Brianna Oleson, President/Director

Brianna grew up in Iowa and enjoys all Iowa has to offer including being a part of Hope Animal Rescue.  Brianna and her boyfriend Rob rescued their first muffin Goliath and knew they were meant to be fur parents.  They decided to get Goliath a sister and knew adopting was the best decision. Angelina became a part of their family in spring of 2016.  Angelina was diagnosed with lymphoma in November of 2016, and lost her battle the day before Thanksgiving.   Knowing they were a two dog household, they found their next daughter with Hope and became a foster fail December 2016.  Fast forward to September 2017 and they added one of Sienna’s pups Romey into their home to complete their family.  
Brianna enjoys coming up with new and exciting ideas to help spread the word about Hope’s mission and saving the furbabies.   In her free time she is either hanging out with her boyfriend Rob and their furkids.

Sienna and Romey  (not pictured Goliath).

Cheri Keuck, Vice President

Cheri is a native of Iowa, currently residing in Urbandale with her husband Bill. They are the proud parents of 3 canine fur kids (Gunner, Brownie, and Cuddles) and 3 adult children. She has been involved in numerous local and national volunteer groups for rescue, transport, hosting, and fostering since January 2016. The servant opportunities are becoming a family affair with her husband, son, and two nieces being actively involved in rescue missions. Cheri first became interested in Hope after attending a signature event and committed to becoming more involved once she completed grad school. Fast forward to May 2018, she completed a Masters in Health Care Administration Degree from the University of St. Francis. Since that time, she has become actively involved with Hope and looks forward to continuing to be a part of the dedicated leadership team.
As Vice President, she continues to volunteer in the areas of events, fostering, recruitment, networking, and marketing to further advance the mission.
Cheri has worked in health care since 1993, working full-time in Population Health Management since 2006. Presently she leads a talented team of clinical and administrative staff as a Manager in Quality Improvement.

Tracy Struble, Secretary/Treasurer

Tracy is a native of Marshalltown, Iowa, and now lives in Des Moines with her two dogs Kager and Jacob which are both Hope foster failures and her two rescue cats from ARL Tigger and Pooh and most recently, another foster fail kitty Gideon.  She joined the Hope team in February 2015 as a foster about six months after losing her beloved black lab Malibu after 11 years which was also a rescue dog.   Tracy was responsible for the addition of the Malibu Friendship Pet Fountain at Riley Park in her neighborhood.

Tracy works for CDS Global, Inc. as a senior account analyst.


Carol Leverich, At-Large Member

Carol is a native of Des Moines and resides in Clive. She has twin boys and a daughter, as well as numerous fur babies including Bessie, Ember and Black Jack, all Hope foster failures. She has been rescuing animals for over 25 years, both on her own and with other rescues. She started as a foster for Hope Animal Rescue in August 2014. Since then, Carol volunteers at most events, helps with fundraisers, and fosters dogs, cats and the occasional bunny. Carol's sons also volunteer at events and help take care of the fosters. Carol oversees the cattery at the SE 14th PETSMART.

Carol works full-time as a K-3 Special Education teacher for the Southeast Polk Community School District.

Sydney Moore, At-Large Member

Sydney is from Slater, Iowa. She’s an Iowa State alum and lives in the Des Moines area while attending graduate school at Drake University. Sydney has one fur baby of her own, Lulu Marie. She continues to foster dogs and truly enjoys finding furever homes for dogs in need.


Sydney is also Hope's Fundraising/Marketing Co-Chair.