Randi is the IRIS team’s biggest fan. As co-director, visionary, strategist and overall facilitator of bureaucracy, Randi loves to help folks think in new ways, discover something they’re really good at, and embrace work that fills their cup.
With degrees in Political Science and in Criminal Justice, Randi has a range of field experience from case manager, connecting justice-involved youth with life-changing community services, to data analyst for KS prevention and protective services. As she worked within the foster care system, prevention services aimed at keeping families together, and adult protective services—all of which rely on connecting parents, children, and older adults with community-based supports—Randi saw first hand the need for a tool like IRIS. Today, the contagious passion and enthusiasm of potential IRIS partners remains a bright spot for her—an indicator of positive change.
Randi would describe herself as a nurturer. Adopting slippers as her footwear of choice in the current WFH situation hasn’t impeded her efficiency in supporting her team and her two young children—and at nurturing her dream of, one day, working in a library where people come to connect, with literature, knowledge, themselves, and their community.