JobRides.org

About

Helping People Get To Work is What We Are About!

We believe work is the key to a better life.

Job Rides is a transportation nonprofit whose mission is to provide everyone with equal access to employment. We do this by partnering with businesses, organizations, and individuals to provide affordable, reliable transportation for those who need it most. We believe that work is the key to a better life for all, and we are committed to making sure that no one is left behind because of lack of transportation.

Workers with consistent and reliable transportation
are 4X more likely to keep their job.

Job Rides Leadership Team

Bill Raine

Executive Director & Founder

Catharine Raine

Early Childhood Social Worker – Heartland Area

Jeff Stange

CEO – Architectural Arts

Noah J. Tabor

Government Relations Councel Fredrickson & Byron, P.A.

Edgar Ramirez

Workforce Liaison – Bureau of Refugee Services

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

Kathleen Till Stange, CPA

Independant NACD Board Director & Community Volunteer

Jeff Williams

Entrepreneurial Investor & Former Pastor

A Message From The Job Rides Leadership Team

A dream of service and opportunity began to take shape in 2021—a dream to provide rides to individuals who want to work but who have no means of transportation to a job. A few of us began to search for a way to put wheels on our dream, and we built a non-profit called Job Rides, Inc.

In less than one year, we purchased six vans, hired drivers, and now more than 100 riders receive reliable, safe transportation to and from their jobs in the Des Moines metro. We operate six days a week for all work shifts of the manufacturers and employees that we serve. The employers pay a small fee to Job Rides for those we transport, so the riders don’t pay for the service.

A few of our riders share what reliable transportation through Job Rides, Inc. means to them:
• One rider continually tells the drivers, “Bless you. Job Rides has saved my life. I could not be any happier with the job and the service that Job Rides provides.”
• The management and riders at Fort Des Moines note how easy Job Rides has made it to find jobs. What typically before took months, now only takes a week to find employment.
• A homeless person was able to get and keep a job because of Job Rides. From warehouse employee, he became a shift supervisor in four months. He now has hope for his future.

Your partnership and donations are essential to keep this dream growing and meeting the needs of our community in this special way.

Bill Raine

Executive Director & Founder Of JobRides

Bill Raine is the visionary, founder, director, and chief smilegenerator of Job Rides, Inc. Bill loves helping people, and his decades of working in temp recruiting
showed him the need for poor and lowincome workers to have transportation to their jobs.

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Bill retired as volunteer director of Relay Iowa, a charity he cofounded in 2010 with his late wife, Jill. Always striving to make a difference, he turned his focus to Job Rides as an engine of positive change. Bill is president of Raine Recruiting LLC, and his leadership in staffing is foundational to the success of Job Rides. Bill loves living in Iowa; his fiveyear vision is to have transportation for workers throughout the state and eventually in multiple states.
Bill is a board member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Now married to Cathy Raine with a blended family, he loves cheesecake and riding his Indian motorcycle.

Catharine Raine

Early Childhood Social Worker – Heartland Area

Cathy Raine grew up in northwest Iowa and observed her parents serve marginalized individuals as well as their community through her father’s leadership of the YMCA.
Cathy witnessed the difference that serving can make, and she was nudged toward a career in social work.

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Cathy received her master’s degree in social work from University of Iowa. She’s been a school social worker for Heartland AEA for more than a decade, as an Early
Childhood Social Worker and a behavior specialist. Her skills of empathy, communication, organization, and cultural awareness inform her service as a board member.
Cathy is married to Bill Raine, the dreamer who started Job Rides, and their blended families include six adult
children and five grandchildren. Faith, family, friends and serving are Cathy’s passions.

Jeff Stange

CEO, Architectural Arts

Jeff is a founding partner and CEO of Architectural Arts, a premier commercial millwork firm. They specialize in design, engineering, manufacturing, and installation
of more than 6,000 projects across the U.S. Jeff cofounded the company in 1998 with two partners and briefly retired after selling the company in 2017. He
repurchased the firm in 2019 and now leads Architectural Arts’ 140 design and manufacturing staff.

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Jeff is married to Kathleen; the accountant on Job Rides board of directors. They met at and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, have two adult children and a large extended family. Jeff’s hobbies include hunting, fishing, motorcycling (with Bill Raine) and traveling.

Noah J. Tabor

Government Relations Council – Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Noah brings more than a decade of political and government relations experience to his role as counsel for Fredrickson & Byron. He has a strong understanding of health insurance, regulatory issues, cloudcomputing and technology, financial services, and corporate issues.

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Noah prides himself on his strong bipartisan relationships, is a trusted resource for policy and constituent issues and skilled at building coalitions. He advises a range of candidates and campaigns on healthcare policy, election law, and grassroots engagement.
Noah is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association and of the Greater Des Moines Partnership Policy Council. He also serves on the board of directors for United Church Funds and is a member of the board of trustees of Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, among an extensive range of community and religious service roles.
Noah is a graduate of St. Olaf College and received his J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law.
He enjoys all things fitness, politics and spending time with his wife and fur babies.

Kathleen Till Stange

Independant NACD Board Director & Community Volunteer

Kathleen is a proven leader in finance, insurance, and corporate and investor relations. As a CPA with 30 years of experience in financial services and accounting, she is a qualified financial expert. She served public companies as the primary communicator with investors, financial analysts, and rating agencies. Her extensive management experience includes investor relations, corporate accounting, and treasury professionals.

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Kathleen currently serves on the board and audit committee of a private insurance company, and three notforprofit community boards. Prior board experience includes professional association boards as well as a government board. Kathleen also volunteers with United Way and Catholic Charities, serving immigrant and refugee populations.

Jeff Williams

Entrepreneurial Investor & Former Pastor

Jeff served 18 years in various family pastor roles, overseeing staff and a large number of volunteers to provide spiritual growth programs to church members and for local and international outreach. He then spent 12 years in real estate finance and is currently managing real estate investments locally and around the country. He has served on several nonprofit boards in the Des Moines area including being a founding member of the Dallas County Community Closet. He and his wife, Ingrid, have 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren, and enjoy making an impact in the community through charitable giving and volunteer leadership.

Edgar Ramirez

Workforce Liaison – Bureau of Refugee Services

Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

As Workforce Liaison in the Bureau of Refugee Services for the Department of Human Services, Edgar Ramirez connects employers and refugees across Iowa.
He is a compassionate human services professional who assists, leads, mentors, and supports individuals, families, and organizations. Edgar brings more than 20
years’ experience to improve the lives of the people and communities that Job Rides seeks to serve.

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Edgar is a graduate of Buena Vista University and served as a Combat Medic Specialist in the Iowa Army National Guard, being deployed to Afghanistan. He is
married, the father of four and grandfather to two children.

Here’s how you can help those in need of transportation to thrive!

1

Become A  Partner

  • Partner as an employer providing jobs.
  • Partner by making a generous donation to assist with operations and ongoing fuel costs.

2

Help Spread The Word

  • Inform the non-profit and public organizations you know to continue our ability to meet the needs of riders and employers.

3

Change A Life

  • Enable those in need to work and provide a better life for themselves and those they love.

Lend A Hand
And Help Someone
Get To Work.