Shelly brings a unique collection of relevant experience spanning 35+ years. She has been a juvenile detention counselor, community provider, CARF surveyor, board member, CEO of other organizations and is a registered lobbyist. This gives her a unique perspective of all aspects of the industry from legislative policy to daily provider operations. Shelly received her master’s degree at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and her undergraduate from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA. Shelly resides in Johnston with her husband and has two grown children. She is an avid sports fan, with her favorite teams being the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.