Pam Johannsen - President
Pam has a deep commitment to causes supporting the issues of food insecurity. She began her Monday Meals on Wheels route over a decade ago as a member of the National Charity League, Inc., Fort Collins Chapter. She now serves as Vice President on the NCL, Inc. Board of Directors with governing responsibilities for the organization’s 202 Chapters and 56,000 members. Her professional career has been devoted to project, event and administrative management at Colorado State University. She welcomes this opportunity to support Meals on Wheels as a member of the board.
Steve Peterson - Vice President
Steve was raised in Minnesota where he attended the University of Minnesota and received a degree in business management. After college, he joined the construction and materials industry where he worked for over 30 years. He retired as a senior executive with Lafarge North America in 2014. Steve, along with his wife Carol and family moved to Fort Collins in 1995. Career retirement has allowed Steve to spend more time with family, enjoy the outdoors and getting more involved in the community. He has enjoyed his time as a driver for Meals on Wheels.
David is a fee-only Certified Financial Planner™, specializing in investment management and financial planning. He is an investment advisor with Vital Investment Managment. David sits on the Board of Directors for the Loveland Center for Business Development (LCBD) and Stir (Loveland’s young professional organization). He’s an active member of the Loveland Rotary Club. David spent the first seven years of his professional career at U.S. Engineering Company as a Project Engineer and Project Manager. He was on the project management teams of many of the region’s most complex construction projects including the Medical Center of the Rockies, Embassy Suites Loveland, Colorado State University – Research Innovation Center and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility (cGMP), NCAR’s Wyoming Supercomputing Center in Cheyenne, WY, and the new Exempla St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University in 2006. A Loveland resident since 1983, He and his wife Rachel have a three sons and two dogs.
Brittany Brown- Secretary
Brittany joined the board in November 2018 and is currently on the events committee and is the board secretary. Brittany is married and the mother of one son. She is also the Business Relations Manager at First National Bank in Fort Collins.
Don and his wife Kathy moved to Ft. Collins in 1983, when he started his career with Hewlett Packard. They raised three children here, who are all now living successfully on their own. Don accepted an early retirement option from HP in 2012, which enabled him to fulfill his desire to serve the needs of others through volunteering. They moved to the mountains north-west of Ft. Collins after retirement, but frequent the city regularly, which allows them to enjoy a volunteering and retirement life style. Don started volunteering for MOW Ft. Collins in 2014. He delivers via motorcycle as often as possible, so he can combine his joy of riding with community service. He also enjoys golf, but hasn't found away to couple that with volunteering...! He also volunteers with the Gardens on Spring Creek and is a handyman and flood recovery project lead for Volunteers of America. He enjoys using his skills to provide service to others in multiple capacities, and looks forward to continuing to do so for several more years.
Gerri is the UCHealth kitchen manager and MOW Laison where she has worked for the past 35 years. She believes in the mission and would like to contribute her time and energy to Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins. She enjoys her family and riding her Harley Davidson in her spare time. Gerri also coordinates the annual Bike and Car Show benefiting MOWFC.
Gordan is twice retired. First from the military, where he served for 29 years and then from the nonprofit sector, where he served for 25 years here in Fort Collins. He has been a MOW volunteer driver for 22 years with a passion for giving back to the community and our mission. He has experienced first hand the tremendous value of MOW to those that are served. Both he and his wife and are avid skiers and mountain hikers and spend as much time as possible in the mountains.
John has been involved with MOWFC for years and goes back for 3 generations. Both of his parents delivered meals for 25 years and he began delivering himself with the Rotary Club for many years. John established a fund in his mother's name called the Karen Carroll Fund which helps pay for meals for those unable to afford them.for many years from a delivering meals. John has a vast experience of board membership and board leadership and brings his years of experience as the principal of Ed Carroll Motor Co. in Fort Collins. John has also sponsored the Ed Carroll Wheels for Meals Car Show for 35 years and counting.