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Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of individuals representing a selection of our member organizations, as well as at-large members.


Sarah Lohmeier – President

Representing the Friends of Des Moines Parks

Ross Baxter – Vice-President
Representing Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

Catherine Cownie – Secretary

At large member

Lorraine May - Immediate Past President
At large member

John Schmidt – Treasurer
At large member

Member organization representatives

Lisa Bean

Representing the Iowa Food Co-op

Cori Burbach

Representing the Center for Global and Environmental Research 

David Courard-Hauri

Representing the Drake Environmental Action League 

Sondra Feldstein
Representing Practical Farmers of Iowa

Jonathan Gano

Representing Trees Forever

Kevin Hansen
Representing Trout Unlimited

Darrell Hanson

Representing the Environmental Law and Policy Center

Monte Marti 

Representing Allamakee County Protectors 

Pamela Mollenhauer

State Hygienic Laboratory 

Kevin Nordmeyer
Representing American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter

Individual at-large members

Kurt Johnson

Jennifer Hermsen

Cyril Mandelbaum

Jasen Nelson

Margi Weiss