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.

Scott Bennett - Treasurer
       President & CEO: Nations Financial Group

Dave Blankenship
       Retired: Transamerica

Maria Doce, MD
       Physician: Sound Physicians with Mercy Medical Center

LaToya Harrington
       Senior Recruiter Mission Systems: Collins Aerospace

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

Katie Jensen
        Community Relations Coordinator: UFG Insurance

Nikki Kettelkamp
       Owner: SCOUT of Marion and SCRIBE Stationer

James D. Klein - Secretary
        President: Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust

Elizabeth Mitchell, JD
        Senior Counsel: TrueNorth Companies

Jennifer Peden - Vice President
        Vice President: Area Ambulance Service

Vernon Squires, JD - President
       Attorney: Bradley & Riley PC

Kids First Law Center

420 6th St. SE Ste. 160

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(319) 365-5437


May 11, 2023, 4:02 PM
More than 200 of you raised a record-breaking $49,448 for kids in conflict – on top of corporate sponsorships! Thank you for being so generous.