Staff picture outside the Christian Care building

About Us


Frank Roe
Executive Director

Cindi Gramenz
Operations Manager

Penny Powell
Finance-Officer Manager

Alexis Bull
Marketing & Event Specialist

Seneika Blair-Hall
Resident Services Manager

De’Andre Robinson
Street Outreach Services

Sarah Wells
Service Coordinator-Mission

Kim DeShane
Service Coordinator-Martha’s House

Josie Kirkbride
Food Services Coordinator

Carol Donavan
Part-time cook

Client Advocates

Evelyn Gardner
Edward Maxwell
Angela McCarthy
Sherry Dore
Steve Vernon
Stacie Young

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.

Bruce PetersonBruce Peterson - Vice President 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.

Nicole MartyNicole Marty - Secretary 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.

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.

Mike BraggMike Bragg I retired from John Deere Parts Distribution Center after 34 ½ years. My wife Pam and I live in Carbon Cliff. We have three children and four grandchildren, and attend St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Colona.

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.

Shahana BrownShahana Brown is an active duty military officer with a career that began over 32 years ago. She enjoys cultural activities, serving at risk populations, and dreams of the day when no one will be cold or wet due to homelessness. Shahana is the mother of one daughter who is a registered nurse, an entrepreneur, and her hero.

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 Anglican Mission in Rock Island. His son and daughter in law and two grandchildren live in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.