What are your goals in your role at your company?
Working to unify and share the story of one of Iowa’s largest partnerships of community-based health care and human services programs, all while raising resources to ensure the 75,000 people we will service this year receive compassionate, quality care regardless of their ability to pay.
What are your goals for your community involvement?
Through my work on the board of the Johnston Community School Foundation, I am driven to ensure we promote innovation in our schools, support our teachers, and prepare for and dream about the future of education.
What’s your biggest passion, and why?
My passion is philanthropy ? rooted in giving back and expressing appreciation for the many blessings I have been fortunate to receive throughout life.
What is it that drives you?
From a very young age I have found joy in helping others. I didn’t always know the best avenue to do so, so aligning myself with charities and charitable groups provided an outlet to transform a passion into results.
What are your future aspirations?
I would like to help more charities combine efforts to make positive change. Companies merge to make more profit and public sector bodies are reorganized to improve services – I believe more charities should do the same. We can be stronger and accomplish more together.
Four reasons she’s a Forty:
1. She has dedicated her 15-year career to nonprofit development work and raised more than $50 million for Central Iowa.
2. She helped lead Blank Park Zoo through a major capital campaign and renovation.
3. She has served on a variety of boards and committees, including Can Do Cancer, Johnston Community School Foundation, Mid-Iowa Planning Giving, Boy Scouts, Association of Fundraising Professionals, W.D.M. Leadership Academy, and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
4. She served on the East & South Des Moines Chamber board when the two merged into one.