Jami Haberl joined the Safeguard Iowa Partnership as Executive Director on September 11, 2007. Prior to joining Safeguard Iowa, she served as a senior program manager at the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care and the executive director for the Centers for Disaster Operations and Response at the Iowa Department of Public Health. At the Iowa Foundation for Medical Care, Jami was responsible for overseeing and providing leadership to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' national program, Physician Quality Reporting Initiative.
Jami served in a number of roles during her tenure at the Iowa Department of Public Health. As the executive director, she provided functional oversight of the public health and health care preparedness program, served as the State of Iowa bioterrorism coordinator and was a regional representative for the State Directors of Public Health Preparedness' executive committee. She was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Iowa public health and health care regional preparedness program.
Jami is actively involved in the community as a member of the Drake Neighborhood Association, Secretary of the Iowa Public Health Association and Red Shoe Society benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa, and an executive committee member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Regional Consortium Coordinating Council. Jami is a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House of Central Iowa and the local National Multiple Sclerosis Society chapter. Jami serves as a part-time faculty member for the College of Health Sciences at Des Moines University.
A native of Lohrville, Iowa, Jami is a graduate of Iowa State University with a Bachelor's degree in Community Health Education and a graduate of Des Moines University with master's degrees in Public Health and Healthcare Administration. Jami and her husband, Jim Peterson reside in Des Moines.