Our Team Members
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.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
September 2021 - Current
J'Kalein joins the Job Foundation with experience in both the private and non-profit sector. An active member of the community, J’Kalein volunteers on various board and committee’s and was nominated as a WCF Courier 20 under 40 recipient. As Director of Development, J’Kalein promotes the wonderful work The Job Foundation is doing and continues to drive our mission forward through various fundraising initiatives.
DOROTHY ROBY, BA
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.
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.
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.
PERRINE COPPAGE, AA
August 2021 - Current
Perrine holds an Associate of Applied Science in Human Resource Management and will be returning to UNI in January to complete her bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Perrine has also served on the Strategic Planning Committee and was the President of the Parental Advisory Committee. Her daughter is a recent graduate of The Job Foundation and has been a part of the program since second grade. Serving on the various committee’s has taught Perrine not only how to lead, but also how important it is to work as team and to teach the things that you have learned so all people can achieve success.
EMILY GETZ, MAE
SECONDARY EDUCATION COORDINATOR
August 2021 - Current
Emily holds a master's degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and a bachelor's degree in History Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She oversees the middle school, high school, and senior programs at the Job Foundation, teaching weekly and monthly financial literacy lessons as well as monitoring the academic progress of Job Foundation secondary students.
OLIVIA SICKELKA, BA
August 2021 - Current
Olivia holds a degree in Communication Studies from the University of Northern Iowa. As Communications Specialist, Olivia oversees our website and social media accounts as well as ensures meaningful communication with the community online and with our Job Families.
Board of Directors
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.