Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Samantha McGrane – President


“I have seen first-hand how their AMP and other programs can really make a difference in the lives of youth in foster care.”

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Heather Ries – Vice President

Regional Medical Center

“I serve as a Chief Nursing Officer of a rural critical access hospital. Like in the larger cities, rural Iowa is constantly challenged to meet the needs of our mental health patients.”

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Renee Nelson – Secretary

Grantwood AEA

“I want to be part of an organization that provides such important programs and services to people of all ages in our community.”

Ron Hellweg – Treasurer

Heating and Cooling Supply

“Mental health struggles impact us all. I’m committed to helping Foundation 2 provide support to people in need.”

Theresa Blong


“The awareness of the options surrounding mental health help is so very crucial. My goal is to continue to spread the word of this vitally important organization. It is an honor to serve on the board.”

Joseph Conway

Conway Law PLC

“I want to support Foundation 2’s mission and am proud to serve on the board.”

Whitney Gehrls

Sheets Forrest Draper Insurance

“Since the passing of my brother due to suicide in 2013, it has been a personal mission to help reduce the stigma associated with depression and other mental illnesses.”

Bryan Mullen

UnityPoint Health

“The mission and vision for helping improve mental health resonates personally. I am excited to serve on the board and help support Foundation 2’s mission.”

Steve Pace

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

“Mental health issues have touched so many, including members of my own family.”

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Michael Rozum

Acumen Advisors, Inc.

“Their passion for the organization was contagious and I knew I wanted to get involved.”

Bob Sanders


“Our mental health crisis is real and Foundation 2 is positioned well to make a difference at a time that we really need it.”

Nina Sheller

Linn County Attorney’s Office

“I have seen how much the organization has grown and the positive impact it has made. I jumped at the chance to help.”

Hollie Trenary

Crystal Group

“They help the people most in need of support in our community. I am committed to supporting the team at Foundation 2 and furthering the mission.”

Tim Vipond

Hiawatha Bank & Trust

“I have experienced the help firsthand when my son died of suicide. I wanted to be a part of something I truly believe in.”

Dale Wirtjes

Community Member

“My life has been touched by mental health issues, including suicide. These circumstances have helped mold me into a mental health advocate.”

Apply to be a Foundation 2 Crisis Services Board Member!

Please submit your application to Darcy Hilton, Executive Administrative Assistant, at