County Executive Page Announces Additional County Cares Advisors


ST. LOUIS COUNTY (April 27, 2020) – At this morning’s media briefing, County Executive Dr. Sam Page announced members to an advisory group that will guide the administration on spending a CARES Act grant received from the federal government to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The St. Louis County Cares advisors will focus on three areas through the County’s management of the Coronavirus pandemic: public health, humanitarian relief, and economic recovery.

Dr. Paul Hintze, Senior Advisor for Public Health Response

Paul Hintze has more than four decades of experience as an internist and doctor of Rheumatology in St. Louis. He is most recently retired as Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Hospital. Dr. Hintze graduated from University of Utah School of Medicine in 1978 and completed a residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital. He currently works part time on a contractual basis for the County Department of Public Health.

Deb Patterson, Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Relief

Deb Patterson has a deep background in community services and grantmaking. As President of the Monsanto Fund, she helped allocate funding of tens of millions of dollars each year. Prior to Monsanto, she was CEO of American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri and has served on the board of directors of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Delta Dental of Missouri, and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. She will volunteer her time.

Kathy Rehmer, Senior Advisor for Compliance

Kathy Rehmer has managed compliance operations for some of the St. Louis region’s largest employers and economic powerhouses. As Chief Compliance and Data Privacy Officer for Energizer Holdings, Ms. Rehmer was responsible for corporate compliance policies and implementation. Prior to Energizer, she was the Vice President of Compliance at AT&T for nearly a decade. She will volunteer her time.

These members join Cindy Brinkley, formerly of Centene and GM, who was earlier this month named as Lead Advisor. She is volunteering her time.