The Board consists of dedicated members of the St. Louis area community representing a wide range of professions and disciplines. These Board members support the efforts of the Institute, and are ultimately responsible for the Institute’s operation.
Mary Nielsen, MD
Institute Faculty, Private Practice
Gerald G. Sax
Catherine S. Bollinger, MA, LPC
Retired, Private Practice
Retired, Enterprise Leasing
Because of their long term of service and extraordinary contributions to the Institute, the following have been designated Lifetime Members of the Board of Directors:
Thomas Cohn Associates
Tom and his wife Sally have been loyal supporters of the Institute since 1997. Tom served on the Board from 2002 to 2012.
We are most familiar with Tom as the founder of the I.H. Cohn Lecture, which he began in 2005, in memory of his father, Isadore H. Cohn. Each year the Cohn Lecture highlights one of our own analysts presenting on a topic of their interest. Recent lecturers have included Volney Gay with his talk about love; Michael Brog, with his entertaining presentation on the Beatles; and Andy Chirchirillo, on our fascination with vampires.
Charles J. (Chuck) Cook
Retired – PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Chuck Cook has served on the Institute Board since 1996, and in the capacity of Chairman from 2006-2009. He has been an instrumental member of the Endowment Campaign Committee, as well as the Budget & Finance and Development Committees. Chuck and his wife Boo have been members of the Institute’s D. W. Winnicott Society every year since its inception in 2002, and were Honorary Committee Chairs for Spring Fling 2016.
Robert Duffy is an admirable Institute leader. He encourages discussions about how to incorporate diversity initiatives in classroom curriculum, recruitment plans, community presentations, board, staff, and faculty. Robert has an incredible reach in St. Louis and has helped the Institute join forces with the community, opening new doors and opportunities at every turn. He has chaired the Institute’s annual fundraiser and served as Secretary extraordinaire.
Hope has been an active member of the Institute community for over twenty-five years. In addition to her work on the Board, Hope has served on a number of committees including the Community Education-Arts Committee; the Nomination Committee and the Marketing/PR Committee. She has also assisted with several fundraising parties including Co-Chairing the 50th Anniversary Party at the Kemp Auto Museum. Hope, and her husband Julian, were instrumental in our Endowment Campaign and are longtime D.W. Winnicott Society members.
J. Curtis (Curt) Engler
Chief Executive Officer, Risk Consulting Partners St. Louis
Curt is an ardent supporter of the Institute, having first joined the Board in 2006. our Spring fundraiser is a special passion for him — he served as Chair for the 2009 Bubles & Bling event, and as a committee member throughout the years. Curt is also a member of the Institute’s Winnicott Society.
Lewis A. Levey
Chairman, Enhanced Value Strategies, Inc.
Lewis joined the Institute Board in 2009, and his expertise in the real estate arena has proved invaluable. He received an Eads Award from the Missouri Growth Association. Lewis is a member of the Institute’s Winnicott Society.
Ann has been an avid supporter of the Institute for over twenty-five years. She served on the Board from 2003 to 2008. She was a member of the Campaign Committee; Development Committee; and has assisted with numerous fundraising events. Ann and her husband Lee hosted our 1999 fundraiser at the Log Cabin Club. She served as Co-Chair for our 2009 Bubbles & Bling fundraiser. Ann continued to serve on the Spring Fling Committee in 2010 and 2011.
Tedi’s involvement with the Institute dates back to 1984 when she attended her first class. She went through our Child Development Program when it was a two-year class in 1986 and 1987. She served on the original Steering Committee for the CDP Alumni Group, and then as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board on behalf of CDP. She served on the Institute’s Board of Directors from 1996 to 2010, during which time she moved up through the ranks of Secretary, Vice President and President of the Board. In addition, she served on the CDP Recruitment Committee, led the Nominating Committee,and helped establish term limits for the Board. Outside of her work at the Institute, she served as Director of the Deutch Nursery School of Temple Israel; did Admissions testing for the Beasley School at MICDS; and served on numerous other not-for-profit boards including the Red Cross,University City Children’s Center, U City in Bloom, and the Advisory Board for the Michael and Barbara Newmark Institute for Human Relations.
Sanford S. Neuman
Retired – Polsinelli
Sandy Neuman has recruited some fantastic board members in his time on the board as chair and a member of the nominating committee. He is also a long time member of the Patient and Colleague Assistance Committee. Sandy is a founding member of the Winnicott Society, which was established in 2002 to honor those who provide annual support of $1,000 or more. The Institute has greatly benefitted from his legal wisdom. He helped revamp the bylaws in 2009, earning accolades from his fellow committee members.
Managing Director, Protiviti
On the Institute Board of Directors since 2006, and Chair of the Board for the term beginning in 2010, Nancy’s vision has been to increase the Institute’s footprint in the community. She has contributed her skills to many committees, most notably Budget & Finance and Nominating, and was chosen as Honorary Spring Fling Committee Chair in 2015. Nancy is a member of the Winnicott Society.
Former President, St. Louis Screw and Bolt
Jim first served on the Board of Directors in 1979 with his dad, Herbert S. Schiele. He served for ten years. Jim took a break from the Board while pursuing his passion for education and art then returned in 1999 for round two, serving a total of 20 years on the Board. He has served on the Budget & Finance Committee; Development Committee; and the Campaign Solicitation Committee. In 2017, Jim and his wife Joan were selected as Honorary Chairs of the annual Spring Fling. Jim is a generous supporter of the Institute and especially of the Herbert S. Schiele Clinic.
Moisy Shopper, MD
Faculty, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
Dr. Moisy Shopper joined the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Foundation (now St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute) in 1966. He was instrumental in the creation of the Child Development Program 31 years ago, and continues to lecture in the program today. He served as the Director of the Child Psychoanalytic Training Program from 1985 to 1993.
With the goal of bringing the concepts of psychoanalysis to a wider audience, Dr. Shopper was one of the founders of the Celluloid Couch Film and Psychoanalysis Series launched 25 years ago. Dr. Shopper helped establish the Child Day Care Association Breakfast Group which is still meeting 20 years later. Widely recognized throughout the legal profession in St. Louis and beyond, in 1995 he initiated and co-chaired an ongoing seminar of attorneys specializing in family law and mental health professionals.
Nathan M. Simon, MD
Faculty, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute
Dr. Nathan M. Simon has been a driving force at the Institute for decades. A Faculty member since the beginning of our analytic training classes in 1974, he has led both the Education and Community Education Committees. He also held several offices at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society, culminating in his becoming President of that group in 1977. Dr. Simon has also served as guiding force at the Schiele Clinic as its Director from 2001 to 2011. Well known and respected within the St. Louis psychoanalytic community, he was an Instructor in Clinical Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO as well as Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, St. Louis University Medical School, and had a long career of service at Barnes Hospital Department of Psychiatry. On a national level, Dr. Simon was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2003. He has published numerous articles, chapters and reviews in the field of psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and his poetry had been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
Charles S. (Sandy) Sommer
Retired, Ralston Purina
Sandy has served on the Board of the Institute in a number of capacities over the years including serving as Treasurer and President of the Board of Directors. During his tenure as Board President, Sandy guided the Institute through a very successful endowment campaign. Sandy was also instrumental in the sale of the Forest Park Parkway building and our move to our current location at 8820 Ladue Road. In the spring of 2007, a gift from Sandy and his wife Janie – a graduate of the Institute’s CDP Program and current Advanced Candidate in the Child and Adolescent Analytic Training Program – established the Sommer Visiting Instructor and Speaker Fund to complement, strengthen and diversify instruction in the Child Analytic Training Program. The fund underwrites presentations by outstanding and nationally recognized child analysts visiting from Institutes across the country.
Susan Uchitelle, PhD
Chair Emerita, Confluence Academy
Dr. Uchitelle served on the Board of the Institute for 12 years, from 1995 to 2007. She was Board President from 1998 to 2001. During her time on the Board, she was active on several committees including co-chairing the Public Programming for Community Education; Chairing the Strategic Planning Committee and assisting with the Spring fundraiser. As a prominent figure in St. Louis, Dr. Uchitelle played a large role in expanding awareness of the Institute.
Paul W. Wentzien
Chief Financial Officer-Vice Chair of the Board, Delmar Gardens Enterprises
Paul’s depth of experience and expertise has served the Institute well for many years. He has served on many committees, including Budget & Finance, Major Gifts, Spring Fundraiser and more. In 2014, Paul was honored with an Institute scholarship established in his name, “Paul’s Progress.” A Winnicott Society member, Paul and his wife K are familiar faces at Institute events.