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

2022-23 Leadership

IECA Board Officers

Ibrahim Firat, MBA (TX) President
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA), VP for Ethics & Standards of Practice
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA),
VP for Education & Training
Heidi Molbak, MS, CEP (LA),
VP for Committees

 

Laura O’Brien Gatzionis, MEd, CEP (Greece), VP for Membership & Engagement
Bob Carlton (TX), Secretary/Treasurer
Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH), Past President
Mark Sklarow, IECA Chief Executive Officer
Ex Officio

Board Members

Vita Cohen, MA, MAT, CEP (IL)
Linda Daley, MBA (NH)
Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Eva Garza-Nyer, PhD, CEP (TX)
Lauren Gaylord, MA (WA)

 

Julia Gooding, EdM (ME)
Betsy Morgan, MA, CEP (CT)
Marilyn O’Toole, CEP (CA)
Rosemary Tippett, MA (GA)

Committee Chairs

Audit
Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Board Development
Zach Galin, MSEd (WI)
Business Practices
Jessica Chermak, MA, LPC, CEP (CO)
College
Helese Sandler, CEP (GA)
Community
Stephanie Klein Wassink, MBA (CT)
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA)
Education and Training
Amy Jasper, MPA (VA)
Ethics and Standards of Practice
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA)
Finance
Bob Carlton (TX)
Global
Teo Salgado, MA, Associate (Canada)
Government Relations
Jeana Kawamura, MA, CEP (CA)
Graduate School
Tripti Singh, MA (China)
Learning Disabilities/Neurodiversity
Sherri Maxman
(NY)
Membership
Laura O’Brien Gatzionis, MEd, CEP (Greece)
Nominating
Kristina Dooley, MA, CEP (OH)
Outreach 
Anne Holmdahl (WA)
Schools
David Beecher (CT)
Therapeutic
Bar Clarke (ME)
Antonoff Award (Ad Hoc)
Laura O’Brien Gatzionis, MEd, CEP (Greece)
Strategic Planning (Ad Hoc)
Jane Shropshire, CEP (KY)