OUR TEAM

We are teachers, volunteers, board members, community partners, and parents who celebrate the beauty, worth, and value of each diverse story. We proudly demonstrate ethical and trustworthy leadership whose sole value lies in lifting children into prosperous futures.

Genesis Board Members
  • Co-Founder & Executive Director

    SAM GABRIEL

    A refugee from Liberia, Africa, Sam has a degree in health administration and is the driving force behind our mission & vision.

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  • Board Chairman

    ANUPAM MITTRA

    Anupam is an executive from the insurance industry. He handles IT  for GYF while supporting Sam and the board. He has degrees in engineering & business.

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  • Co-Founder & Program Director

    TRICIA GABRIEL

    A refugee from Liberia, Africa, Tricia is a nurse at Broadlawns. She leads the academic and the arts programming.

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  • Board Vice Chair

    RUTH MWANGANGI

    Ruth is a leader in the program management space at Principal. She manages events and strategic planning at Genesis. She has a two degrees from UNI.

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  • Chair, Finance

    JOSHUA KASIBBO

    Joshua leads the finance team for Genesis. He works as an accounting manager at Iowa Finance Authority and has a degree in accounting & finance.

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  • Board Member, Marketing

    ELIZABETH STEVENS

    Beth is the creative for marketing at Genesis. She is a librarian at Johnston Public Library and has a masters in Rhetoric & Professional Communication. 

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  • Board Member, Outreach

    GAYLA NESBITT

    Gayla serves Genesis to support the kids and the community. She's a graduate from University of Kansas and works in payroll at EMC Insurance

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  • Board Member, Grants & Fundraising

    NICK PETERSON

    Nick has a masters in Sports Administration from Seattle University and has served Genesis for a number of years. He leads grant writing.

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  • Board Member, Grants Communication

    TINA SHAW

    Tina supports grant writing and has extensive experience in policy evaluation & advice. She is an executive at the Iowa Department of Human Rights.

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  • Board Member, Development & Fundraising

    STEVEN KELLOGG

    Steven spearheads fundraising from direct and corporate donors. He has a masters in organizational leadership and works at Grand View University.

     

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  • Board Member, Fundraising

    SARAH STEPHANY

    Sarah maximizes fundraising potential for Genesis by focusing on individual donors. She holds a BA in Nonprofit Management.

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