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.

  • Greg Ebeling

    Greg Ebeling


    Pella - 2017-2021

  • Greg Dufoe

    Greg Dufoe


    ADM - 2018-2022

  • Russ Adams

    Russ Adams

    MOC-Floyd Valley - 2020-24

  • Jim Boehmer

    Jim Boehmer

    Lake Mills - 2015-2023

  • Travis Fleshner

    Travis Fleshner

    Union - 2023

  • D'Anne Kroemer

    D'Anne Kroemer

    Pleasant Valley - 2012-2023

  • Ron Fadness

    Ron Fadness

    Iowa Assoc. of School Boards Representative


  • Shan Seivert

    Shan Seivert

    Iowa Dept. of Education Representative

    Des Moines

IGHSAU Board Minutes/Advisory Minutes

IGHSAU Representative Council

Southeast District

  • Davis Eidahl, Solon (2021)
  • Jennifer Donels, Davis County (2022)
  • Shane Ehresman, Lynnville-Sully (2023)

Northeast District

  • Erin Thompson, Anamosa (2023)
  • Keith Turner, Rockford  & Nashua-Plainfield (2021)
  • Troy Heller, Starmont/Tripoli (2022)

Southwest District

  • Chris Fenster, Southwest Valley (2023)
  • Devin Embray, Glenwood (2021)
  • Trevor Miller, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton & IKM-Manning (2022)

Northwest District

  • Ken Slater, River Valley (2023)
  • Jon Wiebers, Ridge View (2021)
  • Tara Paul, Estherville-Lincoln Central (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: Melissa Crosse, Johnston
  • Bruce Dall, Dike-New Hartford
  • Nicole Goodwin, Kingsley-Pierson
  • Gregg Groen, Cedar Falls
  • Kristin Meyer, Dowling Catholic
  • Jamie Smith, Solon
  • Thad Streit, Mount Ayr
  • Official: Jason Alons, Waukee

Joint Bowling

  • Chair: Lyle Fedders, Des Moines East
  • Dale Helgevold, Clarke
  • Mike Mellecker, Iowa City West
  • Matt Schneider, Waverly-Shell Rock
  • Xan Taylor, Johnston
  • Official: Randy Thompson, Johnston

Joint Cross Country

  • Chair: Nate Boock, Ballard
  • Kevin Kearney, South Winneshiek
  • Kelly Kersten, Logan-Magnolia
  • Travis Nuss, Southeast Valley
  • Ben Robison, Clear Creek-Amana
  • Abby Schmitz, Waukee
  • Katie Tesch, Ridge View 
  • Official: Bill Neal, Iowa City


  • Chair: Scott Garvis, Ankeny Centennial
  • Julie Buerman, Cedar Rapids Kennedy
  • Julie Kadlec, Cedar Rapids Xavier
  • Matt Kovacevich, Centerville
  • Kelli Moore, West Des Moines Valley
  • Val Sitzmann, Kingsley-Pierson
  • Janice Shanno, Sidney
  • Official: Chad Pitts, Iowa Golf Association


  • Chair: Brent Buttjer, Dallas Center-Grimes
  • Dion Ayers, North Scott
  • Kim Croston, Sergeant Bluff-Luton
  • John Hansel, Spencer
  • Mike Krawczyk, WCV-NV
  • Dave Rosenthal, Iowa City West
  • Official: Kelly Dunbar, Cedar Falls


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

Swimming & Diving

  • Chair: Jayson Campbell, Southeast Polk
  • Ashley Beaumont, Fort Dodge
  • Tony Kramer, Linn-Mar
  • Mike Ahrens, Bettendorf
  • Michelle Stout, Ankeny
  • Official: Shawn Thomsen, Cedar Rapids


  • Chair: Al Lammers, Norwalk
  • Cindy Rasche, Clinton
  • Chad Jilek, Waukee
  • Heidi Grunwald, Fairfield
  • Danielle Stubbs, Pella Christian
  • Official: Shawn Petersen, Atlantic

Joint Track & Field

  • Chair: Jeff Bisson, Glenwood
  • Martha Bauder, Central Elkader
  • Toby Lorenzen, Central Lyon
  • Tim O'Neill, Davenport Assumption
  • Jon Pedersen, Central Decatur
  • Brian Petersen, Roland-Story
  • Blaire Puls, Hudson
  • Nate Smith, Ankeny Centennial
  • Official: Mark Tigges, Waukee


  • 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

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

2020-21 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee

  • Katie Carver, Urbandale
  • Kylee Cashman, Fort Madison
  • Emma Davidson, Northwood-Kensett
  • Abigail Hughes, Glenwood
  • Karsen Jehli, Mid-Prairie
  • Ella Lampe, Dallas Center-Grimes
  • Faith McPhillips, Tri-Center
  • Jada Newberg, Sioux City Bishop Heelan
  • Leah Ries, Maquoketa Valley
  • Madeline Schultz, Woodbury Central
  • Rika Yahashiri, Iowa City High