LaTasha joined The Center team as its new coordinator in 2018. She supports staff in their efforts to develop innovative, member-driven programs and services to improve the quality of life for older adults in the Iowa City/Johnson County area. She is also a board member of Friends of The Center and works to raise funds to keep The Center strong and vibrant for generations to come, making sure we stay at the center of it all. Stop by and visit her, just to say hello or if you’re interested in leadership opportunities with The Center. LaTasha’s crowning achievements include being a partner to her husband, Jason, and a mother to her boy/girl twins, Nathan and Lauren.
Michelle has worked at the Senior Center since 1997. She works with a wide variety of community organizations, volunteers and the Program Committee to create fun and innovative programs. She is always open to new ideas and to your feedback. If you are interested in sharing your thoughts or offering a program, be sure to visit her on the Mezzanine. Michelle enjoys spending time with family, learning new things, exercising and volunteering.
Emily has worked at The Center since 2007. She coordinates volunteer programs, technology classes, individual services, outreach and marketing for the Senior Center. Visit Emily if you’d like to explore The Center’s many volunteer opportunities. Emily likes cooking, road trips, movies, long walks and hanging out with her friends, family and pets.
Kristin has a hand in just about everything at The Center. First and foremost, she coordinates the membership and parking programs and tracks donations. She also serves as the staff contact for the Membership Committee. Kristin enjoys making crafts and spending time with her dog, Sophie.
Jessi works in close liaison with donors and community sponsors that choose to support Friends of The Center. She was born and raised in the Iowa City area and is passionate about philanthropy and helping others to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life at all ages and stages! It is her goal to ensure that all donors see the incredible impact of their private gifts to support Friends of The Center, and to create new and diverse funding streams to help sustain the mission of The Center. Jessi enjoys hiking, writing, lattes, and spending quality time with her husband and two young daughters.
Sharon, who is also known as the Dragon Lady due to her love of the mythical creatures, is one of the receptionists who can help you join The Center, register for classes or get your parking pass. She is a good information resource. Her spare time is arranged by her two little dogs, Meri and Pippin.
Lori is an Iowa City native. She enjoys cooking, reading, artistic ventures, and playing guitar and singing. Some of her favorite activities are attending concerts, visiting historical sites, and enjoying the outdoor beauty of our fair state. Lori can help you at the front desk on weekday afternoons to renew your membership, register for classes, understand parking options, and learn about the offerings at The Center.
Craig keeps the facility clean and in good working order and coordinates major and minor facility improvements. His philosophy is to respect the historic nature of the facility while recognizing the need for updates and future planning. He enjoys springtime rains, listening to his garden blossom and traveling an open road.
Brad works with SCTV volunteers to produce videos that share positive images of aging with the community. He also leads weekly tech help sessions at The Center. Brad graduated from the University of Iowa with a Communication Studies degree. He lived in Boston and San Francisco, working in video post-production and web development, before returning to his Iowa roots in 2003.