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Human Resources

The Human Resources Department is responsible for the recruiting, staffing and placement of employees that will most effectively meet the needs of the children and families we serve. This includes our need to further diversify our employee population through outreach efforts and creative recruiting strategies. We also have the responsibility for employee relations, negotiations, union contract administration, and the cost effective administration of workers compensation and employee benefits. It is our mission to provide quality service that exceeds the expectations of those with whom we interact.

Additional Contacts

Debra Douma-Herren
Assistant Director of Human Resources
(712) 293-2417

Stefanie Verros
Benefits & Insurance Manager
(712) 293-2356

Kimberly Ashmore
Certified Staff/Coaching/Certified Job Posting
(712) 279-6693

Arelly Lugo Ruelas
Non-Certified Staff/Non-Certified Job Posting/Leave Request/Substitute Desk
(712) 279-6057

Lori Thornton
Insurance/Workers Compensation and Safety/Benefits
(712) 293-2354

Contact Information
Dr. Rita Vannatta
Director of Human Resources
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