BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Toni has been living in the Des Moines area for more than 30 years, with 21 of those years being in the Van Meter community. She has four children and one grandson that she adores. She worked in banking for 12 1/2 years previous to her current position at Van Meter Community School as a secondary Special Education Associate Teacher.
Toni has volunteered for rescues for many years and has adopted many cats and dogs through that volunteerism. Her passion for dogs and cats led her to begin volunteering with Hope Animal Rescue at events and with the cattery in October of 2018. She began fostering dogs in November 2018. Toni has been active in all areas of the rescue which led her to accept the President/Director position in April 2021.
Cheri Keuck, Vice President
Cheri is a native of Des Moines and resides in Urbandale with her husband and three dogs (pictured with her is her Hope foster fail). A growing passion for helping animals she began volunteering in multiple capacities several years ago at the local, state, and national level and joined the Hope volunteer family in May 2018 at the end of grad school.
Cheri looks forward to continuing helping Hope in multiple areas to continue to advance our mission and animal advocacy
~You can't change a rescued animal's past, but you can help rewrite their future.
Julie has spent most of her life in West Des Moines after roaming around the country with her family as a child. She shares her life with her granddaughter Olivia, and four rescue dogs Mr Peabody, Quinn, Fiona, and Cooper (pictured).
Julie is looking forward to her upcoming retirement and continuing fostering senior dogs for Hope along with with her other board responsibilities.
Jess lives in Urbandale with her husband, teenage daughter and 4 furbabies - Cole, Nala, Zara and Milo. Shes been in the banking industry for nearly 20 years with the majority of that time focused on compliance and risk management. Jess began her involvement with Hope through adopting, then performing home visits and assisting at adoption events. She is now eager to serve through board responsibilities to further the Hope mission.