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Daybreak Leadership Breakfast Focuses on Wellness Capital

August 13, 2014

The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute's (GDMLI's) Daybreak Leadership Breakfast series will take an in-depth look at the Wellness Capital of the Capital Crossroads Vision Plan on Aug. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at the YMCA Healthy Living Center in Clive.

The primary goal of the Wellness Capital is to make the region a national model of wellness by leveraging existing wellness efforts in the Greater Des Moines (DSM) Community. Breakfast participants will learn how leaders intend to make this goal a reality. Expert panelists will include:

  • Sheila Laing, Senior Vice President, Health and Wellness Solutions/Human Resources, Hy-Vee
  • Dr. Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean of Global Health, Des Moines University
  • Vernon Delpesce, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Des Moines
  • Rick Kozin, Director of Public Health, Polk County Health Department

The event is open to the public. Registration is $15 for community members and is discounted for Leadership Institute member alumni. A complimentary light breakfast and coffee are included. To RSVP for the breakfast, visit the GDMLI website. The breakfast is being sponsored by Mercy.

Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute

The Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute is Central Iowa’s premier leadership organization, guiding leaders to greater public awareness, commitment and involvement — improving the overall quality of life in our community. In three decades, more than 1,800 leaders have participated in GDMLI programs, gaining a greater understanding of our community and opportunities for civic improvement.