Gov. Branstad announces appointees to Iowa's Boards and Commissions

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Governor Terry E. Branstad « Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, March 3, 2014

Contact: Governor’s Office, 515-281-5211


Gov. Branstad announces appointees to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions


(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions. 


The following appointees’ term begins on May 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted, and are subject to Senate confirmation.


Accountancy Examining

Mr. Dale Leibfreed, Dubuque

Mrs. Shelley Laracuente, Ankeny

Commission on the State of African Americans

Mr. Madai Taylor, Fort Dodge

Ms. Veronica Sutton, Dubuque

Alcoholic Beverages Commission

Mr. Darin Beck, Cedar Falls

Mr.  Steve Larson, Johnston (Board Administrator)


Architectural Examining Board


Mr. Tyler Kamerman, Des Moines

Ms. Tandi Dausener, Iowa City

Mr. Jerry Purdy, Adel

Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs Commission

Ms. Michele Yoshimura, West Des Moines

Ms. Karlai Thornburg, Ames

Mr. George Youi Sayavong, Sioux City



Board of  Athletic Training

Dr. Josh Hamann, Storm Lake

Dr. Pamela Davis, Bettendorf

Ms. Susan Theisen, Dyersville


Iowa Autism Council

Dr. Rachel Heiss, West Des Moines

Mrs. Jan Turbes, Sioux City

Mrs. Angela Logsdon, Urbandale

Mr. Jeffrey Jennings, Ankeny


Board of Barbering

Mr. John Anderson, Nevada


Board of Behavioral Science

Dr. Jeff Kerber, Johnston

Dr. Donald Gilbert, Bondurant

Ms. Sherill Whisenand, Des Moines


Commission of the Blind

Ms. Peggy Elliott, Grinnell


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board

Ms. Lynne Rush, Victor

Mr. Thomas Dye, Norwalk

Mr. Frank Ballantini, Ankeny


Capital Investment Board, Iowa

Mr. Keith Wiggins, Cedar Rapids


Child Advocacy Board


Mr. Gerald Magee, Charles City

Mr. Micheal Steele, Mt. Pleasant

Mr. Mark Hargrafen, Grimes

Ms. Beth Meyers, Garner

Board of Chiropractic


Dr. Rex Jones, Spencer

Ms. Lorraine May, Des Moines

Dr. Nancy Netolicky, Cedar Rapids

City Development Board


Ms. Sarah Beatty, Sigourney

Mr. Dennis Plautz, Fort Dodge


Commission on Community Action Agencies


Ms. Mary Whisenand, Des Moines

Ms. Anna Brown, De Witt

Mr. Tom Quiner, Des Moines

Board of Corrections

Dr.  Mary  Chapman, Des Moines


Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Mrs. Lois Leytem, Dubuque

Mrs. Jacquelyn Hein, Monticello

Ms. Nicole Schultz, West Des Moines

Ms. Mary Clausen, Webster City

Mr. Jeffrey Porter, Davenport



Credit Union Review Board

Ms. Janet Pepper, Des Moines


Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning Advisory Council


Mrs. Michelle Leonard, Dallas Center

Mr. Thomas Walton, Waukee

Mr. John Spinks, Windsor Heights

Ms. Mardi Allen, Spirit Lake

Mrs. Mary Kovacevich, Osceola

Sheriff Tony Thompson, Waterloo

Ms. Mary Ingham, Clear Lake

Commission on Deaf Services

Mrs. Martha Meyer, Pleasant Hill


Board of Dentistry

Dr. Steven Fuller, Bondurant

Ms. Mary Kelly Grief, Des Moines

Mrs. Diane Meier, Iowa Falls


Board of Dietetics


Ms. Stacey Loftus, Missouri Valley

Mr. Daniel Deutschman, Pella


Iowa  Drug Policy Advisory Council


Mr. Jason Sandholt, Knoxville

Mr. Matthew Harkin, Norwalk


Early Childhood Iowa State Board

Mr. James Christensen, Waterloo

Mr. David Arens, Windsor Heights

Dr. Donald Doundna, Johnston


Economic Development Authority


Ms. Linda Crookham-Hansen, Oskaloosa

Ms. Dawn Ainger, Hiawatha

Mr. Pete Brownell, Grinell

Mr. Christian Murray, Ankeny


State Board of Education

Mrs. Angela English, Dyersville

Ms. Mary Ellen Miller, Corydon

Mr. Michael Bearden, Gladbrook

Ms. Brooke Miller, Des Moines



State Board of Educational Examiners


Mrs. Laura Stevens, Milford

Mrs. Sara Arnold, Vinton


Electrical Examining Board

Mr. Jeffrey Quigle, West Des Moines


Elevator Safety Board


Mr. Justin Carleton, Ankeny

Mr. Jeremy Musil, Des Moines


Employment Appeal Board


Mr. Kim Schmett, Clive

Mrs. Jennifer Wallace, Urbandale (fills vacancy)


Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board


Ms. Rita Perea, Des Moines

Mr. Robert Fairfax, Norwalk

Mr. Jerry Shellberg, Red Oak

Flood Mitigation Board


Dr. Amy Kaleita, Ames

Mr. Ronald Herrig, Dubuque


Grain Indemnity Fund Board


Mrs. Debra Keller, Clarion

Mrs. Lori Goetzinger, Carroll


Great Places Advisory Board


Mr. Nick Glew, Marion

Mr. Brent Matthias, Waverly

Mr. Jared McGovern, Peosta

Mrs. Ruth Haus, Urbandale


HAWK-I Board


Mr. Joseph Hutter, Bettendorf

Dr. Mary Mincer Hansen, Panora


Board of Hearing Aid Dispensers

Dr. Catherine Dangelser, Ames

Mr. Jon McAvoy, Adel


Higher Education Loan Authority

Dr. Marianne Mickelson, West Des Moines


Council on Human Services

Ms. Alexa Heffernan, Cedar Falls


Interior Design Examining Board


Dr. Dorothy Fowles, Iowa City

Mr. Scott Hafield, West Des Moines


State Judicial Nominating Commission


Mr. Steve Berger, Wellman

Mrs. Patricia Roberts, Carroll

Mr. Lance Horbach, Tama

Landscape Architectural Examining Board

Mr. Jonathan Martin, Norwalk


Latino Affairs Commission


Ms. Elle Victoria-Gray, Lisbon

Mr. Ramon Rodriguez, Pleasant Hill

Mr. Alejandro Pino, Cedar Rapids

Mrs. Gloria Rodriguez, Denison

Law Enforcement Academy Council


Mr. Ricardo Martinez, Nevada

Ms. Lisa Campbell, Waterloo

Mr. Patrick Jackson, Burlington

Lottery Authority Board of Directors


Ms. Ying Sa, Des Moines

Mr. Michael Klappholz, Cedar Rapids


Board of Massage Therapy

Mrs. Jill Ellsworth, Grimes

Mr. David Edwards, Des Moines

Mr. Robert Johnson, Mason City

Mr. Bruce Bockoven, Chariton


Board of Medicine

Ms. Diane Cortese, Urbandale

Dr. Hamed Tewfik, Iowa City

Ms. Diane Clark, Lake Mills

Dr. Ronald Cheney, Carroll



Mental Health and Disability Services Commission


Ms. Lynn Grobe, Oakland

Mr. Thomas Bouska, Council Bluffs

Ms. Marsha Edgington, Osceola

Mr. Geoffrey Lauer, Iowa City

Mr. Michael Polich, Windsor Heights

Mr. Chet Hollingshead, Ogden

Ms. Kathryn Johnson, Cedar Rapids

Mental Health Risk Pool Board

Mrs. Peggy Rice, Dakota City

Mr. Shane Walter, Orange City

Ms. Teresa Kanning, Atlantic



Board of Mortuary Science

Mr. Todd Kale, Osceola

Mr. Martin Mitchell, Marshalltown

Mr. Carl Linge, Cedar Rapids

Ms. Rebecca Ervin, Urbandale



Board of Nursing Home Administrator

Mr. Michael Jenison, Ankeny

Mr. Daniel Boor, Des Moines



Board of Nursing

Mrs. Debra Larson, Marion

Dr. LeRoy Strohman, Algona

Mrs. Gwen Suntken, Meservey



Board of Optometry

Dr. Michael Portz, Red Oak

Dr. Scott Ihrke, Le Mars

Mrs. Jackie Pullen, West Des Moines



Board of Parole

Mr.  Jason  Carlstrom, West Des Moines

Mr.  John Hodges, Bondurant


Peace Officers Retirement, Accident and Disability Systems Trustee

Mr. Chris Mayer, Waukee


Commission of Persons with Disabilities

Mr. Gary Schriver, Mason City

Mrs. Michelle Ray-Michalec, Cedar Rapids

Mr. David Bert, Perry

Ms. Laura Herrity, West Des Moines


Board of Pharmacy


Ms. LaDonna Gratias, Clive

Mr. Edward Maier, Mapleton

Mr. James Miller, Dubuque

Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Mr. Bradley Earp, West Des Moines

Ms. Melinda Shetler, North Liberty

Ms. Rachel Judisch, Lake View

Mr. Craig Newton, Winterset



Board of Physicians Assistants

Dr. Jon Ahrendsen, Clarion

Mr. Gary Nystrom, Boone


Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board


Mr. Ken Thornton, Polk City

Mrs. Carol Crane, Knoxville

Mr. Jim Cooper, Urbandale


Board of Podiatry

Mr. John Bennett, West Des Moines

Mr. Gerald Edgar, Garner


Prevention of Disabilities Policy Council


Mr. Gary McDermott, Clinton

Mr. Craig Cretsinger, Spencer


Board of Psychology


Dr. Heidi Vermeer-Quist, Urbandale

Mrs. Sarah Henderson, Cedar Rapids

Mr. Ralph Scott, Cedar Falls

Mr. Adam Kurth, Des Moines

Public Employment Relations Board


Mr. Mike Cormack, Des Moines

Mr. James Van Fossen, Davenport


Public Information Board


Mr. William Monroe, Johnston

Ms. Jo Martin, Spirit Lake

Mr. Anthony Gaughan, West Des Moines

Mr. Gary Mohr, Bettendorf

Ms. Suzan Stewart, Sioux City

Racing and Gaming Commission


Mr. Jeffrey Lamberti, Ankeny

Dr. Carl Heinrich, Council Bluffs


Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board


Mr. Gene Nelsen, Johnston

Mrs. Caryl Swaim, West Des Moines


Real Estate Commission

Ms. Janet DeMott, Bedford

Mr. Michael Telford, Dallas Center

Mr. John Goede, Spencer

Mrs. Helen Kimes, Osceola



Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board


Mr. Kenneth Pangburn, Corning

Mr. Randy Olson, Story City

Mr. Brian Wiegert, Winterset

Board of Respiratory Care

Dr. Gregory Hicklin, Urbandale

Mr. Erik Olesen, Mingo



School Budget Review Committee

Mr. Keith England, Hubbard


Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators


Mrs. Cindy Crawford, Pleasantville

Mr. Brent Welsch, Council Bluffs

Ms. Tailyn Kaster, West Des Moines

Board of  Social Work

Mr. Mark Hudson, Marion

Ms. Cynthia Schuman, Fort Dodge



Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Ms. Alison Lemke, Newton

Dr. Ryan Austin, Windsor Heights




Commission on the Status of Women

Ms. Rachelle Hunt Russian, Des Moines

Mr. Aaron Sewell, West Des Moines

Mr. Thomas Carnahan, Davenport

Ms. Phyllis Peters, Ames

Ms. Sherill Whisenand, Des Moines


Technology Advisory Council

Ms. Leann Jacobsen, Spencer


Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission

Ms. Kelly Dolan-Lange, Independence


Commission on Tobacco Use Prevention and Control


Ms. Mikki Stier, Ankeny

Ms. Michele Sandquist, Adel

Mr. Brian Pins, Waverly

Transportation Commission


Mr. Daniel Huber, Davenport

Mr. John Putney, Gladbrook


Commission of  Veterans Affairs


Ms. Elizabeth Ledvina, Toledo

Ms. Monica Blakely, Granger

Mr. Richard Goebel, New Vienna

Board of Veterinary Medicine

Ms. Ann Werner, Diagonal

Dr. Keith Leonard, Atlantic



Vision Iowa Board


Mrs. Tammy Robinson, New Hampton

Mr. Craig Johnson, Independence

Mayor Eric Bookmeyer, Mason City

Mr. Mark Kapfer, Bettendorf

Iowa Workforce Development Board


Ms. Norene Mostkoff, Waukee


Mr. John Krogman, Atlantic


Ms. Stacey Andersen, Dike


Mrs. Suzanne  Kmet, Indianola


Mr. Robert Gilmore, Dawson