Board of Directors

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is overseen by a robust and talented board of directors who lead the Community Foundation for the present and into the future.

IPCF Board of Directors members (July 2020-June 2021):


  • Aaron HaysPresident
    Regional Life Specialist, AIG
  • Erin Rogers, Vice President
    Director, Business Development, Eastern Region, OSF HealthCare
  • Cat WoodsTreasurer
    Director, Finance, Special Olympics Illinois
  • Mary Anne SchiermanSecretary
    Retired, McLean County Museum of History


  • Josh Barnett
    Executive Director, Illinois Property Assessment Institute
  • Adrian Barr
    Managing Attorney, Prairie State Legal Services, Bloomington
  • Laurie Bergner
    Clinical Psychologist, self-employed
  • Turkesha Collins
    Independent Contractor, Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Jack Conlisk
    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Julia Davis
    Attorney/Owner, Julia Davis Law Firm
  • John Eckley
    District Sales Manager, Pfister Seeds
  • Dan Irvin
    Retired, Communications Professional
  • Mark Jontry
    Superintendent, Regional Office of Education for DeWitt, Livingston, Logan and McLean counties
  • Laura Kowalczyk
    Coordinator of Senior Professionals, Illinois State University
  • Jerome Maddox
    Corporate Responsibility Analyst, State Farm
  • Sharon Mills
    Director of Applied Social Research Unit and Central Illinois Area Health Education Center, Illinois State University
  • Jeff Secord
    Senior Wealth Advisor, Renaissance Wealth Management BN
  • Emily Vigneri
    Learning and Development Coordinator, Rivian Automotive


Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is overseen by a small staff dedicated to ensuring the success of the Community Foundation for the present and into the future.

Greg Meyer – Executive Director

Michele Evans – Grants & Communications Director

Linda Shepherd – Administrative Assistant

Kayla Arnolts – Office Manager

Visit us at 915 E. Washington St., Suite 2, Bloomington, IL 61701; call us at 309-662-4477; or email us by clicking staff names above.