About Us

Mission Statement ….

MATURA Action Corporation shall provide quality programming for families and individuals in the community, assisting in achieving self-sufficiency, the strengthening of families, and improving quality of life.


Board of Directors ….

A volunteer board of directors provides oversight and direction to MATURA Action Corporation. Each of the designated core counties served by MATURA is represented on the organization’s board of directors.

Our board is comprised of Local Elected Representatives, Business and Other Representatives, and Low-Income Representatives.  By county, they include:


Adair County
Dave Homan
Marvin Ford
Jack Brown
Adams County
Leland Shipley
Casey Roberts
Madison County
Bob Duff
Hal Jackson (Secretary)
David Courtney
Ringgold County
Kraig Pennington
Dan Cunning
Lois Grace
Taylor County
Charles Ambrose (Chair)
Patty Weese
Laura Jones
Union County
Dale Cline (Vice Chair)
Elizabeth Green
Catherine Bristow


Staff ….

MATURA Action Corporation is staffed by an Executive Director and over 70 employees located at offices across the region.

Executive Director …. 

Ron Ludwig

Chief Financial Officer …. 

Nichole Tucker


Administrative Staff ….

Danna Buls, Human Resources/Office Manager
Susan McElwain, Payroll/Accounts Payable Clerk
Cindy Nelson, Health Benefits Administrator
Barbara Magnani, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


MATURA’s Services ….

MATURA Action Corp. is a community organization offering programs to the region’s low-income families and individuals. For detailed information on our programs, please use the navigation panel at the top of our page.  For our Administration Office, call (641) 782-8431.

For a list of our locations, please visit our locations page.

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call 800.795.3272 (voice) or 202.720.6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

De acuerdo a lo establecido por las leyes Federales y el Departamento de Agricultura de los EE.UU. (USDA, siglas en inglés), se prohíbe a este organismo la discriminación por raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, o impedimentos de las personas. (No todos las bases de prohibición se aplican a todos los programas.) Para presentar una queja sobre discriminación, escriba a USDA, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, o llame al 800.795.3272 (voice) o 202.720.6382 (TTY). USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual a todos. Revisi

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.