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People that make Senior Matters
There are many people who have volunteered their time and energy to establish Senior Matters in Carbondale. Some of these people are portrayed in this site.

Virginia "gina" Sterrett

“gina” was the founder of Senior Matters ...because seniors matter! She hosted a senior-oriented radio program on KDNK and the concept of a senior organization came to her from that  involvement. gina worked effortlessly and many hours to develop an organization for seniors and find the funding for it. Senior Matters is very grateful for gina's efforts. She developed and became the first Chairperson of the organization. Virginia "gina" Sterrett left us on January 3, 2010. She will be missed by all of us.

Beth Mohsenin

Beth is our bookkeeper. She has volunteered to be the Treasurer for Senior Matters. Beth does a great job dedicating many hours keeping our paperwork in order. 

Diane Johnson

Diane serves on most of the committees in Senior Matters and has represented the organization in many arenas. She is our repre-sentative to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Third Street Center Tenant Group.


Mildred Alsdorf

Mildred is our current Chairperson. In her retirement, Mildred serves on the Senior Matters Board and is the Manager of the RFTA SeniorTransportation program. She also serves on the Council on Aging. 

Jan Senne

Jan has vast experience with volunteer organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity. She has served on the Senior Matters Board in many capacities. She is a Director Emeritus on the Senior Matters Board.

Dee Blue

Dee is our Board Secretary and brings a wealth of experience to the Senior Matters Board of Directors. She has been a long time Carbondale resident and has lots of interests in all things “senior”. Dee heads up the refreshment booth at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo during the summer months.

Bill Dunn

Bill is a former restaurant expert. Bill has been in and around Carbondale for years. He has been assisting with development of classes and programs for seniors.

Rusty Burtard

Rusty is an experienced Carbondale hand. She works at the Rodeo refreshment booth each summer. Rusty is a representative to the Council on Aging. She is a Director Emeritus on the Senior Matters Board.

John Hoffman

John is the ex-officio Board member who represents the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

Mary Wheeler

Mary is the Publicity Manager and the Webmaster for Senior Matters.  Mary works with the media keeping everyone informed as to what is happening in and around Senior Matters. She has started publicizing the Mountain Breeze Newsletter for Senior Matters. Watch it for upcoming events.