Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for Kids First determines the mission, strategic direction, and future programming of the organization. We thank our board members for helping Kids First be an outstanding organization providing legal representation and services for children and separated families.

Jace Bisgard, JD - Secretary
       Attorney: Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, PLC

Lynn W. Hartman, JD
       Attorney: Simmons Perrine Moyer Bergman

Joe Kirby
       Community Volunteer

Ann Hammond, JD - President
       Community Volunteer

Valerie Ortberg - Vice President
       Community Volunteer

Mindy Sorg - Past President
       Senior Interior Designer: OPN Architects, Inc.

Vernon Squires
       Attorney: Bradley & Riley PC

Carley Umstead, CPA - Treasurer
       Senior Manager: RSM US


Advisory Board for the Greater Des Moines Area

Christy Cownie, JD
       Community Volunteer

Mary Pat Gunderson, JD
       Judge, Fifth Judicial District of Iowa

Caroline Jones
       Consultant: Caroline Jones Social
       Media Development

Laura Kelly, JD
        Community Volunteer

Kathleen Murrin
       Community Volunteer

Tim Pearson, JD
       Attorney: Laden & Pearson, PC

Anjela Shutts, JD
       Attorney: Whitfield & Eddy Law

Stephanie Pickens, JD
       Community Volunteer

Kids First Law Center

420 6th St. SE, Ste. 160

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 365-5437

2704 Fleur Dr.

Des Moines, IA 50321

(515) 414-9562


Oct 30, 2017, 4:12 PM
Kids First is pleased to announce the launch of a new program, Youth Peace Project (YPP).