Board Spotlight - Michelle Lickteig
Even though the majority of her time on the Family Promise of Greater Des Moines (FPGD) board of directors has been a virtual experience so far due to the pandemic, Michelle Lickteig is passionate about the organization’s mission. After being invited to learn more about FPGD, Michelle was instantly moved to join the board.
“It immediately spoke to my heart,” Michelle explained. “I believe shelter and food are the true foundation for someone to feel secure. I love that FPGD is providing those and also the opportunity for a family to stay together during hard times.”
Michelle serves as assistant general counsel at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Des Moines. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her two children, Mel and Jack, and her husband, John.
After joining the board a little less than a year ago, and experiencing most meetings online for social distancing purposes, Michelle was excited to finally provide in-person support as a volunteer during the November (Curbside) Comfort Food Cook-Off.
“Experiencing the event with my board colleagues and other volunteers was a wonderful experience,” she said. “I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of them and the FPGD staff. What an amazing group!”
Our thanks to Michelle for donating her time and talents to the FPGD board of directors!