LLC Foundation


Board of Directors

Past Foundation Directors

Nancy Huels Nanci Huels, President

Dr. Huels is the owner of Huels Veterinary Services in Altamont, Ill. She currently serves on the St. Anthony Memorial Hospital Community Advisory Council, the Effingham Area Catholic Charities Advisory Board and is a member of the Greater Effingham Chamber of Commerce and Industry where she is a past president. Currently, Dr. Huels is a member of the Altamont Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Vision 20/20 Education Committee. Dr. Huels graduated with a bachelor’s degree in domestic animal biology and completed her master’s degree in domestic animal parasitology from the University of Arkansas. Additionally, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. Dr. Huels and her husband moved to the Altamont area in 1988 where they started their veterinarian practice. She and her husband have two sons, one of whom attended Lake Land College.
Meg Yargus Meg Yargus, Vice President

Meg Yargus is the National Account Director at Yargus Manufacturing, Inc. in Marshall, IL. She works with her family's business who produces material handling equipment for dry fertilizer. She earned a bachelor's degree in Marketing from Butler University in 2006. She serves on the Marshall Main Street Board along with the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association PAC Board. Meg has mentored with the Marshall Area Youth Network (MAYN) and is a member of the 100 Women Who Care.


Michael Bohannon Michael Bohannon, Secretary

Mr. Bohannon is an alumnus of Lake Land College and North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He played basketball for both schools and was a Division III All-American basketball player in 1987 at North Central College. He is the Operations Manager of Bolin Enterprises, Inc. in Casey, Illinois. Bolin Enterprises, Inc. is a pipeline and tank maintenance company. Mr. Bohannon's certifications include NCCER Master Trainer and NACE Level 1 Coating Inspector. He is involved with several professionally-related groups. He was a player for Turner Trucking Men's Slow-Pitch Softball Team, which was inducted to the Illinois ASA Hall of Fame in 2011. He also currently serves as president for the Casey Country Club. He and his wife Randi have five children.

Madge Bailey Madge Shoot, Treasurer

Ms.Shoot is the Comptroller for Lake Land College. Ms. Shoot serves as the treasurer of the Lake Land College Alumni Association. Ms. Shoot also teaches adjunct business classes for Lake Land College. She was previously employed as an Assistant Controller for a local manufacturing firm. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University and a Master’s in Business Administration and is also an alumni of Lake Land College.

Debbie Benefiel Debbie Benefiel

Mrs. Benefiel is a pharmacy technician at Pearman Pharmacy, Paris. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree from Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville. She serves on the Board of Deacons of the Presbyterian Church in Paris and is a member of the Membership and Evangelism Committee. The past president of the Board of Directors of the Paris Community YMCA, Mrs. Benefiel is currently a member of the Heritage Club, a trustee of the Paris YMCA Special Endowment Trust, and the Board of Directors of the Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan.

Josh Bullock, Ex-Officio Dr. Jonathan “Josh” Bullock, Ex-Officio

Dr. Bullock joined Lake Land College on July 1, 2013. He has more than 20 years of experience in higher education following a successful career as an entrepreneur. Most recently he served as the vice president for strategic advancement at Moraine Park Technical College in Fond du Lac, Wis., where he led strategic planning, new program development, marketing and grant funding initiatives. Dr. Bullock plans to become involved in the Lake Land College community by working with area businesses and engaging in community service. He has a doctoral degree from Marian University in Fond du Lac, a master's in business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh and a bachelor's of business administration from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Steve Childers Steve Childers

Steven Childers is the Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Consolidated Communications. He has a diversified background in accounting, finance and in operations with Consolidated Communications. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2004, with responsibilities for all accounting, treasury, tax and regulatory functions at the company. Childers has served on the board of directors of the Eastern Illinois University Foundation and is currently serving on the Board of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce. Childers holds a bachelor's degree in business from Eastern Illinois University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife live in the area and have one daughter. He enjoys running and playing golf.

Alan Fedrigon Alan Fedrigon

Mr. Fedrigon is a Senior Engineering Project Team Leader at Caterpillar, Inc. in Decatur, Ill. He earned an associate degree from Lake Land College and a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He serves as the chairman of the Board of Elders at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville, Ill., and is a big brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County. In 2015, Mr. Fedrigon was awarded "Big" of the year for the State of Illinois, which nominated him for the National "Big" of the year. He enjoys golfing, boating and riding motorcycles. He and his wife live in rural Shelbyville.

Dave Frisse Dave Frisse

Mr. Frisse is the owner of Frisse and Brewster Law Offices, LLC in Paris and Terre Haute where he concentrates in business and estate planning law. David lectures extensively and is a contributing author of two books; Love, Money and Control: Reinventing Estate Planning and The Complete Guide to Estate Planning & Financial Planning in Turbulent Times. He received a bachelor's degree in arts from Notre Dame and a master's degree from St. Louis University. He is a member of the American, Illinois and Indiana Bar Associations and was admitted to practice in Illinois, Indiana and Federal Courts. He also is a part of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, David Frisse Band, Vigo County Historical Society, Paris Community YMCA endowment board and the advisory board for fundraising for Ivy Tech Community College.

Paul Glenney Paul Glenney

Mr. Glenney is a retired manager for Masterbrand Cabinets in Arthur. He has a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University. Mr. Glenney is a member of the Bix Biederbecke Memorial Society, and the Chicago Artists Coalition. He enjoys rock-climbing, running, playing the piano and sign language.


Tom Grunloh Tom Grunloh

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Jansen Jennifer Jansen

Mrs. Jansen is the Executive Director for CASA of Effingham County. She attended Lake Land College and received her bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University. Mrs. Jansen is a member of the Illinois CASA Board of Directors, where she serves as the Southern Regional Representative, St. Anthony of Padua Church; Effingham County Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative; Effingham County Committee on Child Abuse, Neglect and Dependency; Noon Rotary; Zonta Club of Effingham and P.E.O. Chapter N.F.
Jackie Joines Jaqueline S. Joines, CRFE
Foundation Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director for College Advancement

Jacqueline Joines, Brocton, serves as the executive director for college advancement at Lake Land College. In this position, Joines will oversee alumni services, foundation operations and grant development.

Joines previously served as the director of development at Eastern Illinois University for over 16 years. During her tenure at the university, she represented the needs of the Lumpkin College of Business and Applied Sciences, the College of Education and Professional Studies and the Sandra and Jack Pine Honors College. From 1993 until 1998, she served as director of volunteer services at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, coordinating the volunteer efforts of approximately 300 volunteers. From 1984- 1993, Joines served as the district office manager and legislative aide to a former state representative.

Joines received both a bachelor's and master's degree in technology from Eastern Illinois University. She is also a graduate of the Illinois Lincoln Excellence in Public Service Series fellowship and the former National Planned Giving Institute at the College of William and Mary. She has carried the distinction as a certified fund raising executive (CRFE) since 2002 and served as a CRFE review course faculty member in 2014.

Joines served six years on the EIU Alumni Association Board of Directors and served as president of that organization during the university's centennial. She is one of the first recipients of the Superior Performance Award and received the Career Occupations Alumni Service Award, both from EIU. She is past president of the East Central Illinois Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Planned Giving Consortium of East Central Illinois. She is also a past member of the Hospital and Medical Foundation of Paris, Inc. board of directors and many other community organizations.

Garth Jones Garth Jones, Honorary Director

Bio coming soon!
John Livesay John Livesay

Mr. Livesay is the CEO of First National Bank of Pana. He received an associate degree from Lake Land, a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. He is a member of Rotary International, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Pana, the Community Banker’s Association of Illinois, Independent Bankers of America, and six aviation-related organizations. Mr. Livesay received the Lake Land College Alumnus Achievement Award in 1987, and was inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Society in 2007.
Linda McCabe Linda McCabe, Honorary Director

Bio Coming Soon!

Deana Nuxoll Deana Nuxoll

Deana Nuxoll is the president and owner of Imagine This! Marketing Group in Effingham. Nuxoll received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois-Champaign. She currently is a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Rotary International, Effingham YBNext, Effingham Tourism Advisory Board, Effingham Chamber of Commerce and the Mattoon Chamber. She and her husband, Greg, have four young children.

Bob Pancoast Bob Pancoast, Immediate Past President

Mr. Pancoast recently retired as executive vice president of Busey Bank-Decatur, having served previously as president and trust officer of First Trust Bank of Shelbyville. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and attended the School of Banking at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is currently involved with the Decatur Memorial Hospital Foundation, Shelby Memorial Hospital Association Board of Directors, Little Theatre on the Square Board of Directors and the Shelbyville Rotary Club.
Deacon Patient

Deacon Patient

Deacon Patient is employed by Agri-Fab, Inc. in Sullivan IL. He has a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Mr. Patient is a member of Local Workforce Investment Board of LWIA 23 and the Lake Land College Foundation Board. Mr. Patient and his wife, Vanessa, have two children.

Doris Reynolds Doris Reynolds, Board of Trustees Liaison

Mrs. Reynolds serves as the chair of the Lake Land College Board of Trustees and as the trustees’ liaison to the Foundation.  A full-time realtor, she is a licensed and accredited sales associate since 1999. She is a lifelong resident of Coles County, and is a member of East Central Illinois Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. Elected in 1993 to the Lake Land Board of Trustees, she has served as vice chair, secretary and as a member of the legislative, resource and development, and building and site committees.  Mrs. Reynolds is a member of the Illinois Community College Trustees Association where she received the Education Award. She is a charter member of the Mattoon Light Works Committee and served as a board member and chair to CCAR. Mrs. Reynolds retired from Consolidated Communication after working 32 years.  She is a graduate of Lake Land College.

Preston G. Smith, Vice President Preston G. Smith

Mr. Smith is president of The First National Bank where he oversees branches in Mattoon, Greenville, and Mul berry Grove. Mr. Smith is the immediate past chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, and is a current board member for the Independent Community Bankers of America. He was formerly executive vice president of Central National Bank of Mattoon. He has served as past president of the Mattoon Area YMCA and Mattoon Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Greenville College.

Chad Thompson

Chad Thompson

Chad most recently led the Human Resources, Recruiting and Procurement Departments of the largest dental support organization in the US, supporting the growth of the company from 40 locations and 250 employees back in 2000 to over 700 locations and over 8000 employees in 2015. Chad also served as Compliance Officer and implemented the company's compliance program in 2007 as well as chaired the committee. During the growth of the company, he led the Legal, Education and Information Technology Departments. Chad has specific experience with policy administration, organizational development, talent acquisition, retention strategies, benefits administration including ESOP plan, HIPAA/Privacy regulations and mergers/acquisitions. Heartland Dental is a dental support organization providing administrative support to affiliated dental offices so they may focus on providing the best oral health care available to their patients. Prior to joining Heartland Dental, Mr. Thompson worked with Perry Judd’s Printing, Inc. in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and World Color Press in Flora, Illinois and Trenton, Tennessee. He graduated cum laude from Blackburn College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and minors in economics and psychology.


Thomas Wright Thomas Wright

Mr. Wright has been president of Wright Furniture for the past 20 years. He is also a director of Dieterich First National Bank, past president of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Board of Directors of Cross at the Crossroads Foundation. Mr. Wright received an associate’s degree from Lake Land College and a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing from Eastern Illinois University. He is also president of Grace Lutheran Church, board member of DCDC, as well as chairman of Friends of St. Anthony’s Hospital Board, Effingham Community Support Group, Dieterich S.O.S. and Dieterich Ruritan Club and a retired volunteer fireman in Dieterich with over 20 years of service.  He was inducted into the Lake Land College Distinguished Alumni Society in 2007 and received the Alumnus Achievement Award in 2009.


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