Easterseals 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
Margaret Ingram, Chief Financial Officer
Allison Piazza, Chief Development Officer
Krable Mentzer, Chief Communications Officer
Michelle Van Oort, Chief Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

Derek Trobaugh, Chair
Thrivent Financial
Chris Costa, Vice Chair
Knapp Properties
Erik Bonstrom, Treasurer
Wade Anderson, Hydro-Klean, LLC
Rochelle Burnett, Keller Williams
Ellie Burns, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Diana E. Collins, Farm Bureau Financial Services
Marianne Coppock, The Stelter Company
Jean Clausen
Steve Despotovich, Wilson Deege Despotovich Riemenschneider & Rittgers PLC
Andrea Dose, Affinity Credit Union
Lisa M. Dwight, Bankers Trust
Scott Gojkovich, NCMIC Group, Inc.
Patty Housby, Housby and Housby Glass
Chris Jorgensen, Iowa State University Athletics
Colleen Ladd, Hubbell Realty Company
Patrick McConnell, RSM US LLP
Michael Miano, Krause Group
Lucas Nelson, Bud & Mary's
Kim Pfiffner, Principal
Alex Sandvig, Holmes Murphy & Associates
Jennifer Schumann, BH Management
Denis Scott, John Deere Des Moines Works
Norm Sterzenbach, GPS Impact
Chris Tigges, US Bank
Carl Vieregger, Drake University
Dr. Joyce Vista-Wayne, MercyOne Medical Group

Foundation Board of Trustees

Don Coffin, Chair
Bankers Trust

Rochelle Burnett, Keller Williams Realty
Becky Gibson, Wells Fargo Bank, NA
David Lester, City State Bank
Steve Niebuhr
Eric Taylor, Central Bank
Derek Trobaugh, Thrivent Financial

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