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Nonprofit Perspectives Help Guide Our Work

The Nonprofit Advisory Council includes nonprofit leaders who provide input and counsel on Community Foundation activities and programs for the staff and Board of Directors to consider from a nonprofit perspective. The Council advocates for the nonprofit sector by promoting its visibility and showcasing its accomplishments. The Council will periodically provide guidance on activities and programs of the Nonprofit Network. Typically, a Council member is a CEO or Executive Director of a Linn County nonprofit organization. Members are invited to join and serve a three-year term. They are eligible for a second term after the completion of their first term. Four meetings are held per year.

Nonprofit Advisory Council

Chair: Alejandro Pino, YPN

Tracey Achenbach, Housing Fund for Linn County

Emily Blomme, Foundation 2

Dennis Goemaat, Linn County Conservation

Kathy Horan, AbbeHealth

Ellen Kleckner, Iowa Ceramics Center

Paula Land, Catherine McAuley Center

Teresa Lewis, The Arc of East Central Iowa

Joe Lock, Eastern Iowa Health Center and Board member at the Community Foundation

Nicole McAlexander, Southeast Linn Community Center

Kiley Miller, Trees Forever

Al O’Bannon, Leaders Believers Achievers (LBA) Foundation

Heather Wagner, Eastern Iowa Arts Academy

Community Foundation Staff Representatives

Karla Twedt-Ball, President & CEO

Rochelle Naylor, Senior Program Officer

Carrie Walker, Director of Learning

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