The Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Board of Directors is responsible for oversight for the following areas: setting policy, ensuring resources and board recruitment.
Stu’s pre-retirement career included serving as a Thompson School District educator in the roles of teacher, administrator, curriculum specialist. His involvement with MOW began in 1988 when he started volunteering as a substitute driver. Stu has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 and is currently serves as president.
Charlie Howard, Secretary
Charlie Howard grew up in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Physiological Psychology. He went to work as a child care worker, and Assistant Principal. He worked for State Farm Insurance Companies for 38 years in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arizona and Colorado in various underwriting and management capacities.
Charlie is married to Kathy, and they have two grown children and four grandchildren residing in Fort Collins. His interest in Meals on Wheels came from the service his father-in-law received in Santa Rosa, California, helping him to stay in his own home until the age of 100.
Steve Stientjes, Treasurer
Originally from Iowa, Steve graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in accounting, he began his career as a CPA in Denver. Working for Ernst & Young, various oil companies, and establishing tax departments for Loveland and Broomfield, Steve retired in 2010.
In his retirement, Steve chose Meals on Wheels to serve as a driver. Steve enjoys visiting with clients. Steve believes in the mission of Meals on Wheels both from the nutritional and emotional aspect and became a member of the Board of Directors in 2015.
Lynn Hayden-Ugarte, Director
Lynn currently serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Seven Lakes Memory Care in Loveland. She moved to Loveland after college and worked for 22 years at the Chilson Senior Center. In her role as recreation coordinator for senior programs, Lynn helped facilitate the congregate meal site at the Chilson Senior Center in partnership with Meals on Wheels. Seeing the benefit of this program firmly established her commitment as an advocate for Meals on Wheels.
Lynn has served on the Board of Directors for MOW-LB since 2015.
Debbie Johnson, Director
Debbie started her career in the nuclear industry at Fort St. Vrain. With that experience, she and her husband, Dan, started Special Application Robotics in Loveland, which provided robotic solutions for high hazard environments. They grew the company and eventually sold it in 2008, followed by helping her husband start a new business called Lightning Hybrids. During that time Debbie also opened a wellness center in a remodeled old church in downtown Loveland called The Sanctuary Wholly Wellness. She has two grown children and is currently retired, looking for her next adventure with Dan. Debbie has served on the MOW Board of Directors since 2015.
Jennifer Reeve, Director