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Board of Directors

The members of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln reflect a cross-section of the community. The board has representation from community and business leaders with long histories of volunteerism and philanthropic support. The Community Foundation benefits greatly from the collective experience of this impressive group of community leaders.

2020 Board of Directors

Roseanne M. Stone – Community Foundation Board Chair and Community Volunteer 
Roseanne Stone spent her entire career working in agriculture, mainly focused on the seed industry. She is currently involved with her family’s farming entities. Roe has been a community volunteer and served on several non-profit boards, including the Lincoln Land Community College Foundation.


Tricia Nelson Becker Community Volunteer

Tricia Nelson Becker previously worked in medical research administration, specifically in the area of human research subject ethics and in the generation of medical research protocols. She is a board member of the Springfield Art Association and the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, is an active member of District 186 Parent Teacher Organizations, and is a troop leader for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. Within the Community Foundation community, she has been a member of Young Philanthropists, Women for Women and the Advisory Council.

Jen DeJong – Vice President at Ministry Architects
Jen DeJong is Vice President of Connections at Ministry Architects, a church consulting firm based out of Nashville, TN, that has partnered with over 900 churches in 25 different denominations. She has also been a youth director at various Presbyterian churches over the last 15 years and is a regular volunteer in the youth ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Jen currently is on the board of Illinois Women in Leadership and Wooden It Be Lovely. Within the Community Foundation, she has been a member of Young Philanthropists and the Advisory Council.

Jane N. Denes – Partner at Posegate & Denes, P.C.
Jane Denes is a partner at Posegate & Denes, P.C. in Springfield. Among her many volunteer activities, Ms. Denes is a founding member of the Women for Women giving circle, including serving as chairperson of the Steering and Grant Committees.

Wendi Wills El-Amin – Associate Dean, SIU School of Medicine
Wendi Wills El-Amin, M.D. is on the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as an associate professor of family medicine. She provides care at the Center for Family Medicine in Springfield. She is dually appointed to SIU's Department of Medical Education and is an academic strategist. She is also on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois. Dr. El-Amin was recently appointed the associate dean of Equity Diversity and Inclusion at SIU School of Medicine. She has a passion for addressing disparities and inequities in healthcare.

Jennifer Schoats Flack – Capital City Deal Lawyer
Jennifer Schoats Flack is the founder and principal of The Capital City Deal Lawyer. Jennifer holds law licenses in Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota, and practices in the areas of general business transactions and relationships, mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. Jennifer was the first African American to serve as a law clerk for the Minnesota Supreme Court, clerking for the Honorable Rosalie Wahl. Jennifer and her husband, John M. Flack, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine for SIU School of Medicine, have five daughters, three sons-in-law and six grandchildren.

Allen Grosboll - Public Policy Advocate and Community Volunteer
Al Grosboll is a Legislative Director for the Environmental Law and Policy Center focusing on clean energy development, energy efficiency and natural resource protection. He was active in Illinois state government for 26 years, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to Governor Jim Edgar, as well as other positions. Mr. Grosboll and his family live in Petersburg where he is active in local and statewide non-profit organizations, including New Salem Lincoln League, PORTA Education Foundation, The Wetlands Initiative and Edgar Fellows Program. 


Cynthia Lamar - Assistant General Counsel, Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
Cynthia Lamar is an experienced community volunteer, with many years of leadership with the Junior League of Springfield. She is a founding member of Women for Women, and has served on its grants and program committees. She is active in Blessed Sacrament Parish, where she chaired its 2016 annual auction and serves on its school advisory board and development committee.


Kent Massie - Senior landscape architect and planner, MassieMassie+Associates
Kent Massie is a senior landscape architect and planner at the consulting firm of MassieMassie+Associates in Springfield. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Massie worked as a landscape architect in the Chicago area and western Illinois prior to coming to the Illinois Department of Conservation (now Natural Resources) where he developed master plans for state historic sites and state parks. He volunteers in many community environmental, historic preservation, and arts organizations including Lincoln Memorial Garden, New Salem Lincoln League, and the recently organized Sangamon River Alliance. Kent’s partner in business and life is Sue Massie, and they have one daughter, Anna.


Robert Mulch - Community volunteer

Robert Mulch graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Rush Medical School in Chicago before practicing his entire professional career in Hillsboro and retiring after 36 years in January 2017.  His spouse, Barbara, was also a practicing physician in Internal Medicine, and the couple founded Hillsboro Medical Center, SC with Dr. Walter Williams in 1980, and subsequently merged with Springfield Clinic in 1989. Bob and his wife have two sons, who are both married, and have two granddaughters. The couple is committed to improving the community.

Bruce E. Thompson  Tax Partner, Sikich LLP
Bruce E. Thompson, CPA, CFP, is a tax partner at Sikich with more than 31 years of experience in tax compliance and estate planning. Prior to his work at Sikich, he was director of tax services at McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. Bruce has served as a board member for several non-profits including Crisis Pregnancy Center; Knights of Columbus 4179; Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation, where he served as treasurer; and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chatham.
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