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IOA Committees

The Iowa Optometric Association has a number of committees focused around specific topics that affect optometrists. Committee members volunteer to donate their time and effort toward improving various aspects of our industry.

PAC Fundraising

Members
Anna Dimmer
Samantha Duplak
Janell Kassel
Tyler Lefeber

Trustee
Molly Walker

Staff
Gary Ellis

Government Relations

Co-Chairs
Scott Bowker
Kelly Norland

Members
Jeff Anderson
Steve Brownmiller
Abie Chadderdon
Mark Hansen
Mike Korthals
Tyler Lefeber
Jeff Manternach
Mark Mentzer
Jay Petersma
Mike Portz
Paul Schroeder
Steve Sloan
Caitlyn Stakeley
Brandon Tish
John Weihe

Trustee
Jayme Wilhelm

Staff
Gary Ellis

Education

Chairs
Patrick Fleming

Members
Pauline Bland
Kimberly Cruise
Matt Donner – Congress
Jill Gonder
Nick Huisman – Hawkeye
Ryan Reedy – Summer CE
Kris Rhoads
Dennis Schlader
James Schroder
Jordan Ukena
Larry Van Daalen
Dan Wolfe

Trustee
Melissa Billings

Staff
Gary Ellis

Membership & Communications

Co-Chairs
Megan Hangartner
Trichelle Jackson

Members
Jill Gonder
Jonathan Hoaglund
Scott Ihrke
Melissa Kyler
Zach Lancaster
Stephanie Sloan
Kate Thomas
John Thomsen
Linda Thomsen
Amanda Wood
Jarod Wood

Trustee
Chad Klein

Staff
Gary Ellis

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