UFEA Leadership includes your elected officers, committee chairs, and Association Representatives (Building Reps) elected by members in each building. Your leaders want (and need) to hear from you. President Karl Goeke, and your IEA UniServ Director Ben Matthews, may be reached at the UFEA Office (located at the IEA Office in Bloomington), by email or by phone. Your Building Rep is your first point of contact – they are listed below by building. 

Committee Chairs/Executive Committee

  • Bylaws: John Bierbaum • NCWHS
  • Calendar: Julie Hagler • NCHS
  • Collective Bargaining: Lindsey Dickinson • EJHS & Dan Swallow • CJHS/Jason Ruyle • NCHS
  • Grievance: Dan Swallow • CJHS & Jason Ruyle • NCHS
  • Hospitality: Lynette Bixby • Hudson
  • Membership: Jen Ritchason • KJHS
  • New Member: Claire Rybarczyk • NCHS
  • Political Action: Lucas Miles • Cedar Ridge
  • PR/Community Service: Nikki Piercy • Benjamin
  • Scholarship: Colleen Moore • Glenn

Association Representatives/Building Representatives

Building: Representative • term

  • Benjamin: Tene Sprau • 2017-19 & Peg Lovin • 2017-19
  • Brigham:  Linda Kitterman • 2016-18
  • Carlock: Rebekah Arnold • 2017-19
  • Cedar Ridge: Rachel Enomoto • 2017-19 & Lucas Miles • 2016-18
  • Fairview: Mitzi Woody • 2016-18
  • Field: Michelle Brown • 2016-18
  • Fox Creek: Sarrah Egge • 2016-18 & Ashley Strupek • 2016-18
  • Glenn: David Starr • 2016-18
  • Grove: Kimberly Carlock • 2016-18, Sherilyn Klendworth • 2016-18 & RaeAnn Ploense • 2016-18
  • Hoose: Carolyn LaFond • 2016-18 & Ashleigh Tucek • 2016-18
  • Hudson: Lori Beemer • 2017-19
  • Northpoint: Melissa Blaum • 2016-18 & Cindy Leake • 2017-19
  • Oakdale: Traci Freitag • 2016-18 & Geri Kerber • 2016-18
  • Parkside Elementary: Anne Atteberry • 2016-18 & Abby Schoolman • 2017-19
  • Pepper Ridge: Donna Leamer • 2017-19 & Kim Miller • 2016-18
  • Prairieland: Britta Armstrong • 2017-19 & Jen Bedell • 2016-18
  • Sugar Creek: Angie Funfar • 2016-18 & Monique Hall • 2016-18
  • Towanda: Lisa Heaser • 2017-19
  • CJHS: Shelli Lord • 2016-18, Terri Peoples • 2016-18 & Vacancy
  • EJHS: Jim Broach • 2016-18, Matt Sherrill • 2016-18 & Cheryl Springwood • 2016-18
  • KJHS: Kimberly Johnson • 2017-19, Dawn Odell • 2016-18 & Jennifer Ritchason • 2016-18
  • PJHS: Logan Beckman • 2016-18, Shawn Schwerman • 2016-18 & Vacancy
  • NCHS: Joan Fee • 2017-18, Tyler McWhorter • 2017-19, Hillary Ruyle • 2017-19, Mike Roller • 2016-18, Jason Ruyle • 2016-18 & Claire Rybarczyk • 2017-19
  • NCWHS: Jeff Breuning • 2017-19, Tim Franz • 2016-18, Tera Haferman • 2016-18, Peggy Modglin • 2016-18 & Molly Sharer-Barbee • 2016-18
  • Unit Office: Nora Bardi • 2017-19

IEA UniServ Director

Ben Matthews
304 S. Eldorado Road, Suite 2
Bloomington, IL 61704
309.663.6400
Ben.Matthews@ieanea.org