Andrea DeJong, President
Andrea DeJong, an FDSH alum, serves in a variety of volunteer positions in the community and works as a group fitness instructor at the downtown Rec.
Her and her husband Jon, also an FDSH alum, have three children, Mina, Charlotte and Simon.
Andrea enjoys reading, working out and going on adventures with her family.
“Serving as a volunteer is personally fulfilling and how I was raised. As a former public school teacher, I’m passionate about supporting our schools. I want all of our students to have the best experience possible and the Foundation provides many exciting opportunities for kids.”
Jennifer Pederson, Vice President
Jennifer Pederson is a consultant for Denver based technology company, D2Xchange and works seasonally for Thompson, Eich and Tyrrell CPA’s of Fort Dodge.
Jennifer grew up in Dallas. While working in Denver, she met and married FDSH alum Brian Pederson. The couple moved to Fort Dodge in 2012. They have two sons, Gavin and Kyle.
Jennifer is also the Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center Board Treasurer and the Cooper Elementary School Booster Club President. She serves on the Fort Dodge Community School District Comprehensive School Improvement Advisory/Equity Committee and the First Presbyterian Church Nominating Committee. She is also involved in Fort Dodge Young Professionals.
“I feel fortunate to be on the Foundation Board because I can help affect the lives of students and teachers in our district. I am excited to see the Foundation grow and continue to enhance learning experiences for students."
Joe Vonsak, Secretary
Joe Vonsak, an FDSH alum, works at Unity Point Health Fort Dodge Trinity Regional Medical Center as a Pharmacy Coordinator. He is married to fellow FDSH alum Jessica (Lunn) Vonsak. They have three boys; Wesley, Drew and Sam.
“Being on the board is a great opportunity to help build a better future, not only for my children, but for the entire community. I had a great experience in the Fort Dodge Community School District and I want to see that continue for future generations.”
Jamie Johll, Treasurer
Kyle Bartlett, an FDSH alum, is the Contract Manager for Cardiology, Radiology and Laboratory at Unity Point Health Contracting. He and his wife Jana have two sons, Landon and Blake.
Kyle has coached youth sports including 7 years as Head Coach for the Fort Dodge Baseball Association 7U Legends team
“I enjoy giving back to our youth. The (Fort Dodge Community Schools) Foundation helps improve educational opportunities and helps make Fort Dodge a great place to raise a family.”
Chriss, an FDSH alum, works as a Registered Nurse at Fort Dodge Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Center.
She is married to Carlos Rocha Sr. They have two children; Carlos Jr. and Santana.
Chriss is on the Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee, the Joseph Lee Crooks Scholarship Committee, the Fort Dodge Senior High Parent Advisory Committee and the Fort Dodge Community Schools Engagement Committee. She is involved in Pride Softball, Athletes for Education Success and as a girls’ basketball traveling team coach.
John graduated from FDSH in 1993 and then attended the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. After completing pharmacy school in 1999 with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, moved to Waterloo, IA and worked for an independent pharmacy for 2 years, then moved back to Fort Dodge to join Daniel Pharmacy and the family business. Over the past few years, there has been expansions, new technologies added, and more services offered to their customers.
“Daniel pharmacy has been in Fort Dodge for over 50 years and started with my grandfather. Fort Dodge is home and I feel a responsibility to give back to the community. I am grateful for the education that the Fort Dodge Community School District provided, in order to be prepared for a state university. To be able to provide the tools for students to increase their knowledge and skills to be productive members of our community, is a great feeling.”
He and his wife Victoria have one daughter, Olivia.
Brian Erickson is Executive Vice President and Regional Senior Lender at Northwest Bank. Brian is the Senior Lender for the Fort Dodge and Northwest Iowa Regions including Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Algona, Spencer, Arnolds Park, Okoboji, Spirit Lake and Estherville.
He is a past President of the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Greater Fort Dodge. He has also been involved in the Daybreak Rotary, Habitat for Humanity and the Lakota Girl Scout Board of Directors.
Holly McClintock joined the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation Board in 2017. She grew up in Spencer, IA but has lived in Fort Dodge since 2007. She and her husband Justin have two children.
Holly is a Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner at Community Health Center.
“I joined the Board because I am passionate about the Fort Dodge Community School District and want to help teachers and staff provide and excellent education to students.”
Lindsey McKinney is Broker/Co-Owner of Re/Max of Fort Dodge Inc. Lindsey and her husband, FDSH alum, Patrick, have two daughters, Hadley and Landry.
“My favorite part about being on the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation Board is giving back to the teachers who are educating our future leaders. Being able to walk through my child’s school and see some of the projects the Foundation has funded is such a gratifying feeling."