Madison County Heart & Soul Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Create and implement outreach to involve communities in the Heart & Soul initiative
  • Be a liaison to each community that establishes a Community Heart & Soul Committee
  • Advise and support both county-wide and community-level projects
  • Administer Madison County grant and resources for this project
  • Lead (Model) Heart and Soul initiatives at the county level
  • Communicate/Involve county-wide officials and leaders

Current Team Members

  • Ann Bartelt | St Charles | Retired School Associate Superintendent
  • Laura Bertelson | Van Meter | Community Volunteer
  • Maxine Bussanmas | Bevington | Mayor | Business Owner
  • Ester Mae Cox | Peru | Retired ISU Extension Educator | Professional Facilitator
  • Nancy Forrest | Winterset | Retired Teacher/Counselor | For Land’s Sake Founder/Lead
  • Dr. Brandon Gerleman | Winterset | Pharmacist Montross Pharmacy
  • Brenda Hollingsworth | Winterset | Farmer | Project Lead Historical Preservation Commission
  • Tom Leners | Winterset | Madison County Development Executive Director | Agri-Business
  • Lou McKean | Truro | Entrepreneur | Community Leader & Volunteer
  • Jean Nolte | Winterset |Self-Employed Business Principal
  • Aaron Price | Ex Officio Member | Madison County Board of Supervisors
  • Scott Smith | Dexter | Retired Educator | Co-Manager The Iowa Theatre
  • Nancy Trask | Winterset | Retired Winterset Public Library Director
  • Dawn Vetter | St. Charles | Retired Des Moines School Principal | St. Charles Community Foundation