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Iowa Board of Social Work

About Staff & Board

Board Staff

The Iowa Board of Social Work is staffed by a Board Executive and a Secretary in the Bureau of Professional Licensure, Iowa Department of Public Health. Legal services are provided by the Iowa Attorney General's Office.

Contact Information:
Iowa Board of Social Work
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone (515) 281-4422
FAX (515) 281-3121

Office Hours:
8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays

Board Members

The Board is made up of seven members, five who are licensed to practice social work, with at least one from each of three levels of licensure described in section 154C.3, subsection 1, two employed by a licensee under chapter 237, and two who are not licensed social workers and who shall represent the general public.

Board Members:

  • serve three-year terms (unless filling an unexpired term),
  • appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate,
  • serve no more than nine years (three full terms).

Iowa Board of Social Work

  • Jody Weigel, LMSW - 2016 (1)
  • Neil Nelsen - 2015 (2) Public Member
  • Amy Courneya, LISW - 2016 (1)
  • Valerie Huntley, LISW - 2016 (1)
  • Mark Hudson - 2017 (2) Public Member
  • Mark Hillenbrand, LISW - 2015 (1)
  • Vacant, LBSW