Anti-Poverty Policy in Iowa - Equality, Opportunity, and Public Policy in America, Fall 2017 Series

Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn Street
Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


  • Sarah Benson Witry

    Sarah Benson Witry

    Food Bank and Emergency Assistance Director, Crisis Center of Johnson County
  • Tracy Hightshoe

    Tracy Hightshoe

    Interim Director, City of Iowa City Neighborhood and Development Services, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, City of Iowa City Neighborhood and Development Services
  • Rachel Lehmann

    Rachel Lehmann

    Case Manager, Shelter House
  • Wendy Rickman

    Wendy Rickman

    Administrator, Division of Adult, Children & Family Services, Iowa Department of Human Services

    Wendy Rickman has been employed with DHS since 1987. Since beginning her employment with DHS, Wendy has served as an abuse assessor, ongoing case manager, service administrator for Scott County, and a service area manager for the Davenport and the Des Moines service areas. Wendy is currently serving as the Division Administrator for the Division of Adult Children and Family Services. This division is responsible for policy development in the areas of Medicaid eligibility, Child Care, FIP, Food Assistance and all of the Child Welfare and Dependent Adult abuse eligibility policies. 

    Wendy graduated from Carroll College in 1981 with a BA degree in sociology, from the University of Iowa in 1996 with a MSW, and is currently licensed at the independent social work level with the State of Iowa.

  • Irvin Rodriguez

    Irvin Rodriguez

    VISTA, Shelter House