The Job Foundation

Coming Together For The Good Of All


Cyd McHone, Executive Director

September 24, 2018 – Current: Cyd has more than two decades of experience in non-profit leadership. About Cyd's being chosen as Executive Director, Jennifer Brost, Founder and current Program Director says Cyd is “the perfect person to lead us into our next phase of growth. I’ve been calling on Cyd for advice and guidance as she served as a Job board member for more than eight years.”


Phone: 319-240-1033.


Kelsey Umthun, BA Director of Development

July 2016 – Current: Kelsey graduated from University of Northern Iowa in 2016 with a BA in Family Services and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and uses her many gifts to keep The Job Foundation growing.


Dorothy Roby

Dorothy Roby, BA, Program Director 

April 2019 – Current: Dorothy earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in December 2018. As Program Director, Dorothy oversees education activities, volunteers and events at The Job Foundation.


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Jennifer Brost, MA, LMHC Founder

2006 – 2019: Jennifer founded The Job Foundation in 2006 in memory of her stillborn son, Job. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Community Health Promotion and a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, both from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa and is in private practice. Jennifer continues to volunteer with the foundation.

Accounts Manager Janice

Janice Burt, BA  Accounts Manager

2013 – Current: Janice holds several degrees and certifications: Business (BA) and Associate of Applied Science degree in General Business, both from Upper Iowa University; and an Accounting Specialist degree from American Institute of Commerce. Janice works behind the scenes to track the data that shows Job students achieving financial success as well keeping our accounts balanced.

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Cathy Showalter, BS, Communications Specialist

August 2019 - Current:  Cathy holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Management from Iowa State University. She brings corporate communication and human resources experience to The Job Foundation.


Jessica Switzer, BA, Elementary  Education Coordinator

July 2017 – Current: Jessie works with students, teachers, and parents to ensure the academic progress of Job elementary students. She mentors and tutors a few students directly, tutors several other students during school hours, and coordinates other volunteers as they ensure that all students are successful at school and in life.


Rosemary Guild, BA, Secondary Education Coordinator

January 2019 – Current: Before moving to Iowa Rosemary spent the last several years working with at risk teens and young adults in Oregon and served as a youth services advocate to the Oregon Health Authority. She brings her experience, eagerness to learn and dedication to young people to her role with The Job Foundation.

Mikal Settle

Mikal Settle, College Student  Events Intern

December 2019 – Current: Mikal is originally from Des Moines and is a senior at UNI in the Leisure, Youth & Human Services program. A part of his life mission is giving back to the community and youth. When you realize life isn't just about you, you start to live it differently.

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Samantha Lanphier, College Student Information Management and Events Intern 

May 2019 – Current: Samantha is a student at the University of Northern Iowa. Her major is Nonprofit Management with a minor in Family Services. Samantha's vision is for one day all children to have equal opportunities.


Lorrin Schofield, Secondary Education Assistant

August 2017 – Current: Lorrin started with The Job Foundation in August 2017 as a Staff Mentoring Tutor and became our Secondary Education Assistant in October 2019. She mentors and tutors students directly and supports our middle and high school programs. Lorrin is a college senior studying accounting and mathematics.

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Bobbi McGinnis, BA Staff Mentoring Tutor

September 2019 – Current: Bobbi holds a degree in Family Service and Finance from the University of Northern Iowa. She was an intern with the foundation while in college. Bobbi currently works for Veridian Credit Union and with Job elementary students. Her dream job is to work closely with people on financial education and coaching.


Marc Starks, BA  Staff Mentoring Tutor

October 2016 – Current: Marc Starcs is known for his special way of encouraging students and families. His "other job" is as a BHIS worker. In his mentoring and tutoring of Job students, Marc brings special wisdom, education, and experience.


De Carlos Anderson, BA   Staff Mentoring Tutor

April 2017 – Current: De Carlos Anderson is a native of Waterloo. He utilizes his education, experience and training to help Job students become their very best. De Carlos works as a Staff Mentoring Tutor, mentoring and tutoring students as they succeed at school and in life.


Riley Gardner, College Student Staff Mentoring Tutor

June 2016 – Current: Riley is working on his Education degree. He has been coaching children in wide variety of sports for six years. He is a Staff Mentoring Tutor working with students of all ages elementary, middle school, and high school. Riley’s passion is being a positive male role model for youth to give them a great mentor like he wishes he would have had.


Dejah Covington, College Student Secondary Education Intern

January 2020 – Current: Dejah is a senior at UNI studying Family Services and working toward being a high school counselor. Her favorite quote is "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel" by Maya Angelou. Serving youth is one of Dejah's passions.

Board of Directors

Back Row (Left to Right): Caleb Schmidt, Mike Brost, Craig Mahood, and John Harris.
Front Row (Left to Right): Maureen Hanson, Sara Miller, and Ruth Cole.

Board Bios:

Mike Brost, President - Member Since: September 2006

Mike holds a Master’s of Divinity and B.A. in Teaching. He is currently working for the Reformed Church of America as the Classis Shepard and also serves an area church as their Interim. Mike is the father of the deceased Job Brost, for whom The Job Foundation is named.

Caleb Schmidt, Treasurer - Member Since: February 2014

Caleb works as a financial advisor at Dynamic Financial Group. He holds degrees in finance and management.

Craig Mahood - Member Since: January 2013

Craig is a retired business manager.

John Harris, Secretary - Member Since: February 2011

John holds degrees in accounting, psychology, and law. He practices law in the Cedar Valley. Before attending law school, John worked for seven years as a social worker to children in a group home and also with mentally ill adults.

Maureen Hanson - Member Since: May 2017

Maureen is a retired engineer from John Deere. She was a member of the Hudson Board of Education for 22 years and she is now a member (and Vice-President) of the Central Rivers Area Education Agency Board of Directors. She brings to the board her knowledge and expertise in strategic planning.

Sara Miller - Member Since: November 2018

Sara is a community volunteer and substitute teacher. She has degrees in Spanish, Social Studies, and Higher Education. She also has several years experience working in the recreation vehicle industry.

Ruth Cole - Member Since: August 2012

Ruth is the mother of a CCT student, and she also is a Registered Nurse at UnityPoint Clinic.


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