Double Vision – Laser Focus On The Future!
Rest Assured That Our “Double Vision” Will Not Blur Our Laser Focus On The Future
As the newly elected Chair of the Iowa CareGivers (IC) Board of Directors, I am pleased to share with you our “double vision”, and I pledge to do all I can to help lead this mission-driven and laser-focused organization to the next level of its development. With 25 years of experience in serving the needs of direct care/service workers and in leading model public policy and practice initiatives to bring stability to the direct care workforce, it is well-positioned to advance its efforts. The Board, Leadership Council, staff, and consultants have devoted considerable time, energy and sheer doggedness in growing this amazing organization, but the challenges never stop.
We have reviewed our organization’s past performance and are ready for what the future brings. IC is absolutely committed in our support of those who work in direct care and the Iowans they serve. We will continue to promote and provide quality educational opportunities; increase community awareness regarding Iowa’s Care Gap; state-wide recognition of the contributions of Iowa’s 70,000+ direct care workforce; and lead on advocacy and research regarding caregiving issues.
Rest assured that our “double vision” will not blur our laser focus on the future. We are ready to take on the challenges of 2018 and beyond, and we look forward to working with you and many Iowans in this important and rewarding work. If you would like to help IC achieve these goals, please consider volunteering, donating, visiting and sharing our websitewww.iowacaregivers.org, or getting involved in some other way. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Anne Kinzel, Board Chair
Iowa CareGivers Board, Advisors, and Council members, staff, and consultants rolled up their sleeves and “dug in” to plan a “Down to Earth” and impactful future for Iowa CareGivers and the Iowans it serves!
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|Elisabeth Buck, Chief Community Impact Officer
United Way of Central Iowa
|Kim Downs, Secretary
|Jerry Jenkins, Treasurer
Agency Owner, Farmers Insurance Group
|Anne Kinzel, Chair
Iowa State University
HCI Care Services/VNS of Iowa
|Rick Kozin, Retired
Polk County Health Department
|Deanna Lehl, Vice-Chair
Family Nurse Practitioner
Dean of Health Occupations
Kirkwood Community College
|Josephine “Jodi” O’Donnell
|Jim Miles-Polka, P.E., Client Director
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC
|Becky Pryor, Administrator
Jasper County Health Department
|Nancy Anderson, Advisor
Retired, Aging Resources of Central Iowa
|Tom Carpenter, Advisor
Retired, Grefe and Sidney
|Dr. Robert Denson, Advisor
President, Des Moines Area Community College
|Betty Grandquist, Advisor
Retired, Iowa Department of Elder Affairs and Iowa Family Caregiver Program
|Ivan Lyddon, Advisor
Retired, Iowa Health Foundation
Charlotte Nelson, Advisor
|Maribel Slinde, Past President
Retired, WesleyLife Home and Community Services
|Shirley Sorenson, Advisor
Retired, Des Moines Area Community College