|BJ Supple, Executive Director|
I am passionate about the mission because I have a family history of heart disease. I lost both my grandfather when he was in his 40”s and uncle in his 30’s.
I'm passionate because of the families that I have met through the Heart Walk, especially the young families as they remind me how lucky I am that our son Charlie is healthy.
I am proud that we have more than doubled the funds raised and the participation level for the Heart Walk over the past two years. Central Iowa has shown that they believe in our mission and are committed to making lifestyle changes to make us all healthier.
|Kassi Wessing, Communications Director|
Stacy Frelund, Government Relations Director
When you get a win though, they are some of the best days of my life, it is up there with my wedding day, birth of my daughter, days that I will never forget because of the impact we made. When we passed the tobacco tax, I knew we would be helping save thousands of lives. Two years later, we passed the Smokefree Air act that helped us protect 99% of the workforce and save many lives due to secondhand smoke exposure. This is why I am so passionate about closing the loophole with making casinos smoke free, we told everyone we would come back to work to protect this workforce and we must do this. I think of Buffy McKinney and her mom when I am up lobbying at the capital, how Buffy would still have her mom if we did protect all people at their jobs from secondhand smoke.
|Heather Schmidt, Corporate Events Director: Heart Ball|
|Kim Olmstead, Corporate Events Director: Heart Walk|
|Jana Schade, Corporate Events Direct: Heart Ball|
|Christy Dreiling, Regional Grassroots Advocacy Director|
|Sandii Handrick, Health Equity Director|
|Jeanne Rasch, Quality Improvement Director|
|Beth Peck, Youth Market Director|
|Lori Cliff, Office Manager|
|Teri Elliott, Administrative Assistant|