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

  • lauren
    Lauren Kollauf

    Marketing Communications Strategist

  • lauren
    Peri Montufar

    Donor Engagement Manager


  • Jeff Russell
    Jeff Russell

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

  • Laura JacksonLaura Jackson

    Board Past President
    Executive Vice President, Wellmark, Inc. 

  • Jeff Pomeranz
    Jeff Pomeranz

    Board Vice President
    City Administrator, City of Cedar Rapids 

  • Doug Jeske
    Doug Jeske

    Board Treasurer
    President, Meyocks

  • Jami Haberl
    Jami Haberl

    Board Secretary
    Executive Director, Iowa Healthiest State Initiative

  • crain
    Nicole Crain

    Executive Vice President, Iowa Association of Business and Industry

  • 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

    President, Digital Growth, Co-Chief Operating Officer, HyVee

  • D Williams
    David Williams, MD

    Chief Medical Officer, UnityPoint Health 

  • Approach

    The Healthiest State Initiative aims to become the healthiest state in the nation by improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of Iowans.

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  • 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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  • Investors

    Our investors don't just invest in the Healthiest State Initiative, they fundamentally understand and support that improving the well-being in Iowa would mean Iowans living happier, healthier lives.

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