The Plus 60 Board of Directors strongly believes in the motto, “Providing an active lifestyle for seniors 55 and over.” We appreciate your feedback on our events and we look forward to meeting each member of the Quad-City Plus 60 Club!

2024 Plus 60 Board of Directors

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Meet Our Board of Directors

PRESIDENT

Jane Artman-Andrews - Davenport, IA

VICE PRESIDENTS

Teresa Massa - Moline, IL
Connie Johnson - Le Claire, IA

SECRETARY

Barb Springer - Moline, IL

TREASURER

John Kustes - Moline, IL

BOARD MEMBERS

Ron Calvert - Bettendorf, IA
Dave Geller - Moline, IL
Kathy Halter - Bettendorf, IA
Jennifer Hildebrand - Princeton, IA

If no email provided, please use:
qctimesplus60@gmail.com

BOARD MEMBERS

Deborah Judy - Blue Grass, IA
Dawn Levesque - Moline, IL
Connie Mangler - Davenport, IA

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Jane Artman-Andrews, President

Jane Artman-Andrews is retired after 37 years as an educator. A native of Ottumwa, IA, she taught in Waterloo, IA from 1975 to 1980 after graduating with her B.A. and M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Her tenure at Davenport Schools spanned 1980 to 2012 where her responsibilities during those years included secondary mathematics teacher, associate high school principal and finally, principal of Davenport North High School from 2004 until her retirement in 2012. She served as an adjunct mathematics instructor at Scott Community College from 1998-2004.
Today, along with her responsibilities as President and Plus 60 board member serving club members aged 55 and above, Jane enjoys her retirement devoting time to family, gardening, the Davenport Kiwanis Club, Davenport Host Lions Club, North High Retirees’ Group, traveling, striving to improve her Mahjongg skills, and as an active Scott County Family Y member.
Jane has two adult children, Mitch Petty and Erin DeLashmutt. She and her husband, Jim, live in Davenport.
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Teresa Massa, Vice-President

Teresa Massa graduated from Lutheran Hospital School for Nurses with a diploma in Nursing and St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She worked as a nurse in the Operating Room for local Quad Cities hospitals. After leaving the hospital in 2006, she finished her career in Healthcare IT for National Healthcare companies and then retired in March of 2016.
Teresa lives in Milan, Illinois with her two cats. She has one daughter, Emilie and three grandsons, Samuel, Henry and Elliott.
After retirement Teresa has spent her time volunteering. She spent time at the Quad City Animal Welfare Center assisting with their spay/neuter clinic and helping at the front desk. As a member of the Quad City Quilt Guild, many hours are spent volunteering making quilts for charitable organizations associated with the Guild and for Quilts of Valor or our Veterans.
Teresa’s interests in retirement are to continue to volunteer and stay active riding bikes, participating in hikes, and traveling domestically and internationally. Along with quilting at home, she also enjoys reading and participating in social events as well as being a member of the Quad City Plus 60 Board.

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Connie Johnson, Vice-President

Retiring recently from the travel industry with more than forty years’ experience, Connie Johnson plans to put her skills and talents to work with other board members to bring many exciting and interesting travel options to the Quad City Plus 60 Club members.
Understanding the importance of giving back and contributing where possible, Connie has spent the last 25 years volunteering with many various organizations and clubs. Her volunteer experience ranges from being an advocate for children living in poverty, to acting as a life coach at a crisis pregnancy clinic, participating in after school and weekend clubs for at-risk kids, being a mentor to women leaving lives of alcoholism and addiction behind, serving the homeless community, active at her church, working in food banks, and serving on the boards of the Quad Cities Women’s Outdoor Club and the Davenport Horticultural Society.
Connie is married to Steve Johnson and they have three grown children and eight grandchildren, all living here in the Quad cities region. They now live in LeClaire, are missionaries to the USA with OAC & their church, and have been doing street ministry together for more than 20 years. Connie enjoys being active outdoors, cooking, reading, having family gatherings, raising chickens, and anything at all that has to do with her grandkids and family.
Connie feels privileged being part of a very dedicated and active board serving the 55+ crowd and looks forward to meeting the members at many upcoming events and trips.

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Barb Springer, Secretary

Barb is a lifelong resident of the Quad Cities, currently residing in Moline, Illinois. She has thirty years’ experience in Human Resources working with temporary staffing and permanent job placement. She brings with her management skills strong corporate event planning experience and heavy board of directors’ experience – both as staff preparing for board meetings as well as serving on community boards.
Volunteering has always been important to Barb. Recently, she has been working as an officer for her condo association, doing fundraising and event planning with Pete the Purple Bull/Q.C. United for anti-bullying, assisting with the CASI Hat Bash for seniors, and is a wish granter for Make A Wish Illinois. She is a past president of the Bettendorf Rotary Club after serving on the various committees. Barb started a Toastmaster’s Club at a former company and has also served as Past President of the Bettendorf Optimist Club many years ago.
Barb is retired, and joined the Plus 60 Club in 2022. Since retiring, she enjoys playing euchre, planning lots of travel adventures and “living her best life” enjoying family and friends. Time spent with her four nieces/nephews and six great nieces/nephews is one of her greatest joys. Sitting on a warm beach away from the Quad Cities in the cold of winter is a close second. She looks forward to planning events and travel to share with seniors during her tenure on the Plus 60 Board so that they may also enjoy “living their best life”.

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John Kustes, Treasurer

John Kustes joined the Board in September 2018, and is a Moline resident. He grew up on a livestock/grain farm near Thomson, Illinois, and earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees at the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois. His professional career in bank operations administration spanned over 42 years in the Quad Cities at THE Rock Island Bank, N.A., Metrobank, N.A., and American Bank and Trust Company, N.A. He retired at year-end 2016 as Chief Operating Officer from American Bank.
John has been a volunteer leader and board member in several local organizations through his career including the Rock Island Noon Kiwanis Club, Quad City Illini Club, Rock Island Public Library Foundation, UnityPoint Trinity VNHA, UnityPoint Trinity Hospice, and the Friendship Manor Board of Trustees. He enjoys bicycling, hiking in national parks, Fighting Illini sports, reading and travel. John co-chairs the Board’s travel committee and coordinates the content of the Club’s weekly Sunday page published in the Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus newspapers.
He has a married adult son, Matthew, and is looking forward this year to the birth of his first grandchild.

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Ron Calvert, Plus 60 Board Member

Ron is currently employed at Home Instead of the Quad Cities, as Business Development Manager. Ron has 33-plus years of healthcare experience, helping seniors in the community navigate their way through the aging process with Respect, Dignity and Empathy.
Ron is a native of the Quad Cities and is known as a noteworthy leader in the Health Care industry. Previous professional experience includes Director Purchasing, Director Medicare Finance, Director Rehab Services, Administrator Home Care Services, Director Operations, and Director Business Development.
In addition to his work in Healthcare, Ron is actively involved in giving back to the community. Besides serving on the Quad City Plus 60 Board, he currently is a Bettendorf Kiwanis Board Member, Bettendorf Business Network Board Member, and a Committee member for the Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association.
Ron along with his wife Jamie and their daughter Jenna live in Bettendorf.

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Dave Geller, Plus 60 Board Member

Dave is retired from his chairperson position at Oakton College in Des Plaines, Illinois. In 2015, Dave served as Chair of the Manufacturing Technology Group at the college. He taught factory automation design and programming both part-time and full-time for more than thirty years. He also held several positions in the manufacturing and automation design engineering groups at Philips Lighting, as well as ten years in the video game and arcade game programming business.
He moved to the Quad Cities in August 2015 with his wife Diane and now resides in Moline. He joined the Plus 60 board in 2018 with the intent of meeting new people and helping the club with any technical needs. After completing a three-year term at the end of 2021, Dave was able to rejoin the Board at the beginning of 2023 for a second three-year term. Along with his responsibilities as a volunteer Plus 60 board member and committee member, Dave is enjoying his retirement by devoting time to family, gardening, and travel.

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Kathy Halter, Plus 60 Board Member

Kathy Halter graduated from Saint Ambrose University with a degree in accounting. After passing the CPA exam, she entered the workforce. Her first job was as the controller of the Handicapped Development Center in Davenport.
Her most notable professional accomplishment was with Russell Construction, where she served as CFO for 30 years. As the CFO of a multi-million-dollar company, she was in charge of many business activities, including accounting, budgeting, asset management, insurance and risk management. She was also a member of the company’s Board of Directors, served on the executive leadership team, and was very involved with strategic planning. In addition to overseeing business functions for the construction company, she played a vital role in the real estate development arm of the company. Although she is retired from Russell, she continues to participate as a board director.
Kathy has and continues to enjoy giving back to her community. She has served on non-profit boards, has chaired the “Opening Doors Gala” for Family Resources, was a Girl Scout leader and was involved in the local Girl Scouts council’s strategic planning. She has volunteered many hours for her church, United Way activities, and for the Women’s Choice Center.
Currently, Kathy is working at the Women’s Choice Center as their in-house accountant on a part-time basis. She participates in a book club and is the treasurer of her investment club. She enjoys hiking with the Quad City Women’s Outdoor Club, golfing and fishing with her husband, Bruce, spending time with her two daughters, Elizabeth and Jessica, and spending time with her grandson, Vincent. She enjoys traveling and visiting new places, and is excited to serve on the Quad Cities Plus 60 Board.

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Jennifer Hildebrand, Plus 60 Board Member

Jennifer Hildebrand has been employed as a Registered Nurse in the Quad Cities since 1983. Most of her tenure has been with Mercy Hospital/Genesis. She still holds a per diem position with Genesis Occupational Health, conducting health screenings and remains active in serving the senior community of the Quad Cities in many ways. Some of these include involvement in Quad City Elderly Consortium, Gilda’s Club Professional Advisory Board, and the I-Smile Silver program for oral health for adult and older Iowans. Among her past activities are participation with the Blue Zones Project (IOWA) – Healthiest State Initiative, community education on advance directives including the IPOST/POLST documents and QCAIR (Quad City Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees) Health Task Force.
Jennifer serves as volunteer Parish Nurse for Our Lady of the River Catholic Church in LeClaire, where she is an active member. Through this ministry, which involves visiting the homebound parishioners, it became apparent to her, the various barriers, and challenges for our senior community. She is actively involved with the Social Action Commission and Communion Ministry to the homebound and has held the volunteer position of Coordinator of Youth Ministry, served as the Lay Director for C.E.W. (Christian Experience Weekend) and has been involved with mission work traveling to Grand Bois, Haiti on several occasions. One of her proudest achievements has been her involvement in coordinating the Tim Tebow “Night to Shine Prom” for individuals with disabilities, age 14 and older, in the Quad Cities. This is the 8th year for this incredible event in the Quad Cities.
Jennifer has been a resident of the Quad Cities since 1980 when she and her husband were married, and they currently reside in Princeton, Iowa. Together they have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to practice yoga, hike, volunteer, camp and do anything outdoors. She joined the Board in the latter half of 2023 and looks forward to offering opportunities for our senior community to stay active: physically, mentally, and spiritually. Jennifer hopes to add a few slightly more “physically challenging” events for our seniors who enjoy a challenge.

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Deborah Judy, Plus 60 Board Member

They say it takes a village to raise a child; Deb believes that is a true statement for all stages of life. She is excited to join the Board of Plus 60 to do her part in providing opportunities that encourage a healthy, active, and enriched lifestyle for our golden population; as well as to meet new people and share our adventures.
Deb retired at the end of 2020 after 11.5 years with Musco Lighting in Muscatine as a Business Analyst. Previously she spent 21 years at Alcoa in reporting, analytics, and business systems roles. While working full time, raising a family, Deb began her non-traditional education journey, acquiring her AA from Scott Community College, her BA from Marycrest College, and her MBA from St Ambrose University.
For 7 years, Deb has worked enthusiastically as a key chairperson for several committees enabling the Tim Tebow “Night to Shine Prom” for individuals with disabilities to be held here in the Quad Cities. Deb also served as a 10 year Business to School volunteer for Junior Achievement, at two different schools in Muscatine. She served as the Lay Director for C.E.W. [Christian Experience Weekend]. With her late/first husband, they were part of the lead team for Marriage Encounter at St. Ann’s Church in Long Grove. When her husband passed, Deb was part of the team that formed a Grief Support Group at the church.
Deb is a lifelong resident of the Iowa Quad Cities, having lived in Davenport, Eldridge, and now with her husband Mark resides in Blue Grass Together, they have three adult children – a son and two daughters, and are proud to be grandparents to three grandsons ages 18-15-9. They love to support and cheer them on in their sporting activities. Deb and Mark are longtime Iowa Men’s Hawkeye Basketball fans, including travelling to support them at several tournaments. They love a wide variety of genres in music and enjoy going to concerts.
Life enrichment and joy comes from those planned and unexpected discoveries made during new experiences, hands on learning, meeting new people and travelling. Excited to see what the future holds.

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Dawn Levesque, Plus 60 Board Member

Dawn Levesque joined the Plus 60 Club Board of Directors in January 2024. She comes to the board a background in customer service and with qualifications that fit well with the club’s mission.
Dawn is a native of Clinton, Iowa, who graduated from Northeast Community High School in 1981. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Illinois University and a Master’s Degree in Hospitality Administration from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas.
After working as a travel agent at the former Executive Travel and for American Express, Dawn was hired as a corporate meeting planner at Deere and Company. During a career that spanned more than 20 years at Deere, she planned large corporate gatherings and arranged for and supported the company’s participation at global expositions and large conventions. She retired in March 2023.
Dawn enjoys traveling, especially on cruise ships, and is looking forward to helping the club organize trips that will be of great interest to Plus 60 members.
Dawn and her husband, Paul, reside in Moline. They have two grown children who live in Wisconsin, and recently celebrated the arrival of their first grandchild.

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Connie Mangler, Plus 60 Board Member

Connie Mangler is originally from Clinton, Iowa, and she and her family have resided in Davenport since 1990. Connie says she loves everything about the Quad Cities.
Connie currently works as a Realtor for Realty ONE Group helping people buy and sell homes. She loves helping families with the most important purchase of their life – owning a home! She said it’s so exciting and rewarding, not to mention all the new relationships she has developed. She previously had a 20-year career in banking before nestling into the Real Estate business.
Connie is proud to say she was a Toastmaster President, Board member for Bettendorf Museum, and has volunteered with the Quad City Chamber, Hat Bash, Havlife, Red Cross, Bettendorf Rotary and American Spirit Pageant. She’s especially proud of mentoring a young girl for nine years in the Big Brother Big Sister program.
She and her husband, Chuck, have two grown girls, five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Connie enjoys the outdoors, hiking, art, weightlifting, cardio, walks and bicycling.
Connie joined Plus 60 as a member in 2018 because she liked the activities and just felt compelled to be around like-minded people going through the same stages in life as her. She feels very blessed to be healthy, active and she can’t wait to share her enjoyment for life with others. She enjoys her volunteer service as a Board member as the opportunity offers a chance to expel her energy into so many good people.