Meet our dedicated team of community leaders in Muscatine who come together to assist those in need of immigration and senior services.
Nick Salazar is from Muscatine, Iowa where he was born and raised. His family migrated to Muscatine in the 1960's to work at the Heinz tomato fields. Today, Nick is the supply chain manager at the same company in Muscatine which is now KraftHeinz. Outside of work Nick enjoys spending time with the family and being an advocate of civil rights.
Board Member/Vice Persident
I was born in Spain and lived in Costa Rica for 18 years. I came to Iowa in 2013 to serve the Hispanic community as a pastor at Calvary Church.
Bachelor of Psychology, Universidad Catolica of Costa Rica and Master of Biblical Studies from Seminario ESEPA in Costa Rica.
I am a native of Cuba, however I have lived in Iowa since I was 13 years old. I was an educator for 38 years and I was also an Elementary Counselor for the last 15 years of my career.
After retirement, I was the coordinator of an afterschool program for the City of Muscatine located at Sunset Park Housing.
I am happy to be able to serve on the DSCI Board and help to continue the wonderful programs offered to the immigrant community by the DSCI staff.
Ashley graduated from the University of Iowa in 2014 with a Bachelor of Psychology and a Human Relations Minor. She has been working in Social work with her degree since 2014 in the community. Ashley enjoys and dedicates herself to working with the people in our community.
Daniel was born and raised in Liberia, West Africa. He moved to the United States in 2011 and has been living in Muscatine ever since. He graduated from Iowa State University with Bachelor’s degree Agribusiness and currently working at Corteva AgroScience.
Outside of work, Daniel volunteers at Calvary Church African Service as Ministry Assistant. He also enjoys watching sports especially Soccer.
Born and raised in Davenport Iowa. Retired after 28 years as Iowa City Water Superintendent. Currently President of West Liberty LULAC Council 310 and West Liberty Community School District Board VP, and works for Gentle Family Dentists in West Liberty, Muscatine, and North Liberty. I am committed to community service and am proud to be a board member of DSCI.
Sue is interested in being a positive influence in our community. Becoming a DSCI board member gives her the opportunity to support the DSCI team as they work to serve the people of Muscatine and the surrounding area. Sue is a retired educator. During her years with Muscatine Schools, she taught middle school students.
Santos has lived in Muscatine all his life. He sits on several boards in Muscatine from youth programs to economic development. He enjoys seeing others succeed and helping youth in Muscatine. He also is a mentor and life coach to many young adults in the programs he serves with. Santos believes that for us to continue to succeed in Muscatine City and County, we must embrace and champion programs like DSCI in our community .
Billy works for Tyson Meats in Columbus Junction, IA as an HR Partner.
He has worked for Tyson 34 years, and held multiple roles in 4 different locations. Billy has managed all areas of production and mentored young managers to become leaders in the industry.
He is active in his church, has assisted in many missions, teaches motorcycle safety classes and enjoys motorcycles and the outdoors as his hobbies.