OUR TEAM

ANGI BRIGHT

Executive Director

After completing The Ultimate Journey Angi realized that past mistakes can be healed and poor choices do not define you. She learned about sex trafficking at a Women of Faith event in 2012 and knew that she wanted to be a part of healing and transformation in the lives of the women affected by sex trafficking. The hope and light that shines through Wings of Refuge has been a strong beacon for her to stay focused on what God has called her to do. Angi left a 16 year career in commercial banking to enter into non profit work which has proven to be fulfilling and a huge blessing to her family.  Angi has three kids and a husband that makes her laugh (almost) every day. You can find her in the sunshine whenever possible, at her kid’s baseball games, on the beach, on a boat, or on her back patio reading a book! 

NOW HIRING!

Development Director

Job Responsibilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact professionally on the phone, by email and in person with all levels of donors, staff, and general public

  • Willingness to travel to meet with donors and prospective donors

  • Be able to share the story and vision of Wings of Refuge

  • Creative visionary who is able to provide inspiration to effectively lead development team

  • Possess fundraising and public speaking experience

  • Ability to creatively communicate with a range of audiences: individual supporters,

  • Media relations with different types of media outlets such as radio, newspaper, podcasts

  • Oversee the organization’s social enterpriseRegularly attend meetings with executive director and leadership team to collaborate

  • Provide monthly development report for the board of directors and stay on track with the strategic plans within the organization foundations, companies, churches and other partners

NOW HIRING!

Business Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • Enter donations into CRM

  • Track all participant gifts and in-kind volunteer services and activities to ensure contributions are properly tracked

  • Data entry and financial reporting in Quickbooks

  • Track balances in all financial accounts

  • Manage accounts receivable and payables

  • Keep track of all organization receipts and checks - tracking line item budget categories

  • Track and reimburse monthly mileage reports

  • Complete biweekly payroll

  • Track PTO

  • Make deposits

  • Human Resources

  • Administrative Support

  • Volunteer Coordinator Duties

LAURA TESKE

Programming Director

Laura comes to us on a winding path that began in 2018. As a part of the transition team that brought Wings of Refuge to Ames, she got to know the organization and staff and fell in love with them right away. She then served as a volunteer Volunteer Coordinator, before becoming part of the staff at the end of 2019. She has a heart for Jesus and justice, which leads her to many outreach activities in her church and community. If you can find her at home, she is probably lounging on the deck with her husband and friends, reading or enjoying the outdoors.

KELLY BUTCHER

Donor Engagement Coordinator

If Kelly's name was added to the dictionary, you would find it listed under "old soul". Passionate about abolishing human trafficking in all forms, Kelly has been engaged in the fight against slavery since 2013 and joined the Wings of Refuge team in 2015. She uses her talents to organize data, create action steps, and connect with the incredible people who partner with the ministry. A few of Kelly's favorite things include spreadsheets, trampoline parks, cheese popcorn, Anatolian Shepherds, and her hunky husband. 

KARLA DAMIANO

Administrative Coordinator

Karla is easygoing, creative, and passionate which makes her a key element to the Wings Development Team. We say she makes everything glitter with glory because she does all of our graphic design amongst other things! Besides working full-time on the Wings development team designing and fundraising she uses her talents and creativity managing her four kids, two dogs, two cats, and amazing husband. If you are reading this and love the website, drop her a note to let her know you are reading every word or at least say hi!

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