Board Leadership

Richard L. Deming, M.D.


Franklin Codel

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.

Teree Caldwell-Johnson

Oakridge Neighborhood

Joyce Chapman

West Bank, Retired

Marta Codina

Wells Fargo Bank

Mary Coffin

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Retired

Peter Cownie

Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation

Kathy Fehrman

Community Philanthropist

Susan Fitzsimmons

Christensen Development

Allison Fleming

Community & Child Advocate

George Hiller

Hiller & Associates

Dan Houston

Principal Financial Group

Debbie Hubbell

Community Volunteer

Joseph Jones

The Harkin Institute

Izaah Knox

Urban Dreams

Kyle J. Krause

Kum & Go, L.C.

Marty Martin

Drake University

Gerry Neugent

Knapp Properties

Sheldon Ohringer

Caleris, Retired

Jill Oman

Community Volunteer

Rosemary Parson

EquiTrust Life Insurance Company

Sunnie Richer


Robert G. Riley, Jr.

Riley Resource Group

John Ruan IV

Bankers Trust Company

Mark Rupprecht

R&R Realty Group

Brad Schoenfelder

Ryan Companies

Jessica Snyder

GuideOne Insurance

Cynthia S. Thorland

Life Care Services, Retired

Connie Wimer

Business Publications

Emeritus Board Member

Charles H. Betts

Robert Burnett*

Monroe Colston*

Ann Cownie*

James S. Cownie

Johnny Danos*

Robert Dee*

William Friedman, Jr.

J. Barry Griswell*

James W. Hubbell, Jr.*

G. David Hurd*

Ted M. Hutchison

William C. Knapp

Linda Koehn

Donald F. Lamberti

Maddie Levitt*

James E. Luhrs*

Robert Mannheimer*

Amos Pearsall, Jr.*

Marvin Pomerantz*

J. Edward Power

Janis Ruan

Fred Weitz