We put our hearts into what we do.

Heart of Iowa’s staff and our advisory and governing boards are made up of experts and community members from across the health care, service and supervisory spectrum.

Tasked with providing care to our service participants and with determining a management plan to better serve needy children and adults in Iowa, these individuals are responsible for leading change and upholding our values both regionally and within our organization.

Heart of Iowa Community Services Staff

  • Darci Alt Darci Alt Mental Health Director & CEO, Heart of Iowa Region Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor
    Certified CIT Coordinator
    Play Darci's Video 515.993.1736
  • Brandon Tews Brandon Tews Director of Community Services Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Brandon's Video 515.993.1722
  • Rachel Cecil Rachel Cecil Director of Regional Operations 515.993.1715
  • Lisa Kempf Lisa Kempf Office/Financial Coordinator Play Lisa's Video 515.993.1716
  • Ryan Hemmer Ryan Hemmer General Assistance Program Coordinator Play Ryan's Video 515.993.1731
  • Kaci Brim Kaci Brim Jail Alternatives Coordinator Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Kaci's Video 515.993.1729
  • Breanna Morman Mink Breanna Morman Mink Service/Jail Alternatives Coordinator (Guthrie) Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Breanna's Video 515.993.1739
  • Junior Jaime Junior Jaime Jail Alternatives Coordinator (Dallas) Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Junior's Video 515.993.1727
  • Krista Fisher Krista Fisher Service Coordinator (Dallas) / Child & Adolescent Program Navigator Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Krista's Video 515.993.1737
  • Jordan Tarin Jordan Tarin Service Coordinator (Dallas) Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor Play Jordan's Video 515.993.1723
  • Joe Derifield Joe Derifield Service Coordinator (Audubon) 515.993.1717
  • Neal Koob Neal Koob Child & Adolescent Program Navigator 515.993.1728

Regional Children's Advisory Committee

  • Larry Loss Parents/Active Involved Relatives of a Child who Utilizes Children's Behavioral Health Services
  • Lesleyann Christensen The Education System
  • * Vacant Early Childhood Advocates
  • Deb Schrader Child Welfare Advocates
  • Megan Hicks Children's Behavioral Health Service Providers
  • Sharon Martin Juvenile Court Officer The Juvenile Court System
  • Dr. Nate Noble Pediatricians
  • Alicia Geil Child Care Providers
  • Christopher Kickbush CIT Officer-Waukee PD
  • Maggie Armstrong Regional Governing Board

Regional Adult Advisory Committee

  • Clifford Carney Parents/Actively Involved Relatives of and Adult who Utilizes Behavioral Health Services
  • Cindy Peeler Iowa Hospital Association
  • Laurie Cooley Adult Service Provider
  • Melinda Austin Adult Service Provider Play Melinda's Video
  • Jesse Swensen Law Enforcement
  • Ronald Forsell Dallas County Attorney 5th Judicial
  • Ann Cochran Public Health
  • Jody Hollar RN
  • Brad Golightly Regional Governing Board

Heart of Iowa Regional Governing Board

  • Maggie Armstrong Board of Supervisors Member Guthrie County Board of Supervisors
  • Brad Golightly Vice Chairman Dallas County Board of Supervisors
  • Rick Thompson Secretary Audubon County Board of Supervisors
  • Laurie Cooley Provider Member-Non-Voting Zion Recovery Services
  • Clifford Carney Chairperson/Family Member Representative
  • Darci Alt CEO Heart of Iowa Community Services Non-voting
  • Lisa Kempf Financial Coordinator Heart of Iowa Community Services Non-voting
  • Larry Loss Vice Chair/Family Member Representative
  • Lesleyann Christensen Regional Education System
  • * Vacant Regional Children's Behavioral Health Service providers Non-voting