Joe Jovanovich

President - Joe is the proprietor of the Pat Connolly Tavern, and the grandson of Pat himself. A social worker by training, Joe seeks to improve the Dogtown community and the St. Louis region through community advocacy, and, of course, a bit of Irish fare and beverages. 


Isabel Acevedo

Vice President - Originally from Puerto Rico, Isabel holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University (2006) and a Master of Business Administration from St. Louis University (2010).  She has over 7 years of University technology transfer experience.  She is passionate about St. Louis community development and currently serve as President of the Young Friends of Forest Park Forever.  Isabel and her husband have lived in Dogtown since 2006.  They have three young children, a dog named Pujols, and a cat named Coqui Molina.


Steve VanderKolb

Treasurer – Steve is the co-owner of Felix’s Pizza Pub, a Dogtown restaurant and bar, for 14 years, and lived in Dogtown 1994-2014. 


Andrew Broombaugh

Secretary - Andrew is a State Farm agent with an office in Dogtown on Wise Avenue. 


Michelle Ong, MD

Board Member at Large - Michelle has been a resident of Dogtown for 10 years with her husband and two children and new puppy. An environmental advocate, Michelle lives in Dogtown's only passive house that aims to be zero net energy and is a member of the Dogtown Ecovillage. She is an emergency medicine physician at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. Originally from Texas, she received her medical degree from Texas Tech University and undergraduate degree from Texas A&M. Go Aggies!


Meaghan dowd

Board Member At Large - Born and raised in St. Louis, some of my best memories as a kid are St. Patricks Day in Dogtown. When it was time to look for my first home there was no doubt that Dogtown was the place I wanted to be. I graduated from UMSL with a degree in Criminal Justice but found myself in the risk management industry and have loved every minute of it. I work for POWERS Insurance and Risk Management which just recently moved into the community so I'm not only lucky enough to live here but also work here.  Since moving here in 2013 it's been great to see the community grow and I am honored to be part of Dogtown United and continue growing this amazing Community.