Board of Trustees

The corporate and legal powers for the operation of Mount Mercy University are the responsibility of a volunteer, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees, with a maximum membership of 37 members, three of whom are to be Sisters of Mercy. 


Charles A. Rohde
Board Chair
President, King's Material, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
busse-michele.jpg Michele M. Busse
Board Chair-Elect
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
weigel-sr-margaret.jpg Sister Margaret M. Weigel, RSM ’66
Board Secretary
Technology Support, Sisters of Mercy West Midwest 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
worley-brand.jpg Brandt A. Worley
Immediate Past Chair
President, Worley Companies, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
barb_new.jpg Barbara A. Barhamand '77
Naperville, Illinois
christoffersen-terri.jpg Terri A. Christoffersen
Community Volunteer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
coppock-loren.jpg Loren L. Coppock, CPCU, CLU
Chairman Emeritus, TrueNorth Companies, L.C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
culver.jpg Tami V. Culver '97
Vice President, Culver’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc./
Garden Center and Greenhouse
Marion, Iowa
melanie.jpg Dr. Melanie L. Giesler-Spellman '01
Physician, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa P.C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
golobic-magda.jpg Magda M. Golobic
Director of Corporate Giving and Relations, 
GreatAmerica Financial Services
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
hannon-delores.jpg Sister Delores M. Hannon, RSM '73
Retired President, Mercy High School
Omaha, Nebraska
harold-ronald.jpg Ronald J. Herold
Retired Business Owner
White Bear Township, Minnesota

Nancy L. Kasparek
Managing Director, Alien & Co
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

kazimour-robert.jpg Robert F. Kazimour
Retired President, RFK Transportation, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
kettelkamp-richard.jpg Dr. Richard T. Kettelkamp '93
Interventional Cardiologist, UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids Cardiology Clinic
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
knapp-barbara.jpg Barbara A. Knapp
Retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer, SCI Financial Group
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jason Miller Jason J. Miller
President, Modern Companies, Inc. 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
nikrant-james.jpg James M. Nikrant
Retired President, Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
oconnor.jpg Sister Susan M. O’Connor, RSM '72
RSM Legacy Liaison to the CEO, Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Olson-Todd_100x127.jpg Dr. Todd A. Olson
President, Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
reicks.jpg Sister Laura M. Reicks, RSM '79
Congregational Financial Officer, Sinsinawa Dominicans
Sinsinawa, Wisconsin
reid.jpg Dr. Vincent J. Reid
Surgical Oncologist & Medical Director,
Hall-Perrine Cancer Center 
Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
ridgeway-leann.jpg LeAnn Ridgeway '86
Chief Sustainability Officer, Collins Aerospace
Charlotte, North Carolina
rinderknecht-john.jpg John M. Rinderknecht
President, R.W. Rinderknecht Company
Denver, Colorado
smith-dyan.jpg Dyan C. Smith
Community Volunteer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kristen Trovas Kristen K. Trovas '20, CRPC, C(k)P, CPFA
Senior Vice President
Merrill Lynch
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
wehr_mike_web.jpg Michael J. Wehr '03
Chief Operating Officer,
Big Grove Brewery
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
ruth-white.gif Dr. Ruth E. White
Executive Director & Board President,
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 


Emeriti Trustees

  • William A. Bloomhall II 
  • Lavern T. Busse 
  • Sister James Marie Donahue, RSM, RN '51, '59 
  • Camela C. Greif '88 
  • Donald P. Hattery 
  • Dr. James L. Justice '80
  • Bruce M. King 
  • C. John Linge 
  • JoAnn F. Meyer 
  • Sister Mary Lou Podzimek, RSM, AC '52, '66
  • H. Thomas Reed 
  • Theresa J. Robinson '67
  • Emmett J. Scherrman 
  • Margee M. Stamper '77
  • Thomas J. Tauke 
  • Sister Kathy R. Thornton, RSM '66
  • Reverend Msgr. Thomas E. Toale, PhD