About Us

Leadership

Servant Leadership Team

Julie Gaddie, Ph.D.
President
Julie.Gaddie@heartlandfoundation.org

Christina Lund
Executive Assistant
Christina.Lund@heartlandfoundation.org

Devran Brower
Program Operations Director
Devran.Brower@heartlandfoundation.org

C. Kruse
Senior Fellow – Healthy Communities
Lowell.Kruse@heartlandfoundation.org

Jennifer Paolillo
emPowerU Manager/Assistant to Senior Fellow
Jennifer.Paolillo@heartlandfoundation.org

Abby Bonwell
Think Ahead Works Coordinator
Abby.Bonwell@heartlandfoundation.org

Rusty Schneeflock 
emPowerU Technical Support
Rusty.Schneeflock@heartlandfoundation.org

Donna Gibson
Special Projects Coordinator
Donna.Gibson@heartlandfoundation.org

Sandra Pettit Weber, Ed.D.
Resources Coordinator
Sandra.PettitWeber@heartlandfoundation.org

Joyce Weight
Accounting Coordinator
Joyce.Weight@heartlandfoundation.org

emPowerU Facilitators
Devran Brower
Mary (M.J.) Clapp
Susan Gower
Jackie Grimwood
Sandy Hamlin
Aimee Hausman
Lisa Hummer
Lisa Kennedy
Sara Lile
Cindy Reule
Carol Robb
Rusty Schneeflock
Corinda Stallbaumer
Mark Struthers
JoAnn Wann
Joan Woolard

2018 Board of Trustees

2018 Officers

Steve Johnston
Chair
Director, Community Alliance of St. Joseph
St. Joseph, MO

Bill Grimwood
1st Vice Chair
Vice President, Information Technology, Hillyard Companies
St. Joseph, MO

Shannon Moore, CFP, CTFA
2nd Vice Chair
Vice President/Trust Officer, U.S. Bank
St. Joseph, MO

Mark Laney, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Mosaic Life Care
St. Joseph, MO

Julie Gaddie, Ph.D.
President, Heartland Foundation
St. Joseph, MO

Michael Pulido
Secretary
Chief Administrative Officer, Mosaic Life Care
St. Joseph, MO

Dwain Stilson
Treasurer
Chief Financial Officer, Mosaic Life Care
St. Joseph, MO

2018 Trustees

Col. Edward Black, USAF
Commander, 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard
St. Joseph, MO/Atchison, KS

Carol Burns
Community Volunteer
St. Joseph, MO

Jody Carlson
Senior Manager, Field Services & Production, Missouri American Water
St. Joseph/Cosby, MO

Heather Cluck, D.C.
Chiropractor/Owner, Back to Health Clinic
Wathena, KS

Jeanne Daffron, Ph.D.
Retired Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO

Jenifer Doolittle
Community Volunteer
Albany, MO

Andrea Fischer
Immuno-Oncology Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb
St. Joseph, MO

Emily Hilsabeck, CPA
Principal Tax, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
St. Joseph, MO

Lenny Klaver, Ed.D.
President, North Central Missouri College
Trenton, MO

Larry Lee
Retired Director, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Northwest Missouri State University
St. Joseph, MO

Shane McDonald, CFTA
Vice President and Market Executive/Private Client Advisor, Commerce Trust Company
St. Joseph, MO

Tom Richmond
Manager, Parts, Distribution & Sales, Altec Industries
St. Joseph, MO

Tyson Schank
Manager, Learning & Organizational Development, Boehringer-Ingelheim
St. Joseph/Platte City, MO

Linda Gray Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO

Matt Staley
Vice President, FCS Financial
St. Joseph/Rea, MO

Two Vacancies

Life Trustees

Bob Bush, Ed.D.
Retired, Northwest Missouri State University and Bush & Associates Inc.
West Des Moines, IA

Sharon Evers
Retired, U.S. Bank
St. Joseph, MO

Jo Eyberg
Retired Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
St. Joseph, MO

Joseph K. Houts, Jr., J.D.
VP/Community Development Officer, Commerce Bank
St. Joseph, MO

Lowell C. Kruse
Retired President/CEO, Heartland Health
Senior Fellow – Healthy Communities, Heartland Foundation
Gallatin, MO

Sheri Spader
Spader Ranch & Quarterhorse Farm
Rosendale, MO

Advisors

Lynthia Andrews Bowman, D.O.
Health Advisor
Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph-Emergency Providers
St. Joseph/Platte City, MO

Jared Brooner
Legal Counsel
Shareholder, Polsinelli, LLC
St. Joseph/Parkville, MO

Rocky Massin
Mosaic Life Care Auxiliary Representative
Retired, Hillyard Companies
St. Joseph, MO

Doug Van Zyl, Ed.D.
Education Advisor
Superintendent, St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph, MO