LaCharla Welch is a second-year graduate student at Webster University, majoring in a Master of Arts in Special Education. She currently teaches in North St. Louis County. LaCharla enjoys in her spare time hanging out with family/friends, traveling and being a dog mom to her Yorkie/Corgi Bruno Mars. She has always been a champion for all people and firmly believes in the words of Oprah Winfrey, “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.”
Amber received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology as well as her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University. She is currently working with children, young adults, and adults with a wide variety of disabilities. Amber enjoys going to sporting events and reading in her down time.
Emma is currently a student at Saint Louis University. She is working towards receiving her Bachelor of Occupational Science degree and Master of Occupational Therapy degree. In her free time, Emma enjoys exploring new restaurants in St. Louis and being outside. Emma began at Pathways as a volunteer, and has recently joined the Part-Time staff team.
Sasha received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with a minor in Dance & Movement Studies. She is currently a graduate student at Washington University’s George Warren Brown School of Social Work working on a Master of Social Work degree. Sasha enjoys spending time with her cat and exploring new places.
Ronelle started at Pathways as a Goldman Fellowship Summer Intern from Washington University in St. Louis. After the internship, Ronelle continued on as a volunteer and joined as part-time staff in 2022. She is currently pursuing a clinical doctorate in occupational therapy. In her free time, Ronelle enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with friends and her dog.
PTI first met Kayla through a partnership with the SHADE (Sexual Health and Disability Education) program. Kayla facilitated multiple dating and relationship classes for Pathways participants. They joined the Part Time team in Fall 2021, and are currently pursuing a nursing degree. They enjoy a variety of hobbies including cooking, reading, grabbing coffee with friends, and anything “geek fandom”.
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Liz St. Lawrence
Liz began as an Occupational Therapy intern with Pathways in January 2020. As COVID began and Pathways transitioned to virtual programming, Liz played a significant role in assisting staff in implementing these new events. When Liz moved back to her home city of Chicago, she stayed on with Pathways as a contractor, continuing to facilitate virtual events. Liz enjoys arts and crafts, gardening, trying new restaurants, and reading.
Bre began at Pathways as an Occupational Therapy intern in the summer of 2020. Despite starting primarily with virtual meetings and events, Bre learned quickly and became an essential member of the team. When her internship ended, Bre accepted a position as a Part Time staff member. Bre also works a PRN position at BJC. She enjoys time with her family, friends, and pets!
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Ed joined the Pathways team in March 2020. Ed has extensive experience as both a school counselor and social skills instructor. Ed has provided both individual and group counseling in a variety of different settings. Ed enjoys all things sports, and can usually be found on the basketball court, or running an impromptu batting practice!