Leadership

Administrative Offices

Kelly Wetzler

Executive Director
Kelly Wetzler serves as Executive Director. Prior to joining Boniface Foundation, Ms. Wetzler held several roles at St. Anthony’s Medical Center including Interim CEO and Senior Vice President. Prior to joining St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Ms. Wetzler was employed by Viasystems Group, Inc., a global manufacturer of electronic components and a Hicks Muse private equity portfolio company. She served as Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Risk Management. Her responsibilities included initial evaluation of acquisitions, due diligence, acquisition financing, security offerings, private placements and special projects. Additionally, her responsibilities included investor and lender relations, as well as overseeing internal audit.

Laura Burian

Associate
Laura Burian serves as Associate. Ms. Burian provides managerial and administrative support as well as leads the evaluation and coordination of grants. Prior to joining Boniface Foundation, Ms. Burian was employed by St. Anthony’s Medical Center working directly for the Chairman and CEO. Prior to joining St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Ms. Burian was employed by Viasystems Group, Inc. where she worked directly for the CEO.

Board of Directors

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Winthrop Reed, III

President and Chairman of the Board
Winthrop B. Reed, III is a Member at Lewis Rice, specializing in Antitrust, Health Care, Information Technology, Class Action, Franchise Law and Commercial Litigation. Mr. Reed provides a significant amount of pro bono legal work to the Saint Louis Zoo and to Coat-A- Kid, Inc., a not-for- profit organization that provides coats, hats and mittens to the underprivileged in the St. Louis area. Mr. Reed serves on the board of St. Anthony’s Medical Center and the St. Louis Community Foundation.
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James Powers

Treasurer
James Powers joined Dent Wizard as their Chief Financial Officer in July, 2018.  Prior to his time at Dent Wizard, Mr. Powers served as Chief Executive Officer at Spectrum Foam Solutions.  Mr. Powers serves on the board of St. Anthony’s Medical Center and United Way.
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Daniel Bippen

Secretary
Daniel Bippen serves as President at Kuna Meat Company, Inc. and serves as Corporate Secretary and Director of UniPro Foodservice, Inc. Mr. Bippen is an active member of the business community. He serves on the board of St. Anthony’s Medical Center, Midwest Bankcentre Advisory Board and St. Louis AAA Blues Hockey.

P. Anthony Novelly

Member
P. Anthony (Tony) Novelly is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Apex Oil, Inc. Mr. Novelly controls companies involved in nearly all aspects of the petroleum industry. Mr. Novelly is also involved heavily in the development of commercial and residential real estate. He developed and owns several commercial office buildings in St. Louis. Mr. Novelly serves on the board of directors of numerous publicly held companies and non-profits, as well as St. Anthony’s Medical Center and Horatio Alger Association.
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