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 from St. Joe, Iowa. Shannon holds a Bachelor’s degree from Central College, and Masters degree from the University of Iowa. Her prior experience includes Vice President with Prelude Behavioral Services and Community Program Manager for Iowa City’s Blue Zones Project. 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

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.

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Tim Fisher

House Coordinator

Tim is originally from La Porte City, Iowa and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Luther College. He is a retired math teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. He can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319) 356-3939.

Kevin Sellers

Kevin Sellers

Family Services & Volunteer Coordinator

Kevin is originally from central Illinois but has also lived in Iowa, southern California, and Arizona. Having graduated from Illinois State University, he has spent time working with youth & families with multiple non-profit organizations. Kevin can be reached at [email protected] or by phone at (319)353-7068.

 

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)

Our fantastic team of associates provides 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.

Mariya Acherkan

Merve Addemir

Kendal Best

Morgan Bowker

Fatima Elbadri

Ella Hains

Temiya Holcomb

AJ King

Cesar Perez

Curtis Sanders

Abbie Simons

Jesse Weiss

 

 

 

Amanda Williams

Ali Diersen

Kate Hogg

Laura Iversen

Peyton Staab

Mike Schrock

Sara Karsjens

Michelle Yutzy

Carly Schlabaugh

Nancy Johansen

Laura Iversen

Erica Zito