Meet the Development Staff

The Development and Alumni Relations team supports the needs and priorities of the University through annual, major and planned giving programs. We function as a close-knit team, working together to build strong relationships that will ultimately benefit Mount Mercy's dedicated and hard-working students.

Brenda K. Duello
Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations 
Warde 206
319-350-3663
bduello@mtmercy.edu

Brenda joined Mount Mercy University’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations in April 2015. She serves as the Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Brenda is a 1996 graduate of Mount Mercy and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a certified fund raising executive credential. 

Lonna Drewelow

Lonna Drewelow
Assistant Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations
Warde 515
319-286-4408
ldrewelow@mtmercy.edu

Lonna joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 1988. She serves as the Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations. Lonna earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Mount Mercy in 1986. 

Carissa Votroubek
Associate Director of Alumni Relations
Warde 205
319-363-1323 ext. 1869
cvotroubek@mtmercy.edu 

Carissa joined the Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in September of 2014. She serves as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations. Carissa received her Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Iowa and her Masters in Business Administration from Mount Mercy in 2015.

Ryan Phillips 
Development Officer
Warde 514
319-286-4404
rphillips@mtmercy.edu 

Ryan joined joined the Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in June of 2011. He holds the position of Development Officer. Ryan is a graduate of Mount Mercy and received his Bachelor's of Science in Criminal Justice in 2011 and his Masters of Strategic Leadership in 2015.

Rachel Lee
Annual Giving Coordinator
Warde 519 
319.363.1323 x:1607 
rlee@mtmercy.edu

Rachel joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in October 2014. She holds the position of Annual Giving Coordinator. Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies from Wartburg College. 

Walter Chien
Director of Grants Administration
Warde 516 
319-286-4411
wchien@mtmercy.edu 

Walter joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in February of 2012. He serves as Director of Grants Administration. Walter has a degree in the Humanities and Fine Arts and a Masters in Studio Art/Painting from the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Oregon.

Tim Flaherty
Data Manager for Development and Alumni Relations 
Warde 205
319-286-4411
tflaherty@mtmercy.edu 

Tim joined Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in March of 2015. He serves as Data Manager for Development and Alumni Relations. Tim is a graduate of Loras College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. 

Mickey Northwehr Mickey Nothwehr 
Gift Processing & Office Manager
Warde 206 
319-363-1323 x1263 
mnothwehr@mtmercy.edu 
Mickey joined the Mount Mercy University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations in 2002. She holds the position of Gift Processing and Office Manager.