Our LINK Team

Dawn Key, Program Leader.

Jenna Tuttle, Program Leader.

Lisa Sheets, Program Leader.

Kyle Cogley, Program Leader.

Chad Nath

Executive Director

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Chad has served as the Executive Director of the program since its inception in August 2019. Prior to working at LINK, Chad worked as the Director of Wellness, Fitness, Integrated Health & DayCamp for 17 years. He also spent time in classrooms as a Middle School Special Education Teacher and Kindergarten Teacher for 6 years. Chad has served on various other Boards of Directors, including for the UnityPoint Health GRMC Foundation, and as President of the Ahrens Park and Kids Against Hunger boards.

Abby Copeman Petig

Board President

Early Childhood Researcher & Program Evaluation Specialist

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Abby is a Grinnell native. She earned a B.A. in Psychology, a Ph.D. in Applied Child Development from Tufts University and a Ph.D in Human Development & Family Studies with a focus in Early Childhood Education from Iowa State University. In addition to serving on the LINK Board, she currently works as an Early Childhood Researcher & Program Evaluation Specialist at the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment at UC Berkeley.

Rachael Kinnick

Board Vice President

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Board of Directors

Abby Copeman Petig, Board President

Rachael Kinnick, Board Vice President

Amy Blanchard

Francesca Cunningham

Shannon Fitzgerald

Julie Gosselink

Barbara Norman