Our Staff & Board

Meet the staff and board of the Safe Place Foundation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Kyle Taylor
Kyle TaylorExecutive Director
Kyle Taylor is a former resident of Safe Place who utilized the tools he acquired there to successfully transition to independent living, Kyle has held the position of program coordinator at Safe Place from April of 2018 to March of 2023. In that time, he made tremendous strides in installing sustainable programming, developing a relationship with drug court, local parole officers, and correctional facilities, establishing a culture of peer support, and encouraging an atmosphere of accountability. Kyle returned to Safe Place as Executive Director in January of 2024 where he continues to be an example by holding himself to the same standard of accountability and participation in recovery as he does Safe Place residents.
Tony Ashby
Tony AshbyProgram Coordinator
Tony Ashby has 10 years experience working with homeless men in recovery. He is extremely active in the Cedar Rapids recovery community, providing a great example for the residents of Safe Place. Tony takes great pride in developing report with residents early, and growing the relationship as time goes on. Using his ability to form trusting relationships with the residents, he has put himself in a position to show these men the path to transitioning into successful independent living.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Safe Place Foundation is proud to have a board of directors that include:
• Miranda Peyton, President
• Mike Barnhart, Vice President
• Kyle Taylor, Executive Director
• Matt Nagle, Secretary
• Saige Turner, Board Member
• Steve Obadal, Board Member
• Collin Olander, Board Member
• Believer Bill, Board Member
• Andrew Stewart, Webmaster
• Ahnnushka Fiora, Board Member
• Richard Fiora, Board Member
• Tami Peck, Board Member

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