Executive Committee

The Iowa Conservation Education Coalition Executive Committee (ExCom) is comprised of seven to 13 individuals, each serving 3-year terms.

Members work together and lead ICEC toward achieving its mission to provide ways for Iowa’s environmental educators to learn, build relationships, and creatively collaborate.

Learn more about joining our Executive Committee. An annual call for nominations is posted around the beginning of September.


Name Position and Affiliation Term Expires
Louis Beck, Chair Farmer, Retired FFA Advisor, Agriculture Education 2025
Tiffany Morgan, Vice-Chair and Sec’y Instructional Media Designer, Iowa PBS 2023
Heather Gamm, Treasurer Naturalist, Bremer County Conservation 2025
Kyla Burns Science Teacher, Johnston High School 2024
Dave Conrads Director, UI WILD, University of Iowa College of Education 2024
Jared McGovern Director, The Wanderwood Gardens 2026
Ted Neal Clinical Professor Science Education, University of Iowa College of Education 2026
Jim Pifer District Science Curriculum Coordinator, Southeast Polk Community Schools 2026
Clark Porter Retired – Environmental Specialist, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship; Farmer 2025
Kean Roberts Ames Community School District / Drake University 2024
Peg Steffen Retired science teacher, STEM consultant 2024
Sam Taylor Graduate Student, University of Iowa 2025
Anthony Vorwald Naturalist, Jackson County Conservation 2024
Gus Elliott Conservation Education Specialist, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Ex-officio
Chris Like Science Consultant, Iowa Department of Education Ex-officio
Jerry Neppel Environmental Specialist Senior, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Ex-officio
Carlee Sabus Program Manager, Conservation Districts of Iowa Ex-officio


ExCom members
ExCom and Ex-officio members at Winter Workshop 2024. Standing L-R: Kean Roberts, Gus Elliott, Samuel Taylor, Clark Porter, Jared McGovern, Tiffany Morgan, Tony Vorwald, Jim Pifer, Chris Like, Louis Beck, Jerry Neppel. Seated L-R: Peg Steffen, Linette Bernard, Lilly Jensen, Ted Neal, Heather Gamm. Not present: Kyla Burns, David Conrads, Carlee Sabus, and Megan Wisecup.

ExCom Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes are posted once approved.

For minutes of prior meetings, email us at exec@iowaee.org.

Annual Meeting Minutes

Meeting minutes are posted once approved.