Greater St. Louis Chapter of WIFS

St. Louis, Missouri


September 24, 2019
8:00 am ~ 9:00 am

You are Invited to Join Us:

Planning Ahead for Long Term Care, We are Never Ready
By:  Sharon Gorman

Description of the talk:
Developing a plan for long term care has a lot to do with getting a handle on why it’s being avoided in the first place. I will share simple ways of dealing with difficult questions that plaque us all, no matter the age, about planning.  We are never ready, but we can accept responsibility and support to get to the best place for
ourselves and our families.

About our Speaker Sharon Gorman, CMC

Sharon is the President of Certified Care Management, LLC. As a Certified Care Manager and Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association, she brings over 12 years of experience to the field of senior care and family advocacy. Her responsibilities include an initial assessment, creation of care plan and the ongoing management of changing needs for individuals of all ages. Her clients receive personalized care consultation in making health, wealth and legal decisions that impact
their everyday lives.

Sharon is also the recent past President of the Aging Ahead Foundation Board, a position for which she is quite proud. Best known for the Meals on Wheels Program and over 20 Senior Centers, the agency provides a multitude of services, assisting those over age 60 to live excellently independent. Sharon is the state appointed Case Manager for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, serving in and around the St. Louis Metropolitan area.

Sharon is a member of the Aging Life Care Association Midwest Chapter Board of Directors, a 16 member board serving 13 states. Sharon also serves on many community boards such as the Jewish Federation Woman’s Philanthropy, the Breakthrough Coalition, the Covenant Place Foundation Board of Directors, serving as the Committee Chair of Strategic Planning. She is Chair of the St. Louis Care Alliance, member of both the Professional Women’s Alliance and the Chesterfield Older Adult Task Force. She is also on the Community Advisory Board for Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

Sharon studied Psychology at Indiana University and now lives in Chesterfield with her husband, Michael Gorman. Michael is a Physical Therapist.  Between the two of them, they have four children and four pets.

Sharon Gorman, CMC
Certified Care Management, LLC                
(314) 517-5944

 Event Location:
Des Peres Lodge
1050 Des Peres Road.
Des Peres, MO 63131
October 23, 2019
11:30 am ~ 1:00 pm

You are Invited to Join Us:
Women & Men in the Workplace
A Panel Discussion: Steve Gorin from Thompson Coburn, Doug Potts from Commerce Bank & Stephen Lenivy from BDO USA, LLP

             Steve  G.                               Doug  P.                           Steve  L.

Description of the talk:
Companies face increasingly non-linear complex problems.  One single person doesn’t have the skills and experience to solve these problem; you need diversity of thought, background, different skillsets, and experiences.  Our panel will discuss the importance of women in the workplace and their thoughts about encouraging and coaching the women in the group.

 Event Location:
101 S. Hanley Road, Suite 800
St. Louis, MO 63105


A Big Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors:




Greater St. Louis Chapter WIFS
As the preeminent professional organization for women in the insurance and financial services industry, Women in Insurance & Financial Services (WIFS) is dedicated to attracting capable women to the insurance and financial services sector, developing their talents and advancing them toward their fullest potential. 

The Vision of the Greater St. Louis Chapter of WIFS is to provide industry knowledge, best practices, leadership development, networking opportunities and support for women in all financial services related industries.

The Greater St. Louis Chapter of WIFS was founded in 2015. We are committed to advancing women working in all areas of the financial services industry in the greater St. Louis area.

We meet monthly for lunch-and-learn style meetings that feature a guest speaker on a topic that positively impacts the success of our Member's business. Each meeting also includes mastermind time which gives you one on one connection with Members and guests when you need resources, ideas, and inspiration to grow your business.

In addition to structured monthly meetings, we enjoy making meaningful connections and having fun! We have quarterly social events which strengthen our relationships and grow our sphere of influence in a more relaxed environment.

Education * Mentorship * Networking * Local Events * MDRT Membership * Recognition * Your Voice * Online Resources * National Conference *
Social Media * Association & Industry News * Speaker's Bureau *
and much, much more!

Meet Our 2019 Leadership Team

Stephanie Martinez          Kelli Lewis              Carol Hofer   
  President                    Vice President             Treasurer

 Kathy Pallartio                                  Carrie Burggraf         
Membership Chair                         Community Outreach