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

Mary Coffin

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Retired

Peter Cownie

Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation

Nora Everett

Principal Financial Group, Retired

Kathy Fehrman

Community Philanthropist

Susan Fitzsimmons

Christensen Development

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.

Steve Lacy

Meredith Corporation, Retired

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

Jessica Snyder

GuideOne Insurance

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