Elizabeth (Beth) Schlueter joined Signature Healthcare Foundation in 2002 as the Executive Director. The mission of Signature Healthcare Foundation and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives drew her to the organization. Her position builds on her passion to help effect change by addressing core issues, policies, and ways systems fit together in order to work more effectively to solve community needs.
Beth has over 35 years of non-profit management experience including sixteen years with the United Way of Greater St. Louis. She has also consulted on a national basis with the United Way of America with planning, community engagement, researching, prioritizing and focus area needs. She has excelled in fundraising, board development, relationship building, strategic planning and staff management. Beth has a master in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Illinois State University. She is also a graduate of Focus’ Leadership St. Louis program and Women in Leadership Program.
Beth is not only a leader with Signature Healthcare Foundation, she is also a leader in her community. She is former Chair of both the Edwardsville Plan Commission and the Outreach Committee at her church. In her free time she loves spending time with her family, reading, and attending aerobics classes.
Sharla McGinnis joined Signature Healthcare Foundation in 2014 as the Events Manager. She began working for Signature Healthcare Foundation because she wanted to get involved in a local non-profit where her work could make an impact to the community. She is the backbone to all the events of Signature Healthcare Foundation and helps raise thousands of dollars.
Prior to working for Signature Healthcare Foundation, she was a Public School Teacher in Springfield, IL for twelve years. She graduated from Illinois State University with her bachelor’s degree in Education.
Besides her work at Signature Healthcare Foundation, she is actively involved in the community. She volunteers with St. John’s UMC as a youth team member and is a Meals on Wheels Driver. She also is an avid tennis fan. She volunteers with Mitch N’Friends, an organization that teaches tennis to individuals with special needs, and is the USTA Edwardsville Futures Professional Tennis Tournament Housing Director. In her free time she loves to spend times with her family and travel. She especially enjoys trips to Colorado in the snow.
Grants and Development Coordinator
Lauren Alvino joined the Foundation in 2021 and works part-time as the Grants and Development Coordinator. Lauren was drawn to the Foundation’s work of increasing accessible, equitable healthcare.
With six years of nonprofit development experience, Lauren specializes in grant management, communications, and donor stewardship. She has her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
In her spare time, you can find Lauren spending time with her family in their South City neighborhood, visiting local Farmer’s Markets, hiking, and tending to the chickens on her backyard farm.