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Board of Directors

Ann Boyd
Ann Boyd
Ann Boyd graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in advertising and communications. Ann is the Director of Major Accounts at the Quad-City Times. Ann has worked for Lee Enterprises for over twenty-two years, beginning her career in database marketing, moving into advertising sales and sales management. Ann volunteers her time in her children's school organizations, her church, and many community projects and groups. Ann and her husband Jeff have three children and live in Rock Island, Illinois.
Omar Bradley
John "Omar" Bradley
John “Omar” Bradley works as Senior Vice President, Loan Administration at First State Bank of Illinois. He has worked in Quad Cities area banks for over twenty-years, holds multiple securities licenses, and has consulted with a number of companies involved in banking, transportation, real estate and energy. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Luther College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa. He serves on a number of Boards of Directors, including the John Deere Classic and Moline Main Street. He is the Treasurer of the Moline Booster Club, and serves as P.A. announcer for Moline High School varsity boys basketball, football, and wrestling. He was involved in rugby for over twenty years as a player, coach, and administrator. He has served for over twenty years as a Junior Achievement Classroom Consultant. John served Bethany as a Board Member and Board Chair during a previous 10-year tenure. John has been happily married for 31 years to Sheri, and they have a wonderful son, Kevin.
Martha Burnham
Martha Burnham
Martha Burnham was an educator and substitute teacher, and has volunteered on several community boards throughout the years. She is employed as a floral designer for Flowers by Staack's and as a bookkeeper for her husband's dental practice. Martha enjoys gardening, participating in sports, and keeping up with her three grown children and nine grandchildren.
Steve Dembosky
Steve Dembosky
Stephen Dembosky is the Senior Vice President and Office Manager of First Midwest, which he joined in 1982. He has over thirty years of trust experience and has expertise in all areas of personal trust administration, estate planning and taxation, and charitable foundations. Along with Bethany for Children & Families, Steve also serves as a member of Crimestoppers of the Quad Cities, United Education Foundation, and East Moline Rotary Club. He serves on the East Moline Municipal Pool Board and is a member of the Quad City Estate Planning Council. Steve graduated magna cum laude from Illinois State University and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School. He holds the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation. A lifelong resident of the Illinois Quad Cities, Steve lives in East Moline with his three sons.
Jay DeVrieze
Jay DeVrieze
Jay DeVrieze joined the Bethany Board of Directors in 2017. In 1982, Jay co-founded and acted as President, Owner, and General Manager of Maple Leaf Lincoln Mercury in Geneseo, Illinois, which he sold in 2003. Since then, Jay has been very involved with Moline High School, serving as a co-chair for Project Graduation and on the Booster Club Board of Directors, and the John Lewis Coffee Shop in Davenport, Iowa, serving as a Board Member and volunteer. Jay is involved with Bob Vogelbaugh's Turkey Day Dinner, SCORE of the Quad Cities, and Sol's Legacy Ministry. He is an active member of the University of Iowa Foundation, Heritage Weslyan Church, and Oakwood Country Club.
Brett M. Van
Dave Durci
Dave Durci has worked at Alcoa Davenport Works for twenty-nine years and is currently the plant Engineering Manager. Dave has extensive experience in project management, capital planning, and computer systems, networks, and applications design and deployment. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a native of a small steel town outside metropolitan Pittsburgh.  Dave lives in LeClaire and enjoys spending time with his family and doing home improvement projects.
Steve Fieweger
Steve Fieweger
Steve Fieweger is a life long resident of the Quad Cities. He graduated with honors from Alleman High School, from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance, and from Northern Illinois Law School with honors. A civil trial lawyer for the past 30 years in Illinois, Iowa, and the Federal Courts in both states, Steve was selected by his peers as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for the past five years. Prior service includes Catholic Charities board, St. Pius X Parish counsel member, President of the Quad Cities Notre Dame Club, and fundraising for St. Pius X Jubilee 2000 capital fund drive, Jordan Catholic School's holiday raffle, and Alleman High School's Heritage Ball. Steve is the proud father of John, Thomas, and Claire, who are beginning their own adventures as young adults.


Gma Howze

Gma Howze has served on the Bethany Board of Directors since 2014 and serves the community in a variety of ways. She is a member of the Women's Leadership Council of the United Way serving on the Child Advocacy Committee. She is an active member of Second Baptist Church in Rock Island and served as President of the Pleasant Valley High School PTA from 2015-2017. Gma Howze has a BS in Math Education, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Master of Arts in Museum Studies. She worked as an educator in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, and Iowa over a span of 9 years. She is currently owner of GLH Consulting specializing in private home and business art placement as well as arts development. Gma is happily married to husband, Marc Howze, for over 30 years and they have 4 wonderful children.

Kevin L. Koski
Kevin Koski
Kevin Koski retired at the end of 2010 from Missman, Stanley & Associates, a civil engineering consulting firm, where he had served as President since 2000. He is a registered Professional Engineer and had been with the firm for thirty-nine years. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Along with Bethany for Children & Families, Kevin has been active within and served in a leadership role in many professional, fraternal, religious, community service, and economic development organizations. He was named “Rock Island Citizen of the Year” in 2005. Kevin and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1971 and have two children.
Greg Lundgren
Greg Lundgren
Greg Lundgren works as President of the Quad Cities office for Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national leader in commercial real estate services with offices in ten states. Greg provides overall leadership and direction for the Ryan development, design, construction, and real estate management divisions in the Quad Cities market. Greg currently serves as past President of the Eastern Iowa Community College District Foundation and as a Board Member for the Quad City Regional Opportunity Council and Christ Family Church Day Care Board. He is a member of Professional Developers of Iowa and the Davenport Design Review Board. Greg has also served as President of the Davenport Library Trustees and as Executive Board Member of Davenport One. Greg and his wife Pam live in Davenport, and have two children and six grandchildren.
Audrie Roelf
Audrie Roelf
Audrie Roelf spent twelve years as an editor in the Chicago area before joining John Deere Construction & Forestry as a Content Analyst. She holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, and a Master’s in Writing from National University in San Diego, California.
Rosie Salazar
Rosie Salazar
Rosie Salazar has worked for John Deere since 2000 and is currently EBS RPC Manager (Enterprise Business Services Regional Procurement Manager). Rosie has served on the Bethany for Children & Families board since 2004. Prior to joining John Deere, Rosie worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, in San Francisco and San Jose. Rosie is active at St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church and other local community organizations; she has a passion for philanthropic efforts. A native Texan, Rosie has a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration from Texas A&M. Rosie and her family reside in Davenport.
John Schaaf
John Schaaf
John Schaaf is a Moline native and the owner of Hill Valley Chiropractic in Moline. John is also an honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran. After studying at Blackhawk College, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, John earned his DC degree and national board certification. He is a previous member of the Rotary chapter in Bloomington, Illinois, and a current member of Twin Rivers Rotary in Moline and the Illinois Prairie State Chiropractic Association. John and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married since 2003 and live in Moline with their two young daughters.
Dr. Tim Schermer
Tim Schermer
Tim Schermer is a retired former faculty member and Director of Institutional Research at Augustana College. Tim served as the past Board Chair for Bethany for Children & Families. He is a member of the Rock Island Art Guild and is active in the First Covenant Church in Moline. Tim has a Bachelor's in Mathematics from North Park University in Chicago and a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has lived in the Quad Cities since beginning his career at Augustana in 1976. Tim and his wife, Martha, live in Bettendorf and have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Dr. Kim Armstrong
Donna Schoeck
Donna Shoeck has been an active community volunteer for over 50 years. A native of South Dakota, she is a retired salesperson. Donna has served on the Boards of Ballet Quad Cities, Marriage and Family Counseling, Quad City Arts, and was an active volunteer for Festival of Trees. She and her husband, Clyde, retired President of Modern Woodmen of America and also an active community member, live in Milan. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.
Brett M. Van
Brett Van
Brett Van is the Treasurer and Investment Manager for Modern Woodmen of America.  In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for Bethany for Children & Families, Brett is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.  A native Quad-Citian, Brett graduated from Moline High School and served five years in the United States Navy before beginning his career in finance.  Brett and his wife, Molly, live in Coal Valley and have two children.
Lance Willett
Lance Willett
Lance Willett is retired after serving as the President of the Adler Theatre and as Chief Executive Officer of the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Lance also served as Executive Director of the Quad City Symphony Orchestra Association. In addition to his service to Bethany's Board of Directors and tenure as Bethany's Board Chair, Lance is a Board member and current Chair of Genesius Guild Theatre Foundation, and a Board member and past Chair of Marriage and Family Counseling Service. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is a fellow of Stanford's Executive Leadership Program. Lance and his wife, Belinda, are parents of an adult son.

 

 

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