FRIENDS OF IOWA WOMEN PRISONERS
MISSION: To bring together and inform Individuals and groups
concerned about women in the Iowa correctional system
and to act on their behalf.
MEETING TIME AND LOCATION
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Wesley United Methodist Church
800 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316-4304
INTRODUCTIONS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Treasurer’s Report – Rosemary Jungmann
ICIW Report – Warden Patti Wachtendorf
Our August program features Broadlawns Medical Center, its services to those reentering society from prison followed by a tour of the hospital at 2:00p.m. We welcome speakers Betty Spratt, Broadlawns Supervisor of Financial Counseling and Janet Metcalf, current member of Broadlawns Board of Trustees and former member of the Iowa House of Representatives for 18 years.
Ms. Spratt has worked in the financial side of health care since 1982. She started her career in a private for-profit hospital in Los Alamitos, California and moved to Iowa in July of 1989. She has worked for Broadlawns Medical Center since August 1, 1989. It has been her pleasure to work with thousands of patients/clients in helping them enroll in many different public State funded assistance programs for health care. She has found this to be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. She enjoys her job and the people she works with and helps.
Janet Metcalf is a graduate of Iowa State University, former business owner and past president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa. She enjoys serving on the Broadlawns Board of Trustees, on which she has served as Chair. She currently serves as chair of the Governing Committee and of the Government Relations and Advisory Council. She is proud of the improvements made in the Medical Center in the past few years.
In the Iowa House of Representatives she served as chair of several committees including: Commerce and Regulation, State Government, Administrative Rules Review, Economic Development Appropriations Sub-committee and the Iowa Legislature’s Women’s Caucus.
Following our meeting Mikki Stier, Senior Vice President of Government, External Relations and Foundation will provide a tour of Broadlawns Medical Center, 1801 Hickman Road, at 2:00p.m. It will last about 30 minutes. Those interested should enter through the main entrance and meet Ms. Stier at the Information desk.