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, MD - President

Mr. James S. Marcovis - Secretary-Treasurer

Dr. Ahmadu Baba-Singhri, PhD

Ms. Dorothy Campbell

Mr. Matthew Cronin

Ms. Marlene Doby

Ms. Martha Lebrón-Dykeman

Mr. Jesse Lindsey

Dr. Michael Lipsman, PhD

Dr. Paul Stageberg, PhD


Wayne FordFounder and Executive Director

Izaah JB Knox, M. Ed. Associate Executive Director

Bruce WilsonSpecial Assistant to the Executive Team

Christina Guerrero, M. Ed.Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Mental Health Program Coordinator, Healthy Start & Empowerment Program Supervisor

Nellie Remson, IADC Substance Abuse Free Environment (SAFE) Clinical Director & Second Chances OWI Coordinator

Dennis HendersonCommunity Initiative Coordinator

Vicki Davis, M.A., LMHC, CRC Mental Health & Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) Clinical Supervisor

Taina Martin Office Manager

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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