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CEO and President of Make-A-Wish Iowa dismissed over 'financial irregularities'

The board chair for the organization said it is a personnel issue.
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DES MOINES, Iowa — Local 5 has confirmed Jennifer Woodley, who served as CEO and President of Make-A-Wish Iowa, was dismissed from her role over "financial irregularities."

That's according to Josh Norton, board chair for the non-profit. 

In a prepared statement sent to Local 5 Saturday night, Norton said irregularities were flagged in an internal review.

"We have a significant responsibility to our donors, families and children to safeguard every dollar given to us," Norton said. 

Norton said they are working Make-A-Wish's national office in reviewing key expenditures and other transactions.

He expressed regret with what has happened. 

"As an established non-profit organization with the single purpose of transforming the lives of children with critical illnesses, we are sad and disappointed by these events," he said.

The full statement is available here

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