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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
Kevin Small, Chief Financial Officer
Allison Piazza, Chief Development Officer
Krable Mentzer, Chief Administrative Officer

Board of Directors

Derek Trobaugh, Chair
Thrivent Financial

Chris Costa, Vice Chair
Knapp Properties

Erik Bonstrom, Treasurer

Becky Gibson, Past Chair
Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Wade Anderson, Hydro-Klean, LLC
Diana Briggs, Krause Group
Ellie Burns, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Diana E. Collins, Farm Bureau Financial Services
Marianne Coppock, The Stelter Company
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
Lucas Nelson, MedPharm
Alex Sandvig, Holmes Murphy & Associates
April Schmaltz, Delta Dental of Iowa
Jennifer Schumann, BH Management
Norm Sterzenbach, GPS Impact
Chris Tigges, US Bank
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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