Board of Directors


Jody Mead, President

Northwest Financial Corp.

John Whalin, President-Elect

Independent Insurance Consultant and Community Volunteer

David Kaufman, Secretary

Temple B’nai Jeshurun
Workplace: Rabbi, Temple B’nai Jeshurun

Thomas Cross, Treasurer

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Workplace: BHE Renewables, LLC

Doug Ventling, Past President

Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines
Workplace: Telligen

Thomas Ahart

Superintendent, Des Moines Public Schools

Dale Bentlage

Managing Partner, Juicebox Interactive

Tom Chapman

Executive Director, Iowa Catholic Conference

Katie Dawson

Reverend, Immanuel United Methodist Church

Doug Fick

VP & Chief Technology Officer, The Principal Financial Group

Debra Townsend Lind

Retired attorney

Matt Strawn

President, The Strawn Co.

Catherine Swoboda

Faculty Member, Global Resource Systems, Iowa State University

Emily van Oosbree

Contracts Administrator, Telligen

Frances Colston (advisory)

Church Women United Board Representative

Ron Beane (advisory)

LADOS Board Representative