Our Staff

President and CEO

Steve BurnsSteve Burns
(208) 342-3535 x12
Steve@idahocf.org

 

BIO

Steve Burns joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2022. He brings his extensive experience leading large community organizations, including Zoo Boise and its foundation arm, Friends of Zoo Boise, for nearly 20 years.

During his time at Zoo Boise, Burns grew it from a small local organization to a leader and innovator in animal conservation.

He has long been familiar with the work of the Idaho Community Foundation and looks forward to working with the incredible team of board, staff and all the supporters who have made the community foundation possible.

Steve holds advanced degrees in Business Administration and Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development. He has numerous awards including the Leadership Boise Alumni Social Responsibility Award, Boise 40 under 40, the AZA Outstanding Service Award and others.

Communications and Marketing

About ICF - JenniferJennifer Kronberg
Director, Communications and Marketing
(208) 342-3535 x16
Jennifer@idahocf.org


BIO

Jennifer joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2009. As the Director, Communications and Marketing, she is responsible for ICF external communications, including the Annual Report, newsletter, monthly e-bulletin, social media and website. She is also responsible for the foundation’s marketing and informational materials, and she plans the foundation’s annual events.

Long before joining ICF, Jennifer was a reporter for The Idaho Statesman covering K-12 and higher education. She was the Public Information Officer for then-Superintendent of Public Instruction Marilyn Howard and was Communications Director for The College of Idaho.

She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Francisco State University. Her hobbies include hiking, backpacking, travel and yoga. She hopes to learn to fly fish, but dislikes practicing her casts.

Philanthropy and Impact: Making a difference in your community, now and forever.

About ICF - LisaLisa Bearg
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
(208) 342-3535 x21
Lisa@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Designing a strategy for giving, understanding community needs, best practices in philanthropy.

BIO

Lisa joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2014. As the Philanthropic Advisor, she works alongside donors and nonprofits to make connections between people, resources and ideas that make Idaho's communities stronger. Lisa oversees the Foundation's grantmaking programs, serves as a philanthropic resource to help donors and grants panelists make informed decisions, and works to advocate for the power of strategic and collective giving.

Before coming to ICF, she was the Project Coordinator for the Energy Policy Institute, where she conducted policy research, identified and secured grant funding and managed special projects. Lisa has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s of public administration, both from Boise State University.

She is a member of the Boise Centennial Rotary Club, serves on the United Way’s Vision Council, is a member of the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation, and is a working group member for RISE: Treasure Valley’s Education Partnership.

Lisa enjoys exploring Idaho’s outdoors with her family, attending community events, meeting new people, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs.

About ICF - KrisKris Kamann
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
(208) 342-3535 x14
Kris@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Charitable giving, estate planning, nonprofit sustainability, how you can support Idaho’s greatest needs in southwest and south central Idaho and special initiatives throughout the state.

BIO

Kris joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2016. In addition to overseeing ICF’s two regional development officers, Kris works with individuals, families and organizations to help them accomplish their philanthropic goals.  This often includes meeting with professional advisors (attorneys, accountants, financial advisors) to discuss how ICF can help their clients satisfy their charitable intent through estate gifts or other special gifts. Kris covers the 18 counties in southwest Idaho, as well as out-of-state donors and fundholders.

Prior to joining the Idaho Community Foundation, Kris served as a Director of Development at Boise State University in both academics and athletics. He has over 20 years of experience in higher education.

Kris has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in education from Ashland University in Ohio. He serves on the board of the Southwest Idaho Council of Charitable Gift Planners and is a member of the Magic Valley Estate Planning Council and AdNet.

Kris enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Idaho great outdoors, including fishing, skiing, hiking and biking.

About ICF - RichRich Ballou
Philanthropic Advisor, East Idaho
(208) 342-3535 x22
Rich@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Charitable giving, estate planning, nonprofit sustainability and how you can support east Idaho’s greatest needs.

BIO

Rich joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2021. As the Philanthropic Advisor serving east Idaho, Rich works with individuals, families, companies and organizations to help them accomplish their philanthropic goals.  

Rich has a background in both development and journalism. He served as a director of development at Idaho State University and was a major gifts donor liaison for LDS Philanthropies/BYU-Idaho before that.

After graduating from Ricks Junior College (now BYU-Idaho) and Utah State University with degrees in journalism, Rich joined Pioneer Newspapers and rose from advertising representative at the Logan Herald Journal to publisher of the Rexburg Standard Journal.

Rich enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing and running. He plays the French horn in various community groups and loves classic rock.

He and his wife Kristin live in Rexburg, where she is a math professor at BYU-Idaho.

Background: Peter Faucher standing in front of brick buildingPeter Faucher
Philanthropic Advisor, North Idaho
(208) 342-3535 x23
Peter@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Charitable giving, estate planning, nonprofit sustainability and how you can support north Idaho’s greatest needs.

BIO

Peter Faucher joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2022.  As the Philanthropic Advisor serving north Idaho, Peter works with individuals, families, companies and organizations to help them accomplish their philanthropic goals.

Raised in Coeur d’Alene, Peter worked at his family’s tractor business while in high school. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Boise State University and studied classical guitar at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music.

With over a decade of fundraising experience, Peter was most recently with the NPR and PBS affiliate in Richmond, VA, where he worked with contributors and facilitated their on-air recognition as an account executive. Prior to joining the nonprofit world, he worked in the Senate of Virginia. He was also a production assistant at Idaho Public Television while finishing his undergraduate degree.

You can sometimes find him hiking on one of the many local trails or on Lake Coeur d’Alene - usually with his Labrador retriever.

 

About ICF - BooneBoone Kizer
Database and Portfolio Administrator
(208) 342-3535 x25
Boone@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Community-driven philanthropy and engagement.

BIO

Boone joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2021. As ICF’s Database and Portfolio Administrator, he supports the Philanthropy and Impact Team by enhancing quality control measures for ICF’s database. He also researches and implements best practices for partner engagement.

Boone has more than 10 years experience in the nonprofit sector, most recently at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA. He has a bachelor’s degree in humanities with an emphasis in Spanish and women’s studies from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a master’s in nonprofit management from Regis University.

Boone enjoys running, hiking, backpacking and travel, especially to learn about Spanish-language cultures. He sits on the Idaho Advisory Council for HIV/AIDS.

About ICF - SarahSarah Wissenbach
Philanthropic Services Administrator
(208) 342-3535 x19
Sarah@idahocf.org


Ask me about: Making a distribution from your ICF fund, applying for grants or scholarships, and women’s giving circles.

BIO

Sarah joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2016. As the Philanthropic Services Assistant, she engages with donors, community members, nonprofits and key partners across the state to facilitate grantmaking. Sarah serves as liaison for the women's giving circles and community affiliates and also manages the scholarship program.

Before coming to ICF, Sarah worked with MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter in McCall. She enjoys working with nonprofit organizations and donors to make a positive impact across the state of Idaho.

Sarah has undergraduate degrees in sociology and gender studies from Pacific Lutheran University. She enjoys hiking to mountain lakes, downhill skiing, camping, yoga, and travelling to new places.

 

Finance and Operations

About ICF - JudyJudy Ramos
Vice President, Finance and Operations
(208) 342-3535 x15
Judy@idahocf.org


BIO

Judy joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2016. She is responsible for the foundation’s operations including financial, information technology and human resources. She oversees the management and financial reporting and investment of the foundation’s assets.

Before joining ICF, Judy was the controller for a large statewide nonprofit and prior to that was an auditor with a national public accounting firm. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accountancy, both from Boise State University. She is a certified public accountant.

Judy has been recognized as an honoree by the Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40. Some of her volunteer roles with nonprofits have included the Treasure Valley Young Marines and the Girl Scouts.

Judy enjoys camping, kayaking and traveling to historical sites with her family.

 

AmandaAmanda Flater
Staff Accountant
(208) 342-3535 x 26
Amanda@idahocf.org


BIO

Amanda joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2022. As a Staff Accountant, she will work closely with others on her team to complete the financial activities and daily operational tasks of the foundation, including processing gifts and other general accounting duties. Her degree in accounting is from Colorado Technical University.

Amanda and her husband Mike have lived throughout the United States as part of his active-duty military service. They moved to Idaho in 2020 and settled in Middleton with their daughters Amaya and Addyson and son Alex.

Her hobbies are hiking, kayaking, traveling and reading. She also loves all genres and eras of music, matching her listening to her task – cleaning house is classic rock, traveling with her family is 70s, 80s and 90s pop, and when she’s feeling introspective, it’s country.

Amanda previously worked as an accounting technician for Wake County Smart Start in North Carolina. She’s looking forward to working for a nonprofit again and seeing the difference that ICF makes in communities.

Emily GraybillEmily Graybill
Office and Events Coordinator
(208) 342-3535 x 10
Emily@idahocf.org


BIO

Emily joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2021. As ICF’s Office and Events Coordinator, she is responsible for administrative support to all areas of ICF in addition to constituent relations and event management.

Before coming to ICF, Emily worked with a foster youth resource center, a record label, and a public relations firm. Most recently she was a community outreach associate for the National Archives and Records Administration. She has two bachelor’s degrees from California Lutheran University – one in Communications and one in English Writing.

Emily enjoys attending live music events, exploring local bookstores and other small businesses, and spending time outdoors, especially at a lake or in the mountains.

About ICF - ZachZach Mars
IT Manager
(208) 342-3535 x17
Zach@idahocf.org


BIO

Zach joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2011 and serves as the foundation’s I.T. department. He provides internal technical support to all of ICF’s staff, including discovering and fixing hardware issues and addressing software issues.

He also works with ICF constituents to establish online accounts through the website and works through any issues that may arise with the array of online applications and forms that hosted on the website.

Zach attended Spokane Falls Community College and Boise State University.

AnaAna Muniz
Staff Accountant
(208) 342-3535 x20
Ana@idahocf.org


BIO

Ana joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2022. As a Staff Accountant, she will work closely with others on her team to complete the financial activities and daily operational tasks of the foundation, including processing grants and other general accounting duties. She previously worked at Vacasa as a Trust Accountant.

Ana has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Foreign Language and Literature from Portland State University and Certificates of Achievement in Accounting, Business and Management from Coastline Community College. She spent her senior year of college studying in Spain and her first year after college teaching English in Mexico.

She and her family live in Boise with their German Shorthaired Pointer named Keyser. They enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing and snowshoeing. When it’s cold and dark outside, she enjoys curling up with a good book.

She is proud to work at ICF because of its commitment to benefiting Idaho communities.

About ICF - MeganMegan Perez
Accounting Manager
(208) 342-3535 x18
Megan@idahocf.org


BIO

Megan joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2017. She is an accounting ninja, who conquers all of ICF’s daily accounting activities including general ledger operations, monthly reconciliations, accounts payable and grants payable transactions, payroll, bank account management and 1099 maintenance and reporting.

She also oversees the recording of incoming donations, asset management and depreciation and a variety of reporting tasks. She provides support as needed in account reconciliation, quarter and year end close, audit preparation, financial analysis, and special projects.

Prior to joining ICF, Megan was a Staff Accountant with the Idaho Youth Ranch, and previously worked for JR Simplot Company and Jacksons Food Stores. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in accountancy, both from the University of Phoenix.

Megan is a volunteer for and supporter of the American Cancer Society, United Way of the Treasure Valley and Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County. She enjoys quilting, sewing, gardening and reading.

Mary StewartMary Stewart
Board and Executive Coordinator
(208) 342-3535 x11
Mary@idahocf.org


BIO

Mary joined the Idaho Community Foundation in 2021. As the Board and Executive Coordinator, she serves as the administrative liaison to the Board of Directors, Board Committees and Regional Councils.

Mary’s diverse professional background includes working as a marketing assistant for Jacksons Food Stores, being an assistant to the principal at a small private school in Caldwell and working as a social media coordinator for a large car dealership.

An animal lover, Mary volunteers at the Idaho Humane Society’s SPOT clinic, helping to spay or neuter feral cats. She has also volunteered at mobile adoption events and been a “snake wrangler” at Rattlesnake Avoidance Training classes.

She and her husband Drake have a daughter, Kensley. Mary enjoys being outdoors, coloring and she is learning to sew.