Jessica Bueler - Women of Achievement

Jessica Bueler
Executive Director

Jessica Bueler is building bridges to a better St. Louis.

“When I was 8 years old, my mother walked out on our family and left me and my three little sisters to be raised by my father,” Bueler says. “I promised myself when I grew up, I would do everything in my power to help other people who had also been abandoned because I didn’t want others to hurt in the same ways I did.”

To be this pillar of strength for the vulnerable, Bueler founded Welcome Neighbor STL, an organization assisting immigrants and refugees. “When I learned about the situation with the Syrian refugee families being dumped in filthy apartments with cockroaches, mice and bedbugs, along with a plethora of other problems, I snapped into action to do everything I could to help connect our new American friends with the resources and tools to build a better life,” Bueler says.

  • Susan Werremeyer
    Susan Werremeyer Board Chair

    Carlton Werremeyer

  • M. Nicole Kreisel
    M. Nicole Kreisel Secretary

    Sr. Right of Way Specialist
    Missouri Department of Transportation

  • Laura Bordner
    Laura Bordner Treasurer


  • Madeleine Grucza
    Madeleine Grucza Family Support Director

    Retired Special Ed Instructor
    Special School District

  • Ryan Griffore
    Ryan Griffore Chief Technical Officer

    Fusion Media Concepts

  • Jen Saleh
    Jen Saleh START Rep. & Special Project Chair

    Scientist II, Process Development
    ThermoFisher Scientific

  • Zohra Zaimi
    Zohra Zaimi Supper Club Coordinator
  • Evan Hugge
    Evan Hugge Board Member

    President of START (St. Louis Teens Aid Refugees Today)

  • Shelley Thomas-Benke
    Shelley Thomas-Benke Board Member

    Director of FosterServe Volunteers

  • Durra Helwani
    Durra Helwani Board Member
  • Jeanne Braby
    Jeanne Braby Board Member
  • Abdul Shabana
    Abdul Shabana Board Member

    Engineer, The Boeing Company

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