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2020 Iowa CareGivers Direct Care Professional Council

Your Peers at Work for You!

As members of the council, we serve as part of Iowa CareGivers' (IC) governance and as the conscience of the organization. Our voices are valued and help keep IC true to its mission.  Our role on the Council has given us many opportunities to make a difference in our personal and professional lives. We also feel good about having an impact on decisions that improve our profession. We are able to get involved in areas that we are most interested in. Those opportunities include:

We're there for you, our peers and IC and IC is there for all of us!

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.


2020 Direct Care Professional Council

Sally Chapman 
Murray, IA
Southwest Region  
Donna Cheers 
Arispe, IA 
Southwest Region
Leslie Hayenga-Adams 
Terril, IA 
Northwest Region
Michael Owens 
Waterloo, IA 
Northeast Region
Cindy Ramer 
Denver, IA
Northeast Region  


2020 Council Advisors

Renee Bernier
Hartley, IA
Northwest Region

Vicky Garske
Montour, IA
Central Region

Laura Stein 
Webster City, IA 
Northwest Region

Anthony Wells
Hartley, IA
Northwest Region

Jeff Weinstock
Pella, IA
Central 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