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LITTLES FEEL SAFE WITH THEIR BIG

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LITTLES NOW BELIEVE THEY WILL GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL

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LITTLES SHOW IMPROVED, HEALTHIER RELATIONSHIPS

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LITTLES FEEL MORE SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE BY PEERS

OUR LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Back row left to right: Jessica Love, Robbie Hadaway, David Harris, Nick Blasberg, Shanisha Jones
Front row left to right: Christy Pospisil, Emily Hacker, Chad Swanson
Not shown: Gloria Carr, Janelle Darst, Juana Hollingsworth, Steve Hubbard, Mark Levin, Brooke McKinstry, Diane Meggers, Cori Power

ADVISORY COUNCIL, BREMER

Left to right:  Vicki Foelske, Dan Mckenzie, Dave Wylam, Noel Fry, and Micky Bahlmann

ADVISORY COUNCIL, CHICKASAW

Left to right: Reed Palo, Dianne Quinn, Linda Kennedy, Marilee Mishak, and Damian Baltes

ADVISORY COUNCIL, FAYETTE & BUCHANAN

Left to right: Lisa Nafziger, Peggy Sherrets, Eileen Bearinger, Mark Levin, Alanna Levin, Linda Ridihalgh, Ruth Lau

ADVISORY COUNCIL, FLOYD

Left to right:  Duane Ollendieck, Emily Garden, Danielle Ellingson, Jenni Miller, Michelle Sweet, Sandy Thomson, Julie Versluis, Gloria Carr

ABOUT OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Yolanda R. Williams begins as executive director with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa on March 13, 2019. She has been a veteran staff member with the Partnership 4 Kids mentoring organization in Omaha, NE. She also served on the Omaha Public Schools board of education, education chair for Omaha NAACP, event facilitator for Community in Schools and Family First: A Call to Action, and worked with the Love’s Jazz and Arts Center and Nebraska Arts Council, along with other public service endeavors.

Yolanda holds a BA in arts management with minors in art history and studio arts, and is a proud mother of three. “Ms. Yo” as she is affectionately called, states “Advocating for youth has been my passion as far back as I can remember. I am honored for the opportunity to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Iowa into a new era of collaboration with staff, stakeholders and the community at large. Together our journey will continue to make an impact; one youth, one match and one day at a time.”

OUR TEAM

Abby Bouska

Abby Bouska

Program Manager, Buchanan & Fayette Counties

Favorite childhood game:  Clue
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Alyssa Roney

Alyssa Roney

Enrollment Specialist & Waterloo School District Volunteer Coordinator

Favorite childhood show: The Powerpuff Girls
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Angela Orr

Angela Orr

Match Support Specialist, Black Hawk County

Favorite childhood food:  cheese curds and A&W twist cones at the drive up
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Jenna Mumm

Jenna Mumm

Program Manager, Bremer and Butler Counties

Favorite childhood activity: playing in our family tree house out back and dressing up with my mom’s old prom dresses
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 Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller

Program Manager, Floyd County

Favorite childhood game: Pounce and set (obscure card games)
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Jody Hartz

Jody Hartz

Associate Director

Favorite childhood toy:  Barbie
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Katie Bouska

Katie Bouska

Match Support Director

Favorite childhood food:  mac & cheese, chicken nuggets
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Laura Yeats

Laura Yeats

Program Manager, Black Hawk County

Favorite childhood toy: Bop it! And riding my bicycle
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McKenzie Greve

McKenzie Greve

Match Support Specialist, Black Hawk County

Favorite childhood activity:  mat ball in gym class
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Pam Novotny

Pam Novotny

Bookkeeper

Favorite childhood toy: My special doll
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Shana Holmes

Shana Holmes

Match Support Specialist, Black Hawk County

Favorite childhood show: Jeffersons
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Stacey Reichert

Stacey Reichert

Match Support Specialist, Bremer & Butler Counties

Favorite childhood food: Banquet chicken and oatmeal fudge bars
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contact information

Black Hawk County Office

2530 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
319.235.9397

Bremer & Butler County Office

805 West Bremer Suite 3
Waverly, IA 50677
319.352.2813

Chickasaw County Office

25 1/2 E. Main St. Room 205
New Hampton, IA 50659
641.394.2414

Fayette & Buchanan County Office

19 S Frederick Ave.
Oelwein, IA 50662
319.238.8135

Floyd County Office

600 5th Ave, PO Box 121
Charles City, IA 50616
641.220.6568