Youth Homes has a highly active Board of Directors and Trustees made up of professionals from throughout the Des Moines metro. The board members give willingly of their time, expertise and resources and bring thoughtful stewardship, intelligent debate and insightful direction to advance Youth Homes’ mission throughout the community.

Board Directors

    • Mark Merfeld

      President

      Hockenberg Newburgh

      CFO

    • Becky Piechowski

      Vice-President

      Farmers Mutual Hail

      SVP - Crop Operations

    • Rich Schappert

      Secretary

      Casey's

      VP Information Technology

    • Doug Pearson

      Treasurer

      Continental Western Group

      Chief Underwriting Officer

    • Anne Happel

      Past President

      Community Volunteer

    • Brett Adams

      Trilix

      Chief Marketing Officer

    • Derrick Beechum

      Wells Fargo Bank

      District Manager

    • Erica Boliver

      Sammons Financial Group

      HR Consultant-Training & Organizational Development

    • Susan DeMarco

      Flynn Wright

      VP Account Services

    • Mark Elming

      Global Atlantic Financial Group

      SVP Technology

    • Tom Foldes

      Bluestone Engineering

      President

    • Mark Iles

      Iles Funeral Homes

      President

    • Amanda Jansen

      Brown Winick Law

      Attorney

    • Mark Lyons

      LaMair-Mulock-Condon

      VP

    • Evan Powers

      Allied Construction Services, Inc.

      Project Manager/Estimator

    • Doug Richard

      Midwest Alarm Services

      President

    • Michael Sadler

      CenturyLink

      Assist. VP Public Policy

    • Dave Sours

      GuideOne Insurance

      VP Claims

    • Andrew Steiger

      John Deere ISG

      Global System Integration & Test Manager

    • Elizabeth Swanson

      The Principal Financial Group

      Attorney

    • Jeff Taylor

      Nationwide Insurance

      AVP-Sales Development

    • Larry Taylor

      Merchants Bonding Company

      President

    • Kirk Van Kirk

      Progressive Foundry

      VP Operations/Sales

Board Trustees

    • Brad Winterbottom

      President

      West Bank

      President & Director

    • Rick Ball

      Vice-President

      Ball Team, LLC

      President

    • Chris Cook

      Secretary

      Gilbert & Cook, Inc.

      Partner

    • Gene Weber

      Treasurer

      Brooks Lodden

      CPA, Retired

    • Paul Kruse

      Past President

      PMA Financial Network, Inc

      Senior VP

    • Mike Brewington

      Iowa Beverage Systems

      President

    • Paula Dierenfeld

      Nyemaster Goode PC

      Attorney-Governmental Affairs

    • Wally Geiger

      Data Business Equipment

      CEO

    • Kelly Housby

      Housby-Mack-Isuzu, VOCON

      President

    • Jeff Lamberti

      Block, Lamberti & Gocke, PC

      Pres.

    • Mark Merfeld

      Hockenberg Newburgh

      CFO

    • Duke Reichardt

      Bening Financial

      Partner

    • Dick Vohs

      Iowa Network Services

      Retired, CEO

    • Heather Welch Puri

      River Glen Private Capital

      Managing Dir.

    • Becky Piechowski

      Farmers Mutual Hail

      SVP - Crop Operations

Living Honorary Board Members

    • Bill Friedman, Jr.

      CB Commercial Real Estate

      Retired

    • Don Lamberti

      Chairman of the Board

      Casey’s General Stores

      Retired

    • Chuck Betts, Jr.

      Betts Auto Campus

      Retired

Advisory Committee

    • Darrell Ball

      Ball Team, LLC

      Of Council

    • David Fisher

      Onthank Company

      Chairman

    • Will Hoekman

      Concrete Forms

      CEO, Retired

    • Dennis Lydon

      Shive Hattery

      Marketing Manager

    • Bob Maddox, III

      Allied Construction Services

      CEO

Founder

    • Hobart Ross

      Ross Distributing Company