Kiley Fleming Ed. D., PHR, SHRM-CP
In 2015, Iowa Mediation Service hired Kiley to serve as the Executive Director. With a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University, a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Kiley has the expertise to design impactful conflict management and communication training. She is also well-equipped to conduct conflict resolution and mediation sessions, as she has done for the majority of her Human Resources and consulting career. Drawing from various Human Resources experiences in finance, academia, medicine, and manufacturing, Kiley has vast competencies in dealing with dispute management and negotiations. She is also a Certified Life Coach and focuses on business succession and transition planning.
Fun Fact: Despite growing up with a severe loathing of exercise and running (ask her school classmates), Kiley embarked on a running journey a handful of years ago and now is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.
Kiley's office is located at:
1441 29th Street, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266 firstname.lastname@example.org; 515-331-8081
As the Service Development Specialist for Mediation for Iowa Mediation Service, Kathy oversees the office management, project administration and training efforts at Iowa Mediation Service, along with providing mediation, facilitation and training services in workplace, school, neighborhood, victim-offender, family and agricultural settings. Kathy is currently certified in Mental Health First Aid USA. She has presented at the Iowa Women in Agriculture Leadership Conference and provided Advanced Mediation Skills Training to 8th Judicial District court mediators. Hired in 1989, Kathy uses this wealth of experience in these varied environments to help parties navigate disputes and conflict. Kathy has a passion for helping people explore options and seek self-driven outcomes.
Fun Fact: Kathy’s love for travel and the out-of-doors recently led her out west where she experienced the beauty of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. A highlight of the trip was watching a friendly black bear munching berries!
Kathy's office is located at:
1441 29th Street, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266
As the Operations Support Specialist for Iowa Mediation Service, Stephanie utilizes her background to support IMS staff and create a welcoming environment for the public. Stephanie has experience in nonprofit settings and has participated in many community outreach programs, which developed her passion to inspire others to achieve their goals. Her exceptional technology skills and creativity provide an invaluable backdrop for the organization’s virtual mediation and training efforts. Her years in a supportive role, combined with her strong organizational skills and attention to detail, ensure accurate case intake and processing. Stephanie became a Certified Life Coach in January 2022. She has enjoyed being a part of the IMS team since 2021.
Fun Fact: Stephanie loves animals! She currently has a 160 pound Great Pyrenees named “Kodah!” She also gardens and has her certification in Anxiety Relief.
Stephanie's office is located at:
1441 29th Street, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266 email@example.com; 515-331-8081
IMS Welcomes Our Newest Employee:
As the Service Development Specialist for Mediation, Matt Deardeuff plays a pivotal role overseeing case management across 99 counties. He invested six years as an IMS foreclosure prevention counselor during the housing crisis, a role in which he developed a wealth of hands-on experience. Moreover, Matt's extensive agricultural background, combined with his prowess in financial planning, has seen him successfully mediate numerous agricultural cases and guide families through the complex task of farm succession planning.
In 2023, Matt transitioned to a full-time role, lending his substantial knowledge and experience to help parties through the intricate mediation process.
Fun Fact: Matt is an avid outdoorsman, who loves to hunt, fish and forage for mushrooms.
Matt’s office is located at:
1415 S. Monroe, Mason City, Iowa 50401
IMS Celebrating Esteemed Colleague: Stan Deardeuff
With a heart full of gratitude, we are announcing the retirement of our esteemed colleague, Stan Deardeuff, effective from April 28, 2023. Stan has been an integral part of our organization, giving 39 years of his life in dedicated service where he adeptly managed case mediation services across 99 counties in Iowa. His numerous invaluable contributions have been an asset to our organization. We, at IMS, deeply appreciate Stan's unwavering dedication and commitment. We wish him nothing but the best for his well-deserved retirement.