Board Members & IGHSAU Representation

Representation of the IGHSAU consists of an eight-person Board of Directors. Six positions are elected to the IGHSAU Board while two appointees representing the Iowa Association of School Boards and the Iowa Department of Education also serve. The Board of Directors approve policy changes proposed by the IGHSAU administrative staff.

The IGHSAU Representative Council serves in an advisory capacity. The council consists of three electees from each of the four districts in Iowa. The Representative Council meets twice a year.

Each IGHSAU sport has an advisory committee made up of coaches, an official and an athletic director. These committees meet once a year to review their respective sports and develop recommendations for the IGHSAU administrative team to take to the IGHSAU Board of Directors.

  • Russ Adams

    Russ Adams


    MOC-Floyd Valley - 2020-24

  • Jennifer Donels

    Jennifer Donels


    Davis County - 2021-25

  • Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    Central Decatur - 2023-2027

  • Greg Dufoe

    Greg Dufoe

    ADM - 2018-2026

  • Travis Fleshner

    Travis Fleshner

    Aplington-Parkersburg - 2023-2027

  • Tonya Moe

    Tonya Moe

    Linn-Mar - 2023-2027

  • Ron Fadness

    Ron Fadness

    Iowa Assoc. of School Boards Representative


IGHSAU Board Minutes/Advisory Minutes

IGHSAU Representative Council

Southeast District

  • Davis Eidahl, Solon (2024)
  • Marty Jimmerson, West Branch (2024)
  • Chad Wahls, New London (2024)

Northeast District

  • Dan Fox, East Buchanan (2024)
  • Tim Dugger, Postville (2024)
  • Janelle Brouwer, Marion (2025)

Southwest District

  • Chris Fenster, Southwest Valley (2023)
  • Devin Embray, Glenwood (2024)
  • Trevor Miller, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton & IKM-Manning (2025)

Northwest District

  • Ken Slater, Hinton (2023)
  • Brent Jorth, Central Lyon (2024)
  • Tara Paul, Estherville-Lincoln Central (2025)

IGHSAU Sport Advisory Committees

Each IGHSAU sport has a committee consisting of coaches that review rule changes and provide feedback and recommendations to the IGHSAU staff. An activity director chairs each committee and an official also serves. 


  • Chair: Chad Ryan, Des Moines North
  • Danielle Franklin, Waukee
  • Matt Lindeman, Grundy Center
  • Derek Sonderland, Tri-Center
  • Jaime Brandt, Iowa City Liberty
  • Janel Burgess, Montezuma
  • Gillian Letsche, MMCRU
  • Kylee Boettcher, Panorama
  • Official: Ben Applegate, Earlham

Joint Bowling

  • Chair: Jared Birt, Central DeWitt
  • Christie Hughes, Newton
  • Brandon Steen, Waterloo West
  • Corinne Johnson, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln
  • Ryan Moore, Keokuk
  • Ashley Bys, Marion
  • Official: Mick Hackbarth, Waterloo

Joint Cross Country

  • Chair: Matt Fouch, Pella
  • Jake Byma, Unity Christian
  • Tom Trygstad, West Des Moines Valley
  • Emy Williams, Solon
  • Sandy Sabelka, Denver
  • Cristy Nimrod, Decorah
  • Lacey Stephens, Stanton
  • Official: Fran Long, Fort Dodge


  • Chair: Alex Hanna, Edgewood-Colesburg
  • Cody Harskamp, Unity Christian
  • Julie Kadlec, Cedar Rapids Xavier
  • Matt Kovacevich, Centerville
  • Kelli Moore, West Des Moines Valley
  • Lucas Johnson, Marshalltown
  • Melissa Hochstetler, Panorama
  • Official: Chad Pitts, Iowa Golf Association


  • Chair: Rod Wiebers, ADM
  • Heather Currens, Gilbert
  • Ann Larew, Iowa City Regina
  • Sara Nessa, MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Stephanie Jorgensen, Carroll
  • Allison Sanyi, Bettendorf
  • Official: Sarah Curry, Glenwood


  • Chair: Tonya Moe, Linn-Mar
  • Amber Doyle, Roland-Story
  • Heather Fortune, Wayne
  • Tia Stiles, Southeast Polk
  • Erica White, Boone
  • Nikki Gahring, Cedar Rapids Xavier
  • Katie Burman, Clarksville
  • Official: Tom Burger, West Branch

Swimming & Diving

  • Chair: Eric Boyle, Waukee
  • Ashley Beaumont, Fort Dodge
  • Deidre Freeman-Huff, Grinnell
  • Molly Hagerty, Sioux City Metro
  • Darin Robertson, Johnston
  • Official: Andrea Kelley, Cedar Rapids


  • Chair: Adam Riley, Decorah
  • Cindy Rasche, Clinton
  • Mitzi Hetherton, Johnston
  • Brian Daoust, Shenandoah
  • Heidi Grunwald, Fairfield
  • Dave Will, Columbus Catholic
  • Official: Shawn Petersen, Atlantic

Joint Track & Field

  • Chair: Jeff Bissen, Glenwood
  • Kylie Sandstorm, MFL-Mar-Mac
  • Rachel Larsen, Griswold
  • Erica Douglas, Ames
  • Scot Lamm, Mount Pleasant
  • Greg Williams, Monticello
  • Brad Travis, Spirit Lake
  • Kenny Wheeler, Pleasant Valley
  • Official: Mark Tigges, Waukee


  • Chair: Tyler Lown, Western Dubuque
  • Meg Jackson, Dallas Center-Grimes
  • Julie Oldenkamp, Sioux Center
  • Amy McClintock, Sidney
  • Amber Hall, Pleasant Valley
  • Ruben Galvan, West Liberty
  • Joel Allman, Pleasantville
  • Monica Brandhorst, Ridge View
  • Official: Sarah Thein, Ventura

IGHSAU Student Athlete Advisory Committees

The IGHSAU Student Athlete Advisory Committee is comprised of female student-athletes from each of the state's four districts (NE, SE, NW, SW) along with three at-large representatives. Eleven girls were selected to two-year terms to meet about issues related to girls high school activities in Iowa. Committee members act as a voice for Iowa's female student-athletes and serve as a sounding board for the IGHSAU's Representative Council and the Board of Directors

2023-24 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

  • Kierra Jungers, Newell-Fonda
  • Payton Libolt, Center Point-Urbana
  • Claire Pellett, Atlantic
  • Abigail Schmidt, West Bend Mallard
  • Tatum Shepherd, Ridge View
  • Brynn Storhoff, Decorah
  • Augusta Warren, Davis County
  • Breckyn Schilling, North Mahaska
  • Carly Rich, Williamsburg
  • Faith Kacmarynski, Pella Christian
  • Isabella Hogan, Nodaway Valley
  • Lyndey Maehl, Fort Dodge
  • Maia Tecklenburg, Johnston
  • Greta Dillinger, North Polk