Haven Network

Staff & Board of Directors

Haven Leaders

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Tami Kellerman, MPA

Executive Director

Tami Kellerman comes to The Haven Network after serving in various volunteer positions in the community over the past 10 years as she stayed home with her three young children. She has served in many leadership and resource development positions in the Rock River Valley and brings over 14 years of non-profit experience. 

In her most recent role, Tami served as Program Director for Take Stock in Children, a mentoring and scholarship program. Prior to Take Stock in Children, Tami, was the Mentor Director for Communities in Schools and the Director of the American Red Cross is Kings Bay, Ga.  Tami received a bachelor of science in Psychology with a minor in Journalism from the University of Northern Iowa in 1991 and a Master’s in Public Administration, from Valdosta State University in 1996.

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Kathy A. Pittman
, AAS
Director of Photography

Kathy Pittman has been with The Haven Network since 2007.  She started as a volunteer and later developed the photography program.  She has an AAS in Marketing and Business Management.   In addition to her role at The Haven Network, Kathy also owns her own photography business, Katherine Pittman Photography.  She actively volunteers her time and talents with Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center, Portraits of Love, her children’s school and her church, First Evangelical Free.  Kathy and her husband Tim have two children.

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Tiffany Wogsland
, BSW
Director of Family Services

Tiffany Wogsland has been a volunteer with The Haven Network since 2011 and now serves as the Director of Family Services. Prior to The Haven Network, Tiffany has served in a variety of ministry and social work roles, most recently as the Director of Youth Ministries at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Prior to her position at the church, Tiffany and her family lived in Iowa where she worked with Project Connect Mentoring Program through Des Moines Public Schools and Upward Bound, a federally funded pre-college program. She has Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Outside of work, Tiffany has enjoyed volunteering with her church community as a Hospice and hospital volunteer, delivering meals to homebound members and taking mission trips. Her greatest joy comes from being with her husband Matt and their two boys.



Board of Directors

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Barb Beckett
, Director of Family Life Ministries

Holy Family Parish

Barb has been employed at Holy Family Catholic Church for the past 13 years in the Office of Family Life. She holds a bachelors degree in Early Childhood development from Northern Illinois University. She has been a volunteer for The Haven since its beginning. Barb is a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the Women’s Guild at Holy Family. She loves to bake and doing any activity outdoors, but most of all enjoys spending time with family and friends. Barb and her husband Bob have three children.

She is extremely honored to be on the board for The Haven, where God’s precious little ones are cared for with dignity and grace. 

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H. Kent Heise
, AEP, CLU, ChFC

Over three and one-half decades, Kent Heise has developed extensive experience assisting individuals, families, owners of closely held businesses, and charitable entities, enhance and plan their financial future.  He earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations awarded by the American College in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania.  He also earned the Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation awarded by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. In a partnering relationship with Regal Financial Group, Kent is committed to providing you with financial tools, products, and advisory services to address your financial goals and dreams.   Regal Financial Group and American Portfolios Financial Services Inc., provide local, regional, and national resources to enhance the services and support available to you.

Kent is an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church , a current and founding board member of The Haven Network, and an active volunteer with Inspire the Children.  He and his wife Jean, have two adult children and six grandchildren.

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Dr. L. Rus Howard, Kishwaukee Community EPC Church, Stillman Valley, IL

Pastor Rus Howard is the pastor at Kishwaukee Community EPC Church in Stillman Valley.  He comes to The Haven with past hospice experience.  He was the co-founder of Hospice of Ponca City, OK (now known as Hospice of Northern Oklahoma) and has volunteered and been on committees with other hospices throughout the country.  He is trained in loss and grief support and has served as Spiritual Director within his hospice roles.  He has been married to his wife RoriAnn for 33 years and has two children.

Lowell Indgram

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Lowell Ingram
, Treasurer, Rockford Acromatic Products

Lowell is the CIS Manager at Rockford Acromatic.  He has been an active board member for over 7 years, taking on the added responsibility of treasurer.  In addition to his role at The Haven, he is also treasurer for his church, Hope Evangelical Free in Roscoe. Lowell and his wife Kim have two children. 

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Jon Krause, Board Chair, Gambino Realtors

Jon Krause is president of Gambino Realtors and serves as a Director on the Rockford Area Association of Realtors. A Rockford resident since 1985, he remains very active in our community, serving as vice president of finance for the Blackhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts and president of his congregation, St. John Lutheran Church in Pecatonica. Jon has been a board member of The Haven since 2006. He and his wife, Judy, have two children.

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Dorothy Kreissler
(in Memoriam)

Mary Larson

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Mary Ahearn Larson
, McDonalds, USA

 

 

 


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W. Perry Randall
, MBA, CFP
RANDALL Wealth Management, LLC

W. Perry Randall, MBA, CFP, AIF, is founder of Randall Wealth Management, LLC, where he helps clients pursue their financial goals. He has held many leadership roles within our community including service on the boards of directors of Rockford Area Pregnancy Care Center, BGC Cornerstone Fund, Northwestern University Alumni Club of Rockford, and The Haven. Perry and his wife have seven children.

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Aaron D. Wolf, The Rockford Institute

Aaron D. Wolf is the associate editor of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture, a publication of The Rockford Institute. He holds an M.A. in Christian thought and Church history from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and a B.A. in philosophy from Rockford College. His writings have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, and he has contributed to several books, including Peace in the Promised Land: A Realist Scenario and Exploring American History. He was a co-host of the weekly political talk show Chronicles Unbound (NTA-FM) and has appeared as a guest on Issues, Etc. (Lutheran Public Radio), The Tom Clark Show (Wisconsin Public Radio), and Extension 720 With Milt Rosenberg (WGN), among others. He regularly teaches adult Bible classes at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Aaron and his wife, Lorrie, have six children.



Founders

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Jean M. Heise, President Emeritus

Jean M. Heise founded The Haven Network in 2004 with Byron C. Calhoun, MD, a pioneer in the perinatal hospice movement, and served as The Haven's president for six years. Jean served on the board of National Lutherans for Life and for many years as Education Director of Lutherans for Life of Illinois.

Prior to her work at The Haven Network, she was on staff at the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society, an internationally known think tank that studies family and cultural issues.  Her role at The Howard Center involved special research projects and assistance with the World Congress of Families, the largest international pro-family conferences, in Prague of the Czech Republic , Geneva , Switzerland, Mexico City and Warsaw, Poland. In June 2000, Jean lobbied on behalf of pro-family and pro-life causes at the Women's Conference, Beijing + 5, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City . In May 2004, she traveled to Australia , representing The Howard Center, speaking on family and life issues in Perth and Melbourne. Jean and her husband live in Rockford , Illinois.  The Heises have two married children and six grandchildren.


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Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA

Dr Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA is a 1979 Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School with an MD in 1983. Dr Calhoun completed his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987 and finished a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University in 1989.  Dr Calhoun is a diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is board certified in general Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the sub-specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr Calhoun serves as Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the West Virginia University-Charleston and is involved in resident and medical student education.  He licensed in several states and continues to actively practice maternal-fetal medicine, perform diagnostic obstetrical ultrasound, and participate in prenatal diagnosis counseling.

Dr. Calhoun’s contributions to the obstetrical literature include: the The Perinatal Hospice, which attempts to provide a cogent pro-life hospice alternative to partial-birth abortion for fatal fetal anomalies, and, publication of the cost consequences of abortion and its relationship to pre-term birth.  Dr Calhoun and his wife, Kathryn, have 5 children.




Founding Committee

Dr. Byron Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, MBA

Kathy Calhoun

Allan C. Carlson, PhD, The Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society

Jean M. Heise

H. Kent Heise

Rev. Karen Gerhard-Conner, M Div, SwedishAmerican Health System

Father William R. Wentink, OSF St. Anthony Hospital



Distinguished Advisors

Claudia Aschbrenner

Michael T. Cyrs, Attorney at Law

Sue Fiduccia, Winnebago County Coroner

Vivek S. Kantayya, MD, FAAFP

Brian J. Knabe, MD

Patricia Pitkus-Bainbridge

Rev. David J. Thies, Spiritual Advisor

Elizabeth Yock, SPHR, Harris Bank


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