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Back Row (Left to Right): Mike Brost, Maureen Hanson, John Harris, Craig Mahood, Dr. Greg Hoekstra

Front Row (Left to Right): Ruth Cole, Sara Miller, Shayla Stevenson, Heidi Verhagen

Not Pictured: Ana Hernandez

Over the years, I've been a parent of a student, volunteer, and board member, The Job Foundation has played a major role in my family's life. The Job Foundation poured out into my daughter by educating her on life lessons, financial awareness, and charitable giving, which has paid off during her college career making her debt free. The lessons presented to the young people echoed in my life as I sat and listened as a volunteer. This allowed me to be introduced to people with resources and connections that gave me opportunities to grow as a woman and parent.


The Job Foundation is not only a program that young people can learn and grow from, but a program that allows adults to learn and grow all while helping the foundation grow.


We've all heard the saying 'it takes a village to raise a child.' It also takes a community to help us all grow.

- Ruth Cole

Mike Brost


Reformed Church of America

Governance Committee

Heidi Verhagen



Finance Committee

Dr. Greg Hoekstra



IT Committee

Maureen Hanson

Vice President

Retired, John Deere

Governance Committee

Ruth Cole


UnityPoint Clinic

Parent Advisory Committee

Craig Mahood



Finance Committee

John Harris


McCrindle Law

Governance Committee

Ana Hernandez


Veridian & Vine Valley Real Estate

Sara Miller


Cedar Falls Community School District

Education Committee

Shayla Stevenson


Waterloo Community School District

Education Committee

Mike Brost, President

Member Since September 2006

     Mike holds a Master’s of Divinity and B.A. in Teaching. He is currently working for the Reformed Church of America as the Classis Shepard and also serves an area church as their Interim. Mike is the father of the deceased Job Brost, for whom The Job Foundation is named.

Maureen Hanson, Vice President

Member Since May 2017

     Maureen is a retired engineer from John Deere. She was a member of the Hudson Board of Education for 22 years and she is now a member (and Vice-President) of the Central Rivers Area Education Agency Board of Directors. She brings to the board her knowledge and expertise in strategic planning.


John Harris, Secretary

Member Since February 2011

     John holds degrees in accounting, psychology, and law. He practices law in the Cedar Valley. Before attending law school, John worked for seven years as a social worker to children in a group home and also with mentally ill adults.

Heidi Verhagen, Treasurer

Member Since May 2022

     Heidi is a CPA in the public accounting sector. She is the Lead Tax Supervisor at RSM.

Ruth Cole, At-Large

Member Since August 2012

     Ruth is a Registered Nurse and Clinical Nursing Supervisor of a UnityPoint clinic. Ruth's daughter was in

The Job Foundation program and graduated in 2019.


Craig Mahood, At-Large

Member Since January 2013

     Craig is a retired business manager. He volunteers weekly at our Middle School program. 

Sara Miller, At-Large

Member Since November 2018

     Sara is a teacher in Cedar Falls and is a community volunteer. She has degrees in Spanish, Social Studies and Higher Education. She also has several years of experience working in the recreation vehicle industry.

Shayla Stevenson, At-Large

Member Since February 2022

Dr. Greg Hoekstra, At-Large

Member Since May 2022

Ana Hernandez, At-Large

Member Since December 2022

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