Sister M. Christine Crowder, FSGM
Sister M. Christine serves as the Administrator and the Superior of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George, whose community lives and works at the Home. A native St. Louisan and graduate of Rosati-Kain High School, Sister M. Christine entered the religious community in 1963. Her education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Saint Louis University and a Master’s degree in Spirituality from Notre Dame Institute. She has been a psychiatric nursing supervisor, worked in maternity nursing and provided pastoral care at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Ill. From 1989 to 1996, she served as the Director of Nursing at Mother of Good Counsel Home. We welcomed Sister M. Christine back to the Home in 2014.
Sister Mary Elizabeth Voss, FSGM, RN
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An “Air Force brat,” Sister Mary Elizabeth Voss spent her early years moving from base to base with her family. In 1996, Sister Mary Elizabeth found a permanent home when she entered the community of Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Alton, Ill. She spent four years at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She began her healthcare ministry as a nurse on the medical-surgical floor at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton, Ill. Sister Mary Elizabeth arrived at Mother of Good Counsel Home in 2008 as a nurse, and became Director of Nursing in 2010. A well-deserved recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s 2013 Excellence in Nursing Award, Sister Mary Elizabeth is a passionate advocate and unrelenting champion for the respect of life at all stages. Her tireless efforts on behalf of the residents and her staff ensure a home truly worthy of God’s blessing.
Sister M. Beata, FSGM
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Her keen mind and impressive organizational skills – coupled with enthusiasm and love for Mother of Good Counsel Home – ensure that Sister M. Beata is on everyone’s go-to list when things need to get done. Her Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, Youth Ministry and Sociology from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, attest to her intelligent curiosity and devout sense of social justice in all stages of life.
Sister M. Beata’s responsibilities as Director of Support Services plays a key role in making our Home a place that operates smoothly, efficiently and happily. As she says, “Here at the Home, we seek to foster an atmosphere in which our residents find joy, share smiles and laughter, and know the presence of God in their midst. That is why I treasure working with and for the elderly.” Those who know and work with Sister M. Beata realize quickly that her words are matched by her actions.
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After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at University of Missouri-Columbia and Master’s degree in Business Administration at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Keith Vollmer spent the next 28 years working as a construction accountant in the private sector. In 2012, he sought work that he would find more intrinsically rewarding and spiritually satisfying. He was led to Mother of Good Counsel Home, where his grandmother lived in the 1960s, his aunt in the 1980s, and his father in the late 1990s until his death in 2000. His mother also was a quilter here for decades. After tackling the finances every day, Keith helps paint rooms, trim trees and plant flowers. He is a “handy” and generous man who embodies the Home’s mission of joyful service in all things.
Director of Resident Services
A man who wants to contribute something meaningful to the world through his employment, Eric Deisner comes to Mother of Good Counsel Home with a diverse background. With a bachelor’s degree in French from St. Louis University in 1999, 12 years managerial experience at Thomas Reuters, and a life-long love for cooking and good food, Eric brings a fresh outlook into Resident Services at the Home. His peaceful, humorous and diplomatic personality shines as he eats with residents, answers questions of families and works side by side with the Housekeeping, Dietary, Laundry and Activities staff.
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In 2003, J.D. Ury became a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Mechanically adept, he developed facilities, maintenance and construction skills, and eventually worked to expand his professional responsibilities. His ideal job was realized in 2011 when he began working at Mother of Good Counsel Home. Today, as Director of Engineering, J.D. and his talented crew take responsibility for day-to-day facility operations at the Home. J.D. takes particular pride in overseeing major projects from start to finish. J.D. and his family live onsite to meet the immediate needs of the Home, a personal commitment greatly appreciated by all at the Home.
Ella Wayne, LPN
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A proud alumna of Parkway South High School and devoted Patriot fan, Ella Wayne is equally proud of her 11 years in elder care. After furthering her education at Florissant Valley Community College and University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ella completed her studies, earning her Practical Nursing license at Applied Technology Services in South St. Louis County. She then put her tremendous knowledge, nursing experience and genuine love of the aging to use with a steady climb in duties and accomplishments. Since 2008, Ella has been at Mother of Good Counsel Home, beginning as a Floor Supervisor and now as Assistant Director of Nursing. Her devout faith and Christian witness are put into action every day. Ella, in turn, considers it a blessing and a privilege to work for those placed in her care.
Alicia Douglas, LPN
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Geneka Davis, LPN
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May McPherson, LPN
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In her 40 years of working with the elderly, May McPherson calls her time at Mother of Good Counsel Home the happiest of her nursing career. Her considerable experience in nursing includes supervisory and managerial positions, and her training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Certified Medication Technician (CMT) proved invaluable stepping stones to achieving her Practical Nursing license. One of May’s first initiatives after joining Mother of Good Counsel Home in 2000 was with the creation and implementation of the Focus and Review (FAR) program. At FAR meetings, a personal care plan is developed for each resident; a valuable tool in helping to maintain the highest quality of life for each resident. This program is one which May considers her greatest achievement at the Home. May’s compassionate professionalism embodies the spirit of selfless service, and treasures her work here. “I have a great respect for the wisdom and contributions the elderly we serve have made,” she says, “and we have inherited great blessings from them. I feel this work is part of my ministry in this life.”
Keisha Lyons, LPN
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Keisha Lyons began her career at Mother of Good Counsel Home in 1998 as a young woman in housekeeping and dietary. Inspired by the nursing care she witnessed on a daily basis, she continued her education while working, and completed both an Associate’s degree in Human Services and a Practical Nursing license. Today, Keisha works as the Third Floor Supervisor, where her ready smile, joy-filled energy and quiet leadership reassure residents and their families that care is being given with the utmost love and respect.
Resident Services Supervisors
Sister M. Juliana
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Gloria Stanton, DM
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Gloria Stanton began her career as a Dietary Aide in the late 1960s. Today, she is Dietary Supervisor, overseeing the inner workings of the Home’s kitchen. Throughout her professional life, Gloria has remained in elder care, a role in which she sees herself as “a servant giving service to those in need of my care.” Gloria recognizes the importance of preparing and offering wholesome and nutritious food that residents and the Sisters enjoy eating. Since 2002, Mother of Good Counsel Home’s residents and Sisters have relished the bountiful blessings created by this faith-filled servant and her team.
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Marsha Heine worked 11 years for a non-profit agency and 10 years in the corporate world before discovering deep satisfaction and fulfillment in the earliest days of volunteering at the Home when her mother was a resident. After earning her MBA, Marsha realized that working with people was of far greater value to her than analyzing spreadsheets. The bond with the Home remained even after her mother’s death, and eventually a position for which she was uniquely suited became available. As Activities Supervisor and Focus and Review (FAR) Coordinator, Marsha works directly with the residents and helps develop Individual Care Plans (ICPs). Marsha’s positive attitude and sympathetic ear blend well with her organizational skills and business knowledge to deliver effective services combining compassion and efficiency.
Sister M. Clarita, FSGM
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Sister M. Clarita has been at Mother of Good Counsel Home several times throughout her years as a member of the religious community of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George. Today, she serves as Finance Assistant in the Home’s Accounting Department, providing invaluable assistance and bringing her keen sense of order to the financial operations of the Home. When she is not working with numbers, Sister M. Clarita enjoys putting her talent as a cook to good use. Her vast experience in the kitchen includes six years at the Motherhouse in Alton, Illinois; three years as Vatican Embassy-Cook in Washington, D.C.; and six years as cook for Cardinal Justin Rigali and Cardinal Raymond Burke during their service as Archbishop of St. Louis.
Sister M. Bernard, FSGM
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A native St. Louisan, Sister M. Bernard entered the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in 1964. She spent the next 40 years away from her hometown, working in elementary education for 34 years. She returned to St. Louis and Mother of Good Counsel Home in 2010, and in 2013, began working with Hospice residents and their families. Today, Sister M. Bernard serves in Pastoral Care, assisting residents and staff in a variety of ways. Her spiritual advice and support helps each of us fully live our Catholic faith. Sister M. Bernard visits with the residents daily. She says with profound reverence: “There are so many opportunities to assist our residents in their journey with Our Lord. In turn, I too experience a growth in my relationship with Our Lord through the residents. We receive mutual blessings.”