CEO of Make-A-Wish Iowa dismissed

DES MOINES (AP) — The CEO and president of Make-A-Wish Iowa has been fired after the organization discovered financial irregularities during an internal audit, according to the charity’s board chairman.

Jennifer Woodley has been dismissed, board chairman Joshua Norton said a statement late last week. Rachel Reams, a vice president with the organization, will serve as the interim CEO while the board conducts a search for a new leader, he said.

Norton declined to give details on the nature of the financial irregularities. Woodley was named CEO of the group less than a year ago, in August 2019. A publicly listed telephone number for Woodley could not be found Monday. The Make-A-Wish Foundation helps fulfill the wishes of terminally ill children.