Constance is the Executive Director, more information about Constance is available on the Executive Director page.
Casey Ringenberg, Community Engagement Specialist
Casey has lived in many different places including Arkansas, Florida, and Illinois, but her favorite place by far is St. Louis! When Casey moved here for school in 2016, she didn’t expect to stay long term. However, Casey was quickly captivated by the city’s cuisine, unlimited access to nature, and most importantly, the amazing people that make up St. Louis. 6 years later, and there’s no other place she’d rather call home!
Casey received her Masters in Social Work from Wash U this past spring. She specialized in economic and community development and has experience in projects ranging from affordable housing, neighborhood asset building, environmental justice, and many others. She is passionate about community building and is ecstatic to be joining North Newstead. In her spare time, you can find Casey working on DIY projects, playing tabletop games, and spoiling her two cats.
Kevin Green, Home Repair Associate
Kevin Green joined NNA in September 2020 as our part-time Home Repair Associate. Kevin has years of experience working as an independent general contractor. With immense heart and patience, he works closely with seniors through NNA’s Minor Home Repair Program and guides seniors in the repairs he will be making in their home, makes these repairs, and works diligently to ensure that seniors understand what changes and improvements were made to their homes and answers any questions that they may have. Dedicated to the community that he grew up in, Kevin is excited to be able to have the opportunity to give back.
NNA Welcomes Practicum Student Interns!
Eric (they/them) is excited to join North Newstead Association as a Practicum Intern. They are an experienced organizer and passionate advocate dedicated to people, policy, and public service. They believe in solutions-oriented approaches that meet people where they are, amplify historically excluded voices, and build coalitions that achieve positive and sustainable change. Born-and-raised in rural Nebraska, they have had a varied professional career in political campaigns, nonprofit direct services, community organizing, and grassroots legislative advocacy at the municipal, state, and federal levels. They are looking forward to learning from and with community members in the neighborhoods served by North Newstead Association.
They are currently a graduate student in the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, where they are working toward their master’s degree in social work with a focus in social and economic development. In addition to academics, they are a graduate fellow at the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement where they chair the Grad Students Vote initiative and cohost the podcast This Civic Moment. They also serve as President of the Brown School Student Coordinating Council, as a training ambassador with the Washington University Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and on the planning committee for the Washington University Impact Investing Symposium.
Sam was born, raised, and educated in south St. Louis City and stayed in the area for college, attending Webster University. Having never lived anywhere else, Sam is very fond of his hometown and wants to put that fondness into action, bettering one of the most underrated communities in the country.
Now pursuing an MSW at Washington University, Sam hopes to turn his passion for urban development, social work, and St. Louis into tangible action. He’s excited to be at North Newstead and believes in their mission. When he’s not working, Sam is most likely watching sports, reading, or spending time with his cat.