Current Members

Taskforce members include people with disabilities, family members, advocates, representatives of key state agencies, and other stakeholders.

Olmstead Consumer Taskforce Voting Members

Name Type of Membership Term Ends
Batten, Jenna Person with a disability May 2020
Connolly, Paula Parent of child with disabilities
Able to represent the interests of children
July 2021
Francis, Dawn
Chair
Advocacy Organization May 2018
Graves, Kris Person with a disability
Person with institutional experience
May 2019
Johanns, Jessica Family member of a person with a disability
Able to represent the interests of older Iowans
Able to represent interests of children
2022
Keninger, Tracy Family member of a person with a disability May 2020
Klein-Bacon, June Family member of a person with a disability May 2020
Laney, Derrick  Able to represent the interests of older Iowans July 2021
Luth, Brittney Able to represent interests of older Iowans
Able to represent interests of children
Member of a Statewide Advocacy Organization
Family member of person with a disability
2022
Marcel, Kay Family member of a person with a disability May 2020
Martin, Michael Person with a disability
Person with institutional experience
2022
McDermott, Gary Person with a disability
Person with institutional experience
May 2020
Montross, Brittney Able to represent interests of children
Provider Organization
2022
Pakkebier, Lisa
Vice-Chair
Able to represent the interests of older Iowans
Family member of a person with a disability
Able to represent interests of children
Member of a Statewide Advocacy Organization
Provider Organization
2020
Reynolds, Mari Family member of a person with a disability
Able to represent the interests of older Iowans
Advocacy Organization
May 2020
Richardson, Daryn Person with a disability
Member of a Statewide Advocacy Organization
2022
Roberts, Mary Family member of a person with a disability
Able to represent the interests of children
May 2018
Shouse, Cynthia Person with a disability 2022
Speh, Renee Parent of child with disabilities July 2021
Thompson, Kate Family member of a person with a disability
Able to represent interests of children
2021
Vander Molen, Joel Person with a disability 2021

State Agency Representatives

Agency Representative
Board of Regents Open position
Department for the Blind Kim Barber
Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Open position
Department of Corrections (DOC) Katrina Carter
Department of Education (DE) Molly Hammer
Department of Human Rights Lisa Schneider
Department of Human Services,
Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS)
Connie Fanselow
Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) Linda Kellen
Department of Management Sandra Hurtado-Peters
Department of Public Health (DPH) Jim Pender
Department of Public Safety (DPS) Ljerka Vasiljevic
Department of Transportation (DOT) Kristin Haar
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Open position
Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) Open position
Iowa Department of Aging (IDA) Julie Bergeson
Iowa Economic Development Authority Open position
Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Terri Rosonke
Iowa Veterans Home Jodi Tymeson
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) Ronee Slagle
Office of the Governor Open position

Taskforce Support Staff

Name Agency
Anne Crotty Center for Disabilities and Development
Michelle Johnston Center for Disabilities and Development