Rebuilding Together St. Louis Announces New Executive Director


Rebuilding Together St. Louis is pleased to announce Elaine Powers as the organization’s new Executive Director. Powers comes to the group with more than 30 years of executive nonprofit experience.  In her new role, Powers will oversee strategic planning, development, and governance among other responsibilities.

“Elaine’s depth of experience and solid background in the nonprofit sector is invaluable and will be a great asset to our organization,” says Barry Upchurch, President of the Board. “She is taking the helm at a time of unprecedented growth, and we are delighted to have her join the stellar team in place.”

In addition to serving in leadership roles with  Angels’ Arms and the Lemay Child and Family Center, Powers also ran a strategic consulting practice. Her previous experience also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she served as Director of Development Services. Powers holds a  Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit administration from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

For more than25 years Rebuilding Together St. Louis has provided free home repair to low income homeowners and veterans in need so they may remain safely and comfortably in their own homes.

Since its founding, the organization has rehabbed more than 3000 homes; 68 community spaces and touched more than 57,000 lives. The St. Louis affiliate is a leader among the more than 120 affiliates nationwide. St. Louis has been selected to hold the National Rebuilding Together Convention at St. Louis Union Station, November 14 – 16, 2019. For more information visit, call 314.918.9918 or email    

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