To contact the MATURA Administration Office call (641) 782-8431.

Mission Statement

MATURA Action Corporation shall provide quality programming for families and individuals in the community, assisting in achieving self-sufficiency, the strengthening of families, and improving quality of life.

Board of Directors

A volunteer board of directors provides oversight and direction to MATURA Action Corporation. Each county served by MATURA is represented on the organization’s board of directors.

Our board is comprised of Local Elected Representatives, Business and Other Representatives, and Low-Income Representatives.  By county, they include:

Adair County                                                           Adams County 
Dave Homan                                                             Leland Shipley
Marvin Ford                                                               Deb Thornton
Jack Brown                                                               Chris Heimke

Madison County                                                     Ringgold County
Bob Duff                                                                   Kraig Penninton
Hal Jackson (Secretary)                                          Linda Sickels
David Courtney                                                        Lois Grace 

Taylor County                                                        Union County
Charles Ambrose (Chair)                                        Ron Riley (V/C)
Patty Weese                                                            StaceyRay
Eleanor Sheffield                                                     Catherine Bristow


MATURA Action Corporation is staffed by an Executive Director and over 70 employees located at offices across the region.

Executive Director

Ron Ludwig 

Administrative Staff
Tracey Mavis, Director of Operations
Nicci Tucker, Chief Financial Officer
Tammy Allsup, Office Manager
Susan McElwain, Fiscal Assistant
Cindy Nelson, Fiscal Assistant
Barbara Magnani, Receptionist