Brain Injuries, Advisory Council on

Study the needs of individuals with brain injury and their families. Make recommendations regarding a comprehensive statewide service delivery system, and promote and implement injury prevention strategies.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Maggie Ferguson 515-281-8465 maggie.ferguson@idph.iowa.gov

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Advisory Council on Brain Injuries Public Health, Department of
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
321 E. 12th St.
Lucas State Office Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Quarterly 5-6 hours
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
15 15 0 2 Years
Organizational Authority Other Appointment Information  
135.22A
Director of Public Health, Director of Human Services, Director of the Department of Education, Chief of the Special Education Bureau of the Department of Education, Administrator of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services of the Department of Education, Director of the Department for the Blind, and the Commissioner of Insurance

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Megan Henning Waverly BREMER Provider 07/01/2017 06/30/2019 Female Dem A
John Pederson Des Moines POLK Brain Injury Survivor 07/01/2018 06/30/2019 Male Dem A
Carrie Van Quathem Urbandale POLK Provider 07/01/2017 06/30/2019 Female Dem A
Rhonda Jordal Forest City WINNEBAGO Family Member of Person with a Disability 07/01/2017 06/30/2019 Female Rep A
Rachel Anderson Boone BOONE Provider 07/01/2017 06/30/2019 Female None A
David Russell Ankeny POLK Brain Injury Survivor 07/13/2017 06/30/2019 Male Rep A
Lora Wall Blockton TAYLOR Family Member of Person with a Disability 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Female Rep A
Thomas Brown Madrid BOONE Family Member of Person with a Disability 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male Rep A
Michael Hall Coralville JOHNSON Provider 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male Dem A
Dennis Byrnes ATALISSA CEDAR Brain Injury Survivor 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male None A
Frank Varvaris Cedar Rapids LINN Family Member of Person with a Disability 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male Rep A
Justin Johnston SIOUX CITY WOODBURY Brain Injury Survivor 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male None A
Brenda Easter Indianola WARREN Provider 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Female Rep A
Sue Wilson Indianola WARREN Provider 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Female Rep A
Mike Hadden Indianola WARREN Provider 07/01/2018 06/30/2020 Male Rep A
Status

A = Active
V = Vacant