Thomas (Tom) Mennerick assumed the position of program officer with St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund (CSF) in December 2017. Prior to working for St. Louis County, Tom’s employment had been exclusive to the private sector. He finds that his previous roles in private, non-profit organizations inform his work with CSF partner agencies and allow him to bridge gaps that can sometimes hinder public/private partnerships.
Tom arrived at CSF with 25 years of experience in social services, including case management, program development, executive administration, and grants and contracts solicitation and management. Tom’s professional experience spans the fields of vocational rehabilitation, youth development, risk prevention/health promotion, child welfare, and mental health services. As a Program Officer, Tom engages in CSF’s program application and review processes; encourages continuous quality improvement through policy and practice review; supports a portfolio of funded agencies; and represents the interests of CSF in the wider community.
Tom’s career choices have always reflected the priorities espoused and modeled by his parents, who both devoted their careers to “helping” professions. Tom graduated from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana with a BA in history. He completed the Grantsmanship Center’s Training Program in 2005 and graduated from the MPA program of the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri in 2021.
Tom and his family live in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis and are active members of Hope United Church of Christ.