Meet the Commissioners



Name City Term Expires
Theresa Legg, Chairperson
Deaf Representative
Ely 4/30/2016
Nathaniel Garrels, Vice Chairperson
Deaf Representative
Emmetsburg 4/30/2015
Martha Meyer
Hard of Hearing Representative
Pleasant HIll 4/30/2016

Tina Kastendieck
At-Large Public Representative

Fort Dodge 4/30/2015

Jennifer Keaton
Deaf Representative

Mount Vernon 4/30/20/15

Mark C. Hersch
Hearing Representative

Dallas Center 4/30/2017
Robert Vizzini
Deaf Representative
VP: 866-933-3721
Cedar Rapids 4/30/2015
Ex-Officio Member, San Wong, Director,
Department of Human Rights, Des Moines
Notice of Commission meetings will be posted 24 hours prior to meeting time on DSCI website and at 321 E. 12th Street, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, IA in compliance with open meeting laws, Chapter 21.

Commission duties:

  • Study the changing needs and opportunities for the deaf and hard of hearing people.
  • Serve as a liaison between the office and the public, sharing information and gathering constituency input.
  • Recommend to the board for adoption rules pursuant to chapter 17A as it deems necessary for the commission and office.
  • Recommend legislative and executive action to the governor and general assembly.
  • Establish advisory committees, work groups, or other coalitions as appropriate.

Iowa Department of Human Rights Deaf Services Division [429] Rulemaking Docket: Download PDF or View HTML

State Boards and Commission Website

State Board and Commission Application Form

DSCI Commission Meeting

Date: February 26, 2015   
Time: 9:30am - 12pm   .
Lucas State Office Building Room 201
321 E. 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319

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Quarterly Report: July 1 – September 30, 2011

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