Director 15 YEARS
Deena Ziegler (Executive Director) has been employed with Prairie Family Center for the last 14 years and was promoted into her current position 5 years ago. She is a passionate leader who pays strict attention to our programs' fidelity, each family's needs and each one of her staff members - making sure they have time for their families as well. Deena is available to assist staff and participants in creating a strength-based approach to advocacy. Deena works closely with the Board of Directors to assure adequate cash flow and plans for financial sustainability. (email@example.com)
Kelly Mullis (Family Development Specialist) began her employment with Prairie Family Center in September 2019. She is a mother of one child and one on the way. Kelly has previous experience in both the elderly setting and with children. Kelly's experience from past work and life experiences is an asset to the organization. Kelly facilitates CSFP (senior commodities), Link2feed, data entry, and our new program for seniors called Circle Talk which Kelly has enjoyed seeing this program grow. Kelly also helps facilitate CATCH, mom talk, family support services, mobile food, food bank and positive youth development.
Kathy has been the rock of our organization giving us over twenty years of employment and expertise.She has handed over the reins of Early Childhood Coordinator to Kobi. Kathy works part-time for us now. She is the welcoming face of PFCsitting at the front desk providing Family Development and case management. Kathy is compassionate about helping families set attainable goals. She follows up with families with progress, resources and encouragement. Kathy is co-facilitator of a senior group called Circle Talk. This is a group with rich conversation that allows participants to share life stories and experiences.
Teresa has worked with Prairie Family Center's thrift store (aka Twice As Nice Thrift Store) for 13 years. She runs a tight ship and continually brings in donations by networking with community members as they hold their garage and yard sales. The store is always clean and with her finger on the pulse, Teresa knows what sells and typically gets top dollar for quality items. The bottom line shows it as well... the annual income for the thrift store has increased from $88,000 3 years ago to $118,946 this past fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2021.
Kelli Bandy has been working for Prairie Family Center since July 2023. She moved to the area in the summer of 2021 and loves to garden, read, and bake. She and her husband are always outside with their two little daughters chasing their cows, chickens and cats on their mini homestead. Kelly has her Associates Degree in Youth Ministry and helps with multiple children's programs and music at her church in town. She has been helping with data entry and is involved with out Mom Talk Program.
She is a mother of 4 allowing her to be able to provide parenting tips, guidance and empathy to our families. Even with her busy schedule she just graduated with a bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry.
Aimee assists PFC with All About Being a Teen, Nurturing Parenting and attending various collaboration meetings around our community. Aimee is able to administer Data Entry from her home so she can still be the best mom for her kiddos.
Rita is our bilingual advocate, she loves being able to serve our community, Rita does case managment along with delivering food to our local schools. Rita's coworkers have become her family and is vey blessed to be given a chance to work for PFC.
Kobi Seymour began her employment with Prairie Family Center in August 2021 as the Early Childhood Education Coordinator. She teaches kids about exercise through the CATCH program, nutrition through the Exploring Foods Program and school readiness Literacy for Little Ones program. Kobi also does Sensory Activities in the Summer. She has been a single mother for 9 years. Kobi has had many years of training in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in schools and daycares. She has also been employed to do respite care for her disabled little brother for several years. Kobi has experience with elder care, working in nursing homes and now is also a part-time caregiver for her own grandparents. Kobi has spent the majority of her life taking care of and loving the people around her, and doing a great job at it. Kobi takes pride in her job and all of the people in her care. She is a wonderful asset to the Prairie Family Center team!
Danielle resides in Iowa with her family including two children while working for PFC for the last 3 years She has been in accounting for 20 years including healthcare in both for profit and nonprofit companies before working for PFC. She is currently enrolled at Colorado State University pursuing her bachelor's degree in accounting with a criminal justice emphasis.
Ginger began working at Prairie Family Center January of 2022. She does case management, various office duties, as well as helps with the food bank.She is an avid gardener and we are thrilled to bring her expertise and develop gardening curriculum and programs to our organization. Ginger,is a mom of 5 kiddos and a grandma. She leads our Mom Talk where she encourages, shares and guides young moms. She says she is blessed to be a part of this organization, and we are blessed to have her.
Debbie came to PFC as a volunteer and helped us with the move to our new building, so of course we offered this gem a job. She helps us in the thrift store. In her past life Debbie was a chef, so she has assisted with Cooking Matters. She brings a variety of expertise to our organization.
Hi, my name is Manual Arias.
I have lived in the area for 44 years.
I have been a cook for 35 of those years.
I look forward to being available to translate
and advocate for Spanish speaking families.
My hobby is playing the guitar, Little tidbit, I was a single parent and now have six grandchildren.
Hi I'm Destinee, I was raised in Burlington and have been here for most of my life. I mainly work in the thrift store and enjoy helping the customers. I love to paint and draw.