Leadership

HOME, Inc. depends on our small, dedicated staff to serve the thousands of families that seek our help each year. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Board of Directors

President
Kris Saddoris
Vice President, Development at Hubbell Realty Company

Vice President
Ryan Arnold
Director of Community Relations, Drake University

Treasurer
Chris Hensley
Community Volunteer

Secretary
Kathy Kahoun
Community Volunteer

Adriana Slaughter
Client Advocate, Paychex

Jeni Cooper
Vice President & Senior Lending Officer, Bankers Trust Company

Jose Garcia
Senior Manager, McGowen, Hurst, Clark, and Smith (MHCS)

Mike Hildebrand
Network Engineer, Principal Financial Group

Amelia Klatt
Special Events & Projects Manager, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Andrew Cederdahl 
Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Attorney General’s Office – Consumer Protection Division 

Paul Koester
President, Koester Construction

Xan McNelly
CEO/President, ZLR Ignition

Derma Rivera-Aguirre
Program Supervisor, Luthern Services of Iowa

Brent Schipper
Principal, ASK Studio

Leadership

Tony Montgomery
Executive Director
montgomery.tony@homeincdsm.org
515-243-1277 ext. 215

 

Tony Montgomery is the Executive Director of Home Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.), Des Moines’ oldest affordable housing and community development non-profit.  He has worked in the areas of community development, affordable housing, and housing finance for over 25 years. Tony came to HOME, Inc. from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines where he served as a Senior Vice President and Director of Community Investment and led the Bank’s community investment and affordable housing products and strategies.

Before the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, Tony was a Vice President with Wells Fargo and Company working in the areas of mortgage servicing and loss mitigation. Prior to Wells Fargo, Tony worked for the City of Des Moines, Iowa as a City Planner and Redevelopment Manager and the Iowa Department of Economic Development.

Tony was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a Master of Business Administration degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  He currently resides in Urbandale, Iowa with his wife and three daughters.

Kourtney Kirkpatrick
Fundraising Director
kirkpatrick.kourtney@homeincdsm.org
515-243-1277 ext. 212

Kourtney Kirkpatrick has served as HOME, Inc.’s Fundraising Director since October 2018. She brings more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and development to increase HOME, Inc.’s efforts to create more affordable housing opportunities. She works closely with HOME, Inc.’s Board of Directors, donors, and community partners to build the HOME, Inc. brand, grow the donor base, and develop awareness throughout Central Iowa.

Before joining HOME, Inc., Kirkpatrick worked at Drake University in a variety of capacities, including Corporate and Foundation Relations as well as the Annual Fund. She also worked for Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a global fundraising management company, as well as The University of Iowa Foundation.

She is an active member of several community organizations, including Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, United Way of Central Iowa’s LINC, an alum of the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program’s class of 2020, and she is a board member for both the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Dental Connections. An Iowa native, Kirkpatrick received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Public Administration from Drake University. She is passionate about affordable housing and believes everyone deserves a safe, affordable place to call home.

Staff

Dale Baldwin, Construction Manager

Angela Reiter, Office Manager

Katherine Bennett, Accountant

Jan Zeleke, Counseling Program Director

Pam Logsdon, Housing Counselor

Glenn Phillips, Housing Counselor

Tyan Smith, Housing Counselor