Governing Board

The CICS organizational structure assigns the responsibility for the non-Medicaid-funded MH/DS services with the CICS Governing Board. This board controls the management of the CICS MH/DS system. They have worked diligently to balance county representation with the overall good of the region.

The board typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Story County Administration building in Nevada, Iowa. Meetings will also be available via Zoom.

Member counties appoint one member from the County Board of Supervisors and an alternate member to serve on the Governing Board. The board also includes committee-appointed voting members and ex-officio and non-voting representatives. The Adult Advisory Committee appoints one member representing individuals who utilize mental health and disability services or an actively involved relative of such an individual as a voting member and one member from service providers in the region as a non-voting member.

The Children’s Advisory Committee appoints one individual representing the education system in the region as a voting member, one individual who is a parent of a child who utilizes children’s behavioral health services or an actively involved relative of such children as a voting member and one individual representing children’s behavioral health services providers in the region as a non-voting member. The current board members are:

  • Boone: Erich Kretzinger
  • Cerro Gordo: Chris Watts
  • Franklin: Richard Lukensmeyer
  • Greene: Dawn Rudolph
  • Hamilton: Jerry Kloberdanz
  • Hancock: Gary Rayhons
  • Hardin: BJ Hoffman
  • Jasper: Brandon Talsma
  • Madison: Phil Clifton
  • Marshall: Jarret Heil
  • Poweshiek: Diana Dawley
  • Story: Lisa Heddens
  • Warren: Mark Snell
  • Webster: Mark Campbell
  • Wright: Karl Helgevold
  • JD Deambra: Adult Individual/Relative Representative
  • Allie Wulfekuhle: Child Parent/Relative Representative
  • Kendra Alexander: Education System Representative
  • Julie Smith: Ex-officio, non-voting Adult Service Provider
  • Andrea Dickerson: Ex-officio, non-voting Children’s Behavioral Health Service Provider  

Next meeting to be held May 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm.

Meeting Minutes