Lorelei is the sixth Executive Director in the history of Friendly House. She has worked at Friendly House since November 1987 and has been the Executive Director since 1997. She has a BA in Social work from Eastern Nazarene College and Master’s Degree in Social Work from St. Ambrose University. She is married, has three grown children, and six grandchildren.
Email Lorelei or call 563-323-1821 ext. 12
Terry is the Assistant Director of Friendly House. He joined Friendly House in March 1999. He obtained his Masters in Youth and Human Service Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, and his undergraduate degree in Sociology from William Penn College. Terry has a wife and four children.
Email Terry or call 563-323-1821 ext. 13
Marketing and Development Supervisor
Andi joined Friendly House in May 2004. She worked as the Youth Services Supervisor for over 7 years, and is now the Marketing and Development Supervisor. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002 with a degree in Leisure Services: Programming Administration. She enjoys spending time with her niece and playing softball.
Email Andi or call 563-323-1821 ext. 28
Administrative Services Supervisor
Renee joined Friendly House in January 1983. She administers the Childcare Scholarship and Preschool Scholarship Programs, and handles building rentals. Renee attended the University of Iowa. She has a husband, two daughters, a son-in-law and four grandchildren.
Email Renee or call 563-323-1821 ext.15
Phyllis Yeager, Receptionist
Jen Greer, Receptionist
Debra Richardson, Receptionist
Shantel Jump, Receptionist
Support Services Supervisor
Roger joined Friendly House in January 2002. He oversees all aspects of our facilities and maintenance needs. He attended Scott Community College and Blackhawk College during his Patternmaker Apprenticeship. He is a lifetime resident of Rock Island where he lives with his wife and three children.
Email Roger or call 563-323-1821 ext. 24
Tim McDonough, Support Services
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Supervisor
Lisa joined Friendly House in November 2008 as the CACFP Supervisor. She graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education. She has spent approximately 20 years in the childcare field. She has worked in centers as a teacher, coordinator, and director. She has also worked behind the scenes in support services, like running programs such as CACFP in centers and home-providers, and assisting families with finding subsidy to assist with childcare tuition. Lisa and her husband, Kevin, live in Rock Island.
Email Lisa or call 563-323-1821 ext. 16
CACFP Administrative Assistant
Alice joined Friendly House in October 2007. Alice provides program support for the CACFP program assisting with training, monitoring, and meal reimbursement for in-home daycare providers. Alice has an Associate’s Degree from Clinton Community College and is a Certified Dietary Manager. She has a husband, and enjoys spending time with her step-daughter and their family.
Email Alice or call 563-323-1821 ext. 18
Youth Services Supervisor
Monica and her family moved to the area from Fargo, ND. She began working at Friendly House in July of 2014. She began her career in early childhood as an assistant preschool teacher while still in school. She received her dual Associates Degree in Applied Arts and Applied Science from Bismarck State in 2010 and then worked for 5 years as a lead preschool teacher and a site assistant director. She is continuing her education and in the process of receiving her National Director’s Credential.
Email Monica or call 563-323-1821 ext. 29
Kelli Feldott, Child Development Specialist
Rebecca Winget, Child Development Specialist
Samantha Swartout, Child Development Specialist
Amanda Smith, Child Development Specialist
Alecia Elvidge, Child Development Specialist
Allison Pappas, Child Development Specialist
Alexis Wierenga, Child Development Specialist
Hakeem Walker, Youth Worker
Morgan Appleman, Youth Worker
Ben Pynonnen, Youth Worker
Linda Williams, Youth Program Cook
Victoria Darby, Brown Mackie Student/Volunteer
Linnea joined Friendly House in August 1999. She is the lead teacher of our preschool program. She graduated from St. Ambrose University in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Educatin & Special Education. Linnea is also licensed by the State of Iowa to teach ages birth through kindergarten. She has four children and five grandchildren.
Email Linnea or call 563-323-1821 ext. 23
FAMILIES & SENIORS
Family and Senior Services Supervisor
Jodi joined Friendly House in November 2005. She oversees both the Family Services and Senior Services. She received her Masters in Social Work from St. Ambrose University and her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. Jodi has a husband and three children.
Email Jodi or call 563-323-1821 ext. 17
Senior Services Administrative Assistant
Lynda joined Friendly House in March 2009. Lynda comes from a large family, five sisters and two brothers. She is a twin. Lynda worked for Eagles for over 30 years, then worked at Hy-Vee until she retired last year. Lynda says retirement was “not for her” as she likes to keep busy. Lynda enjoys playing racquetball, volleyball, baseball and working in her yard.
Email Lynda or call 563-323-1821 ext. 19