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2019 Iowa CareGivers Direct Care Professional Council

Your Peers at Work for You!

The Iowa CareGivers' Direct Care Professional Council is made up of direct care professionals from across the state who advise the Iowa CareGivers Board and staff. They serve as the conscience of the organization and keep us true to our mission. The involvement of the council helps to make sure that both your needs as direct care professionals and those in need of your care or support are met!

Council Members

Taking Applications

Iowa CareGivers is currently looking for those working in direct care from across the state and a variety of settings to serve on the council. If you or someone you know has a passion for the profession of direct care and a commitment to developing your leadership skills and taking on new roles, this opportunity may be for you! If you are interested in a position on the council, please complete the application below and return to Iowa CareGivers.

Click here to view the IC Direct Care Professional Council Application.
If you have questions, contact pam.biklen@iowacaregivers.org.


2019 Direct Care Professional Council

Leslie Hayenga-Adams 
Terril, IA 
Northwest Region
Donna Cheers 
Afton, IA 
Southwest Region
Laura Schroeder
Dubuque, IA
Northeast Region
Laura Stein 
Webster City, IA 
Northwest Region


2019 Council Advisors

Renee Bernier
Hartley, IA
Northwest Region

Vicky Garske
Montour, IA
Central Region

Tracy Hoveland
Mason City, IA
Northeast Region

Michael Owens 
Waterloo, IA 
Northeast Region
Jeffrey Weinstock 
Pella, IA 
Central Region

Anthony Wells
Hartley, IA
Northwest Region

See Leadership Council Map

If you are interested in serving on the Leadership Council, please contact Pam Biklen 515-729-9729or pam.biklen@iowacaregivers.org