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

  • Jim Boehmer

    Jim Boehmer

    Lake Mills - 2015-2019

  • Greg Dufoe

    Greg Dufoe

    ADM - 2018-2022

  • Greg Ebeling

    Greg Ebeling

    Pella - 2017-2021

  • D'Anne Kroemer

    D'Anne Kroemer

    Pleasant Valley - 2012-2019

  • 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 (2019)
  • Shane Ehresman, Lynnville-Sully (2020)

Northeast District

  • Travis Fleshner, Union (2020)
  • Keith Turner, Rockford (2021)
  • Troy Heller, Starmont/Tripoli (2019)

Southwest District

  • Dr. Casey Berlau, Nodaway Valley (2020)
  • Steve Smith, ACGC (2021)

Northwest District

  • Ken Slater, River Valley (2020)
  • Jon Wiebers, Ridge View (2021)
  • Russ Adams, MOC-Floyd Valley (2019)

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


  • 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 


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


  • Chair: Shelly Ter Hark, Algona
  • Jessica Rinehart, Ankeny Centennial
  • Tammi Veerbeek, Western Christian
  • Maureen Heath, New London
  • Claude Howard, Springville
  • Mary Miller, Sioux City Bishop Heelan
  • Mike Bond, Lewis Central
  • Teresa Bair, Linn-Mar
  • Official: Kent Kocour, Pella

Swimming & Diving

  • Chair: 
  • Mike Ahrens, Bettendorf
  • Zane Hugo, Iowa City High
  • Scott Weinheimer, Des Moines North
  • Chris Mann, Boone
  • Official: Dennis Peters, Cedar Falls


  • 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 Ambrose, Panorama
  • Merle Jones, Keokuk
  • Steph Christner, Knoxville
  • Jill Hulsing, BGM
  • Erin Bohlmann, Kuemper Catholic
  • Gary Gorman, Ames
  • Brian Erbe, Cedar Rapids Jefferson
  • Official: Karl Wooldridge, Forest City

Joint Bowling

  • Chair: Corby Laube, Marion
  • Tim Gaydo, Cherokee
  • Marie Tharp, North Scott
  • Dale Helgevold, Clarke
  • Kay Heiberger, Western Dubuque
  • Matthew Schneider, Waverly-Shell Rock
  • Official: Randy Thompson, Johnston

Joint Cross Country

  • Chair: Nate Boock, Ballard
  • Dan Sauser, Monticello
  • Sherry Book, Westwood
  • Abby Schmitz, Waukee
  • Travis Nuss, Southeast Valley
  • Erik Belby, Pleasant Valley
  • Official: Bill Neal, Iowa City

Joint Track & Field

  • Chair: 
  • Brian Peterson, Roland-Story
  • Brad Elliott, Mount Ayr
  • Bill Capaldo, North Polk
  • Joel Bundt, MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Jim Lee, Mason City
  • Kirk Christensen, Carroll
  • Tim O’Neill, Davenport Assumption
  • 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
  • Reegan Zinkula, Grundy Center
  • Carli Spelhaug, Pleasant Valley
  • Maddie Peterson, Central DeWitt
  • Riley Bell, Central Decatur