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.

  • Roger Francis

    Roger Francis


    Pocahontas Area - 2016-2020

  • Greg Ebeling

    Greg Ebeling


    Pella - 2017-2021

  • Jim Boehmer

    Jim Boehmer

    Lake Mills - 2015-2023

  • Greg Dufoe

    Greg Dufoe

    ADM - 2018-2022

  • Travis Fleshner

    Travis Fleshner

    Union - 2023

  • D'Anne Kroemer

    D'Anne Kroemer

    Pleasant Valley - 2012-2023

  • Shan Seivert

    Shan Seivert

    Iowa Dept. of Education Representative

    Des Moines

  • Ron Fadness

    Ron Fadness

    Iowa Assoc. of School Boards Representative


IGHSAU Board Minutes

IGHSAU Representative Council

Southeast District

  • Davis Eidahl, Solon (2021)
  • Jennifer Donels, Davis County (2022)
  • Shane Ehresman, Lynnville-Sully (2020)

Northeast District

  • Keith Turner, Rockford  & Nashua-Plainfield (2021)
  • Troy Heller, Starmont/Tripoli (2022)

Southwest District

  • Chris Fenster, Southwest Valley (2020)
  • Devin Embrey, Glenwood (2021)
  • Trevor Miller, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton & IKM-Manning (2022)

Northwest District

  • Ken Slater, River Valley (2020)
  • Jon Wiebers, Ridge View (2021)
  • Russ Adams, MOC-Floyd Valley (2022)

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: Rachel Fisher, Spirit Lake
  • Kristin Meyer, Dowling Catholic
  • Thad Streit, Mount Ayr
  • Gregg Groen, Cedar Falls
  • Bruce Dall, Dike-New Hartford
  • Jamie Smith, Solon
  • Nicole Goodwin, Kingsley-Pierson
  • Jerry Hulsing, Lynnville-Sully
  • Official: Jason Alons, Waukee


  • Chair: Brent Buttjer, Ankeny
  • Dion Ayers, North Scott
  • Julie Girsch, Waterloo Columbus
  • John Hansel, Spencer
  • Stephanie Lajko, Treynor
  • Chris Allen, Ankeny Centennial
  • Official: Kelly Dunbar, Cedar Falls


  • Chair: Kevin Skillett, Bettendorf
  • Danielle Stubbs, Pella Christian
  • Chad Jilek, Waukee
  • Erin Seely, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  • Jennifer Dovre, Ballard
  • Official: Shawn Petersen, Atlantic


  • Chair: Todd Troutman, Beckman Catholic
  • Jessica Rinehart, Ankeny Centennial
  • Tammi Veerbeek, Western Christian
  • Katrina Terhark, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows
  • Claude Howard, Springville
  • Mollie Keitges, Knoxville
  • Mike Bond, Lewis Central
  • Matt Johnson, Cedar Falls
  • Official: Kent Kocour, Pella

Swimming & Diving

  • Chair: Jayson Campbell, Southeast Polk
  • Mike Ahrens, Bettendorf
  • Zane Hugo, Iowa City High
  • Michelle Stout, Ankeny
  • Tony Kramer, Linn-Mar
  • Chris Mann, Boone
  • Official: Shawn Thomsen, Cedar Rapids


  • Chair: Mike Linde, Van Meter
  • Steve Smith, Johnston
  • Jeff Trost, Nashua-Plainfield
  • Julie Buerman, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  • Val Sitzmann, Kingsley-Pierson
  • Janice Shannon, Sidney
  • Joe Kruzich, Fairfield
  • Official: Chad Pitts, Iowa Golf Association


  • Chair: Erin Kirtley, Panorama
  • Amber Doyle, Roland-Story
  • Tia Stiles, Southeast Polk
  • Erica White, Boone
  • Heather Fortune, Wayne
  • Belinda Nelson, Central Springs
  • Maddison LeClere, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  • Official: Karl Wooldridge, Forest City

Joint Bowling

  • Chair: 
  • Xan Taylor, Johnston
  • Mike Mellecker, Iowa City West
  • Dale Helgevold, Clarke
  • Kay Heiberger, Western Dubuque
  • Official: Randy Thompson, Johnston

Joint Cross Country

  • Chair: Nate Boock, Ballard
  • Katie Tesch, Ridge View 
  • Sherry Book, Westwood
  • Abby Schmitz, Waukee
  • Travis Nuss, Southeast Valley
  • Erik Belby, Pleasant Valley
  • Official: Bill Neal, Iowa City

Joint Track & Field

  • Chair: 
  • Blaire Puls, Hudson
  • Jon Pedersen, Central Decatur
  • Tim O'Neill, Davenport Assumption
  • Brian Petersen, Roland-Story
  • Nate Smith, Ankeny Centennial
  • Martha Bauder, Central Elkader
  • Toby Lorenzen, Central Lyon
  • Official: Ray Wilden, Clinton

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

2018-19 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

  • Carly Campbell, Williamsburg
  • Jasmine Rumley, Ankeny
  • Sydney Hartsock, Creston
  • Faith Carpenter, Nashua-Plainfield
  • Halle Brester, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  • Payton Douglass, Panorama
  • Sydney Lane, Grand View Christian
  • Carli Spelhaug, Pleasant Valley
  • Maddie Peterson, Central DeWitt
  • Riley Bell, Central Decatur