On Sept. 21, Ellipsis friends and supporters gathered for a wonderful evening of celebrating staff milestones, outstanding volunteers, dedicated community partners and Ellipsis alumni achievements. The inaugural “Ellipsis Celebration” recognized those who help us further our work with central Iowa kids and families.

A number of sponsors made this event possible. We’d like to thank Nationwide, BH Companies, Trilix, TPI, Ahlers & Cooney and Travis & Jennifer Sheets for their generous support of our event and the work we do at Ellipsis. Thank you!

The evening’s program highlighted staff anniversaries, the Trebilcock Exceptional Staff Award winner and a moving piece on our Ellipsis Award winner, which is given to an outstanding individual who has been part of our services and programs. To hear the heart-warming stories shared gave our attendees a clear picture of why we are Iowa’s no wrong door solution for hundreds of kids and families. Congratulations to our 2022 award winners!

Trebilcock Exceptional Staff Award: Stacie Christensen

Trebilcock Exceptional Staff Award Nominees

  • Don Brown
  • Black Schneider
  • Bill Brunia
  • Brad Cave
  • Nashonda Smith
  • Natasha Hanisch
  • Dominic Morris
  • Reyna Montero
  • Keith Meeks
  • Chloe Butler
  • Jon Bennum
  • Stacie Christensen
  • Becca Chavis
  • Tidus Bland
  • Tara Jones

The Ellipsis Award: Neamiah Wells

Staff Anniversaries

  • 30 Years: Mike Pavon
  • 25 Years: Jeff Jansen
  • 15 Years: Stacie Christensen
  • 10 Years: Don Brown, Sam Bruellman, Brad Cave, Bri Staer, Reyna Montero
  • 5 Years: Teresa Jones-Negrete, MariAnn Borgen, Brad Dove, Amy Staples, Erin Allen, Lacy Tharp
  • 3 Years: Imad Amenzou, Dani Rush, Madeline Running, Taylor Honadel, Joanna Moffatt

We sincerely appreciate the support and partnership of so many in our community as we go about our work, helping kids and families write their own stories in life.

Images courtesy of Ashley Kopplin of Ashley's Photography