Advisory Board

Leading the Way

Special thanks to YouthPort’s advisory board for sharing their passion and guidance.

Tanager Place

  • Lisa Thirnbeck, Community Volunteer
  • Brian Bergstrom, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll
  • Okpara Rice, Executive Director, Tanager Place

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor

  • David Ernst, United Iowa Financial
  • Joseph Peterson, Hills Bank
  • John Tursi,¬†Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Corridor


  • Matt Evans, TrueNorth Companies
  • Chad Koutny, Transamerica
  • Brandi Mueller, The Overture Group
  • Alejandro Pino, Executive Director, YPN

Members of the YouthPort advisory board represent the interests of all three organizations.