Carrie (Dunnwald) Moser is the Executive Director at the Emergency Residence Project. She returns to the Ames area after working in the Waverly area for 5 years. Prior to this she worked at YSS for nine years and coordinated the Transitional Living and Lighthouse programs. She has undergraduate degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State and just received her master’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Development in August 2017. Through her professional experience, she’s had a wide array of opportunities in working in different areas and is a member of the Iowa Council on Homelessness. Carrie is the chair of the Coordinated Entry committee of the council and is working on developing statewide policies around Coordinated Entry. She was also part of a statewide committee that developed best practices for homeless programs. During her work at YSS she was part of a rural demonstration grant to develop new programming for homeless youth in rural communities.
Carrie has developed the philosophy that everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable place to live, and this belief has guided the work she has done for over 15 years. She led her previous organization in making systematic and programmatic changes to be more effective and efficient in truly ending homelessness and plans to continue that initiative in Story County. Due to her hard work and determination to end homelessness, she was awarded the Kay Anderson Friend of Iowa award through the Iowa Finance Authority in 2015.
When away from work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her nieces, reading, hiking, and being outdoors. She currently lives in Iowa Falls with her husband.