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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.


Catherine Cownie - President

At-Large Member

Jennifer Hermsen – Vice President

At-Large Member

Jennifer Chambers – Treasurer
At-Large Member

Jonathan Gano - Secretary

Representing Trees Forever

Monte Marti - Immediate Past President

Representing Allamakee County Protectors 

Member Organization Representatives

David Courard-Hauri

Representing the Drake Environmental Action League 

Kevin Griggs

Representing Practical Farmers of Iowa

Naura Heiman Godar

Representing the American Institute of Architects - Iowa Chapter

Laura Sarcone

Representing Des Moines Water Works

Nathan Unsworth

Representing Iowa's County Conservation System 

Justyn Lewis

Representing DSM Selma

Paulina Mena

Representing Friends of Big Rock Park

Individual At-Large Members

Kurt Johnson

Craig Miller

Kevin Techau 

Amanda Drish

Brian Riley