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Deb Jungling: Cedar Valley Ovation Honoree

posted on Friday, June 18, 2021

Congratulations to EPI's Chief Financial Officer, Deb Jungling, on receiving an Ovation award as one of the Iowa Women's Foundation Tributes!

Deb Jungling has been the CFO here at EPI for over 25 years, but many staff alike often refer to her as the "go-to-gal". She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from UNI (go panthers!) and later, a Master's in Business Administration.

Throughout Deb's career here she has built a rapport of trust with staff. Her responsibilities include managing and overseeing a $20 million yearly budget. She works side-by-side with each department supervisor to help them understand the finances of the programs they manage so they might be empowered to successfully do so. This oversight includes over 100 cost centers.

Deb's passion for persons served is one of her best attributes. She is a consistent voice and always keeps in mind the people we serve have the highest quality of service.

In 2019, EPI entered into a partnership with Hawkeye Community College to offer child care services in downtown Waterloo. During the planning, Deb created a spreadsheet that represented an overall startup budget for the center. This spreadsheet later became part of a statewide tool, Center in the Box. Today, this spreadsheet is used statewide as communities plan for new centers.

Deb's work and passion have made a huge impact on the disability services community and early childhood field. Everyone that has ever encountered Deb or worked with her has walked away learning something and recognizes she is driven by her passion for the people we serve.

We are so lucky to have her on our team!