Board of Directors

2017 WesleyLife Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, WesleyLife is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. Since 1946, the board has led the growth of WesleyLife from a single retirement community to a comprehensive network of health and well-being services and initiatives for older adults, wherever they call home. Drawing upon both life experience and areas of professional expertise, board members provide oversight for the entire organization and define the ways WesleyLife lives its mission.

Board Officers

Board Member Occupation City
Chad Rasmussen, Chair Director, asset management, Kum & Go West Des Moines, Iowa
Jody Lorence, Secretary/Treasurer Partner, Otto and Lorence Law Firm, P.C. Atlantic, Iowa
Bob Ruch, Past Chair President, Ruch Enterprises Urbandale, Iowa

Board Members

Board Member Occupation City
Kevin LaGree Retired president, Simpson College Des Moines, Iowa
Kip Albertson Senior vice president, chief financial officer, and strategy officer, Bankers Trust  West Des Moines, Iowa 
Dr. Christina Taylor Chief quality officer and internal medicine provider, The Iowa Clinic  West Des Moines 
David Stout Retired pastor, United Methodist Church West Des Moines, Iowa
Abbey Gilroy  Director of real estate development, Neighborhood Development Corporation Des Moines, Iowa 
Susan Watson Assistant professor of practice in actuarial science; director, School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management, Drake University West Des Moines, Iowa
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