Timi is a life-long advocate for those in need. She was born on Beale Air Force Base in California and raised here in Iowa. Timi knows that helping those in need is a true Iowa value. Her father is an Air Force veteran who answered his generation’s call to serve and upon coming home, found work and joined the Rubber-workers/Steele workers union, instilling in her the value of standing for what you believe in and with your fellow Iowans. Her mother was an employee of Des Moines Public schools and a small business owner who taught her the importance of family values and hard work.
When she moved to Waterloo to go school at the University of Northern Iowa, she fell in love with the Cedar Valley. For the past 32 years, she has worked at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare/Mercy One, helping better the lives of her patients. Timi works with Iowans who’ve suffered from stroke, chronic pain, cancer, traumatic brain injury, and those battling depression and mental illness. She currently serves as a member on various boards such as the Northeast Iowa Food Bank, Tate’s Army, and has served as the past chair of Economic Vitality for downtown Waterloo. Timi is also on the board of Sing Me to Heaven, CASA, and MAAC. In her legislative role, she also serves on the state’s Children’s Behavioral Health System State Board, Council on Human Services, and the Health Policy Oversight Committee. Helping Iowans is the way she was raised, the way she raised her son, and a value we need more of in State Government.
Timi is a proud mother of her son Timothy, who is currently working as an AGM for Hilton Hotels in Rochester MN. and proud of her step-son Jake, a Navy veteran and RN. Timi is married to Tim Powers, a Navy veteran and retired Waterloo Firefighter. Timi enjoys spending time with her friends, family, her dogs Baxter & Betsy, traveling with her husband, working with patients, and serving her constituents of Black Hawk County.