Staff & Board of Directors

Teree Caldwell-Johnson

President and CEO

Teree Caldwell-Johnson has spent her entire career in public service, joining Oakridge Neighborhood as CEO in 2004. She serves 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 is 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


Amal Barre

Vice President

Planning and Strategy

Bethany Davis

Vice President

Early Childhood


Sheri FitzPatrick

Executive Assistant


Mike Hill

Facility Director

Christine Irvine

Vice President


Vernon Johnson

Vice President

Youth Education and


Kristin Littlejohn

Vice President



Pat Palmer

Vice President


John Spinks

21st CCLC Program


Oakridge Neighborhood Board of Directors

President – Martine Olson-Daniel, Wells Fargo

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

Secretary – Jamie Buelt, enQStrategies,

Treasurer – Mark Wiltse, Fidelity and Guaranty Life

Past-President –  Tim Haight, Deere & Company/John Deere Financial (retired)


Marcy Baker, Sammons Financial Group Companies

Carol Bodensteiner, Writer/Editor

Denise Broadnax, Resident Liaison

Albert Farr, DMACC Urban Campus

Sharon Gaddy-Hanna, Bankers Trust

Matt Haney, Deere & Company

Steve Hinrichs, Hinrichs Partners, LLC

Michael Hutney, The Stelter Company

Mary Johnson, LaMair-Mulock-Condon Co.

Kent Kramer, The Foster Group

Erin Kuhl, Kum & Go

Emily LeMay, Global Atlantic Financial Group

Skylar Mayberry-Mayes, Nationwide Insurance

Joyce McDanel, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Deidre Williams, EMC


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