The Board of Directors
Who We Are
Curtis has served on the QCAD board for over a decade and currently holds the position of President. He has worked at WIU-QC Campus for many years and is passionate about the work he does there. Undoubtedly, QCAD would not be the organization it is today without him.
Mike Hetrick has been associated with QCAD for over 10 years. He has served in various positions and currently serves as Treasurer. He has been involved in QCAD’s Gay and Gray, Youth Drop-ins, Pridefest and many other events. He also serves on the steering committee of Quad Cities Pride in Memory, which is working towards preserving the LGBTQ history of the Quad Cities. Mike lives in Moline with his husband of 25 years. They have 1 dog (Magnus) and 1 cat (Sparky).
Nathan has served as a board member since 2020. He is passionate about eradicating stigmatizations and strives to help create an equitable world. He often assists in education and awareness projects within the Quad Cities area. For a decade he has been connecting to the community through the field of health and human services. Nathan identifies as a life, long learner inspired by the abundance of opportunities available to broaden and enrich the lives of those around him. He is presently working on his Bachelors degree at WIU and intends to pursue a Master's in Counseling.
Shelbee is a queer Quad Cities native and an all around lover of animals; whether it runs, swims, or flies she will try to pet it. They spend their life working to earn the love of their cats, Halo and Duchess. As a first-generation college graduate herself, Shelbee has spent over 6 years working professionally in Higher Education providing student support, working to advance equity and accessibility. Their goal in joining the QCAD board is to use their passion and skills to support our LGBTQIA+ community. They currently serve on our marketing team.
Ashley is no stranger to small town life, coming from a little place called Port Byron, Illinois. She loves coffee and cats, and her ideal morning is sipping an iced latte with her cat, Bisou. She is a university student pursuing higher education in the Masters of Business Administration program and hopes to land somewhere in marketing or human resource management. As an advocate working within QCAD for the LGBTQIA+ community, she hopes that she can use her creativity and passion for unity and acceptance to help create a more inclusive QCA. She currently serves on our marketing team.
Scott Brouette has been a member of the QCAD board since 2015. He is originally from the Chicago suburbs and attended Illinois State University for his undergraduate degrees. He taught preschool for 15 years before moving to Western Illinois University. He earned a Master’s degree in education in 2010 while teaching preschool at WIU. In 2012 Scott transferred to WIU-QC as assistant director for student services, where he focused on outreach to children in preschool through high school.
Scott is now retired and serves on our board virtually as he now lives with his husband in Puerto Rico.
Stephanie was born and raised in the Quad City area. Her favorite place is in nature and is enthusiastic about environmental issues.
Stephanie believes that all people should have access to resources and be treated equally. Partnering with community non-profits, Stephanie has been a co-organizer of community clean up events, clothing, and hygiene drives, as well as canned food drives.
Stephanie has been able to advocate on a global scale for LGBTQIA+ awareness and is a member of her company's Employee Resource Group as well as their local volunteer group that organizes events to raise money for community non-profits. Stephanie is striving to ensure equality in the workplace. Her goal is to combine her professional and personal advocacy to expand and strengthen her network.