Campus 4-H Staff

 

John-Paul Chaisson-Cárdenas

 

John-Paul
Chaisson-Cárdenas

4-H Youth Development Program Leader for ISU Extension and Outreach
(515) 294-6772
jcardena@iastate.edu

 

LuAnn Johansen

Luann Johansen

Assistant Director
4-H Youth Development Program
(641) 648-4850
luann@iastate.edu

Luann serves on the 4-H Youth Development Administrative Team and provides leadership for field youth program specialists.  Program and staff development.

Brenda S. Allen

Brenda S. Allen

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 294-1567
bsallen@iastate.edu

Brenda provides leadership, training and support for youth in governance, youth engagement, citizenship and leadership curriculum for the state and represents Iowa on those national 4-H curriculum teams.  She also coordinates professional development for 4-H staff statewide.  Additional  responsibilities that support citizenship and leadership areas include leadership for State 4-H Council, Iowa 4-H Youth Conference, Collegiate 4-H, and Pioneer Community Grant programs.  She is also the state contact for International youth programs.  Brenda works with the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools grant (IS3) in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education as well.

Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 294-8617
mikeande@iastate.edu

As a part of STEM leadership, Mike provides support for the animal science program across the state.  He partners with ISU and the College of Ag and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty and staff to further develop curriculum and programming for youth.  Mike is instrumental in the on-going improvement of the Food Safety & Quality Assurance (FSQA) program as well as managing the state fair livestock shows and other statewide 4-H livestock events and activities.  He also provides support for the 4hOnline livestock identification process.

Megan Bagley

Megan Bagley

ISUEO K-12 Youth Outreach Advancement Specialist
515-294-7586
bagley@iastate.edu

Megan has a joint position with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Organizational Advancement and 4-H.  She directs 4-H marketing, branding, and communications efforts across the state and provides advancement leadership for priority Extension and Outreach 4-H youth programs.

     
Bill Beckley

Bill Beckley

Youth Program Specialist, Camping
515/290-9595 or
515/795-3338
wbeckley@iastate,edu

Bill provides leadership and support for 4-H Camping programs statewide, as well as those conducted at the Iowa 4-H Center.  He also provides educational leadership and coordination for statewide environmental science and outdoor education events and is the State Coordinator for 4-H Safety and Education in Shooting Sports.

Lynne Campbell

Lynne Campbell

Professional Development Specialist for K-12 Youth Development Outreach Programs            515/294-1521
lynnec@iastate.edu

Lynne leads professional development efforts for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach K-12 Youth Outreach Program that includes the 4H programming, the North Central STEM Hub Region, the NASA Space Consortium Grant, associated working groups and future partnerships with K-12 school and other partners.

 


 

 
Sandy Foltz

Sandy Foltz

Office Coordinator
(515) 294-1018
supermom@iastate.edu

Sandy is the office coordinator and assists the program director,  two assistant program directors as well as the program staff.  Other duties include hourly payroll, travel arrangements and reimbursements, vacation/sick leave entries, various accounting forms, conference room scheduling, and orientation. She also supervises the Merit employees.

Carmen Fuchs

Carmen Fuchs

Secretary III
(515) 294-3106
cjfuchsa@iastate.edu

Carmen manages the statewide NASA Iowa Space Grant Consortium and Iowa NASA EPSCoR grants.  She reports to a director, and two associate directors located at Iowa, Drake and Iowa State.  Duties include national and regional meeting attendance, reconciliation of NASA and Match funding at four universities and outreach affiliates, financial reporting and processes, interaction with accounting offices at Drake, Iowa State, Iowa, and Northern Iowa, and website maintenance.

Paul Gibbins

Paul Gibbins

North Central Iowa STEM Hub Manager for the Governor's STEM Advisory Council                  pgibbins@iastate.edu               

Paul serves as the manager for the North Central Iowa STEM Hub.  The Hub serves the North Central Iowa region in service to the Governor's STEM Advisory Council and the ISU Land Grant Mission.  Paul works in partnership with the region's STEM Education Stakeholders in preparing Iowa's youth for the careers of tomorrow.  The Hub serves stakeholders by  providing information and resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and offering exciting opportunities in STEM programs through hands-on Scale Up programs with supporting professional development.   Paul also provides leadership in the region for STEM Festivals, local celebrations that engage families in STEM.

 

Phil Heckman

Phil Heckman


4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 832-9597
Region 7 - Hamilton, Humboldt, Webster, Wright Counties

Temporary Assignment in State 4-H Office = 4hOnline

Susan Hollenkamp

Susan Hollenkamp

Assistant Program Director
(515) 294-9722
shollen@iastate.edu

Susan is the Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Assistant Program Director.  She is responsible for assisting the Program Director and managing the AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach grant and supporting AmeriCorps members serving in host communities throughout the state. Susan is responsible for member training including developing curriculum in specific subject areas and making available to members via the learning management system.

Mitchell Hoyer

Mitchell Hoyer

4-H Youth Program Specialist
(515) 294-1531
mhoyer@iastate.edu

Mitch provides operational support for 4-H program policy implementation with emphasis on 4-H clubs and risk management issues. He assists with the Volunteer and Partnership Development work team and the Communications and Arts program area.  He also serves as superintendent for the Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibit Building and Communication Events programs.

Mary Kay Litzel

Mary Kay Litzel

Secretary
(515) 294-1519
mklitzel@iastate.edu

Mary Kay is the receptionist for 4-H, provides support for Scholarships; Recognition; Leader/Youth Awards; Judges Training; FOCUS e-newsletter; Pioneer grants programs; and the Iowa State Fair 4-H Exhibits Building.

 Judy McCarthy

Judy McCarthy

Project Coordinator
(515) 294-1611
mccarthy@iastate.edu

Judy is the Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program Director.  She is responsible for managing the AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach grant and supporting Host Sites and the AmeriCorps members serving in the host communities throughout the state.

 

Donise Petersen

Donise Petersen

SESS Assistant State Coordinator
(515) 205-8709

Theresa Samson

Theresa Samson

Accountant
(515) 294-2078
tjsamson@iastate.edu

Contact Theresa for questions related to 4-H Program Accounting.

 

Vicki Speake

Vicki Speake

Secretary
(515) 294-5738
speake@iastate.edu

Vicki provides support for the E-SET program, the livestock program, and the State Science & Technology Fair of Iowa.

 

Jay Staker

Jay Staker

Director, Extension Science Engineering and Technology Youth Initiative (E-SET) and
4-H Youth Program Specialist and Associate Director of Education of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium
(515)294-8417
jstaker@iastate.edu

Jay assists in preparing Iowa's youth for the careers of tomorrow by supporting and providing information on resources in science, technology, engineering and mathematics(STEM) youth programming; offering exciting hands-on professional development opportunities in SET programming for educators and youth professionals; and consulting in development of STEM youth programs for both schools, informal, and nonformal learning environments.

 


 

 

 

Keli Tallman

Keli Tallman

4-H Youth Development Specialist
(515) 294-0688
ktallman@iastate.edu

 

Keli provides foundational support to the Iowa 4-H Program via curriculum development leadership.  In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that the Iowa 4-H Program’s vision and mission are aligned with all aspects of program and staff development.  Keli coordinates the Iowa 4-H Program’s statewide evaluation, research, and reporting frameworks.  She is the state liaison for National 4-H Afterschool and the Iowa 4-H Program’s Clover Kids Program.  Keli represents the Iowa 4-H Youth Development Program as an active member of state level youth development councils and boards.  Keli also secures and directs grants and contracts that align with the Iowa 4-H Program’s vision and mission. Additionally, Keli trains a variety of volunteers, state level partners, and ISU faculty regarding positive youth development principles and practices.

 

Cayla Taylor

Cayla Taylor

4-H Youth Program Coordinator
(515) 294-1877
cayla@iastate.edu

Cayla provides programmatic support to the Citizenship and Leadership, Healthy Living and Communication and the Arts Iowa 4-H priority topic areas. She is responsible for the State 4-H Council, State 4-H Youth Conference, state and national 4-H recognition opportunities as well as providing curriculum, training and support for the Connecting Learning and Living program. Cayla is also responsible for coordinating Iowa State Fair events, including the Awardrobe Clothing Event, 4-H Film Festival and Cook This! special events.

 

Carol Tierney

Carol Tierney

Program Assistant
(515) 
294-3760
ctierney@iastate.edu

Carol is the Program Assistant for the NC STEM Hub.  Duties include assisting with budget, preparing newsletters, developing databases and website.


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