The Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI) is proud to announce the election of two new Board members:    

Ms. Jill Lain Weaver and Ms. Shannon Prantner.

Jill Lain Weaver is the Fraternal Director at Modern Woodmen of America based in Rock Island, Illinois.  Ms. Weaver is responsible for developing and promoting fraternal programs and activities for members of Modern Woodmen and serves as the administrator of the organization’s fraternal benefits programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in public relations from the University of Northern Iowa. Ms. Weaver has earned the Accreditation in Public Relations designation through the Public Relations Society of America and three life insurance industry designations: Fellow, Life Management Institute, Fraternal Insurance Counselor and LIMRA Leadership Institute Fellow.

Shannon Prantner is Manager, Global Wellness and HR Policy for Deere & Company, based in Moline, Illinois.  Ms. Prantner is responsible for overseeing global programs related to employee health and wellness.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in water resources from Iowa State University as well as an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois.  Ms. Prantner has served on several national organizations including the National Business Group on Health and the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute Customer Advisory Board.  Ms. Prantner has also been actively involved in QCHI’s Be Healthy QC Coalition. 

"The election of these experienced community leaders will enhance our ability to create a culture of wellness that supports healthy eating and active living in the Quad Cities," says Mr. Decker Ploehn, QCHI Board Chair. 

The Quad City Health Initiative is a cross-sector community partnership working to create a healthy community. A 25-member community Board oversees the organization, which was established in 1999. The Initiative seeks to be our community's recognized leader for creating collaborative action on health and abides by the core values of commitment, collaboration and creativity.  Major financial support of the Quad City Health Initiative is currently provided by the generous direct and in-kind investments of Genesis Health System and UnityPoint Health-Trinity. Additional financial support in calendar year 2016 was provided by:  Cardiovascular Medicine, Davenport Eye Group, Deere & Company, Mississippi Valley Surgery Center, Modern Woodmen of America, Califf & Harper, P.C., Community Health Care, Inc., First Midwest Bank, Hy-Vee Inc., ILLOWA Construction & Labor Management Council, IMC Construction, LTD., Lee Enterprises, Inc., Molyneaux Insurance, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Rock Island County Health Department, Scott County Health Department, United Way of the Quad Cities Area, and WaterMark Corners.  For more information, please call 563-421-2815 or visit our website at

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