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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.