Paula Noonan, CEO
Office: (515) 288-0172
Ms. Noonan brings over 20 years’ experience in entrepreneurial and diagnostic healthcare, business development, operations management and leadership to the Polk County Medical Society and Volunteer Physician Network. Ms. Noonan has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and Management from AIB College of Business. Ms. Noonan owned and operated a innovative mobile medical health screening service within the 7 state mid-west region and brings a unique blend of experience in diagnostic medicine and business acumen. Ms. Noonan was key in development and implementation of The Iowa Health Systems HeartReach® program, based on her business model. She is also a published co-author in medical journals of neuromuscular medicine.
Highly visible in the area of association management, Ms. Noonan is a member of the American Association of Medical Society Management, the American Society of Association Executives, the Greater Des Moines Partnership and Downtown Chamber Advocacy groups, the Des Moines Rotary Club, National Professional Women’s Organization of America, the Iowa Society of Association Executives, Iowa Public Health Association and the American Public Health Association. In addition, she is an affiliate member of the American Medical Association and the Iowa Medical Society.
Ms. Cardillo is the Administrative Director providing administrative support for the Polk County Medical Society and assists with the Volunteer Physician Network. She has experience in various roles in the hospitality industry providing leadership, management of strategic initiatives, marketing and communications, coordination and planning of events. Ms. Cardillo graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s of Business Marketing.
Administrative Program Coordinator
Ms. Dowie joined the team in August of 2019. She is the Administrative Program Coordinator for the Volunteer Physician Network (VPN). Ms. Dowie provides coordination of access to free specialty care by volunteer physician specialists’ services to program participants and support between the VPN Referring Community Health Centers, safety net and Free Clinics of Iowa, throughout the state and the Clinics and Hospitals that generously donate their time and services. Ms. Dowie has a CNA and has experience in physical therapy and elderly care. She graduated from the University of Iowa and has experience in leadership and business management, marketing, procurement and contract negotiation.