Staff Leadership

Board of Directors

Debra Houghtaling

President & CEO

Katie Porter

Wallace House Chef/Food Programs Manager

Colette Atwood

Wallace House Site/Operations Manager

Ann Taylor

Vice-President, Marketing & Development


Chef/Director of Food Programming

Lisa Swanson

Wallace Farm Site/Gift Shop Manager

Sheryl Schroer

Garden Production Manager

Chair: Jeff Wallace, retired English & creative writing teacher (2023)

Vice Chair: Rachel Binning, Corteva Agriscience (2025)

Secretary: Aubrey Alvarez, Eat Greater Des Moines (2025)

Treasurer: Christine Augustine, Canterbury Enterprises (2025)

Jane Hatfield Anchustegui, retired middle school teacher (2023)

Sarah Bunch, Pivot Bio (2023)

Nicholas Devereux, Wings Aviation (2023)

Jay Howe, Olesen Law firm, retired (2023)

Jim Hoyt, GROWMARK, Inc., retired (2024)

Amara Huffine, Madison County Chamber of Commerce (2025)

Marion James, James Law Office (2024)

Barb Kalbach, Madison Co. Hospital, retired (2024)

David Wallace Murray, American Clean Power Association (2024)

Karla Walsh, wellness, food & lifestyle writer (2025)

Michelle Wilson, Southern Iowa Resource Conservation & Development (2024)