Staff & Board of Directors

Families Helping Families is proud to introduce our hardworking staff and board of directors. Each member of our board of directors serves as a volunteer in the organization. Our team is proud to help support Iowa’s foster children and foster families.

If you’d like to join our team of volunteers, learn more and apply for available volunteer opportunities.

For information or to reach our board of directors, please contact us today.

Melissa Carlson
Executive Director
Angela Downing
Director of Programs & Events
Sarah Majerick
Board President

Retired Educator

Sandy Merritt
Board Vice President

Retired Educator

Jenna Sandry
Board Treasurer

Banker Support Specialist, First Interstate Bank

Tami Muirhead
Board Secretary

Compliance Support Specialist, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Shayla Brooks
Board Member

Senior Compliance Manger, Four Oaks Enterprise

Maria Johnson
Board Member

Chief Marketing Officer, Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.

Amber O'Connor
Board Member

Senior Communications Operations Manager, ACT

Dawn Peek
Board Member

Audit Manager, Transamerica

Lauren White
Board Member

Housing Programs Director, Willis Dady Homeless Services

Elizabeth Wilson
Board Member

Owner, Wilson Business Services

Brienne Eastwood
At-Large Board Member

Client Services Manager, Sedgwick

Raymond Siddell
At-Large Board Member

Realtor, Keller Williams Legacy Group