Pam Johannsen - President
Pam began volunteering with Meals on Wheels nearly two decades ago as a member of the National Charity League, Inc., Fort Collins Chapter and quickly saw that Meals on Wheels for Fort Collins does one thing, and does it very well. She has a deep commitment to food insecurity issues and has brought her nonprofit board experience to MOWFC where she currently serves as president. Retired from Colorado State University, she looks forward to her Tuesday meal delivery route and has remained an active NCL volunteer where she supports the start-up process for new nonprofit chapters across the country.
Steve Peterson - Immediate Past 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 Management. 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 and a daughter. 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.
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. 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.
Heather Kirby, RD, RDN
Heather is a registered Dietitian at UCHealth Diabetes and Medical Nutrition Therapy department and has done so since 2012. Her experience working in the hospital and healthcare industry and her passion for helping clients and patients understand the role of nutrition in thier overall health make her an ideal board member supporting the mission of MOWFC.
Colby strongly believes in the mission of MOWFC and has working as a volunteer both as a delivery driver and a member of the core group of volunteers since 2019. He brings that passion to help provide adequate nutrition to people in need. Colby lives in Fort Collins and works as a real estate agent in our community.