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Board of Directors

Make-A-Wish® Iowa’s Board of Directors helps chart the Foundation’s course. They contribute a vast array of experience and skills that help maintain our status as the nation’s largest wish-granting organization.

The board selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer. It also protects the Foundation’s assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.

Josh Norton (Chairman, 6th year)

Vice President Commercial Lending

WestBank Iowa

David Farnsworth (Vice Chairman, 5th year)


McGowen, Hurst, Clark and Smith

Mike Taylor (Treasurer, 3rd year)                             

Managing Partner

Midwest Growth Partners

JoDee Stensland (Secretary 2nd year)     

VP/Business Liaison Consultant

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Brett Agnew (2nd year)

Associate General Counsel

Sammons Annuity Group

Stephanie Gott (4th year)                                             

Director of Human Resources

Kreg Tool Company

Dan Huitink (1st year)

Deputy General Council

Vermeer Corporation

Dr. Jennifer Jetton (National Medical Advisory Member, 6th year)

Pediatric Nephrologist

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Lezlie Mestdagh (1st year)

Development Officer

Iowa Heart Center Foundation

Shelly Rothmeyer (6th year)


Mercy Hospital

Erick Opsahl (5th year)

SVP Legal Affairs & General Counsel

Wells Enterprises

Dr. Doug Storm (1st year)

Pediatric Urologist

University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

Erin Volz (2nd year)

Bundled Payment Program Manager


Aaron Wendel (1st Year)

Crop Protection District Sales Manager

Land O’Lakes-Winfield United

Neal Westin (4th year)                                   


Nyemaster Goode, PC

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Urbandale, IA 50322-3220
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