WIFS Greater St. Louis Chapter hopes that everyone is being safe, healthy and trying to stay as virtually connected as possible. We will get through this!!
We are committed to helping in any way that we can and keeping social distancing as part of our practice during this unprecedented time, we are going be having our "luncheons" via Zoom.
We look forward to seeing you all virtually!
There will be no charge to attend any of the
upcoming luncheons via Zoom meetings.
WIFS Upcoming Luncheon
August 26, 2020
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
One Simple Change ~ Healthy Living Revolution
Moderator: Jacky Klein
About the talk:
Jacky will be covering the relationship between nutrition and disease. She will also introduce the Healthy Living Revolution which is a strategy to take back the health picture of this country through education, lifestyle habits that work, and simple solutions.
About our Moderator:
Jacky Klein – Certified Health Coach, National Marketing Director, and retired CPA
Jacky is a wife, mother of 3 grown children and new grandma to Hudson and Emerson. She was raised in the military but has spent most of her life in St. Louis and has a background as a CPA. She graduated from Baylor University with honors and worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then BJC Health System in St. Louis. When Jacky achieved the level of NMD with The Juice Plus Company retired from BJC Health System to enjoy her family, travel and share the Juice Plus+ mission.
Jacky likes to golf, travel, workout and run. She volunteers at her church. Most importantly, she loves the time freedom she now has for her family and sharing in all of their dreams. Jacky also LOVES the mission of nutrition and the relationships she has built while sharing her passion for good health.
link to come.
September 23, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
You are Invited to Join Us:
Elder Law & Special Needs
Moderator: Martha Brown
Description of talk:
Martha will discuss the unique legal needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and the families who care for them.
About our Moderator:Martha C. Brown has been practicing in the field of Elder Law and Special Needs for over 30 years and is a Certified Elder Law Attorney* as certified by the National Elder Law Foundation. Her firm, Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC concentrates on the unique legal needs of the elderly, people with disabilities and the families who care for them.
Ms. Brown is active in various committees and associations. Ms. Brown served for eight years on the St. Louis County Disciplinary Committee for the Missouri Supreme Court, which is a committee that handles disciplinary matters involving attorneys. Ms. Brown is a past board member and current member of the Special Needs Alliance, a national, by invitation only, alliance of disability lawyers. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and of the American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel. Ms. Brown is a board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, St. Louis Chapter, the College of Education and Allied Health Professions Board at Fontbonne, the Housing Options Provided for the Elderly and is a former board President of the Association of Aging with Developmental Disabilities.
Ms. Brown has received numerous awards for her work with the elderly and disabled, including the 2008 Powley Award, presented to a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, who is recognized in their community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of elders and persons with special needs and advocating for those rights. She has also been designated a "Super Lawyer" every year since 2006 and named "Best Lawyer in America" every year since 2013. Ms. Brown has been appointed to the Missouri Guardianship Statutory Reform Task Force and completed advanced training to become certified as a Mediator in the areas of Adult Guardianship and Eldercare from Zena D. Zumeta, J.D., a nationally known expert in the area of Elder Mediation.
*Neither the Supreme Court of MO nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifications, organizations or specialist designations.
Martha C. Brown & Associates, LLC
473 N. Kirkwood Rd., 2nd Floor
St. Louis, Missouri 63122
Phone (314) 962-0186
Fax (314) 962-1298
invitation to come.
WIFS Community Unity Donation Project
June - August 2020
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 2020 Leadership Team
Kelli Lewis Kathy Pallarito
President Vice President
Anna Bertrand Carol Hofer
Carrie Burggraf Heidi Martin JoAnna Pallardy
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