Our Team

WCMCA Leadership Staff


Missy Becker-Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Missy is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for WCMCA and closely coordinates and works with the Board of Directors and senior leadership team.

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Heather Carlson

Fiscal Services Director

Responsible for all the financial activities of the Agency. The Fiscal Department receives and pays all invoices, oversees the purchase of equipment and supplies, undergoes an independent annual audit, prepares policy and procedure manuals, and manages the various funds used by the Agency to conduct its business.

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Valerie Arnquist

Head Start Director

Responsible for managing the Head Start Program that is a comprehensive child development program designed for young children and their families in the areas of health, nutrition, social service, parent involvement, and education. The program is designed to serve low-income children and their families.

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Heather Molesworth

Family and Community Services Director

Heather oversees the following Family & Community Services programs which assists individuals and households in their goals of achieving housing, and economic security. Services encourage and assist individuals and families who are working to achieve self-sufficiency and to become stable, strong members in our communities.

Heather is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of PLUS (Parents Love Us) Kids Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Center located in Alexandria. In addition, she manages the Fathers’ Resource Program serving Douglas County.

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Joe Niehaus

Affordable Housing Director

Responsible for the Affordable Housing Program, Revolving Loan Program, Emergency Loan Program, and Community Land Trust Program.

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