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Director Buck announces members of the Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care Task Force

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck today announced the 23 Iowans who will serve on a state task force to develop suicide prevention and trauma-informed care training requirements for Iowans who are licensed by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

The Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care Task Force was established as part of Senate File 446.

The task force will meet for the first time on Friday, Sept. 20. The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Room B50 of the Grimes State Office Building. Meetings are open to the public.

For more information on state commissions and task forces established by state legislators during the 2013 session, visit the Iowa Department of Education’s website.

Members of the Iowa Suicide Prevention and Trauma-Informed Care Task Force are as follows:

  • Gladys Noll Alvarez, Trauma-Informed Care Coordinator, Orchard Place, Des Moines
  • Barb Anderson, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Penny Bisignano, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Sarah Brown, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Brian Carico, Indianola High School Principal and School Administrators of Iowa Representative, Indianola
  • Deb Chiodo, Principal, Cornell Elementary School (Saydel Community School District), Des Moines
  • DeAnn Decker, Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
  • Amy DeGroot-Hammer, Sioux City West High School School Counselor and Iowa School Counselor Association President-Elect, Sioux City
  • Mary Delagardelle, Associate Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Meredith Dohmen, Counseling Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines
  • Cyndy Erickson, Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Director, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Sharon Guthrie, Executive Director, Iowa School Nurse Organization, Cedar Rapids
  • Jake Highfill, State Representative, Johnston
  • Laura Larkin, Program Planner, Division of Mental Health and Disability Services, Iowa Department of Human Services, Des Moines
  • Liz Mathis, State Senator, Cedar Rapids
  • Isaiah McGee, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Marianette Miller-Meeks, Director, Iowa Department of Public Health, Des Moines
  • Steve Mitchell, Licensure Consultant, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners, Des Moines
  • Keri Neblett, Community Intervention Director, The Crisis Center of Johnson County, Iowa City
  • Ellen McGinnis-Smith, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • David Tilly, Deputy Director and Division Administrator, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Susan Walkup, Consultant, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines
  • Karolyn Zeller, School Social Worker, Heartland Area Education Agency, Johnston

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 17, 2014 at 4:46am.