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Kourtney Murphy  Executive Director

Kourtney joins our team as the executive director. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. After relocating to Central Iowa with her family, she graduated from Marshalltown High School in Marshalltown, Iowa. Kourtney holds a bachelor’s degree in sports management from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska and a master’s degree in sports management from California University of Pennsylvania.


Previously, she was the sports and aquatics director at the Blair Family YMCA, Sports Director at the Sarpy YMCA, assistant women’s soccer coach at Grace University, and has experience working with the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands.


Kourtney has a passion for foster children and families. She serves as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) in Pottawattamie County. Kourtney and her husband, Ryan, are former foster parents and are also adoptive parents. They live in Council Bluffs with their two sons, Tripp and Jonathan.