About the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders

Since 1977, IONL has been the voice of nursing leaders throughout Iowa. IONL promotes excellence in leadership to shape the future of health care delivery, education and health policy. We are committed to fostering the development of nurse leaders across the continuum through mentorship, collaboration and education.

IONL Vision Statement

To be the voice of nursing leadership in Iowa.


IONL Mission Statement

To shape healthcare in Iowa through innovation, leadership expertise, professional development, education and advocacy.


2018 IONL Executive Board Members

Michele Kelly
Executive Director of Quality
Buena Vista Regional Medical Center
Storm Lake
President Elect:
Deb Moyer
Chief Nurse Executive
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
Des Moines

Brenda Tiefenthaler
VP Patient Care/Informatics
Spencer Hospital

District A Board Member:
Ann Erickson
Acute Care Director
Greene County Medical Center
District B Board Member:
Matt Aitchison
Executive Director of Inpatient Nursing
Mary Greeley Medical Center
District C Board Member:
Mary Jo Kavalier
Sartori Memorial Hospital
Cedar Falls
District D Board Member:
Greg Ospeth
Chief Nursing Officer
Guthrie County Hospita
Guthrie Center
District E Board Member:
Kelley Blackburn
Director of Clinical Professional Development
UnityPoint Health-Des Moines
Des Moines
District F Board Member:
Jacque Bookin-Nosbisch
VP of Nursing
Jefferson County Health Center
District G Board Member:
Wanda Haack
Chief Nursing Officer
Genesis Medical Center
Past President:
Amy Berentes
Vice President, Patient Care Services
Mercy Medical Center