Black Hawk County



Executive Director

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Yolanda R. Williams serves as the Executive Director and oversees administration, operations and programming for the agency’s seven county service area. She holds an A.A. from Metropolitan Community College in Interior Design and a B.A. from Bellevue University in Arts Management with minors in Art History and Studio Arts. Formally an elected official with a […]

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Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist

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Lauren Schryver serves as a Recruitment & Enrollment for Black Hawk, Bremer & Butler Counties. Originally from New Mexico, she earned her M.A. from Waldorf University in Organizational Leadership. She fell in love with Iowa life and has been a resident of the Cedar Valley for the last 2 years. Lauren enjoys spending her free […]

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Program Manager

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Brooke Barber serves as the Program Manager. She earned her B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Criminology and Family Services. In her personal time, she enjoys kickboxing, walking and spending time on the Cedar Valley trails with her family. “Mentoring is important to me because the children in our community can learn such […]

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Match Support Specialist

Amela Ramic serves as a Match Support specialist for Black Hawk County. She earned her B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa in Family Services and Criminology. Amela is passionate about working with diverse groups of individuals and has served the community in various roles. In her free time, she loves traveling, decorating and enjoys […]

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