Meet Our Team

"The heart of the leader is manifested through service to others." -Artika Tyner

Our nearly 400 team members are the heart and soul of Cedar Community. Our “coaching staff” is blessed to have such a talented, compassionate and dedicated team to work with each day in fulfilling the mission of Cedar Community.

CEDAR COMMUNITY executive team

  • Lynn W. Olson – Chief Executive Officer, aka “Coach of an Excellent Organization”
  • Kelli DeRuyter – Administrator/Vice President of Clinical Services
  • Charlotte Freeman – Vice President of Human Resources
  • Julie Gabelmann - Vice President of Resident Experience
  • Julie Jennings - Vice President of Ministry
  • Amy Meyer – Vice President of Assisted Living
  • Joseph Pichler - Vice President of Finance
  • Nicole Pretre – Vice President of Development

BENEVOLENT CORPORATION CEDAR COMMUNITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Joe Carlson - President
  • Charles O’Meara - Secretary
  • Tom Ross - Treasurer
  • Sheri Katzer
  • Rev. Eric Kirkegaard
  • Mary Kurer
  • Dan Miller
  • Bill Myers, Jr.
  • Adam Stone
  • Mike Wisnefske
  • Chris Zwygart

PAST BOARD PRESIDENTS

  • Rev. Warner H. Seibert (1953-1959)
  • Rev. Arnold Schultz (1959-1966)
  • Rev. Howard Kusler (1966-1969)
  • Mr. Burt Lass (1969-1988)
  • Mr. Verlyn Adamson (1988-1990)
  • Mr. John Feith (1990-1993)
  • Mr. Robert Kuhn (1993-1998)
  • Mrs. Ruth Olson (1998-2000)
  • Mr. Richard Eschner (2000-2008)
  • Mr. Dale Pauls (2008-2014)
  • Ms. Joan Adler (2014-2018)
  • Ms. Kathy Van Eerden (2018-2019)
  • Mr. Joe Carlson (2019 to present)