JA Staff Directory

Meet the passionate team committed to empowering our youth to own their future success.

Junior Achievement of the Heartland Staff

Executive Leadership

Dougal Nelson

President CEO

Mark Taghon

Chief Financial Officer


Christy Kunz

VP - Education

Stacy Voelliger

Senior Education Manager

Nora Shook

Education Manager


Val Yazbec

VP - Development

Scott Ellerbach

VP - Business Development

Jennifer von Kaenel

Development Director

Marketing & Special Events

Tawnya Hambly

VP - Marketing & Communications

Makenzie Morris

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Katie Sothmann

Special Events Manager

JA World: JA BizTown and JA Finance Park

Melissa Rebro

JA World Program Director

Wilma Deal

Education Coordinator

Deb Kretschmer

Education Coordinator

Jolane Otto

Education Coordinator

Debra Slothower

Education Coordinator

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