Staff & Board of Directors


KEEN St Louis is a volunteer-run, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization led by an executive director and governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents, volunteers, business people and community leaders. The board directs KEEN’s operations, charts its direction, spearheads fundraising events, and ensures that KEEN stays focused on its core mission. KEEN St. Louis is an LLC, and, together with its sister affiliates, falls under the umbrella of KEEN USA.



Elizabeth Novak
Program Manager

Elizabeth, most importantly, is mom to Wyatt, a long time KEEN athlete who participates in KEEN sports, swim, and music. Wyatt's enthusiasm for KEEN has compelled her to become more involved with the organization and she hopes to bring a parent's perspective to future KEEN programs. Elizabeth, her husband AJ, and Wyatt live in Crestwood.

Kelly Cornwell Steinkamp
Program Advisor

A native of St. Louis, Kelly moved to California for college.  She stayed there and built an extensive career in advertising in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She was also an active community leader for each of the schools her kids attended.  When she returned to St. Louis in 2011 she had a strong interest in non-profit, specifically working... more...


Kristen Kremer

Kristen started as a volunteer for KEEN St. Louis in 2008 and served as KEEN St. Louis' Volunteer and Program Manager from 2009-2018. A St. Louis native, Kristen has a master's and PhD in social work from Saint Louis University. She is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Kansas State University.

Max Cannon

Max joined the KEEN St. Louis Board of Directors in 2023 as part of the local re-launch effort where he could utilize his passions for sports and the St. Louis community. Max began his career as an investment banker working on mergers & acquisitions in the energy industry and is currently a private equity professional focused on middle-... more...
Joe DuBois

Joe began volunteering with KEEN St. Louis in 2019. He works as a consultant for Guidehouse doing process improvement for Public Sector clients. He is a Saint Louis University alumni, with a concentration in Economics and French. He is also currently working on his MBA at University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is excited to help the... more...
Kathryn and Craig Anzilotti
KEEN Athlete and Parent Representatives

Kathryn and Craig began participating in KEEN in 2019 when Kathryn became an athlete and Craig began driving her to KEEN events! This is just the spirit they hope to bring to the board. Kathryn will use her voice to represent KEEN participants and Craig will support her in that role. Kathryn is a Sophomore at Clayton High School and was... more...
Kira Nolen
Kira began her relationship with KEEN when she started hosting workouts at Burn Boot Camp in 2019 for KEEN athletes. She is currently the Master Trainer for Burn Boot Camp St Louis and is excited to help relaunch and expand KEEN here in the greater STL area. She moved here with her family in 2017 from Northern New Mexico and... more...
Sarina Tekwani Phatak

Sarina began volunteering with KEEN in 2015 and has served on the Board of Directors. Sarina is a St. Louis native, who completed her Bachelors in Biology and Medical Doctorate at University of Missouri in Kansas City, 6-year BA/MD program followed by combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at St. Louis University and Cardinal ... more...
Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer’s affiliation with KEEN St. Louis began ten years ago, volunteering with her now-adult daughter for KEEN Swim and continuing her engagement in KEEN Sports with her now college-aged son. Possessing a tremendous admiration for KEEN St. Louis’ mission and a desire to perpetuate and grow its impact in St. Louis, she joins the Board of... more...