Raising Readers in Story County

Our Team

2018-19 RRSC Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Shellie Orngard, Ames
Vice President:
Kim Herzberg, Nevada
Reno Berg, Ames
Past President: 
Jennifer Dieter, Ames
Board of Directors
Paula Cady, Colo 
Diana Claus, Ames
Lynn Engen, Ames
Dan Franklin, Ames
Jane Halliburton, Ames
Jerri Heid, Ames
Carolyn Jons, Ames
Margie Oldehoeft, Ames 
Sue Seaton, Nevada 
Melissa Skinner, Ames

Lisa Reeves, Executive Director 

Lisa Reeves joined the Raising Reader's team in the summer of 2016.  Lisa holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and a Masters of Education.  She is a reading advocate and has been helping children learn and enjoy reading for the past 18 years. 

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


Randie Camp, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

Randie joined the RRSC staff in March 2019. Prior to her new position, Randie served on the RRSC Board of Directors, most recently as Vice President, in addition to being a volunteer. Randie holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Education with specializations in Reading, Instructional Strategies I & II, and Social Studies. Randie is an ABD Ph.D. student in Human Development & Family Studies at Iowa State University. Randie taught "Literature for Children" to undergraduate students for 4 years. Randie focuses on the Harrison Barnes Reading Academy and Reading Buddies programs. 

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


Nancy Gebhart, Family Literacy Coordinator/Educator

Nancy Gebhart joined the Raising Reader's team in October 2018.  Nancy holds an interdisciplinary Masters Degree from Iowa State University.  She is an expert on visual literacy and has been helping develop critical thinking and communication skills through art based interactions for the past 11 years. Nancy coordinates the StoryPals program. 

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


Autumn Long, Story County Reads Data Specialist

Autumn joined RRSC in August 2017. She has her master’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Autumn works with a network of partners to ensure all Story County children read and comprehend at or above grade level. Autumn helps document the impact of literacy programs on youth in Story County; focusing on a results-based accountability framework to establish outcome measures to positively impact leading community indicators in the area of education.

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


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