Share My Smile has been a growing part of our community since its inception in 2010. We were founded to serve as a supportive organization for foster and adoptive families and children for Southwest Iowa.

Our founder, Chelsea Taggart, has been involved with foster care and adoption in some fashion or another for nearly fifteen years and is devoted to providing the best overall service to the families and children we serve.

We are committed to continuously evaluating our program to grow, evolve, and become more effective as the years continue. We believe in building community partnerships and making family connections to best serve our families and our community at large. 

Our Funding: We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization.  We are funded through fundraiser proceeds, individual donations, and business sponsorships and grants.  We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law. IRS Form 990

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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide family strengthening events and care programs for foster families to encourage true, honest, and happy smiles in children. 

Our Core Values: 

S - Support our Communities
M - Make a Difference
I - Inspire Children
L - Lead with Integrity
E - Encourage Families

Our board and staff are committed volunteers who believe in our mission, our vision, our purpose, and our goals.

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Chelsea Best


Chelsea, the founder and President of Share My Smile, designed and created the plans for the organization while in high school


Michelle Irions

Vice President

Michelle is an Omaha Native and graduated from Benson High School in 1988

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Kourtney Murphy

Executive Director

Kourtney joins our team as the executive director. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Steven Stromp

 Board Member

Steve is from central Nebraska, graduated from University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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Stephanie Little

Board Member

Stephanie has been active in Human Resources and Program Management since 2013.


Samantha Berch

Volunteer Staff

Samantha is an Omaha resident who attended University of Nebraska-Kearney her freshman year of college. 

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Bonnie Tippery

Agency Liaison

Bonnie has a BBA from the University of Iowa. She retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2009 after 37 years in Human Resources