Staff Members

Mark Nelson
Executive Director
Joyce Jones
Office Manager
Brian Patterson
Director of Development and Community Engagement
David Foster
Director of Employment Training
Bella Rasavanh
Marketing & Digital Media Manager
Bob Short
Statewide Community Development Manager
Brenton Hanisch
Carlisle Program Coordinator
Brittney Garvey
Elementary Program Manager
Candy Deel
Mitchellville Site Director
Christy Meissner
Knoxville Program Coordinator
Angie Gentry
Knoxville Community Development Coordinator
Jessica Evans
Director of Programming
Kate Boettcher
Administrative Assistant
Leanna Mullen
Statewide Outreach Coordinator
Rene Blessman
Statewide Program Development Manager

Board Members

Dan Keller, President

Mark Nelson, Executive Director

Michael Lock, Secretary

Chad Tope

Mike Wohlenhaus

Bill Lowe

Sabrina Moe

Trevor Meers

Ready To Get Involved

“I retired in 2015 with the intentions of volunteering in the community, and the Holy Spirit guided me to Freedom for Youth. Here I have been able to use my spiritual and non-spiritual gifts. Freedom for Youth is an answer to MY prayers.” - Bill, Volunteer