Kari Carney, Executive Director
Kari Carney joined 1000 Friends of Iowa as the Executive Director in the fall of 2015. Kari was formerly a long-time staffer with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement where she worked on farming and environmental issues as well as membership and fundraising activities. She is also consultant to a national nonprofit group working on immigration reform. She and her husband reside on a small farm near Norwalk.
Lori Schervish, Communications Director
Lori Schervish joined 1000 Friends of Iowa in October 2015 as the Best Development Awards Coordinator and is continuing her role as program coordinator for the 2016 Best Development Awards, as well as working as the organization’s Communications Director. Lori graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in journalism and is currently working on her Master of Public Administration degree at Drake University. She lives in Norwalk with her family, two cats, and their new puppy.