Governing Board

The Iowa Association for the Education of Young children is governed by a 20-member board.

2022-2023 Board Membership

Brandy Smith

Past President
Miranda Niemi

Vice President
Crystal Abbe

Treasurer/Finance Chair
Brian Kingrey

Brenda Loop

High Performing Inclusive Organization (HPIO) Chair
Donna Kennebeck

Early Childhood Workforce Advisory Committee Chair
Tracy Ehlert

Family Engagement Chair
Katie McKenzie

Public Policy Co-Chairs
Jennifer Wright and Linda Fitzgerald

Play Committee Chair
Dianne Casto

NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Committee Rep (Ex Officio)
Melanie Felton

Family Child Care Chapter Representative
Tiffany Skaggs

East Central Chapter Representative
Sara Schwerin

Green Valley Chapter Representative
Marc Elcock

Mid-Iowa Chapter Representative
Rebecca Ausman

North Iowa Chapter Representative
Dianne Casto

Rolling Prairie Chapter Representative
Anne Michel

Southeast Chapter Representative
Gladys Movall

Southwest Chapter Representative
Mike Stiehl

Western Plains Chapter Representative
Kelsey Andersen

2022-2023 Board Meetings & Events


April 14, 2023
Executive Committee Meeting (Friday)

April 22, 2023
Governing Board Meeting

July 7, 2023
Executive Committee Meeting (Friday)

July 21-22, 2023
Governing Board Retreat

October 14, 2023
Executive Committee Meeting (Saturday)

October 28, 2023
Governing Board Meeting

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