THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ross Nusser started his real estate career in 2009 in Iowa City. Since that time, he has been involved in the development of 11 subdivisions, many speculative housing projects, and a mid-rise mixed-use building located in Iowa City’s historic Northside District. He is a founding partner of Urban Acres Real Estate. He is the Vice President of Community and Family Resources and volunteers at Friendly Farms, in addition to serving as a board member at Successful Living.
Tasha Rhamy has served as a Successful Living Board member since 2018. She provides a financial-focused perspective to the Board and enjoys working with an organization that supports individuals in the community work toward mental health recovery and personal growth. Tasha has lived in the Iowa City area since 2009 and currently resides in Tiffin. Tasha is a CPA and tax manager at RSM in Iowa City with over 9 years of experience in the accounting industry. She specializes in tax preparation, tax planning, and general business advisory services for both middle market businesses and business owners.
Luke is a financial & investment advisor, and lives in Iowa City with his wife and 3 children. He enjoys spending time with family & friends, outdoor activities, and traveling. He serves on the Board of Directors for Successful Living, is a Board Member of The James Gang, is a co-founder of Reclaiming Roots, and volunteers to assist in planning the annual Community Foundation of Johnson County charity golf tournament.
Valerie Kemp joined the board in 2000 based on admiration of its founder, Teresa Kopatich.
Theresa had previously worked at Shelter House and understood the need for transitional housing for that population. While serving with the Successful Living program, it has grown from one house serving 16 individuals to multiple houses increasing the capacity to assist this and other vulnerable populations, currently primarily mentally ill adults, many previously homeless and having substance use issues.
Valerie’s work as a social worker and probation officer allowed her to utilize the Successful Living program often for her clients.
“I saw firsthand how stable housing and mental health intervention could assist my clients to stabilize and become successful. I'm proud of the organization and its important role in the community.”
Rochelle Honey-Arcement works at the Crisis Center with Mobile Crisis Outreach as the Full Time Follow-Up Counselor. She has an MSW and a Masters of Arts in Health and Disability Rights. Advocacy for people with disabilities is a passion of hers. Rochelle is a former client of Successful Living and believes in the importance of including people with lived experience in the treatment of people with mental illness. Rochelle also works part time at The Montessori Children’s Garden, a preschool in North Liberty and has taught children since she was 16 years old. In her free time, Rochelle plays in an orchestra, enjoys photography, arts and crafts, reading, hiking, and working out. Her family is important to her and she enjoys spending time with them and traveling with them. Rochelle is pleased to continue to support Successful Living through her role as Successful Living Board Chairperson.