ISSWA Board Members

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President:  Betsy Garlich

Past President: Emilie Souhrada 

President Elect: Lindsey Kutcher

Vice President:  Angie Koop

Secretary:  Madison Pettit Cohen

Treasurer:  Shannon Sterling

Elected Members-at-Large/Conference Committee: 

Kimberly Phillips, Grant Wood AEA (2020)

Stacey Warren, Heartland AEA (2022)

Ambre Chittenden (2023)

President Appointed Positions serving on the Executive Board:

Membership Chair:  Samantha Bennett-Garcia 


Website Developer:  Abigail Lippert


Nominations Chair: Nancy Lynch


Recognition Chair: Jessica Schmitt


Recognition Committee: Angie Koop and Kimberly Phillips


Newsletter:  Nick Swanson


Social Media Chair: Maggie Arnold


Legislation and Advocacy Chair: Emilie Souhrada


Legislation and Advocacy Committee:

Emily Donnovan, Jackie Fober, Sara Tangeman, Julie King


Midwest School Social Work Council Reps:  Betsy Garlich, Emilie Souhrada, & 1 additional representative


ISSWA Liaisons - These ISSWA members help to disseminate relevant information to their AEA or local school social workers:

Keystone AEA (1) - Shannon Parrish

Prairie Lakes AEA (8 ) - Julie Nadrchal 

Mississippi Bend AEA (9) - Loretta Gamble 

Grant Wood AEA (10) - Maggie Arnold 

Heartland AEA (11) - Jean Borger 

North West AEA - Jodi Vogel

Green Hills AEA - Lora Hight 

Great Prairie AEA  - Amy Molyneux 

Central Rivers AEA - Audrey Putz 

Ankeny Community School District - Sue Smith 

Des Moines Public Schools - Jessica Schmitt


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