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

Melissa Rebro

JA World Program Director


Val Yazbec

VP - Development

Scott Ellerbach

VP - Business Development

Marketing & Special Events

Tawnya Hambly

VP - Marketing & Communications

Makenzie Morris

Digital Marketing & Communications Manager

Katie Sothmann

Special Events Manager

Debra Slothower

Project coordinator

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