Heather Plucar

Executive Director

Humanities Iowa PO Box 881 Ames, IA 50010 phone: (319) 335-4150 FAX: (319) 335-4154

Heather Plucar
Executive Director


Heather Plucar serves as Humanities Iowa’s Executive Director. Plucar joins this role after working for Humanities Iowa for 13 years in various grant and finance roles. Prior to joining Humanities Iowa, Plucar received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and public relations from Coe College and worked in banking before transitioning to nonprofit service.




Humanities Iowa
PO Box 881
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (319) 335-4150
FAX: (319) 335-4154



Peggy Huppert

Peggy Huppert

Director of Development and Marketing

Humanities Iowa PO Box 881 Ames, IA 50010 phone: (319) 335-4150 FAX: (319) 335-4154

Peggy Huppert
Director of Development and Marketing


Peggy Huppert is the Director of Development and Marketing for Humanities Iowa.


Peggy recently retired as the Executive Director of NAMI Iowa, where she served from 2016 through 2023. She has a 43-year history of service to nonprofits in central Iowa. Peggy is a Drake journalism graduate who started her professional life as a reporter and editor, then moved to the nonprofit world as a communications, development, government relations and executive director for such varied groups as the Chrysalis Foundation, the Iowa Hospice Organization, the Des Moines Playhouse and the American Cancer Society.





Humanities Iowa
PO Box 881
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (319) 335-4150
FAX: (319) 335-4154



Natasha Shipp

Program Manager

Humanities Iowa PO Box 881 Ames, IA 50010 phone: (319) 335-4150 FAX: (319) 335-4154

Natasha Shipp
Program Manager




Humanities Iowa
PO Box 881
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (319) 335-4150
FAX: (319) 335-4154



Laura Schultz

Communications Coordinator

Humanities Iowa PO Box 881 Ames, IA 50010 phone: (319) 335-4150 FAX: (319) 335-4154

Laura Schultz
Communications Coordinator




Humanities Iowa
PO Box 881
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (319) 335-4150
FAX: (319) 335-4154



Jackie Norris

Senior Advisor/Advisor to the Executive Director

Humanities Iowa PO Box 881 Ames, IA 50010 phone: (319) 335-4150 FAX: (319) 335-4154

Jackie Norris
Senior Advisor/Advisor to the Executive Director




Humanities Iowa
PO Box 881
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (319) 335-4150
FAX: (319) 335-4154