Child Development Center at UnityPoint Health | Management Team


Sue Huffman

Sue Huffman, Director - has been a part of the Center staff since 1984. Before joining UnityPoint Health - Des Moines she worked in a center at Iowa State University. Her experience ranges from infants through school-age children. She served as the supervisor of the Center from 1987-2013. Currently, Sue lives in Madrid and enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, riding motorcycles, being outside and spending time with her family. Sue has BS from Upper Iowa University in Management with emphasis on Child Development.

Donna Kennebeck

Donna Kennebeck, Supervisor - has been at the Center since 2002, working six years with the 2-year-olds before transitioning to infants, where she worked for four years, as a Lead teacher. In 2003, Donna earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from DMACC before pursuing her Bachelor's in the same field from Ashford University in 2009. Also in 2009, Donna was named Helene Marks National Child Care Teacher of the Year. She is actively involved in the National Association for the Education of Young Children on a state and national level.