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About Us

MATURA is the region's primary agency for striving to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.

MATURA is the designated Community Action Agency for the counties of Madison, Adams, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adair.  A few of our services extend beyond our six core counties. 

Get to Know Us

We urge our customers to visit us at our many locations across the region.  If you have any questions at any time or would prefer to speak with us directly, please call our main office in Creston, Iowa,  (641) 782-8431.  Or visit the Find Us page to find the outreach center located in your county of residence.

Thanks for visiting our site.  We look forward to serving you!

Mission Statement...

MATURA Action Corporation partners with the community to provide quality programming for families and individuals in need, assisting in achieving self-sufficiency, in strengthening families, and in improving quality of life.

Board of Directors...

Our Board is comprised of Local Elected Representatives, Business and Other Representatives, and Low-Income Representatives. By county they include:

Adair County

Jodie Hoadley

John Gruss

Kristen Walker

Ringgold County

Steve Knapp

Lynne Wallace

Michell Ricker

Adams County

Leland Shipley (Vice Chair)

Megan Boswell (Secretary)


Taylor County

Ron Fitzgerald

Donna Melvin

Madison County

Heather Stancil

Union County

Dennis Hopkins  

Elizabeth Green (Chair)

Catherine Bristow


MATURA Action Corporation is staffed by an Executive Director and over 50 employees located at offices across the region.

Executive Director...

Danna Buls

Fiscal Officer...

Melissa Baker

Administrative Staff...

Danna Buls, Human Resources

Kristy Klejch, Payroll/Accounts Payable Manager

Barbara Magnani, Administrative Assistant


MATURA's Services...

MATURA Action Corporation is a Community Action Agency offering programs to the region's low-income families and individuals. For detailed information on our programs, please use the navigation panel at the top of our page or call (641) 782-8431 to reach our Administration office for more information.

For a list of our locations, please visit our Find Us page.

See our Non-Discrimination Statements on our Home page.

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