Meet Us

Deb Holtan

Executive Director for the Foundation

 Deb Holtan is the Executive Director for The MCF of Hartford.  She joined the Foundation in 2013.  Her background is in education and in optometry.  She is married and has 3 children and a dog named Dixie.  For years Deb has worked … Read More

Thomas E. Haley

President & Treasurer

Thomas Haley has served as treasurer for 14 years and is now our Past President. He currently is the President & CEO at Vermont State Bank in Vermont, IL.  His ability to work with a variety of needs makes him a valuable part of the … Read More

Sarah Grotelueschen

Board Member

Sarah Grotelueschen is a fun board member who enjoys working with others.  Sarah is a Financial adviser for Modern Woodman of America and a mother of 3 children.  She joined the board in 2018 and thrives on challenges.  Sarah has many … Read More

Ben Becker


Ben Becker is the Medical Center Foundation of Hartford's President.  He has been a member of the MCF of Hartford board of directors for eight years. He works very closely with the community at Cornerstone Community Bank in Slinger, WI. … Read More

Scott Kirkendall

Scott Kirkendall is a new board member. He works locally for Broan as Global Vice President Sales.  Scott is excited to join the MCF of Hartford Board and continue contributing in a positive manner to the local community.  His attitude … Read More

Carolyn Laufer

Carolyn Laufer is a new board member and is a lifelong resident of Hartford. She graduated from Columbia Hospital School of Nursing as an RN in 1982 and worked on the Medical -Surgical floor at Aurora Medical Center Hartford from … Read More

Byron Schuster

Byron Schuster is a new board member.  He is an Edward Jones Financial Adviser in Hartford.  Byron is dedicated and wants to be involved with the MCF of Hartford because he believes the Foundation's purpose and his purpose is similar. … Read More

David Schlotthauer

David Schlotthauer has been on the MCF of Hartford board since 2016. He's a lifelong community member and works with his Dad in the family business, Douglas Jeweler.  David knows that it takes time to establish trust in the community.  … Read More

John Remmers

John Remmers joined the board in 2018.  John is a Broan supervisor right here in Hartford.  His interest in the MCF of Hartford came from years of working with medical equipment and helping others. He understands that working together … Read More

Scott Lopas

Board of Directors

Scott Lopas’ favorite song is, “Enjoy Yourself, It’s Later Than You Think!”  So he is enjoying life through his group tour and travel company and invites you to come see the world with him. As a local radio station owner for over … Read More

Marlene Confare

Board of Directors

Marlene Confare is a long time community member and has enjoyed being a part of the MCF of Hartford for years.  She has been a part of the planning and organization the Foundation's mission.  That mission is to serve the community with … Read More

Steve Shimon

Board of Directors

Steve Shimon is a proud member of MCF of Hartford board.  He is also proud of his heritage and family’s commitment to the community.  Shimon Funeral Home is a third and fourth generation of Hartford funeral directors serving families … Read More

Ralph Kuepper

Board of Directors

Ralph Kuepper is a retired plumber from Horsch and Miller Plumbing and Heating. He is an active community member who is very involved with community needs.  He has been a board member for eight years. Ralph is also a Hartford Lion member. … Read More