Raising Readers in Story County

Our Team

2017-18 RRSC Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Jennifer Dieter, Ames
Vice President:
Shellie Orngard, Ames
Kim Herzberg, Nevada
Reno Berg, Ames
Board of Directors
Paula Cady, Colo
Randie Camp, Ames
Diana Claus, Ames
Lynn Engen, Ames
Jane Halliburton, Ames
Jerri Heid, Ames
Carolyn Jons, Ames
Margie Oldehoeft, Ames
 Dallas Rust, Ames
Brandon Schrauth, Ames
Sue Seaton, Nevada (Past President)
Natalie Welter, Story City

Kim Hanna, Executive Director

Kim joined Raising Readers in Story County in August 2015. Prior to her joining RRSC, Kim was the Executive Director of Campustown Action Association (CAA) from 2012 to 2015 and led a massive district improvement campaign involving new construction, facade improvements, community outreach and involvement, and increased promotion of the businesses located within the district. A graduate of Nevada High School and the University of Northern Iowa, Kim has her master's degree from Boston University. Before moving to Ames to take the position with CAA, Kim lived in the Twin Cities and was the Program Coordinator for Midtown Global Market, an international public market that serves as an incubator for small businesses.

Kim can be reached at director@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-450-8771 

Judy Dahlke, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

Judy joined RRSC in September 2015. Prior to her new position, Judy was the volunteer Volunteer Coordinator for RRSC and also served on the Board of Directors. Judy is a retired kindergarten teacher who taught at Fellows Elementary School in Ames for 32 years. Judy focuses on our Thrive by Five programming and parent engagement, the programs at Eastwood, and Transition to Kindergarten summer programming.

Judy can be reached at families@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686

Lisa Reeves, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

Lisa Reeves joined the Raising Reader's team in the summer of 2016.  Lisa holds a Masters of Education degree from the University of Missouri.  She is a reading advocate and has been helping children learn and enjoy reading for the past 18 years. Lisa is responsible for the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy, Reading Buddies and Story Pals programs. 

Lisa can be reached at literacy@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-520-8686

Autumn Long, Story County Reads Data Specialist

Autumn joined RRSC in August 2017 in a shared position with United Way of Story County. More details coming soon.

Autumn can be reached at autumn@raising-readers.org or by calling 515-291-4726

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