Meet Our Team

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

Our 600+ 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 ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

  • Lynn W. Olson – Chief Executive Officer, aka “Coach of an Excellent Organization”
  • Chris Cherney – Chief Financial Officer
  • Kelli DeRuyter – Administrator and Director of Clinical Services
  • Charlotte Freeman – Director of Human Resources
  • Amy Johnson – Director of Philanthropy and Independent Living
  • Amy Meyer – Director of Assisted Living
  • Nicole Pretre – Director of Business Development
  • Kathy Weston – Director of Cedar Community at Home

BENEVOLENT CORPORATION CEDAR COMMUNITY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Joan Adler – President
  • Kathryn Van Eerden – Vice President
  • Bill Myers – Treasurer
  • John Smithers – Secretary
  • Julie Gabelmann
  • Dan Miller
  • Tom Ross
  • Alan "Bud" Wendorf

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-present)