consulting and has more than 20-years of experience as a nonprofit CEO. Prior to joining EMD she served as Assistant Vice President Community Development and Director of Community Reinvestment Initiatives at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact Becky Reichardt, Grants and Communications Manager, at 314-717-5738 or breichardt@saintvincenthome.org.

ABOUT ST. VINCENT

Founded in 1850, St., Vincent provides high-quality, professional treatment and residential services designed to meet the changing needs of hundreds of struggling children and families, at no charge, each year. St. Vincent is a safe and caring community where youth receive positive life-changing opportunities that build character, self-respect, and life skills to reach their highest potential. For more information about the programs and services of St. Vincent Home for Children, call 314-261-6011.

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