New Directors Join Mosaic’s Boards

One of the privileges of my job is working with incredible people, which includes the volunteers who serve on the Mosaic Board of Directors and The Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors. As CEO, I value the expertise our board members bring to the organization—their guidance helps me in my role as Mosaic’s CEO. Beyond that, though, I also value the friendships and relationships I’ve developed with board members through the years.

We had eight newly elected or re-elected board members who began their terms last October. While they all have impressive resumes, the passion and drive they bring is readily evident when you speak with them.

Here’s a list of the new or re-elected members:

Mosaic Board of Directors

  • Jodi Benjamin, CPA, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Midland University
  • Monica Holle, Vice President, Credit Manager, US Bank
  • Mark Nicholson, CPA, retired Senior Vice President in Finance and Investments
  • Karen Peppmuller, CPA, Executive Financial Assistant, Lincoln Industries
  • Sean Poellnitz, Vice President, Mosaic Life Care (not affiliated with our network)
  • Joe Savage, Ph.D., Regional Coordinator with the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

The Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors

  • Beth Nelson Chase, Philanthropic Advisor, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Ade Monareh, Software Quality Assurance Engineer for Cognia

When asked about why they choose to be volunteer board members at Mosaic, their comments fell into two broad categories: a commitment to Mosaic’s mission and the desire to serve others and be enriched by it. Here are excerpts of their responses:

“The work of Mosaic is impassioned and noble and something I’m excited to be a part of. I’m humbled to be chosen by the Mosaic Board to serve and eager to share my talents with the organization.”

Jodi Benjamin

Vice President for Finance & Administration, Midland University

“I’m so moved by how Mosaic empowers the people they support with truly hands-on, highly personalized services tailored to help them live their most meaningful life. That takes incredible people who have a lot of heart and are passionate about helping others. I wanted to become a part of that, so I’m excited to be a board member.”

Monica Holle

Vice President, Credit Manager, US Bank

“Mosaic is a wonderful organization. I’ve been on Mosaic’s Foundation Board of Directors for five years. I was asked to be the Chair on the audit and finance committee and then the Chair on the investment committee, whereas I’m able to bring more working financial knowledge to Mosaic’s Board of Directors.”

Mark Nicholson

Retired Senior Vice President in Finance and Investments

“After I finished my term for the Foundation for Lincoln Schools, I was looking to serve somewhere else and was asked by someone at Mosaic. As I learned more, including the nature of its services, how much it’s grown in other states, and Mosaic’s values of Belonging, Connection, Faithfulness and Grit, I thought, ‘God has made this plan for me.’”

Karen Peppmuller

Executive Financial Assistant, Lincoln Industries

“As a servant leader, I take my board responsibility as an opportunity to leave a positive impact on those Mosaic supports.”

Sean Poellnitz

Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Mosaic Life Care

“Serving on the Board of Mosaic enables me to reach my highest capacity as a human being, which is that of a servant to others.”

Dr. Joe Savage Jr.

Regional Coordinator, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness

“Being from Indonesia, my mother told me when I was young I should always help in any church-related work or program. She would say ‘never say no when God asks.’ My mother’s teachings are embodied in the way God’s work often happens in my life. I met someone with Mosaic only once during a church assembly, and she asked me to serve as a Mosaic foundation board member. I said ‘yes’ because I knew I could help the people Mosaic supports.”

Ade Monareh

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Cognia

“Joining the Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors is, for me, coming first circle. Early in my career, I was a music therapist for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I wanted to serve on the Board, as I believe strongly in advocating for and serving these incredible individuals, their families and their caregivers.”

Beth Nelson Chase

Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

I am happy to welcome those who are new and to continue working with the re-elected and other current members of our boards. Their ongoing partnership is invaluable.

Learn more about the Mosaic Board of Directors and the Mosaic Foundation Board of Directors here

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