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

March 01, 2017

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions. 


The following appointees’ term begins on May 1, 2017, and are subject to Senate confirmation.


Iowa Division of Banking, Superintendent

Ron Hansen, Durant


Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy, Director

Steve Lukan, West Des Moines


Iowa Insurance Division, Commissioner

Doug Ommen, Ankeny


Iowa Labor Commissioner

Michael Mauro, Des Moines


Iowa Lottery, CEO

Terry Rich, Urbandale


Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Director

Chuck Gipp, Decorah


Iowa Department of Public Defense, Major General

Timothy Orr, Johnston


Accountancy Examining Board

Shelley Laracuente, Ankeny

James Smith, Earlham

Aaron Olson, Bode


Commission on the Status of African Americans

Tobi Parks, Des Moines


Commission On Aging

Quentin Hart, Waterloo

Willard  Jenkins, Waterloo

Cheryl Arnold, Russell


Agricultural Development Board

John Frederickson, Gowrie


Alcoholic Beverages Commission

Christine Sprat, Burlington


Architectural Examining Board

Tandi Brannaman, Iowa City

Joseph Ferrentino, Des Moines

Jerry Purdy, Adel


Commission of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Benjamin Jung, West Des Moines

James Suong, Des Moines


Board of Athletic Training

Susan Theisen, Dyersville


Iowa Autism Council

Jeanne Kerkhoff, Templeton

Christine Bowker, Fort Madison

Angela  Logsdon, Urbandale

Sean Peterson, Sioux City

Nicholos Nopoulos, Des Moines


Board of Barbering

John Anderson, Nevada

Terry Moll, Des Moines


Board of Behavioral Science

Donald Gilbert, Bondurant

Jeff Kerber, Johnston

Sherill Whisenand, Des Moines

Kevin Allemagne, Johnston


Commission for the Blind

Ryan Brems, Cedar Rapids


Boiler and Pressure Vessel Board

Robert Brecke, Palo

Timothy Fehr, Iowa City

Amy Iles, Hastings


Iowa Capital Investment Board

Jennifer Pavlovec, Johnston


Child Advocacy Board

Sara Parris, Johnston

Courtney Clarke, Waukee

Elaine Sanders, Sioux City

Wayne Schellhammer, Urbandale

Marc Elcock, Osceola


Board of Chiropractic

Rex Jones, Spencer

Leslie Duinink, Monroe

Nancy Netolicky, Cedar Rapids


Civil Rights Commission

Tom Conley, Urbandale

Lauren Haugh, Des Moines

Marcelena Ordaz, Eldridge

Douglas Oelschlaeger, Cedar Rapids


Commission on Community Action Agencies

Anna Brown, DeWitt

Ajit Kumar, Clive

Mary Whisenand, Des Moines


Board of Corrections

Richard LaMere Jr., Anamosa

Rebecca Williams, Cedar Rapids


Board of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences

Mary Clausen, Webster City

Jacquelyn Hein, Monticello

Lois Leytem, Dubuque

Nichole Origer, West Bend

Jerry Akers, Palo


County Finance Committee

David Farmer, Davenport

Janine Sulzner, Anamosa

Patricia Wright, Mason City


Credit Union Review Board

Janet Pepper, Des Moines


Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning Advisory Council

Tiffany Allison, Des Moines


Commission of Deaf Services

Telina McKenna-Quintana, Waterloo

Dirk Hillard, Davenport


Board of Dentistry

Michael Davidson, Urbandale

Mary Kelly Grief, Des Moines

Bruce Thorsen, Clive


Board of Dietetics

Julie Eichenberger, Iowa City

Daniel Deutschman, Pella

Stacey Loftus, Missouri Valley


Iowa Drug Policy Advisory Council

Jennifer Miller, Marshalltown


Early Childhood Iowa State Board

David Arens, Urbandale

James Christensen, Waterloo

Terry Harrmann, Des Moines


Economic Development Authority

Nicholas Chilcoat, Clive

Megan  McKay, Pella

Craig Francisco, Storm Lake


Board of Educational Examiners

Mary Overholtzer, Tingley

Anthony Voss, Hudson

Erin Schoening, Underwood

Michael Ross, Davenport


Electrical Examining Board

Jeffrey Quigle, West Des Moines

Marg Stoldorf, Red Oak


Elevator Safety Board

Kerry Dixon, Ames

Kristine Kesterson, Williamsburg

Wayne Sims, Des Moines


Engineering and Land Surveying Examining Board

Rita Perea, Des Moines

Paul Herold, Fort Atkinson

Marlon Vogt, Marion


Enhance Iowa Board

Michael Broshar, Buckingham

Lisa Hein, Ames

Stefanie Kohn, Cedar Rapids

Derek Lumsden, Osceola

Kate McGann, Malvern


Environmental Protection Commission

Chad Ingels, Randalia

Robert Sinclair, Williamsburg

Howard Hill, Cambridge


Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board

Jonathan Roos, Polk City

Mary Rueter, DeWitt

Karin Derry, Johnston


Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors

David Greenspon, West Des Moines

Michel Nelson, Carroll

Ashley Aust, Des Moines

Ruth Randleman, Carlisle


Flood Mitigation Board

Ronald Herrig, Dubuque

Amy Kaleita, Ames


Iowa Grain Indemnity Fund Board

Lori Goetzinger, Carroll

Debra Keller, Clarion


Iowa Great Places Advisory Board

Mark Jackson, Story City

Ruth Haus, Urbandale

Alexis Fleener, Atlantic

Nick Glew, Marion

Kasey Johnson Steen, Pleasant Hill

Jared McGovern, Dubuque


Health Facilities Council

Harold Miller, Bettendorf

Brenda Perrin, Cherokee


Healthy and Well Kids In Iowa Board (HAWK-I)

Eric Kohlsdorf, Des Moines

Alana Dizdarevic, Urbandale

Kaaren Vargas, Coralville


Board of Hearing Aid Specialists

Bret Battles, Marshalltown

Jon McAvoy, Adel

Greogry Moore, Ottumwa


Higher Education Loan Authority

Gary Steinke, Urbandale


Council on Human Services

Mark Anderson, Waverly

Kimberly Kudej, Swisher


Investment Board of the IPERS

Marlene Sprouse, Ottumwa

Lisa Stange, West Des Moines


Board of Iowa Innovation Corporation

Georgia Van Gundy, Des Moines


Landscape Architectural Examining Board

Jack Jones, Mondamin

Jonathan Martin, Norwalk

Debra Schiel-Larson, Indianola


Latino Affairs Commission

Lorena Gingerich, West Branch


Iowa Law Enforcement Academy Council

Brian Gardner, Cedar Rapids

Kevin Pals, Clear Lake

Melinda Ruopp, Marshalltown

Megan Weiss, Johnston


Board of Massage Therapy

David Edwards, Des Moines

Ryan Crawford, Stuart

Michael Hammer, McGregor

Irene Richards, Mason City

Emily Farrell, Norwalk

Catherine Sampson, Des Moines


Board of Medicine

Brian Wilson, Spencer

Diane Clark, Lake Mills

Hamed Tewfik, Iowa City


Mental Health and Disability Services Commission

Betty King, Cedar Rapids

Thomas Bouska, Council Bluffs

Thomas Broeker, Burlington

Kathryn Johnson, Cedar Rapids

Geoffrey Lauer, Iowa City

Peter Brantner, Lenox


Board of Mortuary Science

Mollie Pawlosky, Earlham

Todd Kale, Osceola

Ryan Fredregill, Baxter


Commission of Native American Affairs

Joe Coulter, Iowa City

Crystal Davis, Waterloo

Karen Mackey, Sioux City


Natural Resource Commission

Laura Hommel, Eldora

Tom Prickett, Glenwood

Margo Underwood, Clear Lake


Board of Nursing Home Administrators

Daniel Boor, Des Moines

Michael Jenison, Ankeny


Board of Nursing

BJ Hoffman, Liscomb

Kierstyn Borg Mickelson, Ankeny

Patrick Mooney, Pocahontas


Board of Optometry

Scott Ihrke, Le Mars

Michael Portz, Red Oak

Jacqueline Pullen, West Des Moines


Board of Parole - Alternate Members

Gregory Crocker, Mitchellville

Sue Weinacht, Cedar Rapids

Jackie Romp, Des Moines


Board of Parole

Charles Larson, Sr., Des Moines

Sheila Wilson, West Des Moines


Iowa Comprehensive Petroleum Underground Storage Tank Fund Board

Timothy Gartin, Ames


Board of Pharmacy

LaDonna Gratias, Clive

Brett Barker, Nevada

Gayle Mayer, Spirit Lake

Joan Skogstrom, Urbandale


Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Robert Palmer, West Des Moines

Melinda Shetler, North Liberty


Board of Physician Assistants

Michael Schnurr, Roland

Jon Ahrendsen, Clarion

Pete Stopulos, Davenport


Plumbing and Mechanical Systems Board

Jim Cooper, Urbandale

Carol Crane, Knoxville

Jason Hayes, Norwalk


Board of Podiatry

John Bennett, West Des Moines

Gerald Edgar, Garner

Rebecca Kmett, West Des Moines

Eugene Nassif, Cedar Rapids

Mindy Trotter, Le Claire


Property Assessment Appeal Board

Stewart Iverson—Chair, Clarion


Board of Psychology

Joshua Goodman, Des Moines

Earl Kilgore, Cumming

Heidi Vermeer-Quist, Urbandale

Holly Herbert, Des Moines


Racing and Gaming Commission

Carl Heinrich, Council Bluffs

Jeffrey Lamberti, Ankeny


Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board

Teresa Selberg, Urbandale

James Pooley, Indianola

Dan O'Hern, Clare


Real Estate Commission

Janet DeMott, Bedford

Elizabeth Hansen, Des Moines

Helen  Kimes, Osceola

Michael Telford, Dallas Center


Board of Regents

Sherry Bates, Scranton

Nancy Dunkel, Dyersville

Nancy Boettger, Harlan


Renewable Fuel Infrastructure Board

Jennifer Carpenter, Urbandale

Niki DePhillips, Waukee

Kelsey Erickson, Ames


Board of Respiratory Care

Lawrence Lilla, Ames


School Budget Review Committee

Keith England, Hubbard


Board of Sign Language Interpreters and Transliterators

Cindy Crawford, Pleasantville


Board of Social Work

Megan Begley, Cedar Rapids

Karilynne Lenning, Johnston

Tony Raymer, Des Moines


State Soil Conservation Committee

Dale Farnham, Ames

Lisa Donlon, Monona


Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology

George Eichhorn, Johnston

Julie Duer, Runnells

Ashley Bahr, Johnston


Technology Advisory Council

Tim Peterson, Cross Plains, WI


Telecommunications and Technology Commission

Timothy Lapointe, Mason City


Title Guaranty Division Board

Charles Winkleblack, Ames


Commission on Tobacco Use Prevention and Control

George Belitsos, Ames


Transportation Commission

Tom Rielly, Oskaloosa

Nancy Maher, Shenandoah


Iowa Utilities Board

Geri Huser – Chair, Altoona

Richard Lozier, Des Moines


Iowa Board of Veterinary Medicine

Keith Leonard, Atlantic

Ann Werner, Diagonal


Iowa Workforce Development Board

Janette Miller Straub, Des Moines

Mary Hunter, Clive

Lynn Schreder, Granger