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Easter Seals Iowa is a leader in supporting individuals with disabilities and dedicated to providing exceptional services to the clients, families and community we serve. A strong staff and board of directors guides our work.

Executive Leadership Team

Sherri Nielsen, President/CEO
Kristi Sterling, Chief Compliance Officer
Kevin Small, Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Rochelle Burnett, Chair
Keller Williams

David Lester, Past Chair
City State Bank of Norwalk

Catherine Drexler, Vice Chair
Principal Financial Group

Gary Buelt, Treasurer
Bankers Trust

Kevin Barber, Haila Architecture
Dennis Burns, Connect the Dots 4 Life
Traci Bush, Des Moines University
Becky Gibson, Wells Fargo Bank, NA 
Lori Southard Howe, Share Marketing
Kristin Hurd, Hurd Real Estate Services
Jay D. Lettow, Iowa State University
Brent M. Macke, Holmes Murphy & Associates
Beth A. McGinnis, The Iowa Clinic
Joe Pietruszynski, Hubbell Realty Company
Bryon Schaeffer, MD, Clarinda Regional Health Center
Patrick Schaffer, John Deere Des Moines Works
April Schmaltz, Delta Dental of Iowa
Josh Swalla, Danfoss Power Solutions (US) Company
Derek Trobaugh, Thrivent Financial

Foundation Board of Trustees

Don Coffin, Chair
Bankers Trust

Rochelle Burnett, Keller Williams
Angela Imming, US Bank
David Lester, City State Bank of Norwalk
Steve Niebuhr, Hubbell Realty Company
Eric Taylor, Central Bank

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