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1913 W. Townline Rd. Peoria, IL 61615


Meet Our Leadership

We’re grateful at EP!C for the contributions of leadership, time and talent from our dedicated board. These individuals and the organizations they represent are committed to the vision of community involvement for all.

Board Members:

Chair, Karen Whalen Associated Bank
Vice-ChairKristin Gaskill  Caterpillar Inc.
Treasurer, Janelle Harre Caterpillar Inc.
Immediate Past Chair, Terry Waters UnityPoint Health


Member, Hayley Adolphson Caterpillar Inc.
Member, Dr. Gregory Johnson UnityPoint Health
Member, Tim Leesman Simantel
Member, Pat Dean Caterpillar Inc.
Member, Nate Bach Peoria County Public Defender
Member, Kathy Dolan Caterpillar Inc.
Member, Lisa LaConte Heyl Royster
Member, John Kaiser RSM US LLP
Liaison, Cara Risius Caterpillar Inc.
Liaison, Beth Jones Commerce Bank

EP!C Foundation of Central Illinois, Inc. Board of Trustees:

Chair, Cara Risius, Caterpillar Inc.
Secretary/Treasurer, Beth Jones, Commerce Bank


Member, Judi Gentry, Retired
Member, Keith Boswell, Caterpillar Inc.
Member, Derek Schryer, Davis & Campbell L.L.C.
Member, Glenn Birnbaum, CPA Heinold Banwart
Member, Tom Feldman, OSF
Member, Bryan Johnson, West Point Financial Group
Member, Travis Shock, Unland Companies

EP!C Executive Team:


Kim Cornwell, President and CEO
Doris Hayes, Chief Operating Officer
Steve Rollins, Senior Vice President and CFO
Eric Sutter, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Ashley Schreck, Director of Marketing
Chad Cunningham, Director of Donor Engagement and Major Gifts
Beth Tharp, Executive Administrative Assistant