Our Team

Staff  

We love the Quad Cities region—a place that we are proud to call home. Every single day, we strive to bring creativity, flexibility and passion to our work, and stand ready to partner with you so that you can give back to the communities that you love. Click on our photos below to learn more about our team, and to contact us.

Sherry E. Ristau
President & CEO

Anne E. Calder
Vice President of Development

Kathy Graves
Vice President of Finance and Administration

Kelly Thompson
Vice President of Grantmaking and Community Initiatives

Cory Sellers
Operations Manager

Jeri VanderVinne
Finance Specialist

Joscelyn Rowe
Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship 

Jenny Molyneaux
Interim Development Project Advisor

Heather Calvert
Grantmaking Associate

Lisa Stachula
Grantmaking Specialist

Melanie Jones
Development Assistant

Tameka Toney
Accounting Associate

 

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors play a crucial role in guiding our decisions to ensure that we live out our mission to transform the region through your generosity. We are grateful for their voluntary service, expertise and commitment to our mission.

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Jill McLaughlin
Board Chair
Community Volunteer

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Jean Moran
1st Vice Chair
Community Volunteer

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Kent Pilcher
2nd Vice Chair
President
Estes Construction

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Marie Z. Ziegler
Board Treasurer
Retired, Vice President
and Deputy Financial Officer
Deere & Company

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Randy Moore
Board Secretary
President
Iowa American
Water Company

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Pete Wessels
Past Board Chair
Principal Attorney
Wessels Law Office, P.C.

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Ray Allen
Retired CPA Partner
McGladrey & Pullen
Mayor of LeClaire

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Ed Cervantes
Partner, Cervantes &
Gordon, PLC

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John Stavnes
Managing Director
Integrus Consulting

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Cristy Tackett-Hunt
Attorney
Bette, Neuman & McMahon

 
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Aaron Tennant
CEO, Total Solutions

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Jeff Trahan
Vice President, Pension Fund
and Investment
Deere & Company

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Tom Thoms
Self Employed Consultant
Former CEO, Thoms Proestler

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Dr. LaDrina Wilson
Dean of Students, Eastern Iowa Community College

 

Not pictured / Paul Koch, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, St. Ambrose University