About the LCEF

The Foundation

Since the start of your foundation, our mission has been to assist the district and its students in the pursuit of education. The LCEF has provided funding for classroom grants, scholarships and recently, special projects.
The foundation is 100% volunteer-based, so the money raise doesn’t pay for offices or salaries. It goes where it’s needed, to support education.
The foundation is governed by a board of directors. Your current board is listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, let us know!

Officers:

Colby Esterling

Colby Esterling

President

Board officer bio goes here.

Greg Jacobs

Greg Jacobs

Vice President

I am a graduate of the Lewis Central class of 1981. My wife Sheila and I reside in the district and our three kids all attended Lewis Central.

Kara Riso Anderson

Kara Riso Anderson

Treasurer

Kara Riso Anderson joined the board in 2018 as the Treasurer. She’s a Realtor at NP Dodge Real Estate, Lewis Central class of ‘98 graduate and married her High School sweetheart, Dustin, who graduated in ‘99. They have 4 kids, all attending Lewis Central. Kara is daughter of Stephen Riso, one of the founding members of the Education Foundation.

Marilyn Heitmen

Marilyn Heitmen

Secretary

Lewis Central High School graduate
Buena Vista University graduate
Employed at HGM Associates Inc. in Council Bluffs
Married with 1 child and 2 grandchildren

Board Members:

Ron Stazzoni

Ron Stazzoni

Ron Stazzoni is a Council Bluffs and a 1981 Lewis Central Alumni. He and his wife Susan have two children, both LC graduates. Ron was a Lewis Central school board member from 2007 - 2014. He also currently serves on the Lewis Central TeamMates chapter and the LC Foundation Board.

Mark Schweer

Mark Schweer

I am in my 16th year as the Superintendent of the Lewis Central School District. I serve as the school district’s liaison to the Foundation.

John Edwards

John Edwards

John Edwards has been married to Marsha, an early childhood teacher for 34 years and they have 7 children - Ben, Mallory, Abbey, Zach, Claire, Grace and Evan, who have all attended Lewis Central Schools.That’s a lot of Christmas programs, choir concerts, teacher conferences, and ball games!

Jill Adkins

Jill Adkins

Jill Adkins has lived in Council Bluffs since July 2005. Jill and her husband, Wes, LC alumni - class of 1996 - are raising their four kids here. Mason, LC alumni - class of 2017, Sam, 11, Lucas, 8, and Emma, 7. Wes grew up in Council Bluffs along with his large, extended family whom all attended Lewis Central. Lewis Central is a strong community within Council Bluffs and we are proud to be Titans.

Suzy Simmons

Suzy Simmons

Board member bio goes here.

Jeff Brehmer

Jeff Brehmer

Jeffrey L. Brehmer is an insurance industry leader with more than 20 years of experience helping individuals, families and businesses in Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska. He currently serves as president of a large agency with offices in Papillion, Nebraska and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Brehmer and his wife, Suzi, manage the agency together—splitting time between both offices. Their agency won the 2017 Small Business Award from the Council Bluffs Chamber in 2017 and was named Readers’ Choice Best Insurance Agent in 2018.

Jeffrey L. Brehmer, a 1995 graduate of Lewis Central, is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA). He is a Past President of the Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) of Nebraska and Iowa and has lobbied on behalf of the insurance industry in Washington, DC.

Brehmer began his career with Edward Jones & Co. LLP, before joining Smith Davis Insurance where he would learn all aspects of the business under a trusted mentor. He returned in 2016 to purchase Smith Davis. He then continued to grow the agency by acquiring Baehler Insurance in 2018.

Proud parents of two children, Jeffrey and Suzi also share their home with two dogs—one of which frequently joins them at work earning her keep as the official office greeter.

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