Chelsea Taggart President
Chelsea, the founder and President of Share My Smile, designed and created the plans for the organization while in high school. She grew up with foster children in her family and drew inspiration from her Aunt and Uncle, who fostered, and from her own foster brother to develop the concept of each program. Chelsea graduated high school and made Share My Smile a legal non-profit organization in July of 2010.
While beginning the workings of Share My Smile, Chelsea earned her Bachelor's degree in psychology and human services from Buena Vista University in 2012. She worked as a Youth Care Worker at Children’s Square USA in Council Bluffs for just over a year before having her first child. Following the birth of her son in 2014, Chelsea stayed home and worked part-time for Community Options: Individual and Family Services of Omaha as a Family Support Worker. She then took an opportunity as an Enrollment & Match Coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands for a year before deciding to go back to school full time at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and earned her Master’s in Counseling with concentrations in K-12 Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling in the spring of 2019. Chelsea is now a licensed school counselor and a provisionally licensed mental health therapist in Nebraska and currently serves children in the community as a school counselor while having a schedule conducive to serving both her personal family and the families of Share My Smile.