Staff Leadership

Board of Directors

Debra Houghtaling

President and CEO

Lisa Swanson

Site Manager, Country Life Center

Farm Programs Manager

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Ann Taylor

Vice-President, Marketing & Development

Katie Porter

Food Programs Manager/Chef at the Wallace House

Hans B. Walsh

Food Programs Manager/Chef at the Country Life Center

Deborah Boyer

Admin. Assistant/Civility Programs Coordinator

Mary Kapler 

Mickle Center Shared Use Kitchen Manager

Chair: Brian Zachary, Create Creston (2021)

Vice Chair: Jeff Wallace, South Coast Literacy Project (2020)

Treasurer: Christine Halbrook, Bradshaw Law Firm (2021)

Aubrey Alvarez, Eat Greater Des Moines ( 2022)

Jane Hatfield Anchustegui, retired middle school teacher (2020)

Christine Augustine, Canterbury Enterprises (2022)

Rachel Binning, Corteva Agriscience (2022)

Deb Copeland, special education teacher (2020)

Nicholas Devereux, Wings Aviation (2020)

Amara Huffine, Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa (2022)

Jay Howe, Olesen Law firm, retired (2020)

Marion James, James Law Office (2021)

Barb Kalbach, Madison Co. Hospital, retired (2021)

Greg Padget, Practical Farmers of Iowa (2022)