Our Staff

Learn a little bit about the staff at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois!

Barbara Werning

Executive Director

Barb is originally from Benton County Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa, as well as a Master of Science in Family Studies. Barb has over 30 years of experience in non profit management in Iowa and Illinois.  She can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 356-4578.

Heather Croskrey

Development Director

Originally from O’Fallon, Illinois, Heather has her Bachelor of Arts from North Central College, a Master of Arts in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University, and a Master of Arts in Communication Studies from University of Iowa. She has also studied educational policy and leadership at University of Iowa. Heather can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 384-5852.

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Shannon Greene

Operations Director

Shannon is originally from St. Joseph, Iowa, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Central College, as well as a Masters in Health Promotion from University of Iowa. She has over 20 years of experience in non-profit management in the Iowa City area. Shannon can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 353-7068.

Lynn Butterbrodt

Family Room Coordinator- Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital

Lynn is from Cedar County, Iowa and holds a Bachelor of Special Studies degree in Economics & Business and Psychology from Cornell College. Lynn can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 369-5192.

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Nikki Hines

Family Room Manager at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Nikki is originally from Clinton, Iowa, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa. Nikki can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 678-5195.

Karen Werner

House Manager, AM

Karen is originally from Dubuque, Iowa, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Minor in Human Relations from The University of Iowa. She has 23 years of experience in child and family welfare. Karen can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 356-3939.

Ryne George

Development Coordinator

Ryne is originally from Le Grand, Iowa and holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communication Studies and Political Science from the University of Iowa. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 319-356-8302.

Sarah Jansen

Family Program & Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah is originally from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Iowa. Of her many talents, she speaks both Spanish and Arabic. Sarah can be reached at [email protected] or 319-356-4417.

Daniel Morgan

House Manager, PM

Daniel is originally from Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He has a Bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Wheaton College, a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from the College of Charleston and has studied Medieval Literature at Texas A&M. For the past 5 years, he has worked for non-profit organizations in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Daniel can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at 319-356-3939.

 

Jay Fraise

Maintenance & Facilities

Jay is originally from West Point, Iowa. He has over five years of experience in construction and over 20 years of experience in managing business operations. Jay can be reached at [email protected]

 

Lynn Reinhold

Office Assistant

Lynn is  orginally from Iowa City, IA. She has over 14 years experience as an office administration assistant and a background in customer service. Lynn can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 356-4581.

 

Associates (Part-Time)

Associates provide evening and weekend support to our families at the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City,  Ronald McDonald Family Room at St. Luke’s Hospital, and Ronald McDonald Family Room at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.

House Associates

Mariya Acherkan

Merve Addemir

Kylie Alwood

Emily Anderson

Drake Dauber

Madeline Darland

Tim Fisher

Stephanie Hesse

Gabe Yank

 

 

 

Family Room Associates

Mariya Acherkan

Emma Ambrose

Cecilia Chavarria

Ali Diersen

Kate Hogg

Devon O’Connell

Mike Schrock

Sara Schultejans

Peyton Staab

Jesse Weiss

Amanda
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Michelle Yutzy