Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is drawn from citizens who live and work in the Johnson County area and are actively engaged in our communities. They are dedicated leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

The Board provides organizational leadership, oversight, and guidance to the Community Foundation’s competitive grantmaking. They are committed to addressing current issues while preparing for a healthy and vibrant future.

Todd Jacobson

CFJC Chair, HJR Financial

Laura Bergus

CFJC Vice Chair, Legal and Compliance Committee Chair, Hayek, Moreland, Smith & Bergus

Sherri Furman

CFJC Secretary, UI Center for Advancement

Dean Price

CFJC Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, RSM (Retired)

Kaleb Beining

Beining Real Estate Solutions and Acquisitions

Michael Benning

Marketing Committee Chair, University of Iowa

David Bluder

Former Banker

Susan Brennan

Iowa City Community School Foundation

LaTasha DeLoach

Johnson County Senior Center

Nick Hatz

Grants Committee Chair, Shive-Hattery

Nate Kaeding

Build to Suit, Inc.

Sarah Jean Leonard

US Bank

Art Nowak

DDS, (emeritus) University of Iowa College of Dentistry

Charlie Nusser

Hands Jewelers

Cathy Pugh

Urban Acres Real Estate

Bruce Teague

Caring Hands and More, Iowa City Mayor

Jason Wagner


Jaime Watts

Pugh Hagan Prahm PLC

Paula Weigel

University of Iowa College of Public Health

Mary Westbrook

Resource Committee Chair, Community Volunteer

Thais Winkleblack

MidWestOne Bank