Gift of Life Transplant House Leadership

Gift of Life Transplant House is led by an incredibly dedicated board of directors and a staff with passion for supporting guests on the transplant journey.

Board of Directors

President

Joe Forrer

Vice President

PJ Calkins

Past President

Nick Pompeian

Secretary 

Kathy Jensen

Treasurer 

Jesse Buhl

Founder 

Edward Pompeian

Board Members:

Arlene Bahr

Cyle Erie

Lori Ewoldt

Bob Groettum

Dr. Sad Kenderian

David Liebow

Paul Mensing

Sheila Nelson

Dr. Thomas Schwab

Brian Sheehan

Honorary Lifetime Board Members:

Mary E. Davie
Sylvester Sterioff, MD

Emeritus:

George Smith

Board Members can be contacted at
office@gift-of-life.org

Staff

Executive Director 

Mary Wilder

Facilities Manager 

Ladd Baldus

Operations Manager  

Steve Tarara

Office Administrator

Kari Wedeking

Front Desk  

Tami Konakowitz (Front Desk Lead)

Debbie Nichols

Julie Cole

Marketing Event Coordinator

Miranda Halling

Resident Night Supervisors

724 House:

Debbie Niemeier

705 House:

Val Koehn

Facilities

Robert Himmer

Cory Cody

Mitch Yennie

Housekeepers

Missy Johnson (Lead Housekeeper)
Kathy Gilbertson
Becky Cain

Bookkeeper

Norma Mooney