All of our administrative staff work out of our Administrative Office, located at 1714 Johnson Ave NW in Cedar Rapids. You can reach this office at (319) 362-1170.
Emily Blomme started with Foundation 2 in 2015. She has worked in the human service field in the Cedar Rapids community since 2000. Much of her work has been in the area of crisis response and youth services. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of others and is a firm believer that all people are capable of change. Emily has a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies from Colorado State University (Go Rams!). Over the years she has been involved in many committees and boards in the Cedar Rapids community and currently serves as the Membership Chair on the Iowa Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa. She is a member of Daybreak Rotary, a graduate of the Leadership for Five Seasons class of 2015 and a 2015 CBJ Forty under 40 honoree. Emily is married to Jeremy and has three teenage children. She is an avid backpacker and is always looking for the next adventure! She enjoys running, cycling, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Sarah Nelson-Miller started with Foundation 2 in 2016. She worked in the human service field in Boulder, Colorado for over 15 years prior to returning to her native roots in Iowa. Her previous work has been in crisis services, child welfare, mental health, and criminal justice. Throughout her career, she has led community wide strategic planning, implementation of best practices and data driven decision making. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family studies from Colorado State University.
Deb began her career at Foundation 2 as a crisis line volunteer in 1976; three years later she was hired as a Counseling Supervisor and became the Crisis Center Coordinator in 1985. She held the position as Crisis Services Director from 1987 until 2008 when she moved into the role of Quality Director for all agency programs. Over the years she’s been involved with a variety of community activities and has served on the boards of Linn County General Assistance, Helping Hands Ministries, and Iowans for the Prevention of Gun Violence. She has been serving as a site examiner for the American Association of Suicidology for the past 20 years, assisting with the certification of crisis lines across the country. Deb has a degree in Psychology from Mt. Mercy University. She met David Peddycoart when he volunteered for the crisis line many years ago. They married in 1986.
Audrey Meyer joined Foundation 2 in 2007. Audrey brings 30 years of experience working with nonprofits. Audrey serves on the Human Resource Committee and CFO committee for the Coalition for Family and Children’s Services in Iowa, the CFO Peer Group of the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Nonprofit Peer Network and serves on the board as Treasurer for Iowa Corridor USA Dance #2100 and previously a board member of the Jefferson Monroe Friends of the Library. She graduated from Mount Mercy College with a BA in Administrative Management and Accounting.
Matthew Pollock started as the Development Director with Foundation 2 in October 2017. This Iowa Native returned to the Hawkeye State after earning his Bachelor of Science degree in business at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He began his fundraising career as a development officer for Texas Tech University. During this time he completed Advancement Resources’ The Arts and Sciences of Donor Development, Foundation Center’s Grant Writing Seminar, and several CASE Major Gifts trainings. After working in higher-education, Matthew began his non-profit fundraising career in the Cedar Rapids Metro Area. Matthew is a member of the Association for Fundraising Professionals and Rotary West.
Elisabeth Kissling started with Foundation 2 as a Counseling Supervisor at the Crisis Center in 2001, served as Development/Marketing Director from 2007 to 2017 and currently works as Marketing Director for the agency. Elisabeth has a B.A. in both music and psychology from Coe College and an M.A. in Education from the University of Iowa. In addition to working for Foundation 2 she is a professional pianist. Elisabeth is a 2013 CBJ Forty under 40 honoree, graduate of the Leadership for Five Seasons class of 2017, and serves as Secretary for the Marion Arts Festival Board.