paving the way forward
Jeff Lamberti has been appointed as Bridges of Iowa’s Chair of the Board to help us sustain and expand our life-saving services. Jeff served in the Iowa Senate and the Iowa State House, was a member of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, and a Board Member for Casey’s General Stores. Jeff is the President of the On With Life Foundation and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Youth Homes of Mid-America and the DMACC Foundation Board. Jeff has a JD, MBA, and BA from Drake University. One of his initial actions is a comprehensive board-member search to increase the size of our Board that will be filled by community leaders and community funders like you to further secure our future mission and meet the existing and ever-increasing need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
My long term vision for Bridges of Iowa is to see it grow to be an organization that serves men and women in Central Iowa in both a prison diversion role, but also in helping men and women with addiction problems who are not in the corrections or court system. With twenty years of experience, we know that the Bridges long-term treatment plan is highly successful.
Patrick Coughlin is the Executive Director of Bridges of Iowa. He has been involved in the treatment industry for almost 25 years. He has a Master of Public Administration from Drake University, a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Northern Iowa, and is credentialed as an Alcohol and Drug counselor at the International level. He is focused on the long-term stability of the important work Bridges of Iowa does as well as increasing the scope and quality of services.
We’ve been saving lives in Central Iowa for twenty years. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the biggest substance abuse crisis we’ve seen in those twenty years. Thankfully the CARES ACT gives new and old donors―concerned about their community―new avenues to give more support, save more lives, and sustain more communities. Please give generously now for a better future.