mi Iowa AEYC


The Iowa Association for the Education of Young children is governed by a 21 member board.

2022-2023 Board Membership

Position Name
President Brandy Smith
Past President Miranda Niemi
Vice President Crystal Abbe
Treasurer/Finance Chair Brian Kingrey
Secretary Brenda Loop
High Performing Inclusive Organization (HPIO) Chair Donna Kennebeck
Early Childhood Workforce Advisory Committee Chair Tracy Ehlert
Family Engagement Chair Katie McKenzie
Membership Recruitment and Support Chair TBD
Public Policy Chair TBD
Play Committee Chair Dianne Casto
NAEYC Affiliate Advisory Committee Rep (Ex Officio) Melanie Felton
East Central Chapter Representative Sara Schwerin
Family Child Care Chapter Representative Tiffany Skaggs
Green Valley Chapter Representative Marc Elcock
Mid-Iowa Chapter Representative Rebecca Ausman
Mississippi Rock Chapter Representative TBD
North Central Chapter Representative TBD
Northeast Chapter Representative TBD
North Iowa Chapter Representative Dianne Casto
Prairie Rivers Chapter Representative TBD
Rolling Prairie Chapter Representative Anne Michel
Siouxland Chapter Representative TBD
Southeast Chapter Representative Gladys Movall
Southwest Chapter Representative Mike Stiehl
West Central Chapter Representative TBD
Western Plains Chapter Representative Kelsey Andersen


2022-2023 Board Meetings/Events

January 7 Executive Committee Meeting (Saturday)
January 21 Governing Board Meeting
April 14 Executive Committee Meeting (Friday)
April 22 Governing Board Meeting
July 7 Executive Committee Meeting (Friday)
July 21-22 Governing Board Retreat
October 14 Executive Committee Meeting (Saturday)
October 28 Governing Board Meeting

Important Links:

Iowa AEYC Strategic Plan 2022

NAEYC'S Statement of Commitment as a High-Performing, Inclusive Organization

NAEYC Guidance for the Affiliate/Chapter Relationship

NAEYC/IAAEYC Charter Agreement