Our Team

Patricia McQueen


Pat is a resident of University City and has been an involved citizen for many years.  She is currently on the Planning Commission.  She is also an MBA student at St Louis University.

Nancy Thompson

Nancy Thompson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the managing editor of the Useful Community Development website. She retired as Executive Director of the St. Louis Association of Community Organizations (SLACO). Her career includes service as the community development director in Webster Groves, planning director of a Florida County, a neighborhood planner in Louisiana, and Planning Division Manager at East-West Gateway Council of Governments. She received her master’s degree in urban planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she wrote her thesis on the role of the neighborhood association in racial integration in the Shaw neighborhood, St. Louis.

Jerrold Tiers


Jerrold is a retired engineer, is currently on a University City commission, and has been a candidate for city office. He has lived in the St Louis area for 50 years, and is originally from St Paul, Minnesota.

Kathy Straatmann


Barbara Heise


Barbara Heise is a broker with RE/MAX Results who has been in the real estate industry since 1974. Barbara is a co-founder of WITH Action. In addition to representing buyers and sellers Barbara has expertise as a property developer, property manager and as an assistant to a mortgage banker.

Barbara also was co-owner of a real estate brokerage for 4 years. The majority of Barbara’s business has been concentrated on urban and inner suburban living and promoting the advantages of diversity in housing stock and cultures.Barbara has been involved in local politics throughout the years.

Phyllis Straatmann


Phyllis is an activist in her community.  She attends all of the council meetings and is committed to doing the right things for citizens.  She has been very involved with police misconduct, school issues and equitable services for all.

Rosalind Williams

CO Founder

Rosalind Williams , MUP, is an urban planner with 40 years of experience creating healthy,

sustainable, and equitable communities and the co-founder and board president of WITH. She is a

former Director of Planning and Development for the City of Ferguson, Missouri. She initiated

Missouri’s PACE legislation, created downtown form-based coding, and advocated for a Social

Compact Drilldown in North St. Louis County. As planning director in Kirkwood, MO., Ms.

Williams was responsible for the Meacham Park TIF Redevelopment Project, one of the first in

the state to use the commercial portion of the project as the economic engine to redevelop a

disinvested residential neighborhood. In Berkeley, Missouri she administered community

development programs, including Urban Homesteading and acquisition/rehab/resell of HUD

properties. She began her planning career in Ithaca, New York, where she helped create the

first small-city Neighborhood Housing Services organization in the country.