The Board

Phil Wasta

 President

Philip Wasta is the Executive Director of the MedQuarter Regional Medical District.  Wasta is a graduate of the University of Iowa - College of Liberal Arts with a Bachelor of General Studies degree.  A graduate of the Leadership for Five Seasons program, he has consistently dedicated decades of service in many influential community organizations such as the Fifteen In Five/PLAY Committee, Witwer Center, the American Cancer Society of Linn County, and the Downtown School Committee.  Wasta has served on the District board since it was founded in February 2007.

Kevin Platz

 Treasurer

Kevin Platz joined the Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS® as Chief Executive Officer in January 2007. He reports directly to the Board of Directors and is responsible for managing the staff, financial and asset management, strategic planning, oversight of government affairs and community involvement, continuing education, as well as public relations and event planning.

Larry Lee

Larry Lee is the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Coe College. Larry has a history of working at a number of higher education institutions including Carnegie Mellon University, Allegheny College and the University of Denver where he served in roles including Director of Athletics, Associate Vice President and Vice President at two institutions.  

  Karla Sibert

Vice President

Karla Sibert is the owner of Dairy Queen#4 located on 16th Street NE.  She attended the University of Iowa, and Pacific Travel School. She was involved with the travel and tourism business for the majority of her life. A 1994 graduate of the Leadership of Five Season program, she has stayed committed to her passion of volunteering with several non-profit organizations within the community and the State of Iowa. Karla has served on several boards; Miracles in Motion, the Cedar Valley Humane Society, and founded The Iowa Equine Rescue & Awareness League in 2006. 

Lieutenant Tony Robinson 

Lt. Tony Robinson joined the Cedar Rapids Police Department in 1994.  During his time with the department he has worked as a patrol officer, investigator, narcotics officer, and federal drug task force officer.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005 during which time he supervised the Narcotics Unit, Street Crimes Unit, Crime Scene and Evidence/Property Division.  He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2013 where he supervised a patrol shift and is currently assigned as a liaison to the Central District. 

Isaiah Pirtle

   Secretary

Isaiah Pirtle is the Branch Manager of Collins Community Credit Union.  Isaiah has held a few different management positions at the Credit Union since he started in 2011. Prior to working at Collins Community Credit Union he was a student at Kirkwood Community College where he studied Business and Economics. He loves to work with his community and its citizens. Isaiah works closely with Cedar Rapids Police Protective Charity and their efforts to raise money for annual events like “Santa Cop” and “Cops & Kids Back to School.”

Jamie Jones

Jamie Jones is the Director of Marketing at Mount Mercy University. Prior to Mount Mercy, she worked as a Creative Media and Communications Manager at the University of Iowa, and Web Content & Social Media Manager at Knox College. Jamie returned to Eastern Iowa in 2014 after working in Marketing and Communication positions in Dallas, Texas. She received her B.A. in Sports Marketing & Public Relations from Wartburg College.

 Julian Hehmann

Marketing Intern

Julian Hehmann is a senior student from Hannover, Germany. He is majoring in International Management and Marketing, and plays Basketball for the Mustangs at Mount Mercy University. He is responsible for the College District's website design and social media appearance. Besides the College District, he is working as a Digital Strategist for Mount Mercy's Marketing Department.

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