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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

David Teachout

Administrative Coordinator

Matt Hauge

Director of Communications & Community Outreach

Lori Kauzlarich

Associate Director

Cyntechy Buduo


Julian Neely

Director of Advancement and Community Investment

PCHTF Board of Directors



Luis Montoya

Planning and Development Manager, DART


Cole McClelland

Relationship Manager, Commercial Real Estate, Bankers Trust

Vice Chair

Kris Schechinger-Camper



Steve Van Oort

Polk County Board of Supervisors


Angela Connolly

Polk County Board of Supervisors

Cynthia Latcham

President, Anawim Housing

Jeff Damman

SVP/Market President, Central Bank

Jim Gorsche

General Counsel, Corteva

Jorge Junior Ibarra

CEO and Team Leader, Ibarra Realty Group

Lindsay Rone

VP, Business Development Director, Green State Credit Union

Nathan Simpson

Chief Operating Officer, Primary Health Care

Sara Hopkins

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

TJ Brand

SVP, Commercial Loan Officer, Community State Bank

Creighton Cox

Manager of Business Development, Turner Construction

Jay Singleton

Vice President of Business Development, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Jelena (Ena) Babic Barnes

Executive Director, Iowa Credit Union Foundation

Jodie Stephens

Chief Credit Risk Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines

Josh Mandelbaum

City Council Ward 3, City of Des Moines

Nathan Drew

Broker/Owner, Drew Realty

Rachel Flint

Vice President Hubbell Homes, Hubbell Realty Company

Suzanne Mineck

Founder & CEO, Mineck Advisors

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