Executive Director, Autism Society Iowa
Kris is the Executive Director of the Autism Society of Iowa, starting in 2001 after serving on their board since 1993 and on the Metro Area Autism Society in Des Moines, Iowa. She serves on the University of Iowa Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP) Advisory Committee and Expert Panel, which brings together autism advocates and legislators throughout Iowa to provide community-based care and family support for those living with autism. She also serves on the Autism Society Public Policy and Affiliate Leaders Committees. Kris is a graduate of the Iowa State University College of Business and cheers on the Cyclones. She became passionate about helping other families who have a member with autism when her daughter received her diagnosis in 1991. She and her husband reside in West Des Moines, Iowa, and are parents to three adult children.