THE LEADERSHIP
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ROBERT (JJ) KIMBLE

Executive Director

RACQUEL McCLELLAN

Executive Assistant,

Donor Relations Coordinator

NELLIE KIMBLE

Operations and Food Service Manager

RICARDO CUNNINGHAM

Finance Director

MOLLY HUHN

Grant Writer,

Marketing Coordinator

CORI LIEB

Technology and

Marketing Administrator

TIM GAFFNEY

Facility Manager, Youth Career Development Coordinator

GABBY SULLIVAN

Academic Center Coordinator

JASON ZELLE

Boys Program Coordinator


OUR DREAM CENTER TEAM

ROBERT (JJ) KIMBLE

Executive Director

Robert Kimble has been a resident of Dubuque Iowa since 1989. Robert graduated from Emmaus Bible College with a Degree in Biblical Studies in 1999. Following graduation he joined AmeriCorps Vista and served as Youth Coordinator in East Dubuque, Illinois, from 2000-2002. Robert held various positions at the Dubuque Community Y from 2002 through 2013. He also served the Dubuque Community as girl's high school and varsity basketball coach at Dubuque Senior High School from 2005-2013. Robert is currently the Pastor of Radius Church and Executive Director of the Dubuque Dream Center. He is married to Nellie Kimble, and they have five daughters. 


RACQUEL McCLELLAN

Executive Assistant, Donor Relations Coordinator

Born and raised in Rockford, IL, Racquel McClellan came to the city in 2007 as a student at the University of Dubuque. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Sociology in 2012, she began her career working in social services. Racquel began her involvement with the Dream Center in 2016 as a Board Member, then resigned from social work in 2017 joining the Dream Center staff as an Administrative Assistant. Racquel was promoted to Executive Assistant/Donor Relations Coordinator in June 2018.


NELLIE KIMBLE

Operations and Food Service Manager

Nellie Kimble was born and raised in Dubuque. She has been a restaurant and convenience store manager, as well as start-up manager for many chains. She is a certified intervener through Utah State University for deaf blind and has worked for the Dubuque Community Schools for 7 years with special needs. She has also worked for Camp Albrecht Acres for several years. 


RICARDO CUNNINGHAM

Finance Director

The Department Head of the Business and Accounting Department at the University of Dubuque, Ricardo also brings more than ten years of practical business experience. He holds a Doctor of Business Administration from Anderson University, an M.B.A from Indiana Wesleyan University, and a B.A. from Anderson University. Research areas include organizational culture and human resources


MOLLY HUHN

Grant Writer, Marketing Coordinator

Originally from Des Moines, Molly moved to Dubuque to attend Loras College. Molly graduated from Loras in 2017 with a BA Degree in Public Relations. She started as an intern at the Dream Center in 2016 and has since become the Grant Writing and Marketing Coordinator. 


CORI LIEB

Technology and Marketing Administrator

Cori was born and raised in Dubuque and graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College in 2011 earning a degree in Criminal Justice. She started volunteering at the Dream Center in 2013 and now serves as our Marketing & Technology Administrator. 


TIM GAFFNEY

Facility Manager, Youth Career Development Coordinator

Tim was born and raised in Long Beach, CA.  He started in the field of car and motorcycle restoration while still in high school. He worked at Classic Motor Car Co. from 1980-1994 when he moved with his wife Laura and three daughters; Michelle, Elizabeth, and Lauren, to Galena, IL. After working at Mike Finnin Motors and while working in his own body shop, he took a job in building maintenance at Tri-State Christian School in Galena where he worked from 2005-2012. From there he went on to be Maintenance Supervisor at Hillcrest Apartments in Dubuque, IA where he worked until joining the Dream Center team in January of 2019. He performs maintenance of the facility and vehicles for the Center and teaches marketable skills and work ethics to Middle and High School-age youths. Tim enjoys sharing his skills and experience with young people in hopes that it will lead them to achieving successful careers.


GABBY SULLIVAN

Academic Center Coordinator

In her sixth year as a special education teacher at Fulton Elementary, Gabby has been volunteering at the Dubuque Dream Center after school for the past 4 years. After working with our first-ever summer programming in 2016, she's excited to be serving as the Dream Center's Academic Center Coordinator. "I have enjoyed spending my days working with the kids in the Academic Center, watching them play, and spending time on fun field trips with them."


JASON ZELLE

Boys Program Coordinator

Jason was raised in Waverly, IA and attended Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School. After high school Jason attended the University of Northern Iowa and received a degree in Earth Science with a minor in Geology. While attending college he started coaching football and did so for many years afterwards. Also while in college he started working in the service industry. Shortly after college he started managing for Applebee's in various locations in Iowa and Illinois. After 14 years of management he changed his career to impact youth here at the Dream Center. Jason and his wife Amanda have three children.

IMPACTING YOUTH . STRENGTHENING FAMILIES . BUILDING COMMUNITY