Board of Directors

Loen_Stacey_BADGEStacey Loen – President
Stacey Loen, ACNP-BC, began working at St. Luke’s Burn Unit in 1999 as a registered nurse after graduating from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.  After 15 years in burn care, she returned to her roots in Sioux Falls, SD as a Nurse Practitioner with Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Sanford USD Medical Center.

Throughout her career she has participated in various national committees. Her first committee appointment was to the Prevention Committee in 2002.  As she continued her career, she became very passionate about the psychosocial effect a burn injury has on the burn burn survivor.  Stacey was excited to participate in the creation of the American Burn Association’s & Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors Joint Aftercare and Reintegration Committee.  She is also a Phoenix Society for Burn Survivor’s SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance through Recovery) instructor.

Ms. Loen has served on the Board of St Florian since 2001 and in the role of President since 2009.  She has been Co-Director for Miracle Burn Camp since 2002, helped establish the Young Adult Burn Survivors (YABS) Retreat in 2007 and continues to coordinate the program. In 2014, she helped organize the first annual Family Burn Camp.

President Loen’s vision for St. Florian is to grow the Board of Directors and committee involvement and continue to expand services throughout Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska. Her passions include aftercare and survivor support.

Stacey grew up in Wakonda and is proud to be back in South Dakota along with her husband, Tony, and daughter  Ava GraceTo contact Stacey, please:

Derek Trobaugh – Vice President
headshot of Derek TrobaughDerek is lifelong Iowan and a full time firefighter with 12 years in the fire service; currently with the Sioux City Fire Department.  He has fire service experience in both the volunteer and paid sectors. Derek has been involved with St. Florian since 2008, has a passion in promoting fire prevention and education, and has been a counselor for Miracle Burn Camp. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids and rooting for the Hawkeyes. To contact Derek, please:

Laura Dunn – Secretary
Biography photo of Laura JackmanLaura Dunn has worked as both a nurse and a professional communicator/instructor. Laura’s interest in St. Florian Fire & Burn Foundation began when she worked as a staff nurse in the Burn Treatment Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her passions include using communication to prevent injuries (specifically burns in pediatric populations) and training future medical professionals to communicate well. Laura is currently pursuing a PhD in Professional Communication at Iowa State University and maintains an active nursing license. Laura has served as a coordinator for the National Scald Prevention Campaign in addition to the St Florian Fire and Burn Foundation board of directors. To contact Laura, please:

Tony Burke – Treasurer
Biography photo of Tony BurkeTony Burke, retired with almost 20 years in the fire service, 14 years as a career fire fighter in Coquitlam, British Columbia and 7 years as the Executive Director of the British Columbia Professional Firefighter’s Burn Fund. In November 2008, Mr. Burke was appointed to International Association of Fire Fighters’ Burn Foundation. Working on behalf of 297,000 career fire fighters in North America, he coordinated the IAFF Burn Foundation’s International Burn Camp, and worked on international initiatives dedicated to fire prevention and burn awareness education, advocacy, burn research and improving the quality of life for burn survivors.

Most recently, Mr. Burke served with the American Red Cross in 2012, in Iowa as Chapter Support Officer, where he focused on Community Resiliency initiatives, the regional AmeriCorps Program and chapter development. From 2013 – 15, was promoted to Executive Director serving Eastern South Dakota.  On November 23, 2013, a pilot project titled Growing Resilient – Sioux Falls was successfully rolled out under his leadership. On October 11, 2014, across the nation, the American Red Cross rolled out the National Home Fire Campaign with Mr. Burke’s assistance and modeled after the Growing Resilient initiative.

Mr. Burke has served on the Board of St Florian since 2009 and the national non-profit Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors since 2010. His passion is prevention and survivor support.

Tony grew up in the French Acadian fishing village in River Bourgeois, Nova Scotia, Canada and is proud to be in South Dakota. His wife, Stacey, a Nurse Practitioner at Sanford Health in the Trauma Unit, is originally from Wakonda, SD and they have a beautiful daughter Ava Grace. To contact Tony, please: 

Steve Knorrek
Biography photo of Steve KnorrekSteve is the Assistant Fire Chief/Fire Marshal with Bettendorf Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Department. His primary focus is fire prevention; safety education, juvenile fire setter intervention, fire investigation, etc., but oversees all aspects of daily operations.  Steve has served and continues to serve on various fire service related state and local committees and boards.

Steve first was introduced to the St Florian Fire and Burn Foundation during preparation for the 2012 American Burn Association/Children’s Burn Foundation International Outreach trip to Zambia with a team comprised of medical personnel and firefighters.  The firefighters provided training to the Katete Fire Brigade and assisted the fire brigade personnel in initiating safety education to students in the schools.  The firefighters on the team provided safety education; burn prevention, burn care, fire prevention, and safety in general, to students and St Francis Hospital staff. To contact Steve, please:

Andy Sheehan 
Andy Sheehan, St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation Board of Directors member.Andy Sheehan has been in the fire service since 2004 and is currently a career Firefighter/EMT with Bettendorf Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services Department.  Andy works the training shift where he is an instructor for our fire department as well as an Instructor for the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau.  He has been involved with the public education and fire prevention for the fire department. Andy first became involved with St. Florian Fire & Burn Foundation when he volunteered as a Miracle Burn Camp counselor in 2014, and was elected to the St. Florian Board of Directors in 2015. To contact Andy, please:

Bridget Werling
bwerlingBridget Werling has been a nurse in the University of Iowa Burn Treatment Center since 1999 after graduating from nursing school at Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Throughout her career she developed a strong passion for Burn Care and its psychosocial affects on the burn survivor. She has dedicated her professional life to enhancing the lives of survivors with her expertise in burn care as well as her connections with survivors in various after-care activities. She has been volunteering with Miracle Burn Camp as a counselor and now Co-director since 2002, and her heart truly lives here throughout the year!  She served as coordinator of the Safe Start: Burn Prevention with Puppet Outreach program for approximately 8 years.  She assisted in establishing a school re-entry program at the University of Iowa and has completed several school re-entry programs for pediatric burn survivors in the state of Iowa.  Lastly, Bridget helped establish the Young Adult Burn Survivor (YABS) Retreat in 2007.  Bridget has worked closely with St. Florian for the past several years and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015.

Bridget grew up in Marengo, IA, values her small town roots and cheering for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  When Bridget is not working she likes to spend time with her two beautiful, smart and active children Chase and Emma Lea.  To contact Bridget, please: