The Dream Team


  • Izaah Knox, Executive Director
  • Rachel Manna, Executive Admin
  • Negus Sankofa Imhotep, Des Moines Public School Liaison and Workforce Development Coordinator
  • Regina Vaught-Rudich, IADC, Substance Abuse Program Director and OWI School Program Coordinator
  • LaShara Jefferson, Front Desk
  • James Harrington, CDAC, Substance Abuse Counselor, Intern
  • Carmon Cason, Intern
  • Shalavar Ward, Intern
  • Larry Holmes, Intern
  • Melanie Acklin, LISW, Mental Health Counselor
  • Dennis Henderson, Broadlawns TEACH and TECH Program Coordinator

If you would like to contact any of our staff or learn about specific programs, please feel free to email the above staff at by clicking on their names or calling them at 515-288-4742.

Board of Directors