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'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 volunteer at our swim and sports programs, a member of our Junior Leadership Board, and successfully... more...
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
Kansas State University

Kristen Kremer 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 Cannon 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... more...
Joe DuBois

Joe DuBois (Treasurer) 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 Chicago Booth. He is excited to help the KEEN STL... more...