Rebuilding Together Staff

 

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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 25 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.

Email: khansen@rebuildingdm.org | Phone: 515-280-1807

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Kelli Laffoon – Executive Administrative Assistant

Kelli Laffoon brings more than 10 years of experience in office administration, events, and marketing to Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines. Her previous roles have helped her develop strong leadership and project management skills. She has a demonstrated history of using her strategic mind and creative skill set to help organizations grow. Passionate about family and her community, she has always been interested in nonprofit work and being a part of something that can make a difference in the lives of others. Kelli earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Management from AIB College of Business.

Email: klaffoon@rebuildingdm.org | Phone: 515-280-1674

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Michelle Kinney – Program Coordinator

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.

Email: mkinney@rebuildingdm.org | Phone: 515-284-7403

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Brittany Gronewold – Office Assistant

Brittany has been helping Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines since the summer of 2015. Brittany is now a sophomore at Iowa State University. She is pursuing a degree in Construction Engineering with a minor in Economics. At Iowa State, Brittany is 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 has not only worked with Rebuilding Together for the past two summers as an intern but with other nonprofits such as The Ronald McDonald House. 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. Brittany is looking forward to a summer 2017 internship with Waldinger Corp to further her engineering experience.

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Jamie Lamb – Community Outreach, Engaged Citizen Corp
Jamie Lamb’s passion for volunteer work led her to Drake University from Medinah, Il and to her internship with Rebuilding Together through the university’s Engaged Citizen Corp (ECC). The ECC is a service learning program in which nine first year students were selected to experience nonprofit work through internships with different partners throughout the Des Moines community. As a first year student at Drake, Jamie is planning to major in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis of Developmental Disabilities. Throughout high school, Jamie volunteered for many nonprofit organizations. For four years, Jamie was a coach for her high school’s Special Olympics track team and was then able to work closely with Special Olympics Illinois during her senior year. Through this opportunity with Rebuilding Together, Jamie is excited to learn about nonprofit work from inside the office, rather than outside as a volunteer.
Email: jlamb@rebuildingdm.org | Phone: 515-284-7403

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