Leadership

Board of Directors

President

Steve Ovel
Retired, Kirkwood Community College

President Elect

Nate Klein
Business Professor
Mount Mercy University

Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Liaison

Sr. Mary Lou Podzimek
Chaplain
Hospice of Mercy

Treasurer

Tatum Buse
VP, Finance & Corporate Controller
Rockwell Collins

Secretary

Anne King
President
Collective Data

Executive Director

Paula Land
Ex-Officio member


Ann Alliger
Director, Behavioral Services
Mercy Medical Center

Jazmin Avianeda, Ex-Officio Member
Student
Mount Mercy University

Linda Barnes
Chief Executive Officer
Geonetric

Patty Barnes
Manager, Financial Reporting
Unity Point Health- St. Luke’s Hospital

Martha Barry
Childcare provider and CMC volunteer

Sr. Linda Bechen
Retired, St. Patrick Church (Anamosa)

Michele Brock (Past President)
Regional Fundraising & Marketing Advisor
Amperage Fundraising

John Chaimov
Associate Professor of German
Coe College

Kim Hillyard
Wealth Advisor
RSM US Wealth Management, LLC.

Gary Landhauser
Architect & Partner
Novak Design Group

Larry Maiers
Community Volunteer
St. Luke’s Hospital

Tom Podzimek
President
Benchmark Construction Co.

Bruno Rwayitare
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager
Rockwell Collins

Joe Schmall
Attorney
Bradley & Riley PC

Megan Schulte
Director, Human Resources
Frontier Co-op

Max Smith
Executive Vice President
TrueNorth

Sr. Shari Sutherland- Sisters of Mercy Representative
Retired, Mount Mercy University

Cheryl Tabarella-Redd
Career Services Director
Mount Mercy University

Beckey Woodward Cole
Director of Organizational Development & HR
Folience