Foundation Staff

Meet our Team

Each member of our team at Heifer Foundation brings a level of experience in financial planning and resource management. We are dedicated to our mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way.

Katie St. Amour

Vice President of Investments and Finance |

Katie St. Amour joins us from her role as the Vice President of Investments and Finance at Heifer Impact Capital where she oversaw their $2M budget, accounting duties, investment structure, and legal agreements for approved investments. Additionally, she was responsible for their portfolio management activities—investment monitoring, collections of receivables, and the reporting of their investment data, among other activities. Katie first joined Heifer International in 2018 where she led the finance function in Heifer USA. She has over 15 years of experience in finance, accounting, mergers and acquisition, and strategy. Her career began as a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG, providing audit services to clients in a broad range of industries. She then specialized in mergers and acquisition advisory at Deloitte, serving both private equity and strategic acquirers around the world. Katie eventually moved over to the non-profit sector when an opportunity arose on the strategy team of a non-profit in New York City.

Katie has called Little Rock home for the past 5 years with her husband, two children (6 and 4 years old), and two dogs. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, and spending time with her family.


Debbie McCullough

Acting President |

Debbie McCullough, Esq. is Acting President of Planned Giving at Heifer Foundation where she helps donors match their philanthropic goals with a Heifer vehicle that’s right for them. In addition to meeting directly with donors to discuss their planned giving options, Debbie also manages the foundation’s bequest administration program. In this role, she works extensively with trustees and executors to ensure each donor’s gift is received in a timely manner.

Over the last 18 years, Debbie’s legal experience has focused on estate planning, both in private practice and national non-profit planned giving. She has served as executor and trustee for numerous estates, giving her personal and professional experience with all of the nuances involved.

She is licensed to practice law in California, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.

Amy Dieringer

Vice President of People and Culture |

Born and raised in West Michigan, Amy arrived in Arkansas in 2013 after living in the Pacific Northwest for a few years. Upon her arrival in Arkansas, Amy set out to work for Heifer International as a Donor Services Representative, then as a Team Lead for Donor Services, and finally as the Operations Assistant for Impact Ventures.

Graduating with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Urban Studies from Spring Arbor University, Amy has devoted her career to the nonprofit sector. While in Washington state, she worked for Communities In Schools of Lakewood first as an AmeriCorps National Member and then as a permanent employee as the Volunteer Coordinator and a Program Coordinator. She also worked for Tacoma Art Museum on various teams, first as a Customer Service Representative and finally as the Interim Volunteer Coordinator, among other titles.

Amy spends her spare time with her husband, daughters, and their two dogs seeking out new adventures, crafting, and listening to music.

Ardyth Neill

Strategic Advisor |

Ardyth Neill is a Strategic Advisor at Heifer Foundation, an international philanthropic foundation established to raise and oversee financial assets to support the work of Heifer International; educating the public on planned charitable giving; and to serve as fiduciary for its donors.

Ardyth came to Heifer Foundation in 2001 after serving as Director of Accounting for more than four years with Heifer International. She served as CFO and Vice President of Asset Management for Heifer Foundation from 2001-2012. She started her non-profit work as a Comptroller with the Greater Ozarks Chapter, Blood and Tissue Region of the American Red Cross after beginning her professional career as an Accountant for Dillon’s Springfield Division. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with minors in accounting and economics from Drury University.

Ardyth is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Little Rock and serves as President of the board of the Rotary Club 99 Foundation. She serves on the CARTI Board of Directors and Drury University’s Breech School of Business Administration’s Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Charitable Gift Planners and the Arkansas chapter of the organization (Arkansas Charitable Gift Planning Council), the Rachel Donaldson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Order of Daughters of the King. Additionally, she is Heifer Foundation’s representative for the Mission Investors’ Exchange. She is an active member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church where she has previously served as treasurer and a member of the Outreach, Finance and Audit Committees.

Ardyth is married to Jerry Neill and lives in Maumelle, AR.

Somerset Sea

Director of Finance |

Somerset Sea joined Heifer in August 2023, and has a diverse and extensive background in audit and accounting services.  Her experience spans across government agencies, private businesses, healthcare systems, non-profits and various publicly traded companies.

Somerset was born and raised in Little Rock, AR. She graduated from NYU with her CPA and immediately began as an auditor at KPMG which took her from New York City to Dallas, TX and later Tulsa, OK before she returned to her hometown in 2010.

Originally planning to major in dance, she still dances as a hobby when she’s not at Razorback games or managing a fantasy football league. Outside of football season, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, wife and two bulldogs.

Jake Rauwerdink

Manager of Investments and Finance |

Jake returns to Heifer International Foundation in the role of Manager of Investments and Finance. Since last being at the Foundation, he took some time to prioritize family before working at an educational technology start up in accounting and most recently in operations. He has a degree in Finance from UW-Green Bay as well as an MBA from Harding University.

Outside of work, Jake enjoys watching and playing sports, trying new food spots around town, and being able to be outside and enjoy all the Natural State has to offer.

Kristi Greene

Asset Management Accountant |

Kristi Greene was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Colorado State University. Accounting is her second career after 10+ years in nursing and health care administration. After spending time in insurance brokerage accounting and a foray into public accounting, she is thrilled to be using her skills to work in the nonprofit sector.

Outside of the office, Kristi enjoys all things Razorback sports, cooking, visiting farmers markets in new cities, and dance parties in her kitchen with her daughter and husband. After 10 years in Oklahoma City, OK, she is thrilled to be back in Little Rock, AR where she lives with her husband, 4-year old daughter, two cats, and a dog.

Diane Scroggins

Asset Management Accountant |

Diane Scroggins is originally from Kansas where she earned a Business degree with an Accounting major. While she started her professional career in Kansas with the Oil and Gas industry, after moving to Arkansas, she worked in various industries. Her passion grew for the non-profit sector, including disaster relief, low-income housing for the elderly, teen pregnancy support (where she learned the importance of making inter-generational changes), churches & ministries, and educational programs. She has two daughters, a son-in-law, and one very special granddaughter. In her spare time, she volunteers with The Rep Theatre in downtown Little Rock. Her hobbies include scripture study, reading, cooking, and piano (for her ears only!).

Devin Foster

Planned Giving Manager |

Devin is a Planned Giving Manager for Heifer International Foundation. She recently relocated to Portland, OR and assists Heifer supporters west of the Midwest with their charitable gift planning needs. She has a BA in Economics and Anthropology, and an MA from Hult International Business School in London, UK. In a prior career she worked in retail banking with FINRA Series 6, 63, and Life Insurance licenses. Devin joined Heifer in 2014.

Since moving to Oregon, Devin has rediscovered her love for the mountains, public libraries, and live music in health-conscious venues. Pre-Covid volunteer activities included leading up voter registration efforts in Little Rock, AR.

Melody Ramsey

Planned Giving Manager |

Melody Ramsey has 12 years of experience in Development work. She’s worked for Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Nature Conservancy and The Salvation Army. She has also done significant volunteer work with animal rescues. Melody has a 9-year-old daughter named Eva, a 6-year-old son named Owen, and a 2-year-old rescue chihuahua named Cookie. She currently lives in her hometown of Huntsville, AL.

Lindsay Duvall

Planned Giving Officer |

Lindsay Duvall joined the Heifer Foundation in 2023 as a Planned Giving Officer after working for Heifer International for four years as a Donor Relationship Manager. She started her time with Heifer volunteering in 2008 while earning her degree in International Studies from California State University, Long Beach and continued when she moved back to her hometown in San Diego. Before joining the nonprofit sector, she worked in insurance, underwriting catastrophe insurance along the southeast and west coasts.

Now residing in the Denver, CO metro area, Lindsay enjoys traveling and all the great outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, especially hiking and paddle boarding. When she is not outside or on the road, Lindsay can be found baking up sweet treats for her side baking business or playing with her cat, Juicy. 

April Sucich

Bequest Administrative Assistant |

April joined the Foundation team in July 2016; previously she worked as a temp for Heifer International in the Revenue Accounting and Accounts Payable departments. Prior to coming to Heifer, she worked for the DoubleTree hotel in Little Rock where she served as President of the CARE Committee. She also worked at PPG Protective and Marine Coatings in Alexander, AR and served on the United Way Committee.

April is originally from the northwest Indiana/Chicagoland area and moved to Arkansas in July of 2010 to be closer to family. Prior to her move to Arkansas, she attended Commonwealth Business College in Indiana pursuing paralegal studies; she has an accounting and banking background. While in Chicago, she worked for the Institute for the International Education of Students (IES), a non-profit study abroad provider. While at IES, she served on the Interculturalist Editorial Board and Social Committee.

April loves snow and cold weather, crafts, and curling up with a good book. She recently discovered the joy of camping with friends and family. She enjoys football and hockey; of course, her favorite baseball team is the Chicago Cubs.

Kanissa Brooks

Office Coordinator |

Raised in Little Rock, Kanissa joined the Foundation as a Donor Relations Administrative Associate in July of 2018. Previously, she was a temporary employee in Heifer International’s Call Center, transitioning onto the Donations Processing team during the holiday season.

When she’s not running around with her 3 dogs—Leah, Frank, & Ozker (Chiweenie, Boxador, Mastiff)—painting landscapes, or volunteering with CALS and Arkansas Foodbank, she’s in the kitchen reenacting her favorite cooking show, Chopped, with her family.

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Meet Our Board of Trustees

Heifer Foundation’s nine member Board of Trustees is a forward thinking dynamic group of professionals from diverse backgrounds in the business, agriculture, academic and private sectors. Sustaining the mission of Heifer Foundation to support Heifer International’s work, they are strong advocates and share their knowledge and skills in investments, finance, estate planning, fundraising, setting strategic direction and institutional management.