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Staff Spotlight: Jessica Kincaid

This month, we are excited to feature staff member Jessica Kincaid in our spotlight! Jessica has been with the YWRC full time for three years, but her time with us began earlier with internships in the summer of 2015 and winter of 2016.   “The opportunity to intern here was sent to me by a […]

Special Announcement: New Executive Director Named

After an extensive hiring process, we are pleased to share with you that Kari Zimmerman, LMSW, LCCA will be joining the YWRC team as Executive Director on January 2, 2020! Kari joins our team with more than 12 years of non-profit experience, six years of which have been in leadership positions. Her expertise includes residential […]

Staff Spotlight: Klarque Denman

We are excited to spotlight one of our newer team members this month, Klarque Denman! Klarque is part of our Young Moms team as a Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. She is also a doula and supervises the YWRC’s doula program. “I strive to help young moms with their needs, questions and overall success! I go […]

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Tello

If you’ve visited the YWRC recently, you’ve likely seen a new friendly face at our front desk. We were excited to welcome Cindy to our team in March as the Office and Volunteer Coordinator. In this role, Cindy is responsible for receptions duties, office management, client transportation and volunteer coordination. She also helps organize donations […]

Staff Spotlight: Maria Savaidis

This month we are happy to introduce one of our newest staff members, Maria Savaidis. Maria started with us as a Mental Health Therapist about three months ago. In her role, Maria works with girls and young women ages 10 – 21 by appointment. “I help girls with a wide variety of symptoms/diagnoses including anxiety, depression, […]

Staff Spotlight: Ashley Ezzio

We are excited to celebrate one of our hard working, dedicated and kind staff members this month, Ashley Ezzio. Ashley has been part of the Young Women’s Resource Center team for a little more than two years as our Childbirth and Perinatal Specialist. A main component of her role is to facilitate a weekly pregnancy […]

Staff Spotlight: Kahara Hunafa

Wearing many hats is something Kahara Hunafa, Empowerment Program Specialist, thrives on. Over the last three and a half years, Kahara has become an integral part of the YWRC team. “I, along with three other Empowerment staff and two Empowerment Assistants, go into Greater Des Moines schools to facilitate small, six-week Empowerment Groups. These groups […]