Staff


Executive Management Team

Sonja Banks

Sonja Banks, Chief Executive Officer

Sonja has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit administration with a diverse background in organizational leadership, capacity building, and human relations. She is coming to us from a Senior Advisor position at the National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) serving as an expert and liaison in community relations, program development, and strategic relationship management. She has also been the Principal Investigator for the organization’s $17.4 million Newborn Screening Program overseeing fiscal & contractual management, outreach development, as well as a 15-state capacity building project.

 
 

David Holste

David Holste, Chief Financial Officer

David joined IDA as Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. He is responsible for the finance and operations of the organization, which include accounting, audit, human resources, payroll, facilities/operations, and compliance. As CFO, he has implemented a new accounting system with hosted services, making IDA one of the top 1% of companies to use this technology. He proactively works with auditors to ensure IDA is consistently up to date with regulations and code, as well as work with IDA’s Board and Committees to ensure IDA is financially healthy and growing. David has over 20 years of extensive experience in finance and operations. His past experience includes work in corporate, government, and non-profit sectors.

 
 

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