Meet The Team
Board Chair and Director of Development
Ann Helmsing Wittman
Ann is a proud graduate of Visitation Academy and St. Louis University. Her passion for helping the needy stems from the Live Jesus motto at Viz as well as the Jesuit teachings of service from SLU. Ann met her first Afghan immigrant family in November of 2021 and fell in love with them. The needs of this family were significant. She navigated through the challenges of helping get this family setup for success in America and continued to help dozens more families in need of her help. She recruited many of her friends to help. Ann spent a decade in corporate America as a Management Consultant for Deloitte and Touche and an IT Auditor for Abbott Labs. For the past 15 years Ann has focused on raising her 3 boys, Bobby, Ben and Brady with her husband, Frank. Ann lives in Ellisville, MO. Ann has many ideas on how to streamline the process of setting up immigrants for success in St. Louis.
Delia is our Volunteer Coordinator- She is passionate about advocating for the newcomers in St. Louis and believes whole-heartedly that the human spirit needs the gift of presence and acceptance. Delia loves organization and finding solutions (sometimes elusive).
Delia recently left the world of employment and dove headfirst into full-time volunteerism. Delia spent the majority of her years working in Marketing, Sales and Customer Service for high-profile, high-stakes clients. She much prefers the meaningful “work” in which she is currently engaged.
Delia and her husband, Mike, are life-long St. Louisans – and proud parents of five (mostly grown) children.
Colleen O'Neill Rohm
A native St. Louisan, Colleen O’Neill Rohm is founder of COR Instinct, LLC a marketing and real estate firm. Cumulatively, Colleen has spent over 25 years in the retail industry mastering all facets of the business including marketing, public relations, real estate, management, and construction management working for Saint Louis Galleria, Pace Properties, Dillard’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Taubman Company and City Foundry St. Louis. Colleen is a graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy and SLU which she credits both institutions for her strong foundation in serving others. Colleen has been involved with several nonprofits including: Food Outreach, HavenHouse St. Louis, Mental Health Association, Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, St. Joseph Academy Alumnae Association, Missouri History Museum, Duo Dogs, Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and Circus Flora. Colleen lives in Webster Groves with her husband and her three stepchildren and her three dogs.
Donor Relations Manager
Katie Reinlein Schwaneke
Katie was raised and currently lives in St. Louis with her husband Jeff and 3 kids. She attended high school at St. Joseph's Academy and graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Post college she worked for Special School District in St. Louis and as a pharmaceutical representative for Eli Lilly in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas. Katie has maintained a passion for helping people in need. She has served as a Jr. Board Member for Boys Hope Girls Hope, and on the boards of the St. Louis Area Diaper Bank and St. Louis Children’s Choir. She has volunteered for numerous organizations and food banks across the St. Louis Area. She gladly joined Ann’s mission of helping with the Afghan resettlement in January of 2022.