Mrs. Pamela Westbrooks-Hodge

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Mrs. Pamela Westbrooks-Hodge

Board Vice President

Pamela Westbrooks-Hodge currently heads the Information Systems Audit Division at Edward Jones. She holds certifications in financial, operational and information systems auditing and has considerable expertise in strategy formulation/execution and talent development. She previously worked for Express Scripts, Anheuser-Busch and Bank of America in senior Governance, Risk and Compliance roles. A wife and mother of two, Mrs. Westbrooks-Hodge is also a 1987 graduate of Normandy High School. She attended Northwest Missouri State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in finance, and her master's degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Mrs. Westbrooks-Hodge is a resident of Pasadena Hills, and has worked with several community organizations including serving on the boards of Beyond Housing, and The Bridge Outreach. She has also served on the board of Neighborhood Houses, and as a member of the United Way campaign steering committee with Express Scripts. She is also an active member and former President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omicron Eta Omega Chapter (Normandy, Mo.).

 Rev. Cedric Portis Sr.

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Rev. Cedric Portis Sr.

Rev. Cedric Portis, Florissant, has served as senior pastor of Third Presbyterian Church in St. Louis since 2003, with responsibilities including but not limited to preaching, teaching, visionary planning, budget analysis and staff supervision. Rev. Portis is also an adjunct professor of Ethics, Critical Thinking and Organizational Leadership for the University of West Los Angeles. Before his call to ministry, he served for more than 11 years as an engineer project manager in many significant public construction projects around the metro St. Louis area. Rev. Portis holds a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary, a Master of Project Management degree from Keller Graduate School of Management and bachelor’s degrees in Christian ministry from St. Louis Christian College and mechanical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rev. Portis served as Vice President and President during his term which ran from 2015 to 2019. 

Mr. Richard Ryffel

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Mr. Richard Ryffel

Board Director

Richard Ryffel, Clayton, is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Department of the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.  He was appointed to the JEGB when it was established and is its immediate past president. Mr. Ryffel was also a long-standing board member and board chairman of Beyond Housing, a community development organization that works in the Normandy Schools Collaborative/24:1 footprint to promote education, housing, health, employment and economic development. Mr. Ryffel was an original member of the JEGB, appointed in 2014 and during his term, he also served as Board President. Mr. Ryffel stepped down from the JEGB in 2019.