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, currently serving as president.
Karen Douglas is an accomplished corporate attorney, currently serving as Associate General Counsel with Otter Products in Fort Collins. She is also a former co-owner and co-operator of several small businesses.
Karen is an avid runner and cyclist, and believes in being an active volunteer for nonprofit organizations. She is thrilled to serve on the MOW board and has done so since June of 2018.
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. Charlie joined the Board of Directors in 2014.
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 as he 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.
Jack is the Business Librarian at Loveland Public Library, and is passionate in serving and giving back to his community. Originally from Marquette, Michigan, Jack received his Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also engaged with businesses and the surrounding community. He has successfully worked with clients across multiple industries and strives to continue creating a positive impact for the community.
Jack has served on the Board of Directors for MOW since July of 2018.
Johnny Hyde, Director
Johnny is Vice President and Managing Director for KidGlov, a full-service marketing agency that advances brands by making national caliber strategy and brilliant creative accessible here in Loveland, CO. Johnny's enthusiasm for MOW was evident when he served on the 2018 Meals on 4th event committee, ensuring our event branding was on target, providing strategic counsel, and volunteered to help setup, serve and tear down the event.
Johnny is the past president of the Business Marketing Association of Colorado and member of Strategic Connections and the Colorado Thought Leaders Forum. He is a graduate of the Leadership Northern Colorado and Association for Corporate Growth’s Leadership 20 programs.
A long-time Berthoud resident, Johnny joined the MOW board in July 2018.
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
Jennifer wanted to increase her community involvement while utilizing her passion, knowledge and experience in the field of nutrition, so Meals on Wheels was a natural fit. She likes the dedication and commitment to the community at MOW, the volunteers, and the success and longevity of the program.
She has been the Office Coordinator with Loveland Surgical Associates since 2006, is a certified instructor in the Silver Sneakers fitness program, and has a bachelor’s degree in Gerontology and Community Health from the University of Northern Colorado. In her spare time, she likes traveling, paddle boarding, hiking and music. Jennifer joined the MOW board in 2017.