our staff


Jean Bardwell

Director of Finance

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Jean Bardwell is part of the team at St. Louis Altenheim as the Director of Finance. Jean has been with the Altenheim since October 2018. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Saint Louis University and her Graduate Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix. Jean loves the work she does, the people she works with, and the residents that she is devoted to serve.

Jean and her husband are blessed with three active and talented children; one at the University of Iowa, one at Collinsville High School, and one at Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Her spare time is spent as a school board member at Good Shepherd Lutheran School and many hours volunteering her time at schools and sporting events. Jean loves basketball, softball, camping, music, and believe it or not, trains.


Ralph Pace

Dining and Hospitality Director

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Ralph was born and raised in the heart of South City. He began working at the St. Louis Altenheim almost 25 years ago and is an expert at planning meals for the residents and ensuring that the dietary restrictions for each resident are met at every meal. Ralph enjoys catering special events for the residents and watching the joy on their faces.

Ralph is very active spending time with his two children and keeping up with their busy activities. Ralph is part of a large family and enjoys spending time with each and every one of them. Ralph’s hobbies include traveling, cooking, and home projects such as woodworking and landscaping.


Ruth Jennings

Director of Life Enrichment

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Ruth has been the Director of Activities at the St. Louis Altenheim for over 24 years. What she likes best about her job is the flexibility of providing programs and activities of interest to our variety of residents and encouraging them to discover a first. A few of her favorite activities for the residents include cake decorating, going to an outdoor band concert, going on a pontoon boat ride at Trout Lodge, and seeing eagles in Grafton, IL.

In Ruth’s spare time she volunteers for the Senior Olympics and plays water volleyball in the Senior Olympics. She is proud to say that her team won the gold medal for the past 10 years. Ruth loves to spend time with her family and friends. God has blessed Ruth and her husband with 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 9 grandchildren.


Kelly Arnold


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Kelly Arnold has been part of the Altenheim team since September 2018. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare, with most of this being in long term care and rehabilitation. She started in occupational therapy, and went on to be an OTA instructor. Kelly earned an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting and a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration. Kelly maintains a current COTA license in MO, in addition to her Administrator license.

Kelly also has extensive experience in sales and long term care marketing. She gained valuable management experience as the Director of Rehabilitation and as an Administrator. Her impressive background and knowledge has made Kelly a wonderful asset to the Althenheim team as Administrator.


Beli Mehmedovic

Building Operations Director

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Fadil Mehmedovic, also known as Beli, is our Maintenance Director. Beli celebrated his 17th year anniversary at the Altenheim on January 13, 2016! Beli loves being around the residents and getting to know each one, particularly the new ones as they move here!

Beli moved to St. Louis from Bosnia in 1997. He and his wife, Mevlija, have two wonderful young children; daughter Belma, and a son, Senad. Beli loves spending time with his family, in fact this is his favorite thing to do! He is also an avid outdoorsman and loves to hunt and fish.


Lindy Eisenmayer


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Lindy grew up in South St. Louis Hills and attended St. Elizabeth Academy. She is very proud of her two children, Matthew and Michael, and she loves watching and attending sporting events with them. She relocated to Mesa, Arizona for 18 years before returning to the St. Louis area in 2018 and joined the St. Louis Altenheim team as the Receptionist.

She feels very fortunate to have met so many wonderful residents and their families, and everyone feels the same about Lindy. She greets everyone who walks through the doors with a large smile and her contagious laugh and be heard throughout the day. “I truly feel my job is very rewarding.”


Sirisha V. Brosch, MD

Medical Director

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Dr. Sirisha Brosch attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her residency in internal medicine at St. Louis University and served as chief medical resident for internal medicine. She then pursued a fellowship in geriatric medicine at St. Louis University Hospital.

She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. Currently she is employed at St. Anthony's Mercy South where she has been working exclusively in the long-term care setting for the past 5 years. She places an emphasis on post-acute and long term care and enjoys providing care for her elderly population.


Sherry Kramer

Business Office Manager

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As Business Office Manager, Sherry works with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll under the guidance of the Finance Director. She began her career with St. Louis Altenheim on September 16, 2010, and she very much enjoys her work as well working alongside her fellow coworkers.

She wholeheartedly loves the Seniors at the St. Louis Altenheim and has had the privilege to make many special friends over the years. The residents think of her as a friend as well, as many will stop by her office throughout the day simply for a visit and talk.

“It’s a great place to be, and I am honored and blessed to be a part of the team.”

Board of directors


Kate Hatfield

Board President

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Kate Hatfield, RN, MSN, MA, has worked in healthcare for over 25 years and is a longtime CPHQ and a NAHQ volunteer. She currently serves on NAHQ’s Professional Recognition Committee and has been a member of NAHQ’s Journal for Healthcare QualityEditorial Board. She is also a leader in the industry at the local level, having served as President of the Missouri Healthcare Executive Group. Hatfield manages her own firm, Hatfield Consulting, LLC, providing services in clinical effectiveness based in St. Louis, MO.

Kate has been on the Board of Directors at the St. Louis Altenheim since 2007. Before assuming the position of President, Kate served as Vice President, Secretary, Member of Marketing and Strategic Planning Committees and Resource and Chair of Compliance/QAPI.

Kate is married to her husband David, has a son and two bonus daughters. In her free time, Kate likes to read, needlepoint, garden, travel, and take care of Madison and Marley, their two Golden Doodles!


Hermann Eisele


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Hermann Eisele has enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Altenheim since 2007, and is the Treasurer, serving on the Executive Committee and as chairman of the Finance Committee. Hermann is an attorney with his own law firm in Clayton, where he concentrates his practice for over 35 years in estate planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships, elder law, business and real estate law, as well as litigation in those areas.

He is a member of the Missouri Bar, Illinois Bar, the Estate Planning Council of St. Louis, and is Chairman of the Charitable Gift Planning Committee of the Missouri Bar. Hermann is fluent in German and grew up working in his parents’ restaurants, the Bavarian Inn and Eisele’s Black Forest in South St. Louis, through which he became active in the local German American community.

He volunteered on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Vice President of the St. Louis Strassenfest Corporation for over 16 years until 2007, and was a founding member of the German American Heritage Society of St. Louis, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as Vice President from 1990 to 2018. Hermann lives in St. Louis Hills with his wife Carolyn and their three children, Christopher, Kathryn and Madelyn.


Joe Beckerle


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Jim von der heydt

Board Vice-President

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Jeffrey Mishkin


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Wolfgang Volz


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David V. Boudinet


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David Boudinet, has worked and consulted in the healthcare industry including being a Partner with IBM Global Services consulting division. He has also worked for Parallon a subsidiary of HCA as Director of Project Management. In addition, he has worked for other small and large healthcare companies as Professional Services Manager and Project Manager.

David has been on the Altenheim Board since 2015 and serves as Secretary of the Board, on the Executive Committee, and Marketing Committee. He also is on the Board of Christmas in St Louis, and served on St Louis County Parks Foundation Board, Edgewood Children Center (now Great Circle), and Fair Saint Louis Board. He is active in the community with special events.

David is married to Sue. He has two step children. In his free time, David likes to take walks with their chocolate lab, Auggie, as well as travel, volunteer developing events, and reading.


Caroline Minnick


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Gerry DeMaggio

Resident Member

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Anne Keathley


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Anne Keathley currently serves as an active board member of The St. Louis Altenheim, an elegant boutique senior living facility in the historic Carondelet area. She recently joined the Jr. League of St. Louis which is an organization promoting voluntarism and developing the potential of women. Her passion has also been with fundraising for a non-St. Louis based organization; Faith Equestrian located in Guyton, GA. Faith Equestrian is dedicated to assisting those who benefit from therapeutic horseback riding. Prior to 2016 Anne served as Vice President of Algonquin Nurses Homecare division which provided Medicare services. During her 30 + years in the Healthcare industry she also served on the Advisory Board for the Department of Health and Senior Services for three years. Anne Keathley holds a B.S from the University of Kansas.