The purpose of the Family Planning Council of Iowa (FPCI) is to provide quality reproductive health care and family planning services to all people in Iowa who desire it. We provide this care through the delegation of Title X (ten) funds from the federal government, subcontracting with delegate agencies to provide family planning services to low-income individuals in local communities. FPCI additionally provides services and programming available to nurses, students, and the public.
Services & Programs
Title X Delegation
FPCI ensures access to reproductive health care through the delegation of federal Title X funds to Iowa family planning clinics and providers.
Community-Based Screening Services
For over 25 years, FPCI has worked with the Iowa Department of Public Health to provide statewide screening, treatment, and education for chlamydia and gonorrhea.
FPCI encourages family communication in reproductive health care through a production called Movie Talk. This free media is available through libraries, video stores, and schools.
Nursing Continuing Education
In partnership with the Iowa Board of Nursing, FPCI provides continuing education credits to subrecipient clinics and other statewide co-sponsors.
Empower Iowa with Quality Reproductive Healthcare
View our annual reports and/or participate in our mission of providing quality care to Iowa by supporting us through a financial donation. Your support drives our work forward!
Meet the FPCI Staff
Rachel is an Iowa native, Army veteran, and is passionate about increasing access to healthcare for all Iowans. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in radiation sciences and has additional expertise and training in healthcare operations and quality improvement. Rachel is a certified health coach and trainer and enjoys teaching group fitness classes in the local parks in her spare time. Rachel lives in Ottumwa, Iowa with her two sons and commutes to the Des Moines metro each day for work, so she understands the challenges that both urban and rural Iowans face regarding their healthcare.
Becky Parrish, DNP, WHNP-BC
Becky is a USAF retired Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals. She has been with FPCI for 10 years and previously worked at Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and in private practice after her AF retirement.
Becky loves to travel, going to Africa on multiple photography safaris, Europe, Iceland, the Galapagos Islands, Central and South America, and Asia. She loves animals and has 3 horses, 2 donkeys, 4 barn cats, 3 dogs, and a bird, as well as volunteers at Blank Park Zoo for special events, animal care, and in conservation efforts for animals and the environment.
Community-Based Screening, Services Coordinator
Colleen Bornmueller has worked at the Family Planning Council of Iowa for 25 years. She is a contract employee for the Iowa Department of Public Health’s STD Program and serves as the Community-Based Screening Services (CBSS) Coordinator. She is responsible for all aspects of administration of the project at 58 public health sites throughout Iowa. Colleen has also worked with many Title X projects including HIV Integration, Health Information Technology, Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance, and the Centralized Database.
In addition to duties related to the CBSS, Colleen works on other aspects of the STD Program, including grant writing and implementation, data analysis, and evaluation. She has been a member of the statewide HIV/Hepatitis Community Planning Group for 20 years. She participates in various other state and county coalitions and committees related to reproductive and sexual health.
Colleen has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology/ Social Work from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She currently lives in Des Moines.
Kay Switzer, CSHE
Kay is a college graduate from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Promotion and Education and joined the FPCI team in October 2019. She loves being in the community and educating the public about Title X (ten) services. Kay is a Certified Sexual Health Educator(CSHE) and is passionate about health education and access to reproductive health care. Outside of work she enjoys roller skating, traveling, and is always trying something new!
While at work you can find her tabling at community events, attending festivals, and sitting in on board and coalition meetings. She travels throughout the state talking to community members about family planning and access to reproductive services.
Prior to joining the FPCI team in October of 2019 as the Training Coordinator, Angie worked in family planning for over 15 years upon graduating from North Dakota State University with a major in Sociology and Psychology. She is currently studying to become certified in medical billing and coding.
Angie lives with her husband Evan and three children Ava, Sadie and Drake.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, watching documentaries, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.
Michelle has worked at FPCI for 14 years! What she loves most about her role is the variety that the job brings, her coworkers, and the impact of our organization on individual lives.
Outside of work she loves spending time with her spoiled dog, Gus, and her cats, Beaker and Harry. She loves the quality time she gets with family—especially her granddaughter! Michelle loves to go to the movies and just plain relax.