Our Team

Our Volunteer Leaders

We are a volunteer-powered organization which thrives on the generosity of hundreds of volunteers focused on improving the quality of life for not only survivors, but our community.

We continue to grow by the outpouring of business and organization support, a pay-it-forward
spirit and the belief that supporting local survivors builds stronger families and creates a stronger community.

Board of Directors
  • Cynthia Sturgeon, President & Founder
  • Barbara Hoffman, Vice President Community Outreach
  • Brad Konen, Vice President Finance; Treasurer
  • Scott Leak, Vice President Development
  • Melissa Rowlet, Vice President Programs
Committee Leaders
  • Kelly Konen, Marketing Communications Director
  • Jil Colborn, Vice President Grants
  • Malinda Jepsen, Vice President Technology
  • Julie Pabian, Team Lead Grants
  • Vi Sturgeon, Team Lead Administration
Executive Advisory Committee
  • Bob Cronin, Executive Vice President Product, D3 Banking
  • Brad Konen, Director of Business Planning & Analysis, American National Bank
  • Scott Leak, CFP® Director - Institutional Sales, TD Ameritrade Institutional
  • Todd Livingston, President/Co-Founder, Onestaff Medical, LLC
  • Brian Moen, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer, Oriental Trading Company
  • Stephanie Nichols, Senior Strategic Account Executive, United Healthcare
  • Cassandra Zywiec, Senior Marketing Specialist, Whole Foods Market NE & IA
  • John Horvatinovich, Owner, SALT An 88 Restaurant

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