Interim President & Vice President of Programs and Initiatives
Kelly has been a part of the Legacy Foundation since its inception and brings over 17 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 a Master of Science Degree with a Community Development emphasis from Iowa State University. Additionally, Kelly is a member of the Cradle College Career (C3) Steering Committee & Stakeholder Council, IHCC Regional Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board, Main Street Ottumwa Design Committee and is a 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Kelly and her husband Dan have two sons; Skylar and Jaden.
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 2013 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. Madonna is a native of Ottumwa and has two children, Wes and Lauren and three grandchildren.
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. Amy is a 2016 graduate of the Ottumwa Leadership Academy. She lives on a farm south of Pella with her husband, Richard.
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.
Lisa Morgan was born and raised in Ottumwa, graduating from Ottumwa High School in 1988. For the last 10 years, Lisa and her husband Tom have resided at the Lake of the Ozarks, where they have owned three Anytime Fitness franchises, a rental property and a bar and grill. Prior to moving to the Ozarks, Lisa worked for Indian Hills Community College in the Recruiting and Marketing department. Lisa holds an Associate of Arts degree from Indian Hills, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University and an MBA from St. Ambrose University. Over the years, Lisa has watched the Legacy Foundation make tremendous improvements to Ottumwa and she is very excited to be a part of an organization that continues to invest in her hometown. Lisa, Tom and their dog, Shelby look forward to transitioning back home to Ottumwa.