Anne Owens - Executive Director

Anne has returned to central Iowa after almost 20 years of living and working in the Upper Midwest. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and earned her Master’s in Leadership from Winona State University in 2010.

Anne has been a program director, fundraiser and center director over her career. She has worked for YMCA’s in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. She has also served at local Senior Citizens’ Center, Mount Marty College, South Dakota State University and with the Girl Scouts. She started as a volunteer in Youth and 4-H programming in Des Moines when she was in high school and credits that experience for her success in working with volunteers ever since. She most recently was the Volunteer Coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. in Ames, IA.

In her spare time, Anne volunteers as an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor and Instructor Trainer, which she has done for 20 years. She also enjoys spending time traveling with her family, reacquainting herself with all the sights and people that make Iowa the best state in the nation!

Board of Directors: 

Jeff Harris
Roseland, Mackey, Harris Architechts, P.C.

Chris Hicks
Past President
Hicks Bookkeeping Services

Tanner Winterhoff
Vice President

Robyn Huss
Administrative Committee
Huss Law Office, P.L.C.

Kelly Westphal Murphy
Klatt and Associates, CPA, P.C.

Mike Phillips
Greater Iowa Credit Union 

Kim Hanna
Administrative Committee
Raising Readers in Story County

Nathan Rippke
Rippke Design

Jason Crawford

Dr. Lori Jarmon
Iowa State University

Patricia O'Brien Edwards
Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa