Our Staff


Terry Hernandez

Terry Hernandez joined Chrysalis in 1997 as the first Executive Director, establishing it as a public foundation focused on women and girls in Greater Des Moines area. Prior to Chrysalis ...


Brooke Findley

Brooke Findley joined Chrysalis in 2010 as Director of Policy and Programs, overseeing grant making programs, the Chrysalis After-School program ...


Lynn Knudsen

Lynn Knudsen joined Chrysalis in 2014 as Director of Mission Advancement supporting the strategic implementation of the Chrysalis mission through collaboration...


Laurene Franco

Laurene Franco joined Chrysalis in 2017 as Director of Philanthropy and has led foundation relationships with donors, corporate, and foundation partners through fundraising...


2017-18 Board Members

Executive Officers

Lisa West, Bridgestone

Eugenia Kutsch-Stanton, DuPont Pioneer
Vice President

Christine Riccelli, DSM Magazine

Lauren Burgeson, Iowa State Bank

Board of Directors

Jodi Beller, Bank of the West
Angelica Cardenas-Chaisson, Child & Family Policy Center
Cynde Cronin, Aureon HR
Lisa Cushatt, Iowa ACEs 360/DMACC
Preston Daniels, Berkshire Hathaway First Realty
Diane Evans, Wells Fargo
Stephanie Fleckenstein, HDR
Amy Friedrich, Principal Financial Group
Jennifer Furler, National Blue Zones Project
Lindsay Havig, Federal Home Loan Bank
Karin Johnson
, Faegre Baker Daniels
Liz Lee, Community Volunteer 
Erika Linden
, Des Moines University
Frank Maher, The Integer Group
Sue Mattison, Drake University
Michael Sadler, Century Link
San Wong, Iowa Department of Human Rights