Executive Leadership

Angela Clabon
Chief Executive Officer

Angela Clabon, the Chief Executive Officer of CareSTL Health has 40+ years of healthcare experience.  Mrs. Clabon has always been very passionate about the North St. Louis Community.  She started her journey in the health care movement as a Registration Clerk of People’s Health Center. From there, she moved up to the Director of Revenue for Grace Hill Health Center, the Chief Financial Officer for Hopewell Center and Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers to the Chief Executive Officer of CareSTL Health.  

A native of Saint Louis, Clabon obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri.  She obtained her Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Webster University and an Executive Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.

A member of the Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Clabon “lives for the blue and will die for the gold!”  She is passionate about being an advocate for healthcare equity and health justice. Clabon serves as a Board Member for Missouri Primary Care Association, Missouri Health Plus, St. Louis Integrated Health Network, St. Louis Regional Health Commission, Harris Stowe University Advisory Board, Top Ladies of Distinction-Cardinal Chapter and the Network Nine Advisory Board.  Additionally, she is the Chairperson of several committees and an active member of several organizations including the NAACP, NABA and the Urban League.    

Articles featuring Ms. Clabon:
A Conversation with CareSTL Health CEO Angela Clabon – STLMag.com

CareSTL Health Breaks Ground on New HQ – The St. Louis American

Still Working on the Vaccination and Antidote to Racism – The St. Louis American

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Kaylee Huelsing
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Kaylee Huelsing brings extensive experience in nonprofit accounting and a passion for supporting the St. Louis community to CareSTL Health. Before serving as CFO, Kaylee worked at CareSTL Health as Director of Accounting.

Much of her nonprofit accounting. experience was gained in Denver, Colorado, where she worked as the Accounting Manager at Clayton Early Learning Center. Kaylee earned her Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Fontbonne University In St. Louis, Missouri, where she served as Captain of the Women’s Golf Team. She also completed her Master of Business Administration at Fontbonne.

Kaylee volunteers with The Trevor Project as a Crisis Counselor and has also volunteered in fund development for other local and national nonprofit organizations In her free time, Kaylee continues to enjoy playing golf, in addition to hiking and traveling to new destinations!

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Andrea Spates
Chief Operations Officer

Andrea Spates MSN, RN, is a Healthcare Leader with over 10 years in the healthcare industry and 6 years in retail management. Prior to stepping in as CareSTL Health’s Chief Operations Officer, she served as the Director of Operations for CareSTL Health, providing direct oversight of School Based Health Services and Community Partnerships, the Centralized Call Center, and Population Health. Her role also included collaboration with both the clinical and non-clinical teams to create process and policies that promote a quality care environment for our patients and team.
 
She joined us from Washington University’s School of Medicine as the Nurse Administrator of Neurorehabilitation. As the Nurse Administrator she facilitated the Neurorehabilitation division transition from Neurology to Orthopedic Surgery, directed oversight of Division Clinical Operations across the consult, inpatient, and outpatient sectors, and collaborated with the Division Chief to evaluate opportunities for and action items to support programmatic growth.
 
Andrea holds a Master of Science in Nursing degree from Southern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Saint Louis University with a Certificate in Interprofessional Education. She has a record of leadership as a Patient Care Manager, Nurse Manager, Nurse Administrator and Lead Charge Nurse/House Supervisor. Throughout her time in nursing she developed specialties in numerous areas including Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Primary Care Medicine, Colorectal Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Oncology, Hospice, Acute Care, Bariatric and more. Outside of her time in the clinic she serves on the Board for the Missouri School Based Health Alliance, volunteers at Cornerstone Early Learning Center as a Birthday Buddy, is an active member of Chi Eta Phi, Sorority Inc., and was recently accepted into 2023-2024 Focus Leadership St. Louis Class.

 

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Dr. Hari Nallapaneni
Chief Medical Officer

Dr.Hari Nallapaneni is originally from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India. He completed his medical school at Guntur Medical College. He also did his MBA from Andrews University, Michigan. After graduation he had worked in the Caribbean for 10 yrs. Later he came to USA and did his Residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University and Cardiology at University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Since graduation he has been working in the FQHC. His passion to help the underserved is inspired by his mother Mrs. Samrajyam Nallapaneni, who had been a lifelong advocate for serving the socioeconomically challenged especially those suffering from healthcare disparities. Since the unfortunate sudden demise of her, her son Dr. Nallapaneni has took her aspirations as his guidance and has been working and fighting for total quality health care for our most underserved patient population.

Dr.Nallapaneni sees patients once a week at 5471 Dr.Martin Luther King Drive.

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Renee Jones
Chief Information Officer

Renee is a young, talented Chief Information Officer who has been recognized as a Healthcare Hero for her wealth of knowledge in the business. Her 15 years of healthcare experience allows her to quickly assess barriers, challenges and provide solutions. Renee previously worked as a User Support Analyst in the Physician Billing/Information Services at Washington University School of Medicine. Renee’s experience allows her the ability to foresee future obstacles and make early adjustments. It is not uncommon for department managers to consult with her for guidance and direction on specific issues.

Renee is a proud graduate of Saint Louis University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management. She holds master degrees in Health Administration and Business Administration from Webster University. Renee is an active member of several organizations including Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., Zeta Sigma Chapter where she is the Corresponding Secretary.

Pamela Meanes
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer Pamela Meanes is an accomplished Attorney.  Meanes was a partner in the law firm of Thompson Coburn where she represented clients in the areas of health care, personnel, land use, eminent domain and employment. She represented such clients as the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Saint Mary’s Hospital, McLeod U.S.A., Energizer Battery, Metro Transit, Monsanto, East St. Louis Children’s Mission, and St. Louis Women’s Healthcare.

Meanes is a former president of the National Bar Association (NBA), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of predominately African American attorneys and judges with more than 65,000 members. She is also past president of Mound City Bar Association.  Her service to professional and civic organizations includes her current position as chair of the NAACP St. Louis County Branch’s Legal Redress committee and vice president of the Mound City Bar Foundation. She is a former co-chair of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Legal Service Project. Meanes has also served on the board of directors of MERS Goodwill, Greater East St. Louis Community Fund, Inc., and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. 

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Carol Henley, DDS
Chief Dental Officer

A native of Kansas City, Kansas Dr. Carol Henley has been with CareSTL Health for more than 20 years. Dr. Henley has practiced dentistry for 30 plus years and now serves as the Chief Dental Officer at CareSTL Health Centers. Dr. Henley is a member of numerous dental affiliations including, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Women Dentists, to name a few. She is widely known for her work in dentistry and has been the recipient of several awards including the 2002 Annie Malone Woman Advocate Honoree, the 2004 Mother of the Year Award from (TLOP) Top Ladies of Distinction and the 2015 Salute to Excellence in Healthcare. A fitness guru, Dr. Henley received the 2007 EZ Bodyz EZ-Gear, Best Biceps, and Total Body Awards.

Dr. Henley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Benedictine College and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri Kansas City. In her spare time Dr. Henley enjoys spending quality time with her two wonderful daughters: Cara and Carly.

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Michelle Grimes, DNP
Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Michelle Grimes is a doctoral-prepared board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Michelle has been a nurse for over 30 years. She graduated from Chamberlain University in 2017 with a terminal Doctoral degree in Advanced Clinical Practice Leadership and the University of Missouri St. Louis with her Master’s in Nursing with a certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2014. Michelle also holds an MBA from Fontbonne University.

Michelle has worked several jobs as a nurse practitioner in addition to over 35 years in other nursing specialties in a nursing role as well as a managerial role and currently works as the Chief Nursing Officer for CareSTL Health which sees over 25 thousand patients a year. She is the first Chief Nursing Office for CareSTL Health. Michelle’s area covers not just nursing for four clinical sites but also Case Management, Health Home, Nutrition and Education and training for all patients and staff.

Michelle is a wife, mother of three children and grandmother of nine. When not caring for patients, she is spending time with family, her church as a First Lady and traveling.

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Ruth Lee
Chief Marketing and Development Officer

Ruth brings a diverse portfolio and impressive experience to CareSTL Health.  She has served several non-profit organizations with more than 25 years of experience. 

Formerly the CEO of Connections to Success, Ruth has also served as the Chief Development Officer for the Little Bit Foundation, Chief Marketing & Development Officer for Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center, and Director of Public Information & Partnerships with the Hickman Mills C-1 School District, both in Kansas City Missouri.

Recently appointed as the new Commissioner of St. Louis County Port Authority by County Executor Sam Page, Ruth also serves as a board member of the St. Louis Area Food Bank, a graduate of FOCUS Leadership St. Louis, class of 2022, Ivy Foundation Board of Directors, a former member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, awarded membership in the prestigious organization “Executive Connections,” Women’s Leadership & Charmaine Chapman Society of United Way, a member of Beyond Housing Women’s Leadership Network and has been asked to write a chapter in the new book Deconstructing GRIT entitled “Intention” to be launched in January 2024. Ruth is also a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Omicron Eta Omega Chapter, in St. Louis, MO.

Ruth lives in Florissant, MO, with her husband, Reginald Lee, owner of D. Laniger Transportation, and son Bryce Terrell.  Ruth also has a daughter Danielle Coleman, an attorney residing in Ann Arbor, MI, and a son, Hamilton Terrell III, who resides in Kansas City, Mo.  Ruth holds a BA in Communications from UMKC and an Executive MBA from Rockhurst University.

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Jasmine Bratton
Chief  Administrative Officer