Staff & Board

Meet the administrative staff of Camp Fire Heart of Iowa.


Kelly Peterson
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly Peterson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kelly Peterson

Owen Ballard
Development & Operations Director

Owen Ballard

Development & Operations Director

Owen Ballard

Anna Schaber
Marketing & Communications Director

Anna Schaber

Marketing & Communications Director

Anna Schaber

Lacey Adamson
Administration & Donor Relations Manager

Lacey Adamson

Administration & Donor Relations Manager

Lacey Adamson


Blake Barrett
Facilities & Transportation Director

Blake Barrett

Facilities & Transportation Director

Blake Barrett

Drew Demery
Camp Hantesa Director

Drew Demery

Camp Hantesa Director

Drew Demery

Maranda Gillett
Senior Program Director

Maranda Gillett

Senior Program Director

Maranda Gillett

Lauren Slinker
Program Director

Lauren Slinker

Program Director

Lauren Slinker


Board of Directors

Camp Fire Heart of Iowa is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of leaders from our community that believe in the power of Camp Fire to help youth find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. We are grateful to our board for their leadership and support.
  • Eric Schulz, President | John Deere
  • Brian Koch, President-Elect| Des Moines Public Schools
  • Emily Hansen, Treasurer | Eide Bailly
  • Jan Doherty, Secretary | Community Volunteer
  • Kelly Peterson, Executive Director | Camp Fire Heart of Iowa
  • Sue Ballard | Johnston Community Schools
  • Emily Drake | NCMIC Group Inc.
  • Mike Kapustka | Wells Fargo
  • Jan Koch| Community Volunteer
  • Katie Moses | Principal Financial Group
  • Mike Hammond | Boone County Chamber of Commerce
  • Kathy Talbot | Urbandale Public Library
  • Sara Lemke | Greater Des Moines Botanical Garder