Staff

Full staff

Brad

Brad Little

President

Brad comes to Ottumwa from Cicero, Indiana where he was President of the Legacy Fund, a $40 million community foundation serving Hamilton County, Indiana. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Carmel Dads’ Club, a not-for-profit youth sports organization. Prior to that, he held numerous positions within Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity including Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance and Insurance. Before entering the not-for-profit field, Brad spent 7 years in the private sector. Brad received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University; and earned an MBA from Butler University. Brad is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Ottumwa and a member of the Iowa Council of Foundations board of directors. He is a graduate of Hamilton County Leadership Academy and served on its board of directors as Chairman. Brad and his wife Melissa have five children – Hunter, Sydney, Drake, Wyatt and Annabelle and live in Ottumwa.

Madonna

Madonna Fisher

Vice President of Finance

Madonna began her career as a Certified Public Accountant after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa. Before joining the Legacy Foundation team, Madonna held the position of Director of Fiscal Services at Ottumwa Regional Health Center, where she was employed for over 27 years. In her previous role, Madonna was responsible for the financial activities of the Health Center in addition to other related not-for-profit and for-profit entities which prepared her well for her current role which includes financial oversight of the Legacy Foundation, as well as subsidiary organizations. Madonna is a native of Ottumwa and has two children, Wes and Lauren and three grandchildren.

Kelly

Kelly Genners

Vice President of Programs and Initiatives

Kelly has been a part of the Legacy Foundation since its inception and brings over 15 years of expertise working in the not-for-profit sector in both the health and education arenas. Most recently, before joining the Legacy team, Kelly held the Director of Donor Relations and Foundation Director positions at the Ottumwa Regional Health Foundation. Prior to that, Kelly managed the Advancement/Alumni Relations office and served as Annual Fund Coordinator for William Penn University. Kelly holds an AA Degree from Indian Hills Community College, a Business Administration Degree from Buena Vista University and is currently completing her graduate work through Iowa State University. Additionally, Kelly is a member of the South Central Iowa SCORE Board, Regional Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board and is a 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Kelly and her husband Dan have two sons; Skylar and Jaden.

Amy

Amy Nossaman

Grants Program Manager

Amy joined the Legacy Foundation in May, 2016. She brings 15 years of experience in grant writing and project management in the education and community development sectors. She has been the treasurer and executive board member of the Mahaska County Community Foundation since its inception in 2005. At that time, Amy was the County Education Extension Director for Mahaska County. Shortly thereafter, Amy was recruited to William Penn University to start a Grants and Contracts position within the Office of Advancement. While there she successfully wrote several grants including a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help start their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program. Amy’s next step was to Indian Hills Community College where she was given the opportunity to be the Project Director for a National Science Foundation grant. Amy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She lives on a farm south of Pella with her husband, Richard.

Krista

Krista Carter

Office Manager

Krista comes to us with a strong passion to positively impact those around her. Her background offers us experience in not-for-profit as well as management and organizational skills for a fast moving, multi-faceted organization. Krista has obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. As part of the founding team at Wildwood Hills Ranch, Saint Charles, Iowa, for 6 years Krista participated in various roles which helped develop at-risk programs and touched countless lives. Krista joins us after living in Ames for more than 10 years. Her most recent position was working at Story Construction as a Project Assistant, coordinating behind the scenes the many details of their projects. Along with work at the YMCA in Des Moines, Krista bring us experience with a variety of organizations which is critical in her role managing the Bookin Innovation Center. Krista and her husband Dustin have one son; Bryan.