Mesa County RSVP

Meet our Board of Directors

President – Ben Herman
He is a retired planning consultant with Clarion Associates.

He earned a degree in Environmental Studies and Planning in 1978. With his career at Clarion he was highly successful in growth management, as a sustainability consultant to local governments and other organizations across the US and overseas. He is from the front range and has been a resident of Grand Junction, CO since 2015. He is passionate about providing services to our senior population in Mesa County, dedicating his time to being one of our handyman project volunteers while also driving for Meals on Wheels for the past 8 years.


He has extensive board knowledge having been involved in numerous non-profit organizations, including, Neighbor to Neighbor and American Planning Association of Colorado, to name a few.

He has been a Board Member with Mesa County RSVP since 2021, serving on the finance committee, IT Committee, and now the Executive Committee.


One thing you may be surprised to know about Ben is he plays bass guitar (upright and electric) and performs in a local band called The Dubious Brothers!

We are grateful to have him as our president. 

John Jordy, (J.J.) – Vice President 

J.J. has been an integral part of our board of directors for over a year now. Previously, he was our Handyman Program Coordinator! 

He retired after 30+ years as a civil engineer. He worked for various Federal State County, and Municipalities in California, Montana, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico. 

He has continuously helped us thrive. We are very thankful to have him.

Treasurer – Megan Hall 

Megan serves as our treasurer. She is retired with a mass of valuable experience as former co-owner of California Closets in Las Vegas, NV. 


She is a successful entrepreneur, growing a business from $1 million in annual revenue to $9 million in 17 years. She has received several awards for customer satisfaction & market penetration. She has served her community as facilitator for a group of business owners with revenue over $1 million and has given several in-kind donations to “Dress For Success”.

This is her first non-profit board position; she joined us in April 2023 and has been very happy.


We are very grateful for her hours of dedication helping with our Executive & Finance committee.

Amanda De Bock – Secretary

 She is currently the Program Manager at Meals on Wheels of Mesa County.

Her area of expertise is budgeting, marketing, community outreach, and event planning.

She has extensively dedicated her time to the Red Cross of America, Alpha Phi Omega, Slow Food Nation and Meals on Wheels.


Mesa County RSVP considers her an invaluable asset.

Donna Smith – Board Member
Please welcome our newest board member Donna Smith! 


She is a Retired Human Resources professional (Non-profits, For Profit, Public Sector, and Consultant)

In the Grand Valley she provided HR for the Marillac Clinic, HopeWest, and the City of Grand Junction. She was a Board member of Karis- A safe place for Kids.

She also worked for an Engineering Consulting Firm, Human Resources and Corporate Security for DOE & DoD, 1978-2000; Marillac Clinic, HR and Volunteer Manager 2000- 2005; HopeWest, Human Resources 2005-2007, City of Grand Junction, Human Resources Analyst, 2007-2015; Human Resources Consultant, 2015-2018. 


She has her BS in Organizational Management/Human Resources and sat on 3 boards as a Professional in Human Resources.

We appreciate her as our newest addition!

Bob Spuhler – Board Member

Bob has been an invaluable contribution to our Finance Committee since 2021. He adds over 26 years of experience with six different non-profits, as well as leadership & administrative experience with five different colleges.

He has his master’s from Colorado Mesa University and doctorate in Education at USC.

His career history:

  • USMC 1970-1973
  • DOD 1974-1975
  • USC 1976-1978
  • Indiana University 1978-1980
  • Rend Lake College 1980-1984
  • Thomas Nelson Community College 1984-1988
  • Colorado Mountain College 1988-2008.
His many years of volunteer service include the following organizations:
  • Colorado Commission on Aging
  • Ombudsman Garfield County
  • Family Center
  • C.A.R.E.
  • Healthy Beginnings
  • Executive Service Corps trainer
  • Reach Out Colorado
  • Colorado Coalition on Minority Education
His humble surprising fact is: “In spite of LOVING golf, I cannot play it worth a darn!”
We sincerely value his time and experience. 

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