Board of Directors

Home of the Sparrow Board of Directors
Fiscal Year 2023

Bill Koenig, President Founder, Koenig Consulting Services

Brian Silver, Vice President – Chief Technology Officer, Fluid Technology Solutions

Dean Karamagianis, Treasurer – Financial Reporting Supervisor, Jewish Child & Family Services

Barbara Webb, Secretary – Senior Manager, Allstate Insurance Company; Retired

Peggy DeVorse, Director – Realtor, Re/Max Plaza; Retired

John Eiermann, Director – Community Engagement Leader, Thrivent Financial

Chris Christensen, Director – Vice President, Neis Insurance Agency, Inc.

Jonathan Fox, Director – Attorney and Member, Kelleher & Holland, LLC

Jim Thorpe, Director – Banking Executive, Wintrust Community Bank

Ann Rosenbaum, DirectorManaging Director of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors

Kelli Wegener, DirectorCounty Board Member, Financial Director at First Congregational Church

Sarah Crittenden, Director Senior Account & Client Relationship Manager, ProKatchers, LLC. 

A Letter from the Board President - Bill Koenig

“I am excited to be the President of the Board of Directors for Home of the Sparrow. I pledge to utilize the experience, expertise and passion of our Board Members to serve and support our clients and the staff of Home of the Sparrow. Our diverse Board of Directors wants to serve and contribute to improving the “journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency” of our clients. I have served Home of the Sparrow as both a volunteer and a board member. In my year on the board, I have come to know even more about our dedicated people that run the programs, do the fund raising, maintain our shelter and facilities, run the Sparrow’s Nest stores, and much more. It takes many very talented people to serve over 350 individuals a year in shelters and affordable housing units and run the programs. Our board will be there to support them as they complete their work towards self-sufficiency. I have volunteered and served in many non-profits including the United Way, American Red Cross, Wilderness Volunteers, and the Boy Scouts of America. I feel that service to your own community is important. I have always looked for ways to help organizations in the various communities my family has lived. I feel lucky to have found Home of the Sparrow!”