VCSC Staff & Board of Directors:

ANNE OWENS - Executive Director

Anne has returned to central Iowa after almost 20 years of living and working in the Upper Midwest. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and earned her Master’s in Leadership from Winona State University in 2010.

Anne has been a program director, fundraiser and center director over her career. She has worked for YMCA’s in Minnesota, Wisconsin and New York. She has also served at local Senior Citizens’ Center, Mount Marty College, South Dakota State University and with the Girl Scouts. She started as a volunteer in Youth and 4-H programming in Des Moines when she was in high school and credits that experience for her success in working with volunteers ever since. She most recently was the Volunteer Coordinator at Youth and Shelter Services, Inc. in Ames, IA.

In her spare time, Anne volunteers as an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor and Instructor Trainer, which she has done for 20 years. She also enjoys spending time traveling with her family, reacquainting herself with all the sights and people that make Iowa the best state in the nation!

Contact: [email protected]


BECCA WIARDA - AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator (Iowa State University)

Becca joined the Volunteer Center in fall 2019 as the 2019-2020 Campus Compact AmeriCorps member. She works directly with Iowa State University student groups and departments to coordinate service activities.

She got involved with the Volunteer Center in the spring 2019 while serving as one of the Community Service Directors for Iowa State Greek Week. Through this leadership role, she helped to coordinate an on-campus Day of Service for 300 students and facilitate a donation drive that gathered three moving trucks full of supplies for distribution to area nonprofits.

In addition to this position with VCSC, Becca is also a current ISU student studying Agricultural Business and Finance. When she’s not working or in class, Becca enjoys curling up with a good book, watching an episode (or ten) of the latest binge-worthy Netlflix series, and cheering on her beloved Cyclones. When school is not in session you can expect her to be exploring new places with family or friends.

Contact: [email protected]

VCSC Board of Directors:

  • President: Dr. Lori Jarmon, Iowa State University

  • Past President: Tanner Winterhof, VisionBank

  • Treasurer: Kyle Woiwood, LWBJ

  • Jason Crawford, Workiva

  • Kathy Dubansky, Workiva

  • Jeff Harris, RMH Architects

  • Sarah Huffman, Iowa State University

  • Sayali Kukday, Iowa State University

  • Danielle Brownwolf, VisionBank