Mount Mercy University 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. Rhode

Charles A. Rohde
Board Chair
President, King's Material, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbara BarhamandBarbara A. Barhamand, RN, AOCN '77
Board Vice Chair
Advocate Medical Group, Hematology/Oncology
Naperville, Illinois

Sr. Margaret WeigelSr. Margaret M. Weigel RSM ’66
Board Secretary
Technology Support, Sisters of Mercy West Midwest 
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Brandt A. WorleyBrandt A. Worley
Immediate Past Chair
President, Worley Companies, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa



Molly AltorferMolly G. Altorfer

Partner, The Common Sense Collective
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Thomas C. BarbeeThomas C. Barbee
President, Restaurant Profit Systems, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Ken S. Brown Kenneth S. Brown
CEO, Modern Companies, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Michele M. BusseMichele M. Busse
Corporate Development, Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jeff CannonJeffrey J. Cannon '82
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Patrice M. CarrollPatrice M. Carroll
President & CEO, ImOn Communications, LLC
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Terri A. ChristoffersenTerri A. Christoffersen
Community Volunteer
Toddville, Iowa

Loren L. CoppockLoren L. Coppock, CPCU, CLU
Chairman of the Board, TrueNorth Companies, L.C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Tami CulverTami V. Culver '97
Vice President, Culver’s Lawn & Landscape, Inc./
Garden Center and Greenhouse
Marion, Iowa

Pam DelagardellePamela K. Delagardelle '84
President & CEO, UnityPoint HealthWaterloo
Waterloo, Iowa

Dr. Melanie Giesler-Spellman

Dr. Melanie L. Giesler-Spellman '01
Physician, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa P.C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Magda M. GolobicMagda M. Golobic
Director of Corporate Giving and Relations, 
GreatAmerica Financial Services
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Laurie M. Hamen
Ex-Officio
President, Mount Mercy University
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Delores HannonSr. Delores M. Hannon RSM '73
President, Mercy High School
Omaha, Nebraska

Ronald J. Herold
Business Owner
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 

Nancy KasparekNancy L. Kasparek

Robert F. KazimourRobert F. Kazimour
Retired President, RFK Transportation, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Richard KettelkampDr. Richard T. Kettelkamp '93
Cardiologists, L.C.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Barbara A. Knapp

Barbara A. Knapp
Retired Chair and Chief Executive Officer, SCI Financial Group
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Jane MeyerDr. Jane C. Meyer '82

James NikrantJames M. Nikrant
Retired President, Lil' Drug Store Products, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sr. Susan O'Connor

Sr. Susan M. O’Connor RSM '72
Vice President for Mission Integration, Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Lisa Pitz

Lisa J. Pitz
Director, Collins Finance Shared Services, Collins Aerospace
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Dr. Vincent Reid

Dr. Vincent J. Reid
Surgical Oncologist
Medical Director, Hall-Perrine Cancer Center 
Mercy Medical Center
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

John M. RindernechtJohn M. Rinderknecht
President, RAM Development Company
Denver, Colorado

Dyan Smith Dyan C. Smith
Community Volunteer
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mike J. Wehr, '03Michael J. Wehr '03
Chief Operating Officer, Raining Rose, Inc.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

Dr. Ruth E. White
Executive Director & Board President,
The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

 


 

Emeriti Trustees

William A. Bloomhall II 
F. James Bradley 
Lavern T. Busse 
Sr. James Marie Donahue, RSM '59 
Josefina L. Durin
Carleen M. Grandon '72
Camela C. Greif '88 
Donald P. Hattery 
Dr. James L. Justice '80
Bruce M. King 

C. John Linge 
JoAnn F. Meyer 
Judy S. O'Donnell 
Sr. Mary Lou Podzimek, RSM '66
H. Thomas Reed 
Theresa J. Robinson '67
Emmett J. Scherrman 
Margee M. Stamper '77
Thomas J. Tauke 
Sr. Kathy R. Thornton, RSM '66
Rev. Msgr. Thomas E. Toale, Ph.D.