Dr. Anissa Jepsen, EdD

ROLE: Director of Operations

"While we teach, we learn."

Dr. Anissa Jepsen is a highly motivated professional with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, volunteer management, and positive youth development. She currently serves as an OBM Specialist focusing on youth programming. She has a passion for volunteer development and adult learning, with proven success in leveraging educational theories and methodologies to design, develop, and deliver successful volunteer and professional programming. Dr. Jepsen is adept at identifying needs within communities and organizations and developing volunteers and programs that increase capacity and extend organizational reach. She has worked in healthcare and with several non-profits, including Iowa Bed and Breakfast Association, Girl Scouts, and 4-H. She has presented at regional, state, and national conferences, sharing her knowledge in community partnerships and volunteer development. Dr. Jepsen currently serves on several state and national committees focusing on youth development educators. Dr. Jepsen is a family-focused and life-long learner. She began her ABA course work and supervision in July 2021. The mom to three, wife of a disabled Navy veteran, and grandmother to four; she has always instilled the importance of education, whether formal or informal, to her children and has always been their greatest proponent. She has spent the last eight years focused on continuing her education and completing her Doctoral degree in Education with a focus on Adult Learning in 2021. Anissa has volunteered with Girl Scouts, 4-H, Shayla Bee, and the Cherish Center. Anissa enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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