Keep the Kids Safe is an initiative of the Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County. This website serves to inform the public on the child abuse epidemic, who we are, and what we do.
Meet Our Team
Prior to joining FCC, Amanda spent 18 years as a TV news journalist. During her career, she has always been an outspoken advocate for children, fighting tirelessly to give them a voice.
As Executive Director of FCC, Amanda wants to make sure that every child has the safe, happy, healthy and loving childhood they deserve. She wants to make sure that our children feel empowered and they’re not afraid to use their voice.
“We all want to change the world and make it a better place. But it has to start in our own communities. One child at a time…one family at a time.”
Missy Denning has been with Family and Children’s Council of BHC for more than 20 years. She oversees both the Parent Connection and Empowering Parents programs.
“Every parent wants to be a good parent, I firmly believe that. Sometimes people just need the extra tools and support to help them be successful.
I’m so proud of our FCC programs that invest in as well as benefit our parents here in Black Hawk County.”
Sexual Abuse Prevention Coordinator
Megan Gloede started at Family & Children’s Council as an intern for the Sexual Abuse Prevention program. Now, she is excited to lead the Take Charge of Your Body program in schools, focusing on grades preschool through sixth.
Megan is also in charge of Stewards of Children, training to educate adults to prevent, recognize & react responsibly to child sex abuse.
Family Services Coordinator
Ashley Meinhart oversees the Partners for Parenting Families, Baby Safety Project and Car Seat Safety programs at Family and Children’s Council of BHC.
Ashley works to make sure parents have everything they need so their children are happy, healthy and safe.