Board Leadership

Steve Lacy


Richard L. Deming, M.D.

Vice Chair

Cara K. Heiden


Kristi Knous, MPA, CAPĀ®, FCEP


Kristi provides the vision and leadership for shaping the Community Foundation's role as a civic leader, grantmaker, philanthropic partner and charitable giving vehicle. She identifies and addresses issues key to the quality of life in the community and oversees the Community Foundation's daily operations. Kristi is an Iowa native and graduate of Iowa State University. She received her Masters of Public Administration and Certificate of Business Management from Drake University. Kristi is also a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and a Fellow in Charitable Estate Planning.


Andrea Abel

Community Volunteer

Frederick V. Buie

Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Co.

Joyce Chapman

West Bank, Retired

Jessica Snyder

GuideOne Insurance

Franklin Codel

Community Volunteer

Mary Coffin

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Nora Everett

Principal Financial Group, Retired

Kathy Fehrman

Community Philanthropist

Allison Fleming

Community & Child Advocate

Michael Gartner

The Iowa Cubs

George Hiller

Hiller & Associates

Dan Houston

Principal Financial Group

Debbie Hubbell

Community Volunteer

Joseph Jones

The Harkin Institute

Kyle J. Krause

Kum & Go, L.C.

Gerry Neugent

Knapp Properties

Sheldon Ohringer

Caleris, Retired

Jill Oman

Community Volunteer

Rosemary Parson

EquiTrust Life Insurance Company

Sunnie Richer


John Ruan IV

Bankers Trust Company

Connie Wimer

Business Publications