Executives and Department Leaders
Kris Eastman, President & CEO
Kris Eastman was appointed President and CEO of Mainstream Living on November 1, 2023. Her commitment to the disability field began as a student at Iowa State University. Following completion of her Bachelor’s of Science in Social Work, she started a career focused on servant leadership. Eastman's passion to provide creative, innovative and responsive services has been given an outlet for nearly four decades at Mainstream Living. She has had many roles in the organization including direct care, mid-level management and senior leadership. In 2013, she was appointed Vice-Present of Waiver Services and began oversight and supervision of all residential and day services programs at Mainstream Living serving persons with intellectual disabilities and brain injuries. She accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer in 2022. In 2017, she began sharing her talents with other organizations by becoming a certified CARF surveyor. CARF is an international accreditation agency that provides peer driven surveys and guidance through its surveyor’s expertise and knowledge. She has completed surveys in several states around the country. Eastman recognizes the importance of work /life balance; so, you will often find her enjoying the outdoors during her free time. She likes to bike trails, hike, listen to music at the park or simply enjoy a glass of wine on her deck. Most importantly, she loves to spend time with her friends and family.
Amber Corrieri, Chief Operating Officer
Corrieri joined the organization in 2011 and was appointed COO in 2023. She has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit and community leadership. Corrieri oversees Human Resources, property maintenance, communications and corporate compliance. She also oversees development activities and works with program staff to advance the mission of Mainstream Living. Prior to her role with Mainstream Living, Corrieri held a variety of positions in the financial industry. Corrieri is currently serving a third term as a member of the Ames City Council and has extensive experience leading and assisting local non-profit organizations. She currently serves as chair of the Story County Housing Trust Fund and is President of the Iowa Alliance for Boys and Girls Clubs. She has previously served terms on the City of Ames Human Relations Commission, Story County ASSET, and Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors. She is the recipient of the 2011 '4 Under 40 - Leaders of Today and Tomorrow' award from the Ames Chamber of Commerce, the 2014 'Outstanding Young Iowan' award from the Iowa Jaycees, and the 2017 Difference Maker of the Year from The Ames Foundation. Corrieri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Simpson College and lives in Ames with her husband Damien and their two children.
Stuart Ambrose, Chief Financial Officer
Traci Miner, Vice President of Waiver Services
Lu Wingfield, Vice President of Mental Health
LuAnn Wingfield is the Vice President of Mental Health Services, overseeing all mental health program offered by Mainstream Living. Wingfield has worked for the organization since 1988 when she began her career in direct care while attending Iowa State University. Since that time, she has held nine positions with the company, including Case Management Supervisor and Program Administrator for a 40-bed Residential Care Facility that Mainstream previously operated in Des Moines. Wingfield works conscientiously to develop the leadership capacity of our direct care and mid-level staff, while inspiring others to provide the very best services possible. She is committed to involving families, guardians, and members in enhancing their understanding of mental health needs and engaging them in a comprehensive manner towards recovery-focused goals. Working to ensure mental health programs meet the needs of the community, she emphasizes our mission, while leading Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) efforts throughout the organization. Wingfield holds a Bachelor's of Social Work from Iowa State University. She lives in Urbandale with her husband and they have an adult son. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the gym, home decorating, and painting.
Marcanne Lynch, Human Resources Director
Marcanne joined Mainstream Living in the fall of 1986 as a direct support professional. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Drake University in 1987 and spent the next 15 years of her tenure working in many positions in residential services. She worked as a Program Coordinator in the Mental Health program for two years before returning to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities. She opened and managed the first of many five person homes in Polk County. After serving as the Director of the Des Moines residential services in the Home and Community Based Program for 10 years, she switched career paths to Human Resources. Initially focused on Des Moines recruiting, her duties expanded to company-wide efforts with recruiting, retention, and employee relations. Her passion lies in promoting the mission, vision, and values and building a positive culture for Mainstream Living. Marcanne was appointed Director of Human Resources in 2019. She serves on the Central Iowa Workforce Development Board. Marcanne is a resident of Des Moines and enjoys flower gardening, crafting with friends and spending time with her five children and extended family.
Amber Fuller, Program Director - The Center
Amber Fuller is a long term employee of Mainstream Living, starting her career in direct care and moving into the role of Team Leader in the HCBS residential program. In 2011, she became the Program Director of The Center (formerly known as the Mainstream Employment and Learning Center). Under her leadership, programming at The Center has expanded to include a new focus on community integration and the addition of ACE, a program designed for members working towards greater independence. Fuller received her Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult and Family Services from Iowa State University. Outside of work, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, painting, playing piano and playing the ukulele with her bandmates, Britches and Hose Ukulele Club. She is honored to be part of a team that has such genuine care for the members served. "I feel that we are all so privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of so many wonderful peoples’ lives. I can’t imagine spending my days anywhere else."