Meet the Staff



Christy Batien Executive Director

Christy joined RMHC of Siouxland as Executive Director in October 2015. During her career at the House, she has led the addition of the Ronald McDonald Kitchen and Lunch Programs as well as the expansion of the Ronald McDonald House from 6 bedrooms to 7.

Christy was drawn to RMHC because of a love for families and helping in times of need. In her free time, Christy stays busy keeping up with her two daughters and husband, Kevin, and enjoys walks with her yorkie, Daisy.


Sydney Palmer Programs Manager

Sydney joined the RMHC of Siouxland staff as Mission Support Specialist in January 2022. Sydney is a Morningside University graduate in Non-Profit Management. Sydney was an intern for the RMHC Family Lunch Program through the Tyson Summer Internship program in 2020. Sydney was a Family Care Coordinator and Mission Support Specialist at RMHC of Siouxland before becoming the Programs Manager in January 2023. She’s excited to work with volunteers and provide the comforts of home for families through all of the programs RMHC of Siouxland has to offer.

Family Care Coordinators: Tori Anderson, Erin Frahm, Shega Heitritter, Abby Myers, Megan Nichols, Julie Peterson, Anna Sorenson, Amber Swanson