Committees

Executive Committee

  • Richard L. Deming, M.D. , Chair
  • Franklin Codel
  • Cara K. Heiden
  • George Hiller
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Kyle Krause
  • Jill Oman
  • Sunnie Richer
  • Jessica Snyder

Audit Committee

  • Jessica Snyder, Chair
  • Richard L. Deming (ad hoc)
  • Kathy Fehrman
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Rosemary Parson
  • Angela Reed*
  • Mark Rupprecht

Charitable Giving Committee

  • George Hiller, Chair
  • Richard L. Deming, M.D. (ad hoc)
  • Allison Fleming
  • Michael Gartner
  • Paul Gregoire*
  • Cara K. Heiden
  • Debbie Hubbell
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Liz Lidgett*
  • Matt Ostanik*
  • Sunnie Richer
  • Robert G. Riley, Jr.
  • Dr. Yogi Shah*
  • Nikki Syverson*

Finance Committee

  • Cara Heiden, Chair
  • Frederick V. Buie
  • Mary Coffin
  • Richard L. Deming (ad hoc)
  • Tej Dhawan*
  • Kathy Fehrman
  • Susan Fitzsimmons
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Steve Lacy*
  • Valerie Saltsgaver*
  • Tami Wingert*

Governance & Nominating Committee

  • Kyle Krause, Chair
  • Richard L. Deming (ad hoc)
  • Cara Heiden
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Steve Lacy
  • Gerry Neugent
  • Connie Wimer

Grantmaking Committee

  • Jill Oman, Chair
  • Andrea Abel
  • Rob Barron*
  • Elisabeth Buck*
  • Teree Caldwell-Johnson
  • Marta Codina
  • Richard L. Deming, M.D. (ad hoc)
  • Sally Dix*
  • Allison Fleming
  • N. Brian Gentry*
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Suzanne Mineck*

Investment Committee

  • Franklin Codel, Chair
  • Tracey Ball*
  • Peter Cownie
  • Richard L. Deming (ad hoc)
  • Nora Everett*
  • Cara K. Heiden
  • Dan Houston
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Marty Martin
  • Gerry Neugent
  • Sheldon Ohringer
  • John Owens*
  • John Ruan IV

Marketing Committee

  • Sunnie Richer, Chair
  • Mary Coffin
  • Genevieve Dean*
  • Diana Deibler*
  • Richard L. Deming (ad hoc)
  • Micholyn Fajen*
  • Courtney Greene*
  • Joseph Jones
  • Kristi Knous (non-voting)
  • Robert G. Riley, Jr.
  • Courtney Shaw*

* Indicates Non-Board Members
** Indicates Emeritus Member Status

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

Kristin Clayton, CPA
McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith, P.C.

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

Julie A. Fuller, CFP®, CPA
Generations Wealth Management, LLC

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

Matt Juffer, JD, CPA, CFP®
Hamilton Juffer & Associates, LLP

Kent Kramer, CFP®, AIF®
Foster Group, Inc.

James B. Langeness, Attorney at Law
Duncan, Green, Brown & Langeness, P.C.

Adam B. Obrecht, CFP®
AO Wealth Advisory

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

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.

Johnne Syverson, CFP®, AEP®, CAP®, Certified Heritage Planner
Syverson Strege & Company