Board of Directors

The Special Olympics Iowa Board of Directors is made up of volunteer members, including one athlete representative. The Board meets four times annually to determine policy, plans and administrative details of the organization.

Board Members

Role Name Affiliation Term Expires
Chair Steve Palmer Law Enforcement Torch Run 2017
Vice Chair Jill Southworth Southworth Law Office 2017
Secretary Neil Berns Sammons Financial Group 2019
Treasurer Ted Oberlander 2019
Lynn Clayton Atlantic Bottling Company 2019
Marta Codina Wells Fargo 2019
Matt Dougan Hy-Vee 2019
Debby Eldred West Central Area Director 2018
Judi Eyles Iowa State University 2019
Lou Flori Principal Financial Group 2019
Pam Jochum Iowa Statehouse 2019
Mike Lightbody University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics 2017
Kathy Lively 2019
Traci Long Athlete Representative 2019
Jack Ohle 2019
Joseph Ramirez Knights of Columbus 2018
Ken Rizer House of Representatives 2019
Keith Saunders Iowa Board of Regents 2017
Stu Sorrel Wells Fargo 2019
Dr. Mary Stevens Area Education Agency 267 2018
Jill VanDerPol Two Rivers Marketing 2017
Lana Voga 2019
Brian Wessels Prairie Meadows 2018
JoAnne Whitmore First National Bank 2017