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Shanda Hansen Excited to Help Strengthen Local and Regional Impact

February 6, 2023

The Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa (CFNEIA) has announced that Shanda Hansen is joining the organization as the director of affiliate impact. Hansen will serve as CFNEIA’s first director of affiliate impact, a new position that will work to advance the organization’s community impact model by engaging volunteers and nonprofit organizations and leading grantmaking activities in CFNEIA’s affiliate community foundations across its 20-county region. Hansen most recently served as the community-based center director at Francis Lauer Youth Services, a program of YSS, in Mason City. Her first day with the Foundation was January 31.

“Shanda is a proven leader and has spent her entire professional career in the nonprofit community,” said Kaye Englin, president and CEO of CFNEIA. “Shanda brings expertise in community building and volunteer engagement and her role is critical to growing our impact across our affiliate region.”

Hansen holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from the Upper Iowa University. She lives in Rockwell, Iowa with her wife and two children.

“Joining the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa and helping carry out their mission to enrich communities aligns not only with my professional experience but it is something I have aspired to do throughout my career,” said Hansen. “I am especially passionate about creating thriving rural communities and working to enhance our relationship with our affiliate community foundations will create local and regional impacts.”