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Who We Are

Meet Our Board

David Ellis, CPA, Immediate Past Chair

Denman & Company, LLP

Serving Since 2010

Executive Committee

 

James F. Wessels, CPA, CFA, Treasurer

Gremler Financial Group

Voya Financial Partners, Financial Advisor

Serving Since 2004

Executive Committee

 

 

Judy Anderson, Secretary

Editor - Retired

Serving Since 1992

Executive Committee

 

 

Justin Schoen

Emerge LLC

Serving Since 2006

Executive Committee

 

Dave Everett
Community Volunteer

Serving Since 2015

 

Richard Grangaard

Morgan Stanley — Retired

Serving Since 1998

Program Committee

 

Sargent Pat Hickey

Des Moines Police Dept.

Serving Since 2017
 

Mike Hoff

Mid-American Energy

Director, Business Optimization and Innovation

Serving Since 2017

 

Shirlee Reding

Serving since 2007

Program Committee

 

Curtis Covington

Previously Homeless Veteran

Student, Grandview University

Serving Since 2019

 

 

Chad Bentzinger

Nationwide Corporate Security

Manager

Serving Since 2019

 

Vanessa Blanchfield

Wells Fargo Legal Department

Assistant General Council

Serving Since 2019

 

Melissa O’Neil

CEO, Ex-Officio Member

Our Impact This Year

  • Number of People Served This Year

    2,323

  • Lbs harvested from Mulberry Farms & Food This Year

    10,228

  • Polk County
    Polk County
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