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Board of Directors

2019 WesleyLife Board of Directors

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, WesleyLife is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. Since 1947, the board has led the growth of WesleyLife from a single retirement community to a comprehensive continuum 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

R. Kevin LaGree, Chairman

Retired President, Simpson College Des Moines, Iowa
Susan Watson, Secretary/Treasurer Assistant professor of practice in actuarial science; director, School of Actuarial Science and Risk Management, Drake University West Des Moines, Iowa
Chad Rasmussen, Past Chairman Director of asset management, Kum & Go  West Des Moines,  Iowa

Board Members

Board Member Occupation City
Jody Lorence Retired partner, Otto & Lorence Law Firm, P.C. Atlantic, 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 
Bob Ruch President, Ruch Enterprises Urbandale, Iowa
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