Urban Dreams
1410 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

Phone Number:
(515) 288-4742

Fax Number:
(515) 284-5886


To improve the quality of life for all non-traditional client groups through a comprehensive information and referral component; to administer high-risk youth/adult projects utilizing a holistic approach; to consult in the areas of urban development and minority sensitivity; and to bridge the gap between the traditional and non-traditional communities.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Dr. Dennis Zachary - President

Dr. Vincent E. Lewis - Vice President

Mr. James S. Marcovis - Secretary

Mr. Phillip Blumberg

Ms. Willie S. Glanton

Capt. Douglas Harvey

Ms. Frances Hawthorne


Wayne Ford - Founder & Executive Director

Bruce Wilson - Assistant Director

Fran Williams - Accountant

Carmena Cataldo - Healthy Start Case Manager

Sue DeBlieck - AgCulture Program Manager

Mildred Coplen - Behavioral Health Intervention Services Coordinator

April Galler - Information and Referral Specialist

Nellie Remson - Substance Abuse Services Program Manager

If you would like to contact any of our staff or learn about specific programs, please feel free to e-mail the above staff at

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