Panels & Committees

Volunteers power our mission through guidance and leadership.

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is grateful for the volunteers who lend their time and expertise to our committees. We are committed to the principle that local community members are best positioned to understand the needs and priorities of our region.

Audit/Operations
Kevin Ausburn, Chair
Jan Baumgartner
Gary Garwitz
Shari Hoffman
Bill Miller
Staff: Luis Leon

Coover Place-Based
Jill Reynolds, Chair
Judy Brunner
Matt Hudson
Heather Landwer
Lindsay Haymes
Staff:
Julie Leeth

COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Program
Jean Grabeel
Gary Groff
Emily Kembell
Chuck Marinec
Danny Perches
Patrick Scott
Alice Wingo
Staff: Bridget Dierks

Development Committee
Mitch Holmes, Chair
Laurie Edmondson
Morey Mechlin
Robin Morgan
Marvin Silliman
Dean Thompson
Bryan Vowels
Robin Walker
Staff: Winter Kinne and Alice Wingo

Governance
Robin Walker, Chair
Rob Foster
Abram McGull II
Jeff Schrag
Staff: Brian Fogle

Greene County Senior Issues Panel
Chuck Marinec, Chair
Monica Horton
Amy Montebello
Joyce Munden
Thelma Neff
Denny Pilant
Roberta Wurst
Staff: Bridget Dierks

Investment Advisory Board
Jeff Layman, Chair
Stan Arnoldy
James Leon Combs
Kari Creighton
Donald Davis
Tom Finnie
Ken Homan
Stan Irwin
Jim Moore
Dennis Newkirk
Anita Oplotnik
Staff: Luis Leon

Metro Springfield Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Abram McGull II, Chair
Tyree Davis IV
Juan Meraz
Kathy Munzinger
Margo Spilde
Summer Trottier
Tez Ward
Brooke Widmar
Staff: Bridget Dierks

Metro Springfield Northwest Project
Stephanie Stenger Montgomery, Chair
Ken Homan
Christian Mechlin
Mark Nelson
Gail Smart
Margo Spilde
Gary Stratman
Heather Zoromski
Staff: Bridget Dierks

Mission-Related Investment
Mark E. Nelson, Chair
Sally Baird
Tom Finnie
Steve Kelly
Jeff Schrag
Legal Counsel: Doug Nickell
Staff: Brian Fogle

Ozarks Charitable Real Estate Foundation
Brian Fogle
Jeff Frye
Abram McGull II
Tom Rankin
Keith Roberts
Rhonda Christopher
Robin Walker
Staff: Winter Kinne

Regional Committee
Mitch Holmes
Jim Holt
Ron Kraettli
Susan Krauss
Kelly Parson
Robin Morgan
Ron Reed
Marvin Silliman
Dean Thompson
Bryan Vowels
Robin Walker
Staff: Alice Wingo

Rural Ozarks Health Initiative
Dr. David Barbe
Harold Bengsch
Nicole Brown
Brian Hammons
Jon Mooney
Sarah Morrow
Dr. Chris Neale
Heather Zoromski
Staff: Bridget Dierks

Scholarships
Darwin Bickford
Yelena Bosovik
Jennifer Dalton
Cary Davison
Laurie Edmondson
Rob Foster
Steve Gassel
Roy Hardy Jr.
Jim Holt
Linda Holt
Ron Kraettli
Karen Miller
Jarica Oeltjen
Jerry Popek
Carol Pyles
Joe Pyles
Mary Kay Ross
Kathy Sheppard
Rosalyn Thomas
Suzette West
Staff: Beth Hersh

SPS In-Person Learning Support Program
Julie Leeth, Chair
David Hall
Francine Pratt
Melissa Riley
Staff:
Bridget Dierks

Weaver Orthodontic Grant Program
Dr. Jerry Cash, Chair
Dr. Tara Cash
Jean Grabeel
Dr. Joyce Noble
Carrie Burke
Staff: Bridget Dierks

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