Our Team

Our team takes a personal approach, working with each individual — whether it be a caregiver, a service provider or self-advocate — to identify programs in their community that best meet their interests and support needs. Our staff takes pride in acquainting themselves with the various programs and events available in the greater St. Louis area.

Administration

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Susan Fleming

Executive Director

Susan has been with us for almost 30 years and has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Because she loves being active in a variety of recreation activities herself, she can’t imagine that others would not have the same opportunity. Susan has been an advocate for “recreation for all” and works to promote a community that is welcoming to everyone. Susan enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her amazing dog Cape. Her hobbies include sailing, boating, fishing, golfing, long walks, being on the water and being in nature.

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Vicky Kunderer

Admin. Assistant

Vicky has been with us for almost 30 years and has over 40 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities in non-profit sectors. She enjoys traveling, gardening, crafting and the great outdoors.

Regional Program Directors

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Peggy Welker

St. Louis County Coordinator

Peggy has been with us since February 2017 and has worked in the social services field since 2007 when her daughter, who has autism, entered kindergarten. Her daughter is now preparing to transition from high school to a fulfilling adult life. Peggy enjoys interacting with individuals with disabilities, parents and support professionals to help match participants with recreation and leisure activities according to their interests and needs. She believes everyone has something unique to contribute to their community. Peggy enjoys a variety of recreational activities including biking, hiking, photography, scrapbooking, painting, reading and making cards.

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Mindy Davis

St. Louis City Coordinator

Mindy came here unconventionally. Most of her career was spent as an aerospace engineer, designing fighter jets and solving structural engineering problems. After discovering that her first child was on the autism spectrum, Mindy left engineering to spend her days working with her daughter. Her evenings were spent tirelessly researching autism and ways to help make her daughter’s life better and more fulfilling. This led to many years working with the Parent Training and Information Center for Missouri (MPACT) and several years of volunteer advocacy work with Missouri families. Mindy is thrilled to be working with the Recreation Council team to help connect children and adults with developmental disabilities in St. Louis City with the leisure and recreation programs of their choice. She enjoys travelling and exploring new places with her family, cycling, animals and all the wonderful arts that St. Louis has to offer.

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Carol Callahan

St. Charles County Coordinator

Carol has been with us since 2005. She has worked in the field of recreation for people with disabilities for over 30 years and holds degrees in Therapeutic Recreation and Secondary Education. Her service to people of all ages with mental health, cognitive, hearing and physical disabilities is driven by the belief that everyone deserves a life full of choices and possibilities. Carol enjoys the outdoors, camping in the national parks, hiking, skiing, craft activities, teaching in the youth program at her church and volunteering for Scouts. She lives in the St. Charles area with her husband and adult son.

Our Staff Doing Their Favorite Rec Activities

Board of Directors

  • Katie Banister (President)
  • Linda Baker
  • Rich Manning
  • Janine Roe (Past President)
  • Gordon Rea
  • Latrisa A. Morgan
  • Stephanie Warder-Williams
  • Stephen Skaggs
  • Jocelyn Diehl (Secretary/Treasurer)
  • Aimee Toy