About Us - Progress Industries
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About Us

Who is Progress and What Makes Progress Unique?

Progress Industries is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides services and support for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in central Iowa to realize dreams and exercise real choices about where they live, work and socialize. Progress Industries offers a wide range of comprehensive services for people with disabilities and other life challenges. By providing a continuum of quality services and community education, we tackle issues and barriers facing people with disabilities.

Our service model focuses on the abilities of individuals and approaches service delivery as a partnership, respecting the needs and desires of each individual. This person-centered approach allows us to support and respect the people we serve, as well as to foster their independence.


Progress Industries prides itself on the long-term dedication, experience and knowledge of its leadership team.

Sandy Ham                                                    
President and CEO                                            

Mark Cahill     
Chief Financial Officer 

Teresa Wermager
Human Resources Director

Carol Stonner
Administrative Assistant

Scott Miller
Corporate Compliance Director

Melissa Butler     
Communications Director

Marlene Wozniczka
HCBS Director

Ruth Neal
ICF and Day Hab Director

Pam Herrema
Community Services Director



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