Meet our Team

Julie Schupp

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 20+ years
Busy With: Disabilities Commission, Vice-Chair
Chamber of Commerce, member
Woodcrest Chapel, band vocals
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
VIC (Volunteer in Corrections)
Passion: Julie has a passion for helping others succeed. It’s what makes her such a valuable member of our team.
Fun: For fun, Julie enjoys hanging out with friends and family.

John Allen Jr.

Executive Director
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 18 years
Busy With: Family, Coaching, RTD Ministries
Passion: Being a husband/father/friend, Helping others find their own passions, Learing how to learn, Leading
Fun: Sports (Cubs and Eagles), Sports, Sports
Christina Holt LPN

Christina Holt RN

Nursing Coordinator
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 17+ years
Busy With: Christina keeps herself busy as a parent and as an RN. It's a lot to tackle, but she is up to the task.
Passion: Christina is most passionate about her family, which is what makes her such a loving mother.
Fun: Riding ATVs

Charles Parrish

Development Director
Direct: 573-544-0533
Experience: 5 + years
Busy With: Charles supports the corporate side of BSL, which includes financials, human resources, training, technology, systems support, process development, and more.
Passion: Empowering those who are otherwise disenfranchised within society.
Fun: Volunteering, bike riding, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Melinda Gollaher

Melinda Gollaher

Finance Manager
Direct: 636-649-0688
Experience: 10+ years
Busy With: Launching 2 sons into adulthood keeps Melinda busy on a daily basis. Even as they grow up, they still need their mom. Melinda is always happy to help them out.
Passion: Work hard. Play hard – that’s Melinda’s mantra. She sticks to it, always helping the team while at work and knowing when it’s time to blow off a little bit of steam.
Fun: Float trips

Leah Stein

Quality Assuarance Lead
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 30+ years
Busy With: Kids, grandkids, Church and Music.
Passion: Leah is passionate about helping staff learn skills to provide quality care to individuals, helping individuals transition from high school to all phases of adult life. She also currently serves as the Music Director at an area church
Fun: Leah loves going to movies, theater, concerns, trivia contests and escape rooms!

Heather Dunn

Professional Manager
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 13 years
Busy With: Being a sports mom to 3 highly active kids and enjoying time in nature
Passion: Heather is highly passionate about her family and friends. She strives to have a positive impact on individuals encountered in her professional career, as well as her personal life
Fun: Heather enjoys being outside: hiking, kayaking, riding ATVs, boating, off-roading, bonfires, and adventuring to new places

Lisa Attruia

Professional Manager - Evenings
Direct: 573-819-2944
Experience: 12 years
Busy With: You can see Lisa in the evenings supporting individuals and staff as she visits each home to ensure quality on an administrative level. Lisa is a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed. She advocates for those who do not have a voice, and will go the extra mile to provide comfort and resolution for anyone needing support.
Passion: Lisa is inspired daily by her family and fur-family
Fun: In her free time, Lisa likes to swim, explore, and watch Marvel movies. She finds gratification in volunteering her grooming services for homeless dogs to give them a chance for a forever home.

Ashley Kimble

House Manager
Direct: 573-819-4017
Experience: 13 years
Busy With: Married life, taking care of my animals, and spending time with family.
Passion: Advocating for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. My best friend who is more like my sister has had some intellectual issues since she was born and just seeing all that she had to go through in the 15-years we have been friends has made me do what I do today. Most individuals I have worked with don’t have anyone to speak up for them. I enjoy being that voice. Not everyday in this field is fun and can be definitely be challenging, but being able to watch individual you work with accomplish goals or make strides towards their goals is an amazing feeling. To know I had a part in that is the most rewarding part.
Fun: Hanging out with friends and family in my spare time. Listen to music, crafting, and being outdoors. I love to travel and explore new places as well.

Gail Bogeart

House Manager
Direct: 573-825-2335
Experience: 8 years
Busy With: Gail is busy helping raise two of her grandchildren, and ensuring our consumers live ordinary lives as much as possible
Passion: Family means everything to Gail. She loves her job, and helping others
Fun: Playing with her grandchildren, and swimming

Jessica Helling

House Manager
Direct: 573-228-1017
Experience: 15+ years
Busy With: Jessica has 2 boys whom keep her busy running between baseball and football practices. Her niece and nephews keep her busy as well along with her deaf American Bull dog who loves to dig holes.
Passion: Being the best mother she can be while becoming a BETTER version of HERSELF.
Fun: essica loves the sun, gardening, shooting ranges, beaches, watching sunrises/sunsets, horse riding, and baseball tournament weekends with her sons, along with spending time with family.

Kristen Hutson

House Manager
Direct: (573) 514-7662
Experience: 8 years
Busy With: Family, Managing two ISL homes
Passion: Kristen is very passionate about her family and friends. She is also very passionate about being a mother and working with all our individuals, and helping them succeed in life
Fun: Float trips, hanging out with friends and family, road trips, bonfires

Rachel President

Scheduling Coordinator
Direct: 573-514-7662 Ext. 102
Experience: 9-years with direct care, 15+ years in management
Busy With: Ensuring our individuals staffing needs are being met.

Sheina Bell

Human Resources Specialist
Experience: 20+ years
Busy With: My little granddaughter takes up most of my free time.
Passion: Spending every moment with my family and making the most out of life. Helping others to take life day-by-day, to just follow God’s plan.
Fun: Road trips, to get in the car and go, with no plan or destination. That’s where the fun lies, to see what you never expected.

Erica Steinbeck

Professional Manager
Busy With: Family, work, and doing specialty modeling with a private company.
Passion: I am passionate about the individual that I serve and being a mom. I am a devoted advocate and active in spreading awareness of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on different platforms.
Fun: For fun I enjoy anything that has to do with make-up, writing, and cooking – “name your dish and I will cook it for you”.

Bonita Mitchell

House Manager
Experience: 8-years
Busy With: Faith, Family, Education, and community service.
Passion: Child Advocacy, Social Justice, Mental Health Awareness, Domestic Violence Awareness.
Fun: Swimming, Road Trips, and Family Events.

Megan Mullenix

House Manager