Our Team

Our Team Members

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CYD McHONE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

September 2018 - Current

Cyd brings more than two decades of non-profit leadership to The Job Foundation. Prior to serving as the foundation's Executive Director, Cyd was a member of the Board of Directors for eight years. 

Email: cyd@thejobfoundation.org

Phone: 319-240-1033.

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KELSEY UMTHUN, BA

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

July 2016 - Current

Kelsey graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a BA in Family Services and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management. She uses her many gifts to keep The Job Foundation growing.

Email: kelsey@thejobfoundation.org

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DOROTHY ROBY, BA

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

April 2019 - Current

Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2018. As Program Director, Dorothy oversees education activities, volunteers and events at The Job Foundation.

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CADE DEMRO, BA

DIRECTOR OF IT

 January 2021 - Current

Cade holds a degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to working at The Job Foundation, Cade was an IT consultant for Microsoft and served as a student intern for the foundation. Cade manages the data, IT and behind-the-scenes needs of the foundation.

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JESSICA SWITZER, BA

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION COORDINATOR

July 2017 - Current

Jessie works with students, teachers and parents to monitor the academic progress of Job elementary students. She leads the elementary programming and serves as a program tutor and mentor. 

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ROSEMARY GUILD, BA

SECONDARY EDUCATION COORDINATOR

January 2019 - Current

Prior to making a move to Iowa, Rosemary worked with at risk teens and young adults in Oregon while serving as a youth services advocate at the Oregon Health Authority. She brings her experience, eagerness to learn and dedication to young people to her role with The Job Foundation.

Board of Directors

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Back Row (Left to Right): Caleb Schmidt, Mike Brost, Craig Mahood, and John Harris.
Front Row (Left to Right): Maureen Hanson, Sara Miller, and Ruth Cole.

Meet Our Board Members:

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.

Caleb Schmidt, Treasurer - Member Since February 2014

Caleb works as a financial advisor at Dynamic Financial Group. He holds degrees in finance and management.

Craig Mahood - Member Since January 2013

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

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.

Maureen Hanson - 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.

Sara Miller - 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 experience working in the recreation vehicle industry.

Ruth Cole - 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.