**Chairperson of the board

Bernadette Allen '78

Bernadette Allen '78
Retired U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Niger
Fort Washington, Md.

Jason Andringa

Jason Andringa
President and CEO
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Roger Brown

Roger Brown
President and CEO
Precision, Inc. (PPI)
Pella, Iowa

Peter Cartwright '82

Peter Cartwright, CIMA© ’82
Senior Vice President
Senior Institutional Consultant
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Des Moines, Iowa

Peter Cartwright '82

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

Tej Dhawan ’91

Tej Dhawan ’91
Grimes, Iowa

Karen Dorsey

Dr. Karen Dorsey
Associate Research Scientist at Yale University School of Medicine,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, at Yale University
New York, N.Y.

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Julie Fisher '90
Corporate Counsel
Musco Sports Lighting
Naples, Fla.

Shayla From

Shayla From
Corporate Secretary
Community volunteer & leader of non-profit sector
West Des Moines, Iowa

Chip Griffith

James Griffith
Chairman of GenLink, LLC.
Carbondale, Colo.

Dennis Hanson

Dennis Hanson
President and CEO of Community Resource Bank (CRB)
Northfield, Minn.

Martin Heerema

Martin Heerema
Co-CEO Heritage Lace
Pella, Iowa

James Israel

James Israel
Retired President
Worldwide Financial Services Division
Deere & Company
Johnston, Iowa

Barbara Kniff-McCulla

Barbara Kniff-McCulla
CEO
KLK Construction
Pella, Iowa

Tom Koos '86

Thomas Koos '86
Chief Executive Officer
Weber-Stephen Products LLC
South Barrington, Ill.

Rev. Kevin Korver ’77

Rev. Kevin Korver ’77
Pastor
Third Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

J. Lanier Little ’74

** J. Lanier Little ’74
Chairperson of the Board
Retired Executive Vice President
First Niagara Financial Group
Bonita Springs, Fla.

Dr. Michael Main '87

Dr. Michael Main ’87
Professor of Medicine
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Leawood, Kan.

Rev. Sophie Mathonnet-VanderWell

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

Rev. Charles Morris ’70

Rev. Charles Morris ’70
Retired Pastor
Ft. Washington Collegiate Church
President, The Collegiate Church Corp.
Oak Park, Ill.

Jeff Oliver '79

Dr. Jeffrey Oliver '79
Pathologist
Pathology Associates, Ltd.
Phoenix, Ariz.

Karin Peterson

Karin Peterson
Vice President of Human Resources
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Dr. Barbara Pettitt ’72

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

Dr. William Rankin ’69

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

Jana (Daberkow) Rieker '94

Jana (Daberkow) Rieker ’94
PR and Communications Director
Trilix
Clive, Iowa

Dr. Rick Ryan ’70

Rick Ryan ’70
CEO
Apertus Pharmaceutical
Ballwin, Mo.

Rev. John Schmidt

Rev. John Schmidt
Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies
McCormick Theological Seminary
Holland, Mich.

Kathy Sikkema '84

Dr. Kathleen Sikkema '84
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Global Health and Psychiatry
Duke University
Durham, N.C.

Steve Sikkink '83

Steven Sikkink '83
President
Aureon Technology
Des Moines, Iowa

Donna Smith ’81

Donna Smith ’81
Community volunteer
Pella, Iowa

Harry Smith ’73

Harry Smith ’73
NBC News Correspondent
New York, N.Y.

Clay Thompson '90

Robert Thompson '90
President
Caterpillar Insurance Services
Brentwood, Tenn.

Deanna Ver Steeg, '94

Deanna Ver Steeg, '94
Director
IT Business Relationship Management
Finance
S.C. Johnson & Son
Chicago, Ill.

Judith Vogel ’82

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

Dr. Markay Winston '87

Dr. Markay Winston ’87
Chief Academic Officer
Dayton Public School System
Fairborn, Ohio.

Mary Worstell ’73

Mary Worstell ’73
Advisor, HHS office on Women's Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Lead, Healthy Aging
2015 White House Conference on Aging
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mark Putnam

Ex Officio
Mark Putnam
President
Central College
Pella, Iowa

Thomas DeVries

Honorary
Rev. Thomas DeVries
General Secretary
Reformed Church in America
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Emeriti Trustees

Mary Andringa
President/CEO
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Stephen Bell ’59
Retired Professor
Department of Telecommunications, Ball State
Muncie, Ind.

Sue Brandl ’65
Community volunteer
Pella, Iowa

Kenneth Braskamp ’65
Retired personal investments manager
Los Angeles, Calif.

Rev. Dr. George Brown, Jr. '65
G.W. and Eddie Haworth Professor Emeritus of Christian Education
Western Theological Seminary
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mark De Cook ’64
President & Co-CEO, retired
Heritage Lace, Inc.
Pella, Iowa

Vernon Den Herder ’71
Farmer
Retired Defensive End, Miami Dolphins
Sioux Center, Iowa

M. Joan Farver ’88 Honorary Degree
Chair Emerita
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Betsy Farver-Smith
Executive Director Clinical Services
Betty Ford Center, A part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Terry Garvin ’72
President
GFA Financial Group
Largo, Fla.

J. Barry Griswell ’04 Honorary Alumni
Retired CEO, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Retired Chairman & CEO of Principal Financial Group
West Des Moines, Iowa

Judith (Judy) Grooters ’60
Group Controller, retired
Carreker Corporation
Pawtucket, R.I.

Bruce Heerema '63
Retired Chairman
Heritage Lace, Inc.
Pella, Iowa 

Marlyn Klimstra ’50
Retired Vice President of Sales
Pella Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Harold Kolenbrander ’60 & ’96 Honorary Degree
Senior Consultant
Academic Search Consultation Service
Cincinnati, Ohio

Michael (Mike) Orr '69
Retired President
Financial Services Division
John Deere & Company
Monona, Wis.

Stan Poortinga
Retired, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Precision Pulley & Idler
Pella, Iowa

Jean Rozenboom
Retired Managing Director—Investments
Piper Jaffray
New Sharon, Iowa

John Sikkink ’62
Mission Advancement Coordinator
Synod of the Heartland
Reformed Church in America
Apple Valley, Minn.

Robert Vanderlinden ’55
Retired President
Seiferts
Pella, Iowa

Robert Vermeer ’66
Chair Emeritus
Vermeer Corporation
Pella, Iowa

Donald Vogel ’61
Retired Senior Vice President
Spear, Leeds and Kellogg
St. Augustine, Fla.

David Wesselink ’64
Retired Chairman & CEO
Metris Companies, Inc.
Northbrook, Ill.

Faculty Representatives

Mark Babcock

Mark Babcock
M. Joan Farver Endowed Chair in Music
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choirs

Sara Bergman

Sara Bergman
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Robert Franks

Robert Franks
Kenneth J. Weller Distinguished Professorship of the Liberal Arts
Professor of Computer Science

Kathy Korcheck

Kathy Korcheck
Associate Professor of Spanish

Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson
Professor of Economics

Keith Ratzlaff

Keith Ratzlaff
Professor of English

Student Representatives

Clayton Blythe
Economics, Physics majors; Mathematics minor
Sr., Orange City, Iowa

Jeremy Caracci
Social Science major
Jr., Johnston, Iowa

Riley Gray
Physics major
Sr., West Des Moines, Iowa

Taylor Sanders
Biochemistry major
Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Betsy Van Haaften
Biology major; Chemistry, English minors
Sr., Pella, Iowa