Who is Progress?

Progress Industries is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides services and support for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in central Iowa to realize dreams and exercise real choices about where they live, work and socialize. Progress Industries offers a wide range of comprehensive services for people with disabilities and other life challenges. By providing quality services and community education, we tackle issues and barriers facing people with disabilities.

Our service model focuses on the abilities of individuals and approaches service delivery as a partnership, respecting the needs and desires of each individual. This person-centered approach allows us to support and respect the people we serve, as well as to foster their independence.

P.I. is CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for its programs in Community Employment Services, Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living.

Progress measures outcomes in all areas of home, work, and community. Outcomes are measured for efficiency, effectiveness, service access and satisfaction, and reviewed and communicated on a quarterly basis.

                                                                                       Sandy Ham, President and CEO

Boards of Trustees

Progress Industries

Jody Eaton – Chair
Sandy Ham – President, CEO and Asst. Secretary
John Lee – Vice Chair
Carol Trease – Treasurer
Kelly Mitchell  – Secretary
Carol Jones
Judy O’Connor
Michelle Ouren
Mark Cahill
Ed Banfield

P.I. Foundation

Brian Buch– Chair
Sandy Ham – President, CEO and Asst. Secretary
Chris Vernon – Vice Chair 
Rob Kahn
, Treasurer
Jeff Hoebelheinrich – Secretary
Amy Davis
Cheryl Ritter
Geri Doyle
John McNeer

John Lee
Kelly Mitchell

Carol Trease

Jody Eaton  


Progress Industries prides itself on the long-term dedication, experience and knowledge of its leadership team.

Sandy Ham                                                    
President and CEO

Melissa Butler     
Communications Director

Stefanie Squire     


Scott Miller
Compliance Director

Marlene Wozniczka
HCBS Director