Meet the Board

The Iowa APSE executive team is comprised of the President, President-elect, Vice President, Past President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Board meetings are held in person every other month. The Board invites all members and associates to volunteer their time in supporting our mission. If you would like to volunteer for membership development or training events, please contact us.


Kari Tietjen, National APSE

Kari smiling.


Nicole Ericson
Exceptional Persons, Inc.

Vice President

Mistie Johnson

Disability Rights Iowa


Eva Castillo
Hope Haven Area Development Center

Jen Daniel, New Hope
Also serves as Public Policy Liaison


Kelly Kratz
NIVC Services, Inc.

Past President

Laura Gibson
Central Iowa Center for Independent Living

General Board Members

Tammie Amsbaugh, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Bronna Crase, Central Iowa Center for Independent Living
Catlin Curry, Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority
Jen Daniel, New Hope.
Rodney Davis, Exceptional Opportunities, Inc.
Brian Dennis, Des Moines Area Community College
Page Eastin, Iowa Department of Human Rights
Kelly Hinds, One Vision
Kara Huss, Hills & Dales.
Ashlea Lantz, Griffin Hammis Associates
Lee Ann Russo, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Toni Tewes, Hope Haven My Choice Employment

Regional Delegate

Jan Dougherty 
County of Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities 

Policy & Advocacy

Public Policy Liaison
Jen Daniel,

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