Ottumwa Community Advisory Board

Ottumwa Community Advisory Board

We want to thank the Ottumwa Community Advisory Board (CAB) for all their work over the years with the PRC-RH and their continuing work on sustaining Active Ottumwa in their community. The CAB was established in April 2012 and advised the PRC-RH on research projects and activities in their community. These projects and activities were in response to health issues and concerns identified by the CAB and by interviews with community stakeholders. The CAB continues to meet and advise the Active Ottumwa project, now led by Hy-Vee of Ottumwa.

Please see below for representatives of organizations on the Ottumwa CAB:


Sieda Community Action: Brian Dunn, Executive Director


Indian Hills Community College: Becca Ellingson, Department Chair of Nursing


U.S. Bank: Claudia Gates, Branch Manager


Ottumwa School District: Kim Hellige, Director of Community Programs


Wapello County Public Health Department: Lynelle Diers, Clinical Director


Ottumwa Parks and Recreation: Gene Rathje, Director


YMCA: Garrett Ross, Marketing Director


Iowa State University and Extension: Himar Hernandez, Community Development Specialist


United Way of Wapello County: Aaron Phillips, Executive Director/CEO


River Hills Community Health Center: Molly Layton, Clinical Director of Quality