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Leadership Team

Orbis leaders

Dr. Jill Urich serves as the Director of College and Career Readiness – Orbis.  Chad Brooks and Joel Fox serve as Project Mentors.  Between them they have nearly 30 years combined experience working with Ankeny students.  This team has a passion to empower young students to believe in themselves and their bright futures.  They enjoy working beside students as they apply essential life skills in a work-based experience where the community is their classroom.

“To be a part of Orbis is to be a part of something greater than oneself, and the long-term impact on students and the community makes every moment intrinsically rewarding.” – Jill Urich

“I have truly enjoyed working with and learning alongside students, Orbis’ amazing partners in the workforce, and the Orbis team.  It’s been an amazing year!” – Chad Brooks

“One of my favorite parts of Orbis is providing students the ability to interact with professionals and explore their passions, interests, and abilities.” – Joel Fox