BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Toni has been living in the Des Moines area for more than 30 years, moving to Indianola in 2022. She has four children and one grandson that she adores. She worked in banking for 12 1/2 years previous to her current position at Van Meter Community School as a secondary Special Education Associate Teacher.
Toni has volunteered for rescues for many years and has adopted many cats and dogs through that volunteerism. Her passion for dogs and cats led her to begin volunteering with Hope Animal Rescue at events and with the cattery in October of 2018. She began fostering dogs in November 2018. Toni has been active in all areas of the rescue which led her to accept the President/Director position in April 2021.
Cheri Foreman-Keuck, Vice President
Cheri is a native of Des Moines and resides in Urbandale. She has three dogs (pictured with her is her 2018 Hope foster fail). Cheri is a Registered Nurse. A growing passion for animal welfare and advocacy she began volunteering in multiple capacities in 2014 at the local, state, and national level and joined the Hope foster family in May 2018 at the end of grad school and continues fostering; adult dogs, puppies, special needs/medical, and respite.
Cheri looks forward to continuing helping Hope in multiple areas which led her to accept the VP position again in the spring of 2021. She continues to help advance our mission and animal advocacy by utilizing her time, talent, and abilities in many areas including primary social media, marketing, fundraising, canine fostering, feline foster team coordinator/intakes, feline and canine vet tech, and whereever there is a need she can fill to help our animals in need.
~You can't change a rescued animal's past, but you can help rewrite their future.
Julie has spent most of her life in West Des Moines after roaming around the country with her family as a child. She shares her life with her granddaughter Olivia, and four rescue dogs Mr Peabody, Quinn, Fiona, and Cooper (pictured).
Julie is looking forward to her upcoming retirement and continuing fostering senior dogs for Hope along with with her other board responsibilities.
Jess lives in Urbandale with her husband, teenage daughter and 4 furbabies - Cole, Nala, Zara and Milo. Shes been in the banking industry for nearly 20 years with the majority of that time focused on compliance and risk management. Jess began her involvement with Hope through adopting, then performing home visits and assisting at adoption events. She is now eager to serve through board responsibilities to further the Hope mission.