Board of Directors

Jan reinicke


Education: Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and Master’s degree in Speech and Communications from the University of Cincinnati.

Work: 28 years with the Iowa State Education Association including 14 years as Government Relations Director and 10 years as Executive Director. Retired in 2008.

Other: Six years on the Delta Dental of Iowa board with experience on governance, accounting and executive committees. Currently on the Delta Dental of Iowa Foundation board as Vice-Chair. Also currently president of the Iowa Safe Schools organization.

dave furbush

Vice President

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Principia College, MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Work: Founder in 2000 of Midwest Project Partners, Inc., a financial services industry project management consulting firm. Earlier worked as global account manager for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young; also senior program manager and vice president for Wells Fargo.

Other:  Board member and active in his church. Volunteers and supports the YMCA – especially the Walnut Creek YMCA Swim Team where his wife Kimberley is the head swim coach. Supporter of the Raccoon River Watershed Association.  

EMILY Spradling

Secretary - Treasurer

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English from Iowa State University. 

Work: Retired in 2013 after 25 years as a Commercial Interiors Consultant including work in Minneapolis at Facility Systems, Inc. and Pigott, Inc. in Des Moines. Prior to that, seven years as a middle school Language Arts teacher in Grinnell.   

Other: Served as US Green Building Council Programming Chair, Animal Rescue League volunteer, Artists in the Schools Committee, and Chamber Member in Minnesota. 

Bob McCleeary

Education: Bachelor’s and MD degrees from the University of Iowa. Radiology Residency in Denver, Colo., at Presbyterian/St. Luke Medical System. Body Imaging Fellowship at the University of Iowa.

Work: Practicing Radiologist with Iowa Radiology entire career, with first 14 years at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. Since 2000, lead Radiologist for St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. Retired in 2016.

Other: Served on numerous committees at both hospitals. Served on Management committee of Iowa Radiology.

jody muench

Education: Grand Community High School in Boxholm, Iowa.

Work: Retired from McFarland Clinic after 27 years in the business office. Prior to that, secretary at Rueter’s Equipment for 11 years. Owned and operated The Douglass House Tearoom & Gift Shoppe in Boone for nine years. Partner in family farm operation near Ogden for 42 years.

Other: In 2003, designed the Guthrie County afghan that features many items of interest from all towns in the county. Active in the Panora Garden Club, WSO, and St. Thomas Lutheran Church, and enjoys organizing fundraisers for all. 

John Muenzenberger

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Work: 40-year career in production agriculture. The last 28 years with Pioneer Hi-Bred International in Johnston with global program leadership responsibilities for Pioneer’s oilseed portfolio (canola, sunflower and soybean).

Other: Enjoy traveling and outdoor activities. Member of Panora Lions Club.

tricia steffen

Education: Bachelor’s degree and Pharm.D degree, both from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. 

Work: Completed a one-year pharmacy residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Worked in various facilities including Medicap Pharmacies and Woodward Resource Center in Woodward, Iowa. Since 1999, office manager for Perry Family Dentistry in Perry, Iowa.

Other: Member of the Perry Park and Recreation Board of 10 years. Active member of the Kiwanis Club in Perry and Beta Signa Phi, a service sorority in Perry.

Executive Director

Susan Thompson

Education: Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University.

Work: Retired in 2010 after 15 years in communications for Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Prior to that, 15 years as News Services Director for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; radio station news director; and newspaper editor. Currently an independent communications consultant and freelance writer.

Other: Eight years of grant writing and publicity for Timber Creek Charities; six years on the Lake Panorama Association Board of Directors; guided $225,000 fundraising campaign for new building and restrooms at Lake Panorama National Golf Resort.