Executives & Governance
Lloyd VanderKwaak, President and CEO
Lloyd has served as the President and CEO of ChildServe since 1992. Prior to this, he was the Director of Client Services for Hope Haven, Inc. in Rock Valley, IA. Lloyd received his bachelors degree from Dordt College, his Masters of Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and his EdD in Organizational Development from the University of St. Thomas. Lloyd currently serves as a trustee for Dordt College and is on the board of the Iowa Association of Community Providers.
David McKenzie, Senior Vice President and CFO
Dave joined ChildServe in 1994 and has served in a Vice President role since 1998. He received his bachelor’s degree from Drake University and MBA from the University of Iowa. Dave is a Certified Public Accountant and Senior Professional in Human Resources. Prior to joining ChildServe, he worked in public accounting and in the non-profit healthcare industry.
Dr. Teri Wahlig, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wahlig joined ChildServe in February 2010 as Vice President and Medical Director. She graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, and she is board certified in pediatrics, neonatal - perinatal medicine, and palliative care - hospice medicine. Prior to joining ChildServe, Dr. Wahlig was medical director of the Mercy Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Dave Comstock, Vice President of Home and Community Services
Dave joined ChildServe in 1996 as a Program Manager and was promoted to Program Director in 2001. After ten years in a director role, Dave now serves as the Vice President of Home and Community Services and is responsible for leading the development and operation of an organization performance measurement and improvement system while providing supervision and support to program directors responsible for the Home and Community Services program. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from William Penn University.
Tracey Page, Vice President of Clinical Services
Tracey Page joined ChildServe in May 2003 as Program Director of Therapy and Homecare. As the therapy program grew, she became Director of Pediatric Rehabilitation, and now serves as Vice President of Clinical Services. Tracey provides oversight in the areas of pediatric rehabilitation, transitional care, continuing care, and homecare. She is also leading the clinical development of areas such as psychology, physician services, and autism. Tracey has an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Occupational Therapy and a bachelor’s in Health Science from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Mark Gambaiana, Vice President of Development
Mark joined ChildServe in 2016 and is responsible for leading the organization’s fundraising programs to advance the mission of ChildServe, including annual giving, special events, major and planned gift, capital campaigns, donor stewardship and endowment giving.
Since 1985, Mark has worked at college and university advancement programs, holding positions in public relations, alumni relations and fundraising. He previously served as Vice President of University Advancement at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, and has additional experience as a fundraiser for Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and at Morningside College in Sioux City. He has a B.A. degree in Mass Communications from Morningside College.
- David Mackaman, Chair
- Shirley Poertner, Vice Chair
- Jim Sanders, Treasurer
- Doug Cretsinger, Secretary
- Doug Dornacker, Immediate Past Chair
- Lloyd VanderKwaak, EdD, President/CEO
- Kip Albertson
- Loren Brockhouse
- John Bruntz
- Julie McMillin
- Paul Nagel
- Joel Nelson
- Sally Studer, DO
- Mike Wegner
- Emily Willits
- Maria Wood
- Brian Laurenzo, Chair
- Tom Mahoney, Vice Chair
- Kim Willis, Secretary/Treasurer
- Pete Cartwright, Past Chair
- Lloyd VanderKwaak, EdD, President/CEO
- Vanessa Blanchfield
- Jay Byers
- Megan Christofferson
- Richard Deming, MD
- Kylee Krizmanic
- Jim McCulloh
- David Nelson
- Larry Stelter
- Tom Stewart
- Cathy Stjernberg
- Andrew Susanin