Healthiest State


The Healthiest State Initiative is supported by dedicated members of the community serving on the board of directors, as well as a team of dedicated and passionate staff.

Meet the Healthiest State Initiative’s staff and Board of Directors:


  • Jami Haberl
    Jami Haberl

    Executive Director

  • Aryn McLaren
    Aryn McLaren

    Healthy Incentives Director

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    Peri Montufar

    Donor Engagement Manager

  • Chase Langos
    Chase Langos

    Marketing Communications Strategist

  • Catie
    Catie Dysert

    Healthy Incentives Coordinator

  • Brianna
    Brianna Sink

    Make It OK Coordinator


  • Pomeranz
    Jeff Pomeranz

    Board President
    City Administrator, City of Cedar Rapids   

  • Jeff Russell
    Jeff Russell

    Past Board President President and Chief Executive Officer, Delta Dental of Iowa    

  • David Williams
    Dr. David Williams

    Board Vice President   UnityPoint Health

  • Nicole Crain
    Nicole Crain

    Board Treasurer
    Iowa Association of Business and Industry

  • Jami Haberl
    Jami Haberl

    Board Secretary
    Executive Director, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

  • Laura Jackson
    Laura Jackson

    Vice President for Health Equity, Access and Improvement, Wellmark, Inc. 

  • matt
    Matt Evans

    Partner, Practice Leader, TrueNorth Companies

  • hart
    Quentin Hart

    Mayor, City of Waterloo

  • Schneider
    Meg Schneider

    Senior Vice President of Business Resources and Community Development, Greater Des Moines Partnership

  • Wiese
    Aaron Wiese

    CEO, Hy-Vee Health & Innovation; President, Hy-Vee Healthcare, LLC

  • Career and Internship Opportunities

    As a non-profit professional association, the Healthiest State Initiative seeks to share career opportunities within Iowa's health and well-being community.

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  • Approach

    Creating awareness and integrating solutions to improve the physical, social and mental well-being of Iowans.

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  • About

    Healthiest State Initiative is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization driven by the goal to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

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