Dr. Aaron Quinn - Chair
Co-Founder and creator of Album Health
and Medical Consultant for the Social Security Administration

Kelly Edmister - Treasurer
Director of Finance & Administration for Iowa Public Radio

Tim Schott
Executive Director, Des Moines Public Schools

Emily Bollinger
English Teacher, Osseo Area Learning Center​ in Brooklyn Park, MN

Heather Carman
Project SEARCH Coordinator for Des Moines Public Schools

sponsors + partners

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Mission + Vision



 I founded Iowa Kidstrong, Inc. in 2005 in response to what has been declared one of today’s most pressing threats to our children and families - childhood obesity.


Turning the current trends of inactivity and poor nutrition downside up is crucial in impacting the current and future health of our children.


Our programs provide a foundation for the promotion of physical activity and healthy lifestyle skills. They also provide the additional benefit of enhanced self-esteem that comes from reaching goals and realizing one’s ability to do so.



As our organization grows we will continue to work toward our mission with the gracious support of friends like you. We look forward to a partnership in making this difference whether it be by way of your gift of time or a charitable donation.


Please consider supporting our organization with a tax deductible donation today.


Healthy and Happy Regards,




Cindy Elsbernd



Click HERE to find out what drives us to do the work we do.