Beatrice Zdrodowski

Gardner Capital

Beatrice was born in Mauritius Island and pursued her university and legal studies in France, England, and the United States. Presently, she is licensed in New York and Missouri, and is the General Counsel of the venture entities of Gardner Capital; a fully integrated affordable housing developer, investor, and syndicator with a historical focus on state and federal low-income housing tax credits, as well as renewable energy production facilities. Prior to joining Gardner Capital, she enjoyed the opportunity to provide compliance and legal guidance in both the private and public sectors.


Beatrice’s skills do not end with her office work. She goes out of her way to help people in need by serving on the boards of different non-profits. Through these volunteer activities, she is able to bring her diverse worldview and legal skills to help causes that are important to her. She is also an active member of several professional organizations such as the Association of Corporate Counsel-St. Louis Chapter and is a founding board member of a lawyers’ group at the Missouri Athletic Club.


Beatrice has also moved the needle for women lawyers throughout her career. Under her leadership, several legal departments have brought in professionals from different countries, including Africa, India, China, France, England, Morocco, Uruguay, and Portugal. She firmly believes that it is crucial to strengthen the position of women across the legal profession and make the practice of law more inclusive.


Beatrice is the recipient of several regional and national awards such as the ALM “Women Influence & Power in Law Awards”, the Missouri Lawyers Media “In-House Counsel Awards”, and the St. Louis Business Journal “Corporate Counsel Awards”.

Gary Barnes

Kennel Manager

Jason Frei

Board Chair

Dawn Van Houten

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Alaimo

Assistance Dog Trainer

Beth Biondo

Chief Operating Officer

Gary Barnes

Kennel Manager

Tracy Gellman Liebe

Chief Program Officer

Melanie Brady

Program Social Worker

Mike Boyle

Board Vice Chair and Treasurer, Edgewell

Sean McCaffrey

Chief Development Officer

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