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Meet the people on our team

Meet some of the people who lead and manage the Polk County Housing Trust Fund. You can jump down to our board officers, board of directors members, or staff.


Toby O'Berry

Executive Director

Mark Thompson

Director of Housing Development

Julian Neely

Director of Advancement and Community Investment

Lori Kauzlarich

Associate Director

David Teachout

Administrative Coordinator

Matt Hauge

Director of Communications & Community Outreach

PCHTF Board of Directors



Cole McClelland

Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Bankers Trust

Past Chair

Jeff Damman

SVP/Market President, Central Bank


Joelyn Jensen-Marren

Chief Financial Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Vice Chair

Luis Montoya

Planning and Development Manager, DART


Steve Van Oort

Polk County Board of Supervisors


Amy McCurtain

Corporate Risk Regulatory Execution Leader, Wells Fargo

Creighton Cox

Manager of Business Development, Turner Construction

Jay Singleton

Vice President of Business Development, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Jorge Junior Ibarra

CEO and Team Leader, Ibarra Realty Group

Lindsay Cannaday, MBA

VP, Business Development Director, Green State Credit Union

Nathan Drew

Broker/Owner, Drew Realty

Rachel Flint

Vice President Hubbell Homes, Hubbell Realty Company

Sara Hopkins

Owner, RE/MAX Precision Urban Office and CEO, Sara Hopkins Real Estate Team

TJ Brand

SVP, Commercial Loan Officer, Community State Bank

Angela Connolly

Polk County Board of Supervisors

Frank Cownie

Mayor of the City of Des Moines

Jelena (Ena) Babic Barnes

Executive Director, Iowa Credit Union Foundation

Kris Schechinger-Camper


Mandi McReynolds

Sr. Director of Environmental, Social and Governance, Workiva

Nathan Simpson

Chief Operating Officer, Primary Health Care

Renee Hardman

Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Human Resources, Broadlawns Medical Center

Suzanne Mineck

Founder & CEO, Mineck Advisors

Tina Mowry Hadden

CEO & Owner, Mowry Strategies

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