Board of Trustees


**Amb. Bernadette Allen ’78, Fort Washington, Maryland, U.S Ambassador, retired

Mr. Jason Andringa, Pella, Iowa, President & CEO, Vermeer Corporation

Mrs. Kristi (Jaarsma) Balk ’88, Pella, Iowa, Owner, Jaarsma Bakery

Mr. Roger Brown, Pella, Iowa, President & CEO, Precision Pulley & Idler (PPI)

Mr. Peter Cartwright ’82, Des Moines, Iowa, Senior Vice President; Senior Institutional Consultant, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Mr. Daniel De Cook ’95, Pella, Iowa, Co-CEO, Heritage Lace

*Mr. Tej Dhawan ’91, Grimes, Iowa, Chief Data Officer, Principal Financial Group

Ms. Amy Eilers ’88, West Des Moines, Iowa, Executive Women’s Health Clinical Account Specialist, Merck and Company

Mr. Mark Ellingson ’80, Pella, Iowa, Senior Vice President, Brokerage Division Manager, Leighton Investment Services

***Mrs. Julie Fisher ’90, Naples, Florida, Corporate Counsel, Musco Sports Lighting

Mrs. Shayla From, West Des Moines, Iowa, Community Volunteer, Leader of Non-Profit Sector

Mr. James Griffith, III ’92, Carbondale, Colorado, Chairman, GenLink, LLC.

Mr. Tim Heerema ’88, Pella, Iowa, Co-CEO, Heritage Lace      

Mr. Chad Huyser ’97, Pella, Iowa, President, Lely North America, and Regional Director, Lely International; Pella (Lely USA)

Mrs. Chris (Epperly) Ieuter ’91, Wilmette, Illinois, CFO of ORS Medco

Mr. James Israel, Naples, Florida, President, Worldwide Financial Services Div. Deere & Company, retired

Mr. Thomas Koos ’86, Dallas, Texas, President and CEO, PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

Mr. J. Lanier Little ’74, Bonita Springs, Florida, Regional President, Wells Fargo Bank, retired; Executive Vice President, First Niagara Financial Group, retired

Dr. Michael Main ’87, Leawood, Kansas, Chair, Cardiovascular Division, Saint Luke’s Physician Group; Co-Executive Medical Director, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute

Rev. Sophie Mathonnet-VanderWell, Pella, Iowa, Pastor, Second Reformed Church

Rev. Charles Morris ’70, Oak Park, Illinois, President, The Collegiate Church Corporation; Pastor, Fort Washington Collegiate Church, retired

Dr. Jeffrey Oliver ’79, Phoenix, Arizona, Academic Chair, Dept. of Pathology, Creighton University School of Medicine-Phoenix; COO, Pathology Associates, Ltd.

Dr. Steve Perkins ’01, Waukon, Iowa, Family Physician, Mayo Clinic Health System-LaCrosse, Wisconsin         

Dr. Barbara Pettitt ’72, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Professor of Surgery and Director of Medical Student Education, Emory University School of Medicine Department of Surgery

Dr. William Rankin ’69, Seattle, Washington, President, Wm. L. Rankin Consulting, LLC.

Mrs. Jana (Daberkow) Rieker ’94, Clive, Iowa, Owner, Rieker Marketing Services; Director of Strategic Initiatives, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs 

Dr. Rick Ryan ’70, Ballwin, Missouri, CEO, Apertus Pharmaceutical

Dr. Kathleen Sikkema ’84, New York, New York, Stephen Smith Professor and Chair, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Mr. Steven Sikkink ’83, Des Moines, Iowa, Central Iowa Director, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Mrs. Donna Smith ’81, Pella, Iowa, Community Volunteer

Mr. Harry Smith ’73, New York, New York, NBC News Correspondent

**Mr. Clay Thompson ’90, Nashville, TN, Vice President, Latin America, Caterpillar Financial Services Corp.

Mr. Mark VanderLinden ’78, Dallas Center, Iowa, Senior Manager Labor Relations, Deere and Company, retired

Mr. Mike Van Voorst ’93, Pella, Iowa, Division Vice President, Finance, Pella Corporation

**Mrs. Deanna Ver Steeg ’94, Chicago, Illinois, Senior Director, IT Business Relationship Management – Headquarters & Global Consumer Business, S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.

Mrs. Judith Vogel ’82, Johnston, Iowa, Investment Analyst, Principal Global Investors, retired

Dr. Markay Winston ’87, Bloomington, Indiana, Assistant Superintendent for Monroe County Community School Corporation 

Ms. Mary Worstell ’73, Washington, D.C., Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Co-Lead, Healthy Aging, 2015 White House Conference on Aging, retired 


Ex Officio

Dr. Mark Putnam, Pella, Iowa, President, Central College 

*  Chairperson of the Board

** Vice Chair of the Board 

***Secretary of the Board