CHAIR
Karen J. Lynn
*
Athene Holding Ltd.

VICE-CHAIR
Christine Lauridsen Sand *
Lauridsen Group, Inc.

TREASURER
John Craig*
RET. Sammons Financial Group

SECRETARY
Eric T. Crowell *
RET. UnityPoint Health Des Moines

PAST CHAIR
Mary Kramer *
Ambassador, Ret.

LEGAL COUNSEL TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mike Kulik
Davis Brown Law Firm 

*indicates Executive Committee member

DIRECTORS

Tom Ahart
Des Moines Public Schools

Robert Brownell
Polk County Board of Supervisors

Espnola Cartmill
Belin McCormick

LaNae Ceryanec
Community Leader

Frank Cownie
City of Des Moines

Michael Eberle, DVM
RET. Eberle Animal Hospital

Lisa Gobber
Nationwide Insurance

Laure Guisinger
Holmes Murphy & Associates

Paul Hlivko *
Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield

Terry Johnson
RET. Wells Fargo Wealth Management

Ardis Kelley *
FHLB Des Moines

Mike Matera*
John Deere Financial

Dennis Menken
Principal Financial Group

Dr. Andy McGuire 
Community Activist

Sonia Parras
Law Office of Sonia Parras

Katie Patterson
Happy Medium

Stacy Wanderscheid*
Perspective Consulting Partners, LLC

Linda Westergaard
City of Des Moines

*indicates Executive Committee member

You Make The Difference

“After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she’s a director and an actress and ... just anything.”

- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines

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