Kimberly Hansen – Executive Director
Kimberly Hansen has been the Executive Director of Rebuilding Together since August 2009. She carries out our mission by identifying community partners and building capacity so more homeowners will receive help. Kimberly has previously worked for United Way of Central Iowa, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines Playhouse, Best Buddies and the Des Moines Neighborhood Resource Office. Kimberly’s experience provides Rebuilding Together with over 30 years of nonprofit management leadership. Kimberly holds a BA in Sociology from Simpson College, a MPA Masters in Public Administration from Drake University and is a PhD Candidate in Public Policy and Administration with Walden University.
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Michelle Kinney – Program Manager
Michelle has over 25 years’ experience in the non-profit world. She has experience helping others and building relationships with volunteers and is excited to bring those skills to Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines. Michelle previously has worked at Catholic Health Initiatives, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, American Red Cross and Easter Seals Center of Iowa. Michelle currently coaches for the East Des Moines Lightning, an age-group swim team and enjoys whatever activity her children are participating in. Michelle holds a BA in Sociology from Drake University.
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Brittany Gronewold – Salesforce Coordinator
Brittany has been helping Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines since the summer of 2015. Brittany is a graduate of East High School, Iowa State University. She graduated with a degree in Construction Engineering and is also working with Waldinger Corporation to further her engineering experience. At Iowa State, Brittany was involved with many outreach organizations such as Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE), both of which focus on engaging young girls in STEM and encouraging them to pursue a career in those fields. As a Des Moines native, Brittany was a runner-up in the 2015 Can I Be Your Neighbor Design Challenge set up by Polk County Housing Trust Fund, representing East High School and Central Campus.
Morgan Roland – AmeriCorp Client Coordinator
Morgan is a Des Moines native, graduating from East High School. After high school she has taken college courses. She hopes to graduate with a BA in Arts / Communication in the future. Non-profits have always had a special place in her heart. She has worked and volunteered her time for many non-profits since the age of 15. Morgan is always willing to assist others.
Morgan has worked in a variety of jobs. Taking on many roles in aquatics for the Greater Des Moines YMCA and The City of Des Moines. Whether she was teaching a reluctant child how to swim, teaching someone the lifesaving skills of CPR or life guarding, she has always been conscious of how those roles fit into a bigger picture. Customer service is one of Morgan’s strong suits. She gained a lot of experience with those who can be less than happy with their experience as an agent for the airlines industry.
Morgan enjoys creativity. She has a talent for bringing others visions to life with floral arrangements. Free time for Morgan is a luxury and is limited. But when she has the opportunity she enjoys being in creative spaces, seeing movies and being outdoors.
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Austin Mays- AmeriCorp Client Coordinator
Austin is an Iowa native through and through. Born in Ames, growing up in Des Moines, and going to college at the University of Iowa, he has a deep love and appreciation for where he grew up and the people in his state. Graduating high school in 2014 from Grandview Park Baptist and college in 2018 from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in English Literature, Austin has a love for words and a passion for hearing and sharing in the stories of others. A few of the past jobs Austin has held have included a daycare/preschool teacher, a children’s ministry pastor, a summer intern for local ministry Freedom for Youth, giving Austin a wide range of communication skills and a well-rounded, patient perspective on life. He is excited to have finally started with Rebuilding Together, as he now has a chance, more than ever before, to give back to the city he loves and tell the stories of the people he works with. In Austin’s free time, he loves to spend time with his family and to spark his creative side through writing, music, design, and singing. He also loves video games, Marvel movies, cartoons, and basically anything geeky.
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