Susan Johnston is founder and executive director at Central Furniture Rescue. Leaning on her 25-plus years of experience in operations and project management, Susan took an idea, implemented it, and now is focused on scaling this program with the goal of helping as many individuals and families as possible turn “places to live” into homes. She is currently president of the board.
Diane Bradford is a senior software developer for Geonetric, creating website and marketing solutions for healthcare. She has participated on teams for Geonectric’s Operation Overnight, providing websites for nonprofits in the community. She is a founding board member and became secretary in 2019.
Joseph Miller is an attorney specializing in business and healthcare at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC. He is an avid community volunteer, sharing time with Junior Achievement and Iowa Legal Aid in addition to Central Furniture Rescue. Joseph joined the board in 2020.
Stacie Eastman is the director of development and communications at His Hands Free Clinic. A native of Minnesota and Coe College grad, Stacie's former positions working as a hospice chaplain/grief counselor and youth and family minister has tied in well with her creative side and love of writing and people. She joined the board in 2020.
Tyler Kuehl is the branch manager for Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust (Council Street location). Prior to being branch manager, he was Central Furniture Rescue’s account manager. He joined the board in 2020 and is currently treasurer.
Kelli Sanders is a senior copywriter at UFG Insurance. She has a long-standing career in strategic internal and external communications, public relations, marketing, and advertising within a variety of industries including nonprofit. She joined the board in 2020.
Jacob Wittrock is the owner and funeral director of Stewart Baxter Funeral Home. Jacob actively serves the community in in many ways including the Hospice of Mercy advisory board, and the local American Red Cross board of directors. He is currently a member of Grace Episcopal Church and the Rotary Club of Linn County. He joined the board in 2021.
Alicia Faust is the executive director of Willis Dady Homeless Services, an organization she has been with since 2016. She serves on various housing- and homeless-services committees in Linn County and the state of Iowa. Alicia joined the board in 2021.
Jennifer Schulte builds relationships and solves complex issues for multiple distribution channels at Transamerica. “Giving back” runs through her veins—whether working or volunteering in the nonprofit world, she is enthusiastic to help those most in need. She has been a volunteer with St. Jude’s Church, Catholic Worker House and Dogs Forever. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her boys play tennis, cheering her daughter on the dance stage and working out. She also likes to make time for home improvement projects and baking. Jennifer joined the board in 2021.
Emily Fett is a senior graphic designer for Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. With more than fifteen years of experience, her design skills have helped to build brand identities and promotional material for small businesses to bigger corporate clients. When she isn’t behind a computer she likes to cook, dabbles in gardening, and camping adventures with her husband and two kids. She joined the board in 2021.