Council on Human Services

Pictured from bottom left: DHS Director Charles M. Palmer; Chairperson Dr. Mark R. Peltan, Mason City; Vice-Chairperson Pastor Mark Anderson, Waverly. From top left: Alexa Heffernan, Cedar Falls; Kimberly A. Spading, Coralville; Roberta A. Yoder, Urbandale; Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell, Des Moines. Not pictured: Guy W. Richardson, Jefferson.

Iowa Council on Human Services Members

Dr. Mark R. Peltan, Mason City, Chairperson 
Pastor Mark Anderson, Waverly, Vice-Chairperson 
Dr. Phyllis S. Hansell, Des Moines 
Roberta A. Yoder, Urbandale 
Guy W. Richardson, Jefferson 
Kimberly A. Spading, Coralville 
Alexa Heffernan, Cedar Falls

Ex-Officio Members

State Senator Amanda Ragan 
State Senator Jack Whitver 
State Representative Lisa Heddens 
State Representative Joel Fry

Duties and Legal Authority

There  is  created  within  the  department  of human  services a council  on human services  which  shall  act  in  a policymaking  and  advisory  capacity  on  matters  within  the jurisdiction  of the department.  For a full description click duties and legal authority.

Council Meetings 

Click 2015 Meeting Dates for a complete listing of this year's dates.  
   Meetings Agendas Minutes Rules
April 8, 2015    Agenda       Proposed Rules
March 11, 2015    Agenda    Minutes  
February 11, 2015    Agenda    Minutes  
January 14, 2015    Agenda    Minutes  
December 10, 2014    Agenda    Minutes  
November 12, 2014    Agenda    Minutes  
October 8, 2014    Agenda    Minutes  
September 9 - 10, 2014    Agenda    Mintues  
August 13, 2014      Minutes  
July 9, 2014      Minutes  
June 11, 2014      Mintues  
May 14, 2014      Minutes