Pamela Rosa is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has 13 years of experience working in the safety and health field. Currently, she is the Safety and Security Specialist for the Des Moines Public Schools. Prior to DMPS, she worked as a Senior Industrial Hygienist for Iowa OSHA. She holds a degree in Biology and Psychology from Grand View University.
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Amanda Lewis-Eckhoff is a former Emmy nominated journalist with more than a decade of experience in the field as an anchor and reporter. She is now the Communications Officer for Des Moines Public Schools, Iowa’s largest provider of K-12 education. In addition to ISSA, Amanda is a member of Metro Media Council, a group of first responders, journalists, government, and non-profits who gather to review and discuss ways to better inform the public.
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Dustin Gean is the Heartland Area Education Agency Operations Manager and Active Firefighter in Colfax, Iowa. He received a Bachelor of Political Science from Drake University and a Master of Sustainability Leadership from Arizona State University. He has numerous certifications including FEMA IS-700. He is passionate about safety and emergency preparedness in his work with Heartland AEA, his home community and the nation. Dustin actively seeks out opportunities to learn more, and implement policies and procedures to help people better prepare for , or recover from, emergencies.
firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 515-270-0405
Tracy Bonday is beginning her third year as the Superintendent of the Diocese of Des Moines. She is a graduate of the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. She earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor from UM. She also has a Master of Science in Education Administration from Nova Southeastern University and her Specialist Degree from Drake University. Prior to moving to Des Moines in 2015, she served as the Chief School Administrator at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot, a Catholic Pk-12 school in the Diocese of Richmond. Bonday has over 16 years of experience in a variety of educational environments.
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Jane Colacecchi is a consultant, project manager, & facilitator for local & national projects in support of emergency management planning initiatives. She is currently focused on planning for school emergency operations & reunification efforts with the State of IA, IA Emergency Managers Association, & the Natl Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Jane was Policy Advisor to Gov. Tom Vilsack & Chief Deputy Director & Interim Director of the IA Dept of Public Health. She also taught science & math in both the Des Moines Public Schools & Long Beach Unified School District in California. Jane holds a BS in Biology from the Univ. of Southern California and an MA in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University, Spokane WA.
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Board Member/Former Chair
Eric Enderton is employed by the Iowa Department of Public Health and assumes the role of Emergency Medical Services for Children Program Coordinator. Eric has over 20 years of experience with the Fire and EMS services on various departments. Eric is a certified Assistive Technology Professional with 17 years of experience working with children requiring special health care needs.
Gary Schwartz has 31 years working in education as a teacher, college instructor, principal, and superintendent. For the past 12 years, he has worked at the Iowa Department of Education in school finance and school safety. Gary has a Doctor of Education from the University of Northern Iowa.
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Nicole Proesch is the Legal Counsel for Office of the Director at the Iowa Department of Education, joining the department in August of 2012. In this position she is acts as legal counsel to the State Board of Education, the Director, and as general counsel to the Department. Her other duties include serving as the Department’s administrative law judge, assisting with drafting of legislation including the 2013 Education Reform, and assisting the coordination of administrative rules for the Department
Nicole.firstname.lastname@example.org | P: 515-281-4743
Doug is the Associate Executive
Director of the Des Moines Education Association. DMEA represents nearly 4,000 teachers, teacher associates, and clerical members in the 70+ buildings across the Des Moines Public Schools. DMEA is the local affiliate of the Iowa State Education Association & the National Education Association. Doug has been a patrolman with the Iowa State Fair Patrol for nearly 20 years. and has experience with emergency preparedness planning. Doug an alumnus of Simpson College, holding a corporate communications degree..
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Chris Darling is the Executive Director for Iowa Pupil Transportation Association. He worked for Waverly-Shell Rock Community Schools from 1984-1992 as a bus driver, mechanic, and eventually Assistant Transportation Director. He was with Fort Dodge Community School District Transportation Department and retired in 2012. Chris was with the State of Iowa Transportation Advisory Committee from 1999-2010 and assisted in the writing of the School Bus Inspection Requirements/Guidelines manual for the State of Iowa bus inspectors. Chris was instrumental in lobbying for Senate House File 2154, which was signed into law by Governor Vilsack, which allows bus drivers to report stop arm violations based on the license plate number.