Administrative Leadership Team

Troy Compardo
Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Troy provides leadership and strategic direction to achieve results that support BCI’s mission and values. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees is Physiology and Accountancy, respectively, and has been a Missouri-certified CPA since 2004. An active reservist and Colonel in the United States Air Force, he also commands the 126th Medical Group out of Scott Air Force Base. He is an avid strategist and enjoys using data to identify trends and advance our mission.

Cindy Bernsen
Chief Financial Officer

Since 2020, Cindy has managed all financial aspects of the organization, ensuring BCI remains healthy and its mission stays strong for years to come. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is both a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. The favorite parts of her job are knowing she’s on a team that makes a difference in the lives of others and, of course, the hugs and high fives.

Tim Esposito
Chief Operations Officer

Tim leads multiple business segments including production, inventory, logistics and facilities maintenance. A 30+-year veteran of the manufacturing industry, he is a safety and lean manufacturing aficionado who enjoys improving efficiencies while eliminating waste. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He says being here to support the mission is a wonderful feeling.

Katie Jones
Chief Program Officer, Organizational Employment & Advocacy

Katie leads the organizational employment program and ensures our mission is met across the entire employment continuum. She manages the ESS team, maintains accreditations with funders and agencies, and keeps up with legislative issues pertaining to disability employment. With a bachelor’s degree in Social Work, she loves that no two days are the same—and the mission, the people, make every part of her work worthwhile.

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Matt Jannings

Matt Jannings
Chief Program Officer, Employment Services

Matt joined BCI in 2020 with a diverse background in employment services, recruitment, and nonprofit leadership. With a demonstrated track record of building programs and relationships that create opportunities for people with disabilities, he is passionate about empowering people to realize their potential and articulate their value. Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership.

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Brian Corrigan
Chief Sales Officer

Brian is responsible for selling BCI’s packaging services and mission to companies of all kinds. He has worked in packaging sales and manufacturing since earning his bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Economics in 1982. His favorite part of the job (and his greatest motivation) is knowing that each new customer means new opportunities for adults with disabilities.

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Stacy Cordes
Chief Human Resources and Administration Officer

Stacy is responsible for making sure all employees have a meaningful, positive and safe work environment. She joined BCI in 2021 and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. Even before beginning her career, she always worked in service roles. So, it comes as no surprise that, still today, her favorite moments on the job are the smiles she sees whenever she helps people.

Kristin Williams
Chief Development Officer

Kristin is responsible for building relationships and funds to support our mission and vision. Joining BCI in 2022, her entire professional career has been with non-profits. She considers herself a storyteller and loves sharing how our programs and services change lives. She also enjoys watching guests engage with the employees while they tour and often hears, “What an amazing operation!” Want a tour? Call Kristin at 636-875-5267. She would be happy to host you!

Dee Gerstenkorn
Director of Marketing and Communication

Dee joined BCI in 2016 and is responsible for raising awareness of our programs and services. With a bachelor’s in Mass Comm and skills built over a long career, she enjoys telling BCI’s stories and supporting co-workers with special projects. While she knew of Boone Center since childhood, she was hooked to work here after just one tour. Her favorite “hat” is photographer because there is never a shortage of fun or success to document.

Jeremy Sutton
Director of Program Quality and Integrity

Jeremy joined BCI in 2018 following an impressive 18-year tenure at Ranken Technical College. As a founding member of the Skills Center team, he now serves as the Director of Program Quality and Integrity. In this capacity, Jeremy oversees outcomes reporting and various facets concerning the quality and funding of all BCI programs. He finds immense fulfillment in witnessing the successes of individuals served by BCI in their careers. Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and a master’s degree in Counselor Education.

 

Nikki McQuaid
IT Analyst

Nikki manages information technology and intelligence reporting and is a Google Certified IT Support Professional. She started as an intern while earning her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and stayed full time after graduation in 2017. She enjoys creating reports that drive informed decisions and providing users with the IT tools and support they need to fulfill our mission.

Kari-Anne Sedlack
Human Resources Generalist

Kari-Anne wears many hats but is primarily responsible for recruiting, onboarding, and managing benefit enrollments, leaves and claims. With a bachelor’s in Elementary Ed, she worked with kids for nine years before changing fields. Joining BCI in 2021, she is a Certified Professional with the Society for Human Resource Management. She says HR for nonprofits is such meaningful work, and she truly enjoys interacting with the team.

Sandy Weitkamp, BCI

Sandy Weitkamp
Benefits Case Manager

Sandy Weitkamp joined BCI in 2018 after working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in St. Charles and St. Louis counties for over 25 years. She has worked directly with Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, and Ticket to Work programs and is one of the leading disability benefits experts in our region. In 2022, she earned her certification as a Work Incentives Practitioner (WIP-C). Knowing that work incentives pave the way to work and financial independence for those receiving public benefits, Sandy is available to anyone living with a disability who would like to start or return to work. Appointments are free and can be booked at calendly.com/bcibenefitsplanning.