CFHA Board of Directors

Gary Heldt

President

Gary has been on the CFHA board since 2015 and previously served as vice president. He is an active member of the community and has served as president of the Hermann Chamber of Commerce and on the board of the Hermann Hospital Foundation. He is on the Board of Directors of the Erik Heldt Memorial Scholarship Fund. Gary is retired from the MFA in Rhineland/ Hermann where he was general manager for 35 years. He resides just north of Hermann with his wife, Patty. 

Ron Kraettli

Vice President

Ron has been a CFHA board member since 2017. He also serves on the boards of the Hermann Regional Economic Development group, Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Ron has been president of the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, having served several terms in that position. He is also the 2nd vice president of Hermann Lions Club. Ron lives in the Hermann area and is a retired banker from Peoples Savings Bank and CitiGroup.

Paula Pierce

Secretary

Paula has been a CFHA board member 10 years and secretary for 9 of those years. She has lived in Hermann community for 22 years and is actively involved with Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer (chair and co-founder), established in 2005. Paula served as president of Hermann Area District Hospital Auxiliary from 2004-2015 and on the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors for six years. She is past president of the Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries and served on the MAHA Board for eight years. Paula has been a member of Hermann Lions Club for 3 years. She and her husband Carl, is a founder of the CFHA, reside just outside the Hermann city limits.  

Dustin Kallmeyer

Treasurer

Dustin has been President of the CFHA Board since 2017. Before becoming President, he served as Vice President from 2015-2017 and has been on the board since 2010. Dustin was born and raised in Hermann where he has worked for the family business, Kallmeyer Bros. Enterprises, Inc., since 2005. Dustin has been an active volunteer in our community and served on several boards including the Crusade Against Cancer from 2007-2010, the Gasconade Co R-1 School Board from 2013-2017 and YOUTH Day since 2017. He has been a member of Jaycee’s and the River City Cruiser Car Club. Dustin is married to Chelsie Kallmeyer and blessed with four wonderful kids. 

Lynnette Watts

Foundation Coordinator

Lynnette moved to Hermann from Arkansas with her husband, Michael, in 2018 to be closer to her daughter and family in St. Louis. In Arkansas, Lynnette had a long career in the nonprofit sector, working in philanthropy with such organizations as The Nature Conservancy, Heifer International and the Diocese of Little Rock. Most recently, Lynnette retired from the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas where she served as Executive Director. She also has served as Affiliate Coordinator for the Arkansas Community Foundation. Lynnette and Michael also have a son who lives in North Carolina.

Carol Brandt

Board Member

Carol joined the CHFA board in 2020. She is a lifelong resident of Hermann area and actively involved in many organizations. Carol has served on the Gasconade County Mental Health Board treasurer since 2007. For the past 25 years, Carol has been a member of the Hermann Fire Auxiliary, currently serving as treasurer. She lives in Hermann with her husband, Glenn, and has two sons.

Brian Grannemann

Board Member

Brian has been a CFHA board member since 2015. He also serves as a board member for River Bluff Industries and the Back-to-School Backpack Program. In the past, Brian has been a board member for Historic Hermann, Hermann Chamber of Commerce, IDA, The Showboat community Theatre, and St. Paul’s UCC. Brian resides in the Hermann area and has been married to his wife, Amy, since 1987. They have five children. He has been in the service industry since 1985 and owner of Brian Grannemann Service Inc. since 1998.

Chuck Hartbauer

Board Member

Chuck was born and raised in Washington, Missouri. He and his wife, Betty, moved to Hermann in 2001 and started a traditional bed and breakfast in their home, known as the Lydia Johnson Inn. Chuck currently chairs the City of Hermann Landmarks Commission and Hermann Veterans Memorial Parkway. He is on the board of Historic Hermann Inc., served on the Tourism Commission, and co-chaired the Hermann Maifest Council. Chuck is an honorary member of Hermann VFW Post 4182 and the Hermann Garden Club.

Brent Hellman

Brent Hellman

Board Member

Brett became an ex-officio member of the CFHA Board in 2019. He was born and raised in Washington, Missouri, and moved to Hermann from Jefferson City in 2010 to continue his law practice. Brett has been married to Tamara for 33 years and they are blessed with two children.

Tom Jacquin

Board Member

Tom has been an active member of the CFHA Board since 2014. Tom was born and raised in Hermann and volunteers for many other organizations throughout the local community, including the Hermann Area Fire Department, St. George School and Parish, National Wild Turkey Federation, QUWF, Blue and White Night, Fraternity Order of Eagles in Hermann. Tom is widely recognized locally as the emcee for many benefits. He and his wife, Randi, have two children.  

Gary Leimkuehler

Board Member

Gary was born and raised in Hermann. He and his wife Angie have two grown children. Since returning to Hermann in 2008, Gary served as Hermann High School principal until he retired in 2019. He has served on the Gasconade County Alumni Association board since its inception. 

Cathy Lloyd

Board Member

Cathy has been on the board of CFHA since 2016. She was born and raised in Hermann, where she helped her family run a health care business until 2015 and raised her two sons, who now attend college. Cathy has been a strong presence in the Hermann community and is a generous donor to local causes. 

Bartow Molloy

Board Member

Bartow has served on the CFHA board since 2018. Although only a member of the Hermann community since 2003, Bartow has been actively involved in several charities and organizations including The Giving Council, which she founded in 2016. She is currently president of the Hermann Community Food Pantry and co-director of the Community Christmas program. Bartow serves on the board of the Santa Rampage charity, and was the president of the Hermann Garden Club for many years. She lives outside of Hermann with her husband Brian.

Steve Mueller

Board Member

Steve was born and raised in Hermann. After college and the military, he spent 30+ years working in the mining and metal industry. He and his wife, Ernestine, returned to Hermann in 2000. He served as Hermann’s city administrator, contributing a number of enhancements to the community, and has held member and leadership roles with Historic Hermann, Hermann Lions Club, Riverbluff Industries, Gasconade County Historical Society, Meramec Regional Planning Commission, American Legion, Rhineland Post, Eagles, local Masonic Lodge and the Mystic Shrine. Most importantly, Steve helped found the Community Foundation of the Hermann Area.

Scott Smith

Board Member

Scott has served on the board of CFHA since 2018. He is also a board member of the Hermann Regional Economic Development group. Scott is the Gasconade County R‐I School District superintendent and lives in the Hermann area with his wife and family.

Zach Stobart

Board Member

Zach, who joined CFHA Board in 2019, is the St. George School principal. He previously taught 12 years at Hermann High School, where he coordinated the Scholar Bowl team and co-sponsored the National Honor Society. Since moving to Hermann in 2007, he has coordinated the youth soccer league, taught confirmation and PSR classes at St. George Church, and been an active member of the Hermann Jaycees. Zach and his wife have four children.

Bart Toedtmann

Board Member

Bart joined the board of the CFHA in 2010. As a lifelong resident of Hermann, Bart is involved in many facets of our community. He currently serves as president of the Hermann Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and the Hermann Regional Economic Development (HRED) group. Bart is a past president of the Hermann Jaycees and the CFHA. He currently is chairman of Peoples Savings Bank and co-owner Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home. Bart resides in Hermann with his wife Kris. They have two grown children.

Tim Ulhorn

Board Member

Tim joined the Hermann community in 2010 and became a board member of CFHA in 2018. He is the former Hermann Jaycees president, vice president, and treasurer. He supports Hermann youth sports by coaching and/or assisting a coach. He lives outside of Hermann with wife, Kacie, and three children.

Mark Wallace

Board Member

Mark joined the CFHA Board in 2020. He has held the position the City Administrator for the City of Hermann since 2014 and has worked for the city in various capacities since 2001. Mark previously worked 22 years for a rural water district in Jefferson County, Missouri. He serves on the Hermann Community Food Pantry board, the Showboat Community Theatre board and represents the city on a number of local and state commissions and boards. Mark lives in Rhineland with his wife Marla and their dog Dingo. When not working, Mark enjoys playing bass guitar and fishing.