IECA’s Board of Directors is charged with setting the strategic and programming goals that will maintain IECA’s role as a leading voice for children, families and ethical conduct in the search and application process for schools, colleges and other programs.  The Board is comprised of up to 15 volunteer members, each of whom is a Professional member of IECA and serves a 3-year term.  The association’s CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the Board.

2021-22 Leadership

IECA Board Officers

Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH) President
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA), VP for Ethics & Standards of Practice
Lauren Gaylord, MA (WA)
VP for Education & Training
Elisabeth Morgan, MA, CEP (CT), VP for Committees
Maite Halley, MS (FL), VP for Membership & Engagement
Ibrahim Firat, MBA (TX) Secretary/Treasurer
Barbara Pasalis, CEP (OH)
Past President
Mark Sklarow, IECA Chief Executive Officer
Ex Officio

Board Members

Bob Carlton (TX)
Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Eva Garza-Nyer, PhD, CEP (TX)
Laura O’Brien Gatzionis, MEd, CEP (Greece)
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA)
Heidi Molbak, MS, CEP (LA)
Lucy Pritzker, MS (NJ)
Rosemary Tippett, MA (GA)
Belinda Wilkerson, EdD (NC)

Committee Chairs

Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Board Development
Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Business Practices
Brooke Daly (NC)
Carole Kraemer (NJ)
Vita Cohen, MA, MAT, CEP (IL)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
(Ad Hoc)
Belinda Wilkerson, EdD (NC)
Education & Training
Lauren Gaylord, MA (WA)
Ethics & Standards of Practice
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA)
Ibrahim Firat, MBA (TX)
Julia Gooding, EdM (China)
Government Relations
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA)
Graduate School
Sydney Montgomery, JD (MD)
Learning Disabilities/Neurodiversity
Liz Cooper
, JD (MA)
Maite Halley
, MS (FL)
Barbara Pasalis, CEP (OH)
Outreach Development
Sherry Humphrey (KS)
Heather Hyslop (MN)
Strategic Planning (Ad Hoc)
Jane Shropshire, CEP (KY)
Jesse Quam, LCSW, ACSW (NC)