Who We Are

Aligned with BJC Hospice since 2001, Friends of Wings funds and mobilizes people around programs and services that support every moment of the hospice journey and celebrate the love that will never end. Programs that are designed to provide moments of normalcy and joy, nurture healing, preserve memories and connect people with others sharing a similar experience – an experience that for most will be the most challenging of their lives. By making these programs possible, Friends of Wings is privileged to have positively impacted the journey for thousands of individuals across the St. Louis region.

Our Mission

We strive to honor and celebrate the lives of BJC Hospice patients and the people who love them through the support of programs intended to create and capture moments that matter.

Our Vision

We will work tirelessly to grow, expand and sustain programs and services that promote positive moments for hospice patients and hopeful futures for the lives they touch.


Our Boards

  • St. Louis Board

    Debi Blanchard
    Kassandra Braidwood
    Christy Cole
    Christy Cooke
    Jodi Flesner
    Annie Fusz
    Molly Gray
    Christi Johanningmeyer
    Ryann Kittner
    Colie Kluesner
    Aisling Leonard
    Lindsay Marsden
    Ali Martin
    Amy McGuire
    Katie Nichol
    Dede Nigh
    Julie Peters
    Julie Redmond
    Betty Spitzfaden
    Joan Thompson
    Melissa Urkevich
    Laura Williams
    Asha Zimmerman

  • Illinois Board

    Maryanne Barkley
    Barb Bryant
    Brenda Eardley
    Martha Morse
    Lisa Port
    Dawn Waymire
    Nancy Wilson

  • Young Professionals Board

    Kristina Bunyard
    Sophie Critchfield-Jain
    Kim Douglas
    Joe Graff
    Kelly Grote
    Laura Hiller
    Ben Patton
    Mike Peckham
    Hannah Price
    Chris Ruck
    Taylor Sedano
    Sarah Weider

    Youth Board
    High Schools Represented

    CBC
    Chaminade
    Cor Jesu
    John Burroughs
    MICDS
    Nerinx Hall
    Priory
    St. Joseph’s Academy
    St. Louis University High
    Ursuline Academy
    Villa Duschesne
    Visitation Academy

  • BJC

    Barbara Westland
    Executive Director BJC Hospice/Friends of Wings

    Alicia Allen
    Donor Events Coordinator/Friends of Wings

    Marianne Meyer
    Database Analyst/Friends of Wings

    Dan Rothery
    President BJC Home Care & Community Services

    Patrick White MD
    Chief Medical Officer BJC Hospice