The Board of Directors of Link Associates is made up of community leaders from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, all sharing a passion for the individuals we serve. Each member volunteers their time and talents by serving on a committee of interest or specialty including Personnel, Finance, Executive, Program and Building and Grounds.  

It is the policy of Link Associates that the Board of Directors, in unison with the Executive Director and staff hold the agency accountable to the organizational vision, purpose, values, mission and code of ethics. It is the intent of the Board of Directors that Link Associates operates within the highest moral, ethical and business standards for conduct and service in the community we serve.


Board of Directors

Nick Pellegrin    President of the Board

Nick Pellegrin

President of the Board

Nick Pellegrin, President, Alhers & Cooney

Steve Schmidt, 1st Vice President, Bearence

Jeff Claeys, 2nd Vice President, The Weitz Company

Pat Martin, Secretary, Retired Alhers & Cooney

Chad Volkert, Treasurer, John Deere Financial

Mark Heston, Past President, Heston + Consulting


  • Matt Banzhaf, Principal Securities
  • Amy Bethel, Unity Point
  • Tony Dahm, Coca-Cola
  • Dale Engelken, Life Care Services, LLC
  • Ron Hanson, Ruan Corporation
  • Russell Jensen, Jensen Consulting
  • Tammy Kerrigan, Risk Reductions Solutions  
  • Dr. Laura Meyers, McFarland Clinic
  • Rick Mumm, Bankers Trust
  • Allison Pendroy, Life Care Services, LLC
  • Natasha Rogers, Wells Fargo
  • Stacy Snyder, Midwest Independent Bank
  • Tony Steverson, Retired Des Moines Police Department
  • Lori Wiederin, Holmes Murphy & Associates




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