Executive Director
Kori Chamberlin

Kori has worked in various nonprofit organizations over the past 10 years. She studied Social Work at Wartburg College and has worked with child and family-focused organizations ever since. Kori has experience with mentoring as a former program manager with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Waverly. Kori enjoys finding children a supportive and caring adult who can make them feel special and important. Hearing kids share about their mentor and what they do together is her favorite part of her work. Kori lives outside of Denver with her husband and three children.

Match Coordinator
Danielle Duppong

Danielle has been married to her wonderful husband, Steve, for 21 years. She has worked with children in many capacities: as a mother of 6, a homeschool teacher, a childcare provider, a social worker, and a summer activity coordinator to name a few. Dani enjoys meeting new people and helping people create new goals and new relationships. In her spare time, she reads and learns, practices karate, bikes, cooks and shops at Trinkets. She looks forward to helping Waverly build up its most valuable asset - kids!

Board of Directors
Erin Bird
  • Lead Pastor, Riverwood Church
  • Current AIM Mentor
  • Former Big w/ BBBS for 8 years - named Iowa’s “Big” of the Year in 2018
Dan McKenzie- President
  • Former Waverly City Councilmember
  • Current AIM Mentor
  • Mentor to youth for over 20 years, BBBS of NE Iowa Big of the Year 2015
Melinda Pitt- Treasurer
  • Volunteer Services Manager, Waverly Health Center
  • Former Waverly Director for BBBS
Craig Gunderson- Secretary
  • GM/Managing Partner at Jerry Roling Motors
  • Current AIM Mentor
  • Waverly Exchange Club member/board member
Patrick Feldhake
  • Senior Operations Leader, TruStage
  • Former United Way Board President
Noel Fry
  • Insurance and Financial Services Rep, State Farm
  • Current AIM Mentor, member of Waverly Mentoring Steering Committee
Jim Lee- Vice-President
  • Lead Pastor, Grace Baptist Church
  • PhD Candidate, Leadership Studies (Mentoring research) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tonya Poppe
  • K-4 school counselor, West Cedar and Southeast Elementaries in Waverly
  • Started mentoring program for Clarksville Schools
Stacey Reichert
  • Director of Customer Relations, ServiceMaster Complete Recovery
  • Former BBBS match support specialist
  • Worked in school systems for over twenty years
Kristin Vowell
  • Marketing Officer, Fidelity Bank & Trust
  • Former Big w/ BBBS for 5 years & former Advisory Council Member for BBBS

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