Committees

Executive Committee

  • Susan Fitzsimmons, Board Chair
  • Debbie Hubbell, Board Vice Chair
  • Marta Codina
  • Ardis Kelley
  • Cynthia Thorland
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Steve Lacy
  • Gerry Neugent
  • Brad Schoenfelder

Audit Committee

  • Ardis Kelley, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Fred Hubbell
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Heather Richardson*
  • Jessica Richter*
  • Mark Rupprecht
  • Cynthia Thorland

Charitable Giving Committee

  • Cynthia Thorland, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Roxanne Conlin*
  • Dr. Richard Deming*
  • Jem Gong-Browne*
  • George Hiller
  • Debbie Hubbell
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Liz Lidgett*
  • Todd Millang
  • Matt Ostanik*
  • Sunnie Richer
  • Robert G. Riley, Jr.
  • Mike Simonson*
  • Nikki Syverson*

Community Leadership Initiatives Committee

  • Susan Fitzsimmons, Board Chair
  • Debbie Hubbell, Board Vice Chair
  • Marta Codina, Grantmaking Chair
  • Kristi Knous, President
  • Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer

Finance Committee

  • Steve Lacy, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Franklin Codel
  • Mary Coffin
  • Tej Dhawan*
  • Kathy Fehrman
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Kyle Krause*
  • Darren Rebelez

Gift Acceptance Committee

  • Susan Fitzimmons, Board Chair
  • Debbie Hubbell, Board Vice Chair
  • Steve Lacy, Treasurer
  • Kristi Knous, President (non-voting)
  • Karla Jones, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (non-voting)

Governance & Nominating Committee

  • Gerry Neugent, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Teree Caldwell-Johnson
  • Peter Cownie
  • Fred Hubbell
  • Izaah Knox
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Steve Lacy

Grantmaking Committee

  • Marta Codina, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Teree Caldwell-Johnson
  • Joyce Chapman
  • Dr. Richard Deming*
  • Sally Dix*
  • Allison Fleming*
  • Dr. Adreain Henry
  • Dr. Nalo Johnson*
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Sheldon Ohringer
  • Jill Oman
  • Mary Sellers*

Impact Investing Committee

  • Frankling Codel, Chair
  • Teree Caldwell-Johnson
  • Sheldon Ohringer
  • Cynthia Thorland
  • Dr. Nalo Johnson*
  • Kristi Knous, President (non-voting)
  • Angie Dethlefs-Trettin, Chief Community Impact Officer (non-voting)
  • Karla Jones, Chief Financial & Administrative Officer (non-voting)

Investment Committee

  • Brad Schoenfelder, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Jessica Bush*
  • Peter Cownie
  • Suzanna de Baca
  • Nora Everett*
  • Dan Houston
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Marty Martin
  • Gerry Neugent
  • Sheldon Ohringer
  • John Owens*
  • John Ruan IV
  • Kukuu Saah

Marketing Committee

  • Debbie Hubbell, Chair
  • Susan Fitzsimmons (ad hoc)
  • Mary Coffin
  • Micholyn Fajen*
  • Courtney Greene*
  • Dr. Joseph Jones
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Izaah Knox
  • Sunnie Richer
  • Robert G. Riley, Jr.
  • Courtney Shaw*
  • Connie Wimer*

* Indicates Non-Board Members

Professional Advisors Council

 Members of the Community Foundation's Professional Advisor's Council share their expertise on how to effectively integrate philanthropy into conversations with clients and peers. The council also advises the Community Foundation about the changing needs of professional advisors and helps broaden the circle of advisors and clients who work with the Community Foundation. As a result, we help connect more donors with community needs.

Bill Boatwright, Attorney at Law
Dentons Davis Brown Law Firm

Billi Brahn, Attorney at Law
Iowa State Bank

Trent Burley, CFP®, RICP®
McGill Junge Wealth Management

Abby Croll, CPA
Eide Bailly LLP

Steven C. Despotovich, JD, CLU, ChFC, CFP®
Wilson, Deege, Despotovich, Riemenschneider & Rittgers

Nick Finkenauer, CPA
McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith, P.C.

Matthew Gardner, Attorney at Law
Gardner Law Firm, P.C.

Jason Gunkel, CFP, CFA, CAP
Syverson Strege 

Adam B. Obrecht, CFP®
AO Wealth Advisory

Angela Reed, CPA
Tarbell & Co., P.L.C

Megan Rosenstiel, CFP®, CDFA™, AWMA®, ADPA®, LTCP
Gilbert & Cook

Ashley E. Shafer, Financial Advisor, CFP®, CAP®
The 801 Group at Morgan Stanley

Scott Simpson, Attorney at Law
Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fischer & Bouslog, P.C.

Katheryn Thorson, Attorney at Law
Brown Winick

Ashlee Vieregger, JD, CFP®, CTFA
Foster Group