The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Public Policy Committe


Carol Chesterman - Chair

Bob Mulqueen - Lobbyist

Jim Obradovich - Lobbyist

Betty Lord-Dinan - Elkader

Linda Goeldner - Des Moines

Nan Ambrosy - Waterloo

Colleen Brems - Iowa City

Dawn Bowker - Des Moines

Lisa Caffery - Davenport

Robin Carmichael - Brooklyn

Lynn Colberg - East Moline

Pam Deichmann - Winterset

Becky Devine - West Des Moines

Deb Gingrich - Cedar Falls

Sharon Guthrie - Robins

Raelle Heister - Dubuque

Lynne Himmelreich - Oxford

Rosemary Holland - Des Moines

Mary Kovarna - Merrill

Kate Pace - Des Moines

Rhonda Price - Solon

Teri Schloss - Winthrop

Kristi Schroeder - Fort Madison

Ginny Wangerin - Clive

Sue Whitty - Dubuque


As of FY 2017 there were 54,183 actively licensed RNs in the state of Iowa. However only 967 registered nurses voluntarily joined the professional membership organization for registered nurses at that same time, the Iowa Nurses Association. The Association has 646 members who have shared their email addresses with INA and there were 36 members who provided the Association with their recommendations for ranking of the issues. From that input, the INA Public Policy Committee recommended a slate of action to the INA Board of Directors who on October 14, 2016 established the legislative agenda for the 2017 Legislative Session.