administrative staff

Tracey Myers

Tracey has worked for the Foundation for six years and serves as the Executive Director. When she isn’t busy planning the ZJF Classic and finding long-term funding for the Kids on Course programs, she is chasing around two toddlers—literally. And when (more like if) she finds herself with some free time, she enjoys playing tennis and indulging in the occasional Papa Juan’s margarita. Tracey’s parents instilled in her the importance of giving back from a very early age. Volunteering and helping others is incredibly important to her and is a value she and her husband are working hard to pass on to their two sons as well.

tmyers@zachjohnsongolf.com  | 319-573-8714 

Zach johnson foundation executive director

jpangborn@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-431-7515

Beth Malicki

Beth serves the Kids on Course team as Program Leader, board member of the Zach Johnson Foundation and mom to all. She ensures team members have what they need to make sure students are on the path to college graduation and that staff members take care of themselves in the process. She's not a doctor, but she likes to play one on TV when reading health stories as a news anchor at KCRG-TV9. Mostly she knows how education can lift a child out of difficult circumstances as she grew up with a single mom who had Beth when she was 15. She and her husband, Brett, are raising three kids whose names all start with "B," and are otherwise not at all similar.

Kids on course program leader

bmalicki@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-213-6761

Jaimen Pangborn

People lover, life traveler, sincere, friendly and ambitious are words that describe Jaimen. She is the Director of Program Development and the Site Manager for Jefferson and Kennedy High Schools. She has mastered the art of tracking down reluctant students, assists in designing Kids on Course programming, and enjoys being a mentor to her students. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Leisure, Youth and Human Services with an emphasis in Nonprofit Youth Services. She later went on to get her Masters from Regis University in Nonprofit Management. Outside of work, Jaimen keeps busy with her two dogs, community activities, and spending time with her friends and family.

Kids on course director of program development

Tyler Zaruba

Tyler considers himself a "Play Specialist", ensuring that students are enjoying each day and having fun learning. He hails from the small town of Maquoketa, Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids after getting his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Iowa. He loves telling awful puns and performing magic math tricks for anyone who will listen. Tyler is a firm believer that laughter and having fun are the keys to life-long learning. When he is not playing at recess...err, hard at work, Tyler can be found at the Northwest Recreational Center in Cedar Rapids or participating in some sports league.

Kids on course GRANT ELEMENTARY SITE MANAGER

tzaruba@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  563-219-2915

PROGRAM staff

Tracey Myers

zach johnson foundation executive director

tmyers@zachjohnsongolf.com
319-573-8714

Beth Malicki

Kids on course
program leader

bmalicki@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-213-6761

Jaimen Pangborn

Kids on course director of program development

jpangborn@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-431-7515

Tyler Zaruba

Kids on course grant elementary site manager

tzaruba@kidsoncoursecr.com
563-219-2915

gwhite@kidsoncoursecr.com | 402-217-1378

Greg White

Greg graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Spanish, Writing, and Rhetoric. Greg manages the AmeriCorps grant and oversees the AmeriCorps Members for Kids on Course. Outside of work, Greg enjoys spending time with his family. He loves reading books to his son, Oliver. He also participates in recreational sports and has a passion for running. He has completed three half-marathons and is training for his first full marathon. He also spends way too much time watching and reading science fiction, especially Star Wars (which is really science fantasy). 
 

Director of Kids on Course Americorps Program

Greg White 

Director of Kids on Course AmeriCorps Program

gwhite@kidsoncoursecr.com
402-217-1378

swatson@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-431-0566

Sarah Watson

Sarah joined Kids on Course after volunteering as a Page Pal with a Grant Elementary kindergarten student named Londyn. Sarah credits Londyn’s energetic spirit for her instant attraction to the program’s mission. As a Van Buren, Wilson and Jefferson alum, she has a deep connection to the schools, communities and families served in the program. Sarah earned her BBA from Mount Mercy University and lives in Cedar Rapids with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys watching students express their curiosity and giving high fives. Her favorite season in Iowa is summer and she loves to read, write, volunteer, do cartwheels and make people smile.

Kids on course Harrison Elementary Site Manager 

Jerry Logan

Jerry is in his second year with Kids on Course at Van Buren Elementary where he enjoys (sometimes) beating fifth graders in soccer and being amazed at how many of those kids still have Pokémon cards. He is a strong proponent of cultivating passion in kids by giving them access to as many activities and opportunities as possible. Outside of school Jerry spends his time reading, trying to keep up with all of Netflix, being great at trivia, and discussing that weekend’s EPL action with anyone who will sit still long enough. He lives in Cedar Rapids with his wife, son, and lunatic dog.

Kids on course Van Buren Elementary site manager

JLogan@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-804-5266

Jasmin Sanchez

Jasmin knows first hand the challenge of learning math, social studies, science and reading in a language that is new to her. Jasmin's family speaks Spanish and she is fully bilingual. Jasmin is a first-generation college graduate with a Bachelor's Degree from Mount Mercy University. When she is not supporting and helping families, she spends way too much time in coffee shops drawing her latest sketches or playing charades with her big family (she has six siblings!)

Kids on course Latino Family Liaison

jsanchez@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-325-2396

Sarah Watson

Kids on course Harrison
elementary site manager

swatson@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-431-0566

Jerry Logan

Kids on course Van Buren
elementary site manager

jlogan@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-804-5266

Jasmin Sanchez

Kids on course 
Latino family liaison

jsanchez@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-325-2396

Melanie Baird

Melanie comes to the Foundation all the way from Atlanta, GA where she and her husband have lived for the last 7.5 years. As Operations Manager of the ZJF, she ensures everything on the back end is running smoothly so everyone on the front end can focus on supporting students and their families. When not at work, Melanie enjoys playing tennis, traveling with her husband and binge watching the latest Netflix/Prime/Hulu tv series (hello The Marvelous Mrs. Masel).

mbaird@zachjohnsongolf.com  | 319-730-3710

Zach johnson foundation operations manager

Melanie Baird

zach johnson foundation operations manager

mbaird@zachjohnsongolf.com
319-730-3710

Cassie Mitvalsky

Cassie is a Cedar Rapids native having graduated from Jefferson High School and Coe College with a degree in Sociology. She serves as the Kids on Course Program Director where she spends her time meeting students and staff in classrooms, walking the halls of schools she once attended, and connecting with children on playgrounds. Before Kids on Course Cassie worked in the field of social work helping families learn strategies to be safer and stronger together. Outside of Kids on Course Cassie “enjoys” watching slime videos, listening to Baby Shark repeatedly and talking about video games with her four children. 

Kids on course program DIRECTOR

cmitvalsky@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-440-3351

Shelby Christensen

After a five year hiatus from the Corridor, Shelby is excited to be back and working for a program that lifts up those in her hometown. She believes in Kids on Course's ability to give students access to new opportunities and push them to their highest potentials. Shelby graduated from Saint Louis University where she studied Public Health and Spanish. Then she headed to the Pacific Northwest for a year of service. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors, enjoy good coffee, travel and hang out with family and friends.

Kids on course WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL SITE MANAGER

SCHRISTeNSEN@kidsoncoursecr.com  |  319-270-1160

Shelby Christiansen

Kids on course
WILSON SITE MANAGER

schristiansen@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-270-1160

Cassie Mitvalsky

KIDS ON COURSE
PROGRAM DIRECTOR

cmitvalsky@kidsoncoursecr.com
319-440-3351