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.



Jane Mower
Executive Director

Jane Mower joined KEEN St. Louis as Executive Director in October 2018.  She will oversee all operational aspects of the organization including programs, volunteer engagement, financial strength, community awareness and brand management.  With a background in sales and most recently servings as Director of Operations for the Today and Tomorrow... more...
Elizabeth Novak
Program Manager

Elizabeth, most importantly, is mom to Wyatt, a long time KEEN athlete who participates in KEEN's sports, swim and music programs. 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 events and programs.

Elizabeth, her husband, AJ, and... more...
Kaitlyn Woodard
Program Coordinator

Kaitlyn Woodard, our former KEEN intern, has been promoted to KEEN Program Coordinator.  Kaitlyn will be helping facilitate programs and communications with athletes and volunteers. Prior to becoming a KEEN intern, Kaitlyn was an active... more...


Julie Soffner
Chief Executive, Today and Tomorrow Educational Foundation

Julie Scott Soffner has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for KEEN St. Louis since 2019, following four years as Executive Director and passionate volunteer. Julie's background in corporate and non-profit management, with specializations in organizational development, talent management and sales/customer service excellence, will... more...