Leadership and Staff

The Illinois Central College Educational Foundation Board of Directors is a working volunteer board that governs the Educational Foundation.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors guides the activities of the Educational Foundation through the development of strategies and policies in support of Illinois Central College and its students. Each member brings unique experiences, skills and perspectives, as well as a sincere desire to help ICC students and our community succeed.

If you are interested in learning about joining the ICC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, please email [email protected].

Board Officers:

Kathy Ma, President

Community Volunteer, Board Term 2018 – 2024

Aaron Kilgore, Vice President

State Farm Insurance Agent/Owner, Board Term 2021 – 2027

Nick Lavin, Treasurer

Vice President of Operations, Connor Co., Board Term 2021 – 2027

Julia Issa-Ghantous, Secretary

Adjunct Faculty, Illinois Central College, Board Term 2018- 2024

Bruce Budde, Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance, Illinois Central College.

The Chief Financial Officer is a non-voting member of the Educational Foundation Board.

Board Directors:

Board Member NameTitle and EmployerBoard Member Term
George Ghareeb Vice President Terra Engineering LTD2018- 2024
Craig HabegerDivision Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.2021-2027
Carissa IsbellAssistant VP, Life Claims, Pekin Insurance2023-2029
Don JacksonAttorney, Jackson Law2018-2024
Brian JohnsonExecutive Director, Greater Peoria Sanitary District2019-2025
Matthew KurthSenior VP, Commercial Lending, Morton Community Bank2024-2030
Angie Ostaszewski2019-2025
Brian SlaterAdvisor/Owner, Slater Wealth Management2021-2027
John SutherlandVP Strategic Development, PJ Hoerr2018-2024
Cedric VolkmerDistrict Manager, Komatsu America Corp.2023-2029
Tina WaltonIT Risk & Compliance Manager, Caterpillar, Inc.2021-2027
David ZernSenior VP, Kuhl Insurance/HUB International2021-2027
Educational Foundation Board of Directors may serve up to two consecutive, three year terms.

Trustee Liaisons:

Trustees are non-voting members of the Educational Foundation Board.

The Board of Directors meet every other month to discuss Educational Foundation business. In between, they attend Lunch & Learn events to learn more about programs and other exciting initiatives happening at the college.

Our Board members serve on the following Foundation Committees: Executive, Finance, Governance, LLC Board of Managers, Major Gifts, Nominating, and Special Events. 


Mike Unes

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Stephanie Holmes

Executive Director

Ronni Stalter-Madeira


Jen Winne

Development Officer

Natalie Thomas

Database Analyst

Heidi Peterson

Administrative Assistant II

Educational Foundation

Edwards Library / Administration Building » L411
East Peoria Campus
Mon – Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm