LESSIE BATES DAVIS

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women National Office.

1200 NORTH 13TH STREET

EAST ST LOUIS, IL 62205

TELEPHONE: 618 874 0777
FAX: 618 874 0511

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” — Mat. 25:35

THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

PRESIDENT/CEO — CHRISTOPHER COLEMAN, BSHR, MBA

Coleman joined Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House in 1999 as an AmeriCorps Member and through ongoing executive level career advancements, before being named Senior Vice President of Operations for the organization last year.  Coleman has more than 17 years of experience in the social services and community development sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s in Human Resource Management and Master’s degrees in Business Administration from Lindenwood University-St. Charles Missouri.  Currently, Coleman is a board member of Project Youth Impact of St. Louis, and has been seen by many as a charismatic leader, entrepreneur, advocate for social equality, visionary, and builder with divine purpose just to name a few.   


“Lessie Bates has a rich history of spurring positive change in the lives of so many across the greater metro east area. I feel my experiences as a native of East St. Louis, and recipient of the many services provided by Lessie Bates during my childhood, will further enable me to relate to those that experience poverty with little to no hope.  I am honored and pleased to work with a board of directors and staff that really care about those experiencing poverty. With the combined resources of the Neighborhood House and its many community partners, we have the ability to transform lives and create processes that exceed the needs and desires of our citizens.  My prayer each day will be to effective share God’s love through service to all in need” said Christopher Coleman. 

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

EARL MCDOWELL, JR.
Board President

CAMILLE MCCASKILL
Board Vice-President

DORENE HOOSMAN
Board Treasurer

DOT HEUMAN
Board Secretary

BOARD MEMBERS

Mary L. Blackmon

Troy Benton

Naomi Davidson

Robbie L. Edmond

Janice Floyd

Rev. Roger Grimmett

Kunal Gupta

Dowell Holdgraf

Joe Hubbard

Betty McCollum

Chris McIntosh

Patti Mountain

Riley L. Owens III

Sally Smith

Al Wentz

Carolyn Yockey