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
Sandy Merritt
Interim Board President

Retired Educator

Elizabeth Wilson
Board Treasurer

Owner, Wilson Business Services

Sarah Majerick
Board Secretary

Retired Educator

Brienne Eastwood
Board Member

Client Services Manager, Sedgwick

Stephanie Howard
Board Member

Registered Nurse, Mercy Hospital Iowa City

Maria Johnson
Board Member

Chief Marketing Officer, Ohnward Bancshares, Inc.

Tami Muirhead
Board Member

Compliance Support Specialist, Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Jenna Sandry
Board Member

Banker Support Specialist, First Interstate Bank

Raymond Siddell
At-Large Board Member

Realtor, Keller Williams Legacy Group

Brenda West
At-Large Board Member

Customer Service, Toyota Financial Services