Staff picture outside the Christian Care building

About Us


Frank Roe
Executive Director

Penny Powell
Office Manager

Cindi Gramenz
Grant Writer/Development Coordinator

Seneika Hall
Resident Services Coordinator

De'Andre Robinson
Street Outreach Services

Nancy Fuller
Food Services Coordinator

Reilly Fuller

Client Advocates

Sherry Dore
Ed Maxwell
Angela McCarthy
Tracy Bates
Mike Richter
Elaine Prichett

Board Members

Pam ToneTom Mielnik- President is a retired electrical engineer and planning manager. He has served on the board of an Area Education Agency. He volunteers at Christian Care, the Esperanza Center, Family Resources, and Rotary. He and his wife, Debbie, have lived in the Quad Cities area since 1986. They have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and four grandchildren.

Photo of board member Jeanette PeutzJeanette Nymon Peutz - Vice President is a retired manufacturing engineer, having worked for Alcoa for 28 years in various locations. She serves on the board of directors for two non-profits, including as Treasurer for Christian Care. Jeanette is married to Rob Peutz, and is a member of St. John the Baptist Parish in Rapids City, IL.

Bruce PetersonBruce Peterson - Secretary and his wife Sue own Navarro Canoe Company, located next to Christian Care in Rock Island, IL. They have three children, Kristin, Jessica and John, along with five grandchildren.

Photo of board member Carrie CrossenCarrie Crossen - Treasurer is the Vice President & Investment Executive at Blackhawk Bank & Trust in Milan. She lives in rural Milan with her husband, Tony and all their pets, 3 dogs & 4 cats. Carrie helps with the finance committee for the Quad City Animal Welfare Center and fosters kittens. She is the Treasurer and a Board Member for Rock Island Rotary. Her Hobbies include fitness, gardening and animal rescue efforts.

Nicholas BroughtonNicholas Broughton is an attorney and lives in Davenport. He has previously served as President of the Jaycees of the QC and the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriters - QC Chapter. He is a member at St. John Vianney Church. His hobbies include reading, golf and traveling.

Dale HendricksDale Hendricks is a retired Navy Captain and a retired John Deere engineer. Dale and his wife, Alison, live in Davenport. He is a member of Trinity Church Rock Island (Anglican) and just retired from the Vestry where he served 3 years as Junior Warden. He has one son and two grandchildren.

Photo of board member Ray LindRay Lind is a real estate agent with Ruhl &Ruhl. I belong to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rock Island. I'm the father of 2 sons and grandfather of 2 granddaughters.

Nicole MartyNicole Marty has worked at Genesis Health System as a project manager for 5 years. She enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling to new places with her 3 young sons. She is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Rapids City and volunteers teaching 7th grade Confirmation there at the church.

Dean SuttonDean Sutton is a retired attorney, married to Darcie who is a retired teacher, with two children and six grandkids. He began his career working in legal assistance for low income folks and ended the same way, although in volunteer work. Thirty plus years in private practice separated the two stints. They are active members of Christ United Methodist Church in East Moline.

Bob SwansonBob Swanson is a retired attorney, teacher, and athletic director. He served 14 years as Rock Island Athletic Director, 12 years in private law practice, and taught at the high school and college levels. Bob and wife Debbi have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. He is active in Rotary, Rock Island-Milan Booster Club, and the Rock Island Girls Softball League. Bob and Debbi reside in Rock Island.

Pam TonePam Tone has been the office manager for Gilda's Club Quad Cities for 15 ½ years. Pam is married has two children and is the proud grandmother of four. Her joy is family and serving others in her community. She and her husband have served in many capacities with NW area Cursillo & TEC and MADD. She is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church in Colona.