BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Toni Osier, President

 

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 four dogs (pictured with her is her Hope foster fail).   They have three adult children too and two very special nieces.  A growing passion for helping animals she began volunteering in multiple capacities several years ago and joined the Hope volunteer family in May 2018. 

Cheri looks forward to continuing helping Hope in multiple areas especially with a focus in areas of social media, marketing, fundraising, and fostering.

 

~You can't change a rescued animal's past, but you can help rewrite their future.

Julie Noland, Secretary/Treasurer

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.

Brittany Godwin, At-Large

Brittany lives in West Des Moines, but grew up in Woodward, IA.  She has four children ages 12, 10, 9 and 8.  She also has two dogs Bella and Prim and three cats Serenity, Papina, and Harry Potter.  She has worked as a para educator for several years until she left to become a dog trainer full-time.  She has always felt a connection with animals from an early age.  She started by self-teaching how to train dogs when she was in high school.  After college, she felt that she needed to come back to her roots and became a Certified Canine Trainer and Behavioral Specialist through ABI.  She has spent her time volunteering at local rescues and is a foster home for dogs needing rehabilitation.
 
Brittany wants to share her passion and knowledge with others as every animal deserves a chance to be the best they can with time, patience, and training.

Jessica Wyner, At Large Member

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.