The Variety staff is inspired each and every day by the families we serve. Please contact any of us should you need help.

Variety Offices:

11840 Westline Industrial Dr

Suite 220

St. Louis, MO 63146

Phone:314-720-7700  Fax:314-453-0488

To read more about Jan Albus, our Chief Executive Officer, view her biography.


“It’s an honor and a privilege to work each day for the children of Variety.  The joy for me comes in seeing them reach their full potential in mind, body, and spirit.  Their parents are my heroes – always positive and appreciative of everything we do for the mission.”

Chief Executive Officer

Jan Albus



“It makes me happy to know that all our efforts here at Variety helps some sweet munchkin…there’s always something new and exciting going on at Variety!”

Executive Assistant

Patty Haeffner  314-720-7702


“Variety is a blessing for so many reasons to me.   Just knowing what our families deal with every day, you see the appreciation and thankfulness in their faces, the joy and smiles in the children Variety serves.  What more could you want in a job.  I love working for Variety.”

Accounting Manager

Karen Haglin  314-720-7703


“Every time you donate to Variety, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. I am grateful to cast my vote and my talents for this incredible charity.”

Chief Financial Officer

Christina Altholz  314-720-7715


“There aren't many who can say that they go into work each day and are inspired.  That’s just what these Variety kids and their parents are…inspiring!”

Executive Director

Brian Roy



"Linking the generous heart of our donors to the heart of Variety’s mission is what makes the magic happen.  I believe in our donors, our kids, and the thrilling work that happens here every day."

Chief Development Officer

Brett Schott, CFRE



“Changing the lives of children in a positive way should be a lifelong priority for everyone. Variety has been doing that for over 80 years in St. Louis. I'm proud to be associated with such a noble organization."

Major Gifts Officer

Wes Edwards



"Being part of a charity with a clear mission and a goal to help EACH time a Variety Kid needs help motivates me to do more. I enjoy being part of this historic charity, telling the stories and watching the smiles."

Communications Director

Jean Larson Steck







Linda Sanders

“This is the best job in town!  I get to work with our community's most generous, caring and kind-hearted donors – and – Variety children and families whom I admire and respect for their courage, strength and stamina. It really doesn’t get any better than that!”

Development Director

Linda Sanders  314-720-7712


Variety staff member Janna Greenwood

"I love working for Variety because of the positive impact we make on the lives of the families we serve. It’s a true joy to come in each day and work with such a dedicated group!"

Database Manager & Analyst

Janna Greenwood



Julie Probst

"'All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them' is a favorite quote of mine by Walt Disney. Having the honor and privilege to be a part of this incredible Variety family is my dream come true. The Variety kids and their parents are my inspiration and have held a very special place in my heart for many years. They demonstrate true courage daily and always with a smile. That's why being a member of this dedicated Variety family is so fulfilling. I am so lucky!"

Special Events Director

Julie Probst    314-720-7718



"Serving our extremely deserving Variety kids is a dream come true. I'm excited to be a part of this dynamic team."

Program & Special Event Coordinator

Lauren Rose



"Being part of creating "possibilities" for children is a dream come true. Observing firsthand the independence, creativity, socialization, increased self-confience and smiles of children warms my heart."

Program Manager




"A chance to do fulfilling work I can be proud of doesn’t come around every day. Except at Variety. Where it comes around every…single…day. I’m thrilled to be part of such a great team."

Graphics Manager

Nadia Shaver





“There is simply something magical about coming to work every day and knowing that I am doing something to help these amazing kids.”

Communications Manager

Kara Schmid



"The challenges that Variety kids and their families overcome each and every day are incredibly moving, and I am so appreciative that I can help in my own way. I’m also very intrigued by Variety’s history and its roots in vaudeville. What a combination—love, philanthropy and entertainment!"

Grants & Proposal Writer

Mandy Pratt



Misty Burton

“I am overjoyed to be a part of an organization that does so much for so many little superstars. To see Variety children excel because of the therapy they work so hard at is truly an inspiration. I look forward to coming to work each and every day!”

Health Services Manager

Misty Burton    314-720-7708




"I am honored to be a member of the Variety organization, where every day, individuals work together as a team to make a positive difference in the lives of Variety children and their families."

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

                                       William James

Health Services Associate

Carolyn Smith  314-720-7720