About Us

Board of Directors:

Tim Needham – Chairman of the Board

Tim has been working in the non-profit sector now for over 15 years. He is passionate about seeing youth and young adults reach their full potential. Tim is a United States Navy veteran, and served two deployments during the Iraq War. After leaving the service, he went back to school and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. From 2004 to 2011 he served as a youth pastor South Side Church of God, and Southwest Christian Church. In 2011, Tim went to work for a street outreach program at Epworth Children and Family Services, and that is where he developed a keen eye on the needs of homeless and at-risk youth here in St. Louis. 
Tim is an avid supporter of various charities across the United States, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and has served on the Board of Directors for Living Faith Christian Academy. He has also previously served as a high school basketball coach.
In his spare, Tim loves to fly fish (when he has time) and is a BBQ aficionado. The perfect day for him as sitting in the backyard on a lawn chair with his two boys, Caleb and Peter, with his beautiful wife Emily, and smoking a pork shoulder in his smoker.

Paul Ramsaroop – Board President

Paul has been a leading part of start-ups and large corporations for over 30 years.  Paul was a founding member of Evolvent Technologies, Inc., serving as President & Chief Operating Officer of Evolvent from 2005 to its acquisition by Mantech International in 2012.  Prior to Evolvent, he worked for more than fifteen years in the IT field with several well-known companies, including McDonnell-Douglas, Boeing, Intellidyne, and Maryville Technologies.  Paul has also successfully served as an investor/entrepreneur launching several successful business ventures and contributing significantly to several others including St. Louis based Etegra, Inc. where he currently serves as President & Chief Business Officer.

Paul demonstrates a belief in the value of family and community through his efforts supporting a variety of causes and local programs.  In the early 2000s, Paul led a non-profit organization in Panama partnering with the US Military to serve the military community stationed there and to then turn to serve the local communities.  Paul believes that philanthropy is part of good citizenship. 

Personally, Paul has a history of giving back to the community with donations of money, talent, and time.  Organizations helped in the past include:

  • Fisher Foundation in the National Capital Region and San Antonio
  • Operation Homefront
  • Ourmilitarykids.org
  • NIH Children’s INN
  • John L. Young Center, Homeless Shelter, Washington DC
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic, non-profit, community based HIV/AIDS Clinic, Washington DC
  • Service International, a St. Louis based non-profit disaster relief organization
  • Youth With A Mission

Jason Courtney – Board Member

Jason is a husband, father and grandfather. He is the president and CEO of New Alpha Corp. He has been working in Real Estate his entire life. He started cleaning up job sites at 13 years old and eventually lead his father’s company in record-breaking sales. In 2008, he decided to open his own business combining his knowledge of Real Estate with his love for helping others. Jason is very involved in his church. He spent 10 years as the Youth Pastor at South Side Church of God and is currently an elder there. Jason also holds a seat on the board at Heritage Classical Christian Academy. When Jason not in a meeting you can find him in his garage working on old cars.

Joe Zarro – Board Member

Joe lives with his wife Hope and four children in St. Charles MO. He currently serves as lead pastor at Grace Assembly of God in Florissant, MO. He loves Christian rock and is a co-host of Crossroads radio show which is heard on Saturday nights on 89.1 FM at 6 pm. He has had a heart for the homeless for some time and has served as a chapel speaker for Sunshine Ministries in Downtown St Louis for over 15 years.

Kristie Mason – Board Member

Kristie has been serving on our outreach team since the beginning and now holds the position of Outreach Coordinator for Restoration House STL. Her
passion is being on the streets helping the homeless community. She
is a stay-at-home mom to her two kids, Eliana 7, and Judah 3. She enjoys
spending time gardening, caring for her houseplants and is obsessed with her Dachshund dogs.

Matt Dougherty – Board Member

Matt is a husband and father of four who is actively involved in ministry with his church, Connect Church, in Fenton Missouri.  Matt and his wife Renee help lead worship for Celebrate Recovery and are involved in many areas of the church.  Matt works as a Manager of Client Services for Twain Financial Partners in St. Louis and has over 12 years of experience in the accounting profession, including 10 years working with various tax credit financing programs.