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DHR Board

The Department of Human Rights Board

The Department of Human Rights Board guides the work of the department with broad policies and objectives.  The DHR Board's responsibilities include developing and monitoring a strategic plan, approving the budget recommended by the director, adopting administrative rules, and approving an Annual Report to the governor and general assembly.  The DHR Board’s strategic goals and action plan provide more insight into the work of the Board.  See also Iowa Code Section 216A.3.  

Board Meetings

DHR Board Members

Floyd Winter

Floyd Winter, Chair

Public Member

Cedar Falls

Clair Rudison

Clair Rudison

Status of African Americans

Des Moines

Peggy La

Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs

Sioux city

Judge Jeffrey Neary

Criminal & Juvenile Justice Planning
   Advisory Council


Anna Brown

Community Action Agencies


Nathaniel Garrels

Deaf Services


Sal Alaniz

Latino Affairs

Mt. Pleasant

Karen Mackey

Karen Mackey

Native American Affairs

Sioux City

Michelle Ray-Michalec

Persons with Disabilities

Cedar Rapids

Beth Coonan

Elizabeth Coonan

Status of Women

Des Moines

LaSheila Yates

Public Member

Cedar Rapids

Phyllis Thede

Rep. Phyllis Thede

Ex-Officio Member

State Representative

Rita Hart

Sen. Rita Hart

Ex-Officio Member

State Senator

Jason Schultz

Sen. Jason Schultz

Ex-Officio Member

State Senator

San Wong

San Wong, Director

Ex-Officio Member

Iowa Department of Human Rights

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