The IECA 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 three-year term.  The association’s CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the board.

2023-24 Leadership

IECA Board Officers

Ibrahim Firat, MBA (TX) President
Julia Gooding, EdM (ME)
VP for Ethics & Standards of Practice
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA)
VP for Education & Training
Heidi Molbak, MS, CEP (LA)
VP for Committees
Vita Cohen, MA, MAT, CEP (IL) VP for Membership & Engagement
Bob Carlton (TX)
Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH)
Immediate Past President
Mark Sklarow, IECA Chief Executive Officer
Ex Officio

Board Members

Chris Andersson, MA (NY)
Linda Daley, MBA (NH)
Brooke Daly (NC)
Eva Garza-Nyer, PhD, CEP (TX)
Suzanne Lewis, MEd (AZ)
Sherri Maxman (NY)
Marilyn O’Toole, CEP (CA)
Juan-Camilo Tamayo, MBA (FL)
Rosemary Tippett, MA (GA)

Committee Chairs

Juan-Camilo Tamayo, MBA (FL)
Board Development
Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH)
Business Practices
Mark Bechthold (CA)
Jan Kerchner, MBA, CEP (CA)
Stephanie Klein Wassink, MBA (CT)
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
Chris Andersson, MA (NY)
Education & Training
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA)
Julia Gooding, EdM (ME)
Bob Carlton (TX)
Yesim Erez (CA/Turkey)
Government Relations
Linda Daley, MBA (NH)
Graduate School
Betsy Pruitt, MSEd (IN)
Learning Disabilities/Neurodiversity
Liz Cooper, JD (MA)
Vita Cohen, MA, MAT, CEP (IL)
Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH)
Donna Sakabu, CEP (TX)
Becky Grappo, MEd, CEP (CO)
Bar Clarke (ME)