In Honor of

Teree Caldwell-Johnson

President and CEO

Teree Caldwell-Johnson spent her entire career in public service, joining Oakridge Neighborhood as CEO in 2004 and serving until her death March 31, 2024. She served on a number of board of directors, including the Des Moines School Board, the National Civic League, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, Planned Parenthood North Central States and The Directors Council. She was a recipient of numerous awards, including the Faith and Freedom Community Leader Award, A Arthur Davis Distinguished Community Leadership Award, and Business Publications Women of Influence.


Management Team

Almardi Abdalla

Vice President

Family and Workforce


Kristyn Arnold

Vice President

Planning and Strategy

Kristin Clayton

Vice President

Finance and Administration

Acting CEO

Bethany Davis

Vice President

Early Childhood

Sheri FitzPatrick

Executive Assistant and

HR Administrator

John Spinks

21st CCLC Program


Oakridge Neighborhood Board of Directors

President – Dr. Andrea McGuire, Dr. Andy McGuire & Associates

Vice President – Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, PhD, The Jacobson Institute at Grand View University

Secretary – Emily LeMay, Global Atlantic Financial Group

Treasurer – Mark Wiltse, F&G

Assistant Treasurer – Erin Kuhl, Krause Group

Immediate Past-President –  Martine Olson-Daniel, Wells Fargo

Marcy Baker, Sammons Financial Group Companies

Rona Berinobis, Athene

Carol Bodensteiner, Writer/Editor

Jamie Buelt, enQStrategies

Diana Dubuisson, DotDash Meredith

Albert Farr, DMACC Urban Campus

Jessica Feeney, Atlantic Bottling Company

Sharon Gaddy-Hanna, Bankers Trust (retired)

Tim Haight, Deere & Company/John Deere Financial (retired)

Matt Haney, John Deere Financial Services

Michael Hutney, Consultant

Mary Johnson, Assured Partners

Nalo Johnson, PhD, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Kent Kramer, The Foster Group

Joyce McDanel, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Peter Ngo, resident representative

Kuuku Saah, Ntontan RE

Deidre Williams, EMC