Cathy Jordan, Executive Director

Nicholas Wissing, Service Coordinator


DeLaCerda House, Inc.
2827 7th Ave., Suite 11
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone: 309-786-7386


(Located in the Rock Island County Township building)

Board of Directors

Mary A. NewcombMary A. Newcomb, President, Board of Directors
Mary Newcomb is honored to serve DeLaCerda House as Board President. Mary has earned her Masters of Social Work and spent several years working in local agencies. She is a Practicum Administrator at the University of Iowa School of Social Work in their Quad City program, is a trainer for foster and adoptive parents in Illinois, and works for a real estate attorney. When she isn't working, Mary enjoys spending time volunteering in various community organizations, including school and faith based organizations. Mary brings her talents to this board to better serve those in the community who would otherwise fall through the cracks.

Jessica GordonJessica Gordon
Jessica Gordon has spent her career in advocacy, currently serving as the Midwest Regional Manager for Understood, an organization dedicated to providing resources to parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Shes the mother of Aspen, Amelia and Anjuli and is married to Mark. Previously she was a Constituent Advocate in Senator Tom Harkin's office and worked for Ben Cohen of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys performing with Open Source improv comedy troupe.

Janine JohnsonJanine Johnson
Janine graduated from Wartburg College-BA and Wartburg Theological Seminary-MA. She has spent over 35 years in the human services field for both government and nonprofit organizations; providing services in a variety of contexts from child welfare to serving individuals experiencing housing and homeless issues. Janine is presently on staff at Zion Lutheran Church in Davenport, IA as the Outreach Coordinator.

Cassandra GrippCassandra Gripp
Cassandra earned her BA from Western Illinois University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Studies of Law; Organizational Ethics and Compliance through the University of St. Thomas with an expected completion date in May of 2020. Currently working remotely as a Compliance Analyst for RightSource Compliance, she has spent the past six years working in the affordable housing industry with a focus on federal and state-funded housing and social services programs and their applicable compliance requirements. Cassandra enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and is honored to serve on the board for DeLaCerda House.