Ms. Kopp received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kent State University in Ohio. She received a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a focus in Community Counseling from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Ms. Kopp has spent the last 17 years working in the not for profit arena.
She has worked in the acute child abuse field and with individuals who have barriers to independence.
In 2013, Ms. Kopp was named President/CEO of the Center for Active Seniors, Inc. in Davenport, Iowa. CASI is the only comprehensive Senior Center in Eastern Iowa. The center offers over 7,000 activities annually for older adults geared towards health, wellness and socialization. The center also offers senior advocacy services and the region’s only Adult Day Services program.
This presentation will focus on building community collaborations and partnerships to build a one stop, marketplace for seniors. CASI is a comprehensive center spanning 40,000 sf.
The center provides 7,000 activities for area seniors throughout the year. We also offer the community’s only Adult Day Services program, senior advocacy, in school programming which links seniors with grade school aged youth, and volunteer opportunities to over 530 volunteers annually. Through strategic partnerships the facility has grown to be recognized as the center for senior health and wellness.
Partnerships include those with the primary (and competing) hospital systems, Walgreen’s, the regional blood center, a travel agency and many local small businesses.
The center hosts a cafe, a hair salon, a billiards room, a band, a senior theater and much, much more. The center has been successful in leveraging relationships with area partners to generate revenue through sponsorships, special events and capital investment.