Mark J. Guyol, MBA
President & CEO
Prior to joining to the Roman Catholic Foundation, Mark gained 28 years of business and leadership experience at St. Louis-based Ronnoco Coffee Company, most recently serving as Vice President.
Mark has been active in his parish and Catholic organizations in the Archdiocese of St. Louis for over 20 years. He served as General Chair of the Annual Catholic Appeal in 2005 and currently serves on the board of Birthright Counseling. He is a past member of the Archdiocese of St. Louis Finance Council, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary Board and the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Foundation Board. He also is a former member of the Immacolata Parish Council.
Washington University in St. Louis – MBA, Finance, 1984
University of Notre Dame – BBA, Finance, 1982
Suann P. Fields, CPA
Director of Finance & Operations
Suann has worked at Catholic organizations in the St. Louis area for more than 20 years, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer of Liguori Publications with the Redemptorist Fathers and Brothers. Prior to that, Suann was Chief Financial Officer with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.
In addition to her work with Catholic organizations, Suann has spent more than 20 years as a volunteer, including serving as a board member and treasurer of the school board at All Saints Academy. She has also served as bookkeeper for the academy. Currently, Suann is active in several initiatives at St. Dominic Parish and Mater Dei Catholic High School.
Suann and her husband have three daughters. The family belongs to St. Dominic Parish in Breese, Illinois.
University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign – BS in Accountancy, 1990
Certified Public Accountant – License, 1990
Michael W. Weisbrod
Gift Planning Officer
Michael brings to the Roman Catholic Foundation more than 35 years of experience in asset management with a focus on charitable and wealth planning. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing for First Bank Wealth Management Group, and prior to that, he worked with U.S. Trust, UMB Trust and U. S. Bank.
Michael has enjoyed nearly 40 years of community involvement, having served as Board President for the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, the St. Louis Planned Giving Council and the Arts and Education Council. He is a board member of the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, St. Louis Cathedral Concerts, St. Louis Planned Giving Council and the International Photography Hall of Fame. Michael lives in the Central West End with his wife and is a parishioner of the Cathedral Basilica, where he chairs the Stewardship Committee and sits on the Finance Committee.
Washington University in Saint Louis – BA, Architecture, 1977
Cannon Trust School – Trust Certification, 1987
Carri L. Brooks, MA
Gift Planning Officer
A native of rural Missouri, Carri moved to St. Louis in 2011 to pursue her higher education goals. Having earned a Master’s degree in English from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, she began her career in the nonprofit world. Carri brings to her role at the Foundation a range of knowledge and experience, most notably in fundraising and communications, having worked as a campaign field director for the Beyond Sunday campaign and in special projects for the Office of Laity and Family Life at the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
Carri is an active volunteer for Concordance Academy of Leadership in St. Louis, where her efforts help advance the mission of reducing reincarceration rates for individuals reentering their communities. Carri lives in Dogtown with her husband and attends St. James the Greater Parish.
University of Missouri-St. Louis – MA, English Literature, 2014
Missouri State University – BA, English Literature, 2011
Stephen Rich, MBA
Steve has nearly 15 years’ experience working for nonprofit organizations, with special focus during that time in the areas of grants, budgeting and resource planning. Originally from Chicago, Steve has been a St. Louis resident for 30 years. He and his wife along with their two children are parishioners at St. Paul Parish in Fenton, where Steve sings in the parish choir and serves as a cantor. He is also an ACTS retreat team member at St. Paul and is very involved in his kids’ schools.
Webster University – MBA, 2016
Simpson College – BFA, Theatre, 2001
Tiffany D. Hunt
Tiffany, an accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in public, private and nonprofit organizations, brings a passion for helping others grow in faith and love of God to her work at the Foundation. She considers herself blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of awarding scholarships and other grants that help sustain the Church.
Tiffany and her husband have two young daughters and belong to St. Francis of Assisi parish, where Tiffany serves as chair of the parish finance committee.
McKendree University – BS, Accounting, 2010
McKendree University – BS, Economics & Finance, 2010
April Y. Esenwah
Prior to joining the Foundation team in 2013, April spent 26 years working for the Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. In her role there, she served as Associate for the Planned Giving Department, giving her extensive experience in administering planned gifts and cultivating donor relationships.
April has a strong background in volunteerism, having served on the Planned Giving and Endowment Council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and the Endowment and Stewardship Committees at her parish, St. James the Greater. Currently, April serves as a board member of the musicians mentoring program, Y’All of New York.
Draughons Business College – AS, Computer Information Systems, 1990
Donor Services Manager
Holly is an expert in process coordination and improvement, which serves her well in her role at the Foundation. As Donor Services Manager, Holly always strives to improve organization and ensure that every donor receives excellent service. Happy to have returned to the Staunton, Illinois area after living for several years in Chicago and Cincinnati, Holly spends her free time gardening and doing outdoor projects. Her favorite aspects of working at the Foundation include being a part of the greater good and the spiritual support that the Foundation team brings.
American Academy of Art – AA, Graphic Design, 1994
Donor Services Representative
Andrea has been a St. Louis resident for 32 years and has spent the past 20 serving religious organizations. Most recently, Andrea worked for the Lutheran Church Extension Fund as a quality assurance specialist. She brings excellent customer service skills and a positive attitude to all that she does at the Foundation. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys volunteering, assisting for many years with a 5K in Cedar Hill, Missouri that raises money for veterans with cancer and visiting nursing homes to spend time with residents who do not have family nearby.
Andrea has been a member of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Affton for 24 years.
Jefferson College – AAS, Business Management, 1989
Donor Services Representative
Amelia recently moved to St. Louis from Memphis, Tennessee, where she obtained a degree in Business Administration. Amelia loves animals and sports and enjoys her work at the Foundation because she is able to assist donors every day and be a part of a team that truly believes in its mission. Amelia lives in Dogtown and attends St. Ambrose Parish.
Christian Brothers University – BS, Business Administration, 2015
The Roman Catholic Foundation builds endowed funds that will support Catholic parishes, schools and ministries throughout the Archdiocese of St. Louis for generations to come.
Roman Catholic Foundation of Eastern Missouri
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Roman Catholic Foundation
12 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119