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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/PFS, CFA Treasurer

Vision Financial Group

Partner, 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


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


  • Lbs harvested from Mulberry Farms & Food This Year


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