IACP Board of Directors

These are the individuals working relentlessly to guide this association. 

Mainstream Living, Inc.
Board President
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Vera French CMHC
Behavioral Health Advisory Chair
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Hope Haven
At Large Director
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REM Iowa
Residential Forum Chair
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First Resources Corporation
At Large Director
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Hope Haven Area 
Development Center Corp.
At Large Director
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Balance Autism
At Large Director
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Crossroads of Western Iowa
Past President
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Bill Vaughn

BILL VAUGHN, Mainstream Living, Inc. 
Board President 

Bill Vaughn was appointed President and CEO of Mainstream Living in 2013. He began his career with the organization in 1980 as a direct care staff member, serving in a variety of roles, including 1st Vice President. He is the founder and served as Executive Director of Community Support Advocates, LLC (CSA), a subsidiary of Mainstream Living until it was sold in 2014. Under his direction, CSA was recognized for outstanding services and received the highest annual independent reviews awarded from the University of Iowa Law, Health Policy & Disability Center for eleven straight years. CSA was also awarded the prestigious “Excellence Award for Program Innovation and Quality” from the Iowa Association of Community Providers. Vaughn holds a Master’s degree in social work administration from the University of Iowa, and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University. He is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and provides clinical supervision for the agency’s therapy and counseling staff. Vaughn also serves as an Administrative Surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), where he leads accreditation teams in reviewing similar organizations throughout the United States. He is proud to have outstanding long-term relationships with members and their families and a proven record of developing extraordinary teams. 



Board Member 

Marcy spent eleven years in Hotel, Restaurant and Entertainment Center management in Dallas, TX before transitioning into the Human Service industry. While working on her master’s degree at Letourneau University in Longview, she worked at Dallas MHMR (now the Dallas Authority) as an Employment Specialist. This was her first experience supporting adults with disabilities to find and maintain employment in the community. Her work as an employment consultant took advantage of both her business background and her passion for people. During the five years at Dallas MHMR she later worked with the Employment Services Director to redesign the entire county wide employment programs and later was selected as a Regional Team Leader over one of the five newly formed regional employment teams. 

At the same time as her employment at Dallas MHMR, Marcy provided contract work on the Texas Sheltered Work Conversion Grant. This work involved traveling around Texas to sheltered workshops to provide training to sheltered work staff to prepare them to provide supported employment services and to work with leadership to develop employment services. Under a private contract, Marcy worked with Kevin Edwards to provide employment services consulting to the state of North Carolina and again, they traveled to employment providers to train staff and consult on workshop conversion efforts.

After completing the master’s degree, Marcy relocated to Ankeny, Iowa in 1996 as the CEO at Candeo (then Creative Community Options). At this time Candeo served approximately fourteen individuals and employed seventeen staff and a budget of $300,000 per year. To date Candeo has added Habilitation Services, Brain Injury Services and an outpatient mental health clinic and grown to approximately $8 million and is CARF accredited. Marcy has enjoyed 25 years working to advocate and support the full inclusion of people with disabilities.

During her employment at Candeo, Marcy also worked for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) for several years. For this work, she traveled around the nation providing either Personal Outcome Measures Training (POM), recertifying POM interviewers or serving on accreditation teams. This work was done between 1988 and 1992.

Marcy is married to Terry; they have three adult daughters and one granddaughter (and a grandchild on the way!). Terry and Marcy enjoy gardening, biking trails, camping and hanging out with family.


Dave Comstock


Dave joined ChildServe in 1996 and has served there in various roles, including Program Manager, Director, and Vice President. He transitioned to Senior Vice President in July of 2018, and his current responsibilities include management of Behavioral Health, Community Services and Homes, Health Information, and Organizational Quality and Improvement. Throughout his career, Dave also served in the Iowa National Guard, retiring after 26 years as a Chief Warrant Officer. His special interests include quality and performance improvement. He has participated in the Iowa Recognition Program for Performance Excellence (IRPE) for more than six years, serving as a Baldrige Examiner, Team Lead, Coach, and Judge. This program is overseen by the Iowa Quality Center where Dave recently began serving as Board Chair. Dave has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from William Penn University. 

Brent Dillinger

BRENT DILLINGER, Crossroads of Western Iowa 
Past President 

Brent Dillinger started serving Crossroads of Western Iowa as the CEO in 2008. At that time, Crossroads was a $2.8 million organization, employed 90 people and served 250 clients. Under Dillinger’s helm, Crossroads has experienced tremendous growth. Today, the organization has a $20 million budget, employs more than 400 individuals and serves 400 clients. 

Last year, Crossroads merged with two nonprofit organizations, CASS Incorporated in Atlantic Iowa, and Cherokee Work Services located in Cherokee Iowa. By combining with Crossroads, we’ve expanded our service area, therefore, providing services to more individuals. 

A graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Dillinger was part of Leadership Council Bluffs Class of 2011, and Leadership Iowa Class of 2012. He served on the City Council of Missouri Valley, Iowa from 2011 – 2016 and is a 2010 graduate of the Municipal Leadership Academy by the Iowa League of Cities. 

Dillinger has a strong background in retail management at the district level, and before his career as CEO, he served approximately eight years on the Board of Directors for Crossroads of Western Iowa. He currently serves as Board President of the Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) Board of Directors. 

Dillinger was recognized with several local awards and honors, including Executive of the Year by the IACP in 2016, Citizen of the Year in 2011 by the Missouri Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Business of the Year in 2010 by the Missouri Valley Chamber. 

Dillinger exhibits his strong desire to serve the consumers and their families affiliated with Crossroads of Western Iowa, which is part of his passion for serving and advocating for individuals with disabilities throughout Iowa and the Midwest. 

A resident of Missouri Valley for over 20 years, Brent and his wife, Elizabeth, are Kansas natives and are members of St. Patrick’s church in Missouri Valley. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his five children along with numerous outdoor activities including hunting, landscaping, golf, and gardening. 

Rich Whitaker

Behavioral Health Advisory Chair 

Dr. Richard Whitaker began his career in the Quad Cities 24 years ago as a doctoral intern at the historic Marriage and Family Counseling Service in Rock Island, Illinois before receiving his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Brigham Young University. Since that pivotal year, Dr. Whitaker has pursued a career in community mental health, providing services, supervision, and executive administration at community mental health centers in Grand Island, Nebraska (9 years) and Jasper, Indiana (12 years as CFO). Since January 2017, Rich has served as the CEO of Vera French Community Mental Health Center in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Whitaker also serves as a Governor-appointed commissioner for the Iowa MHDS Commission, as a board member for the Iowa Association of Community Providers, and as a member of the Eastern Iowa MHDS Regional Advisory Committee. Rich and Miriam, his wife of 28 years, are the parents of 3 daughters and one son and the proud grandparents of 2 highly intelligent and multi-talented granddaughters. In his spare time, Rich enjoys family time at home, exercising, ultimate Frisbee, vocal performance, and service in the church and community. 

Residential Forum Chair 

Sara Drish is a Regional Director at REM Iowa, whose mission is to enhance quality of life today and inspire hope for tomorrow by teaching independent living skills to people through a continuum of quality services. Before her 17 years with REM Iowa, Sara was previously the Program Manager for The Arc of East Central Iowa and a Social Worker for Hospice of Mercy. She graduated from The University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. In her free time, Sara enjoys gardening, hiking in the Rocky Mountains and weekends on the lake with her family- husband Tom, son TJ (19) and daughter Alex (16). 



Bob Bartles

BOB BARTLES, Hope Haven Area Development Center Corp. 
At Large Director 

Mr. Bartles is Executive Director of Hope Haven. They serve over 500 persons with disabilities in southeast Iowa. With over 30 years of experience in working with people with disabilities, Mr. Bartles has worked in several states in different roles, sometimes as Executive Director and sometimes in Director of Operations type roles. Mr. Bartles did a stint in banking at one point as well. He has served on the ANCOR Board, the IACP Board, the ARC of Illinois Board, the Developmental Disabilities Council, The SEIL Regional Network Advisory Committee, & The Community Foundation of Des Moines County Board. 


MATT BULEY, Hope Haven 
At Large Director

Matt Buley is the CEO of Hope Haven, Inc., a provider that services 1,000 people in NW Iowa and SW Minnesota. An additional 2,000+ individuals are provided wheelchairs worldwide through their International Ministries division. Hope Haven's program services include Community Living, Employment, Children's Services, Day Habilitation, Mental Health and Spiritual Support.

Matt has navigated organizations through expansive growth and acquisitions, divisional and senior leadership restructuring and financial turn-arounds. As CEO of Hope Haven, he has strategic and P&L responsibility for a $47 million budget. He leads a staff team of more than 800, has an extensive cross-cultural communications background and is a well-regarded public speaker. Matt was a lead advocate for legislation during the 111th US Congress that keeps siblings together in adoption, and has raised millions of dollars for programmatic and capital projects. He previously managed $370 million per year for a Fortune 500 company.

Matt holds a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota, and Bachelors of Arts in English and Speech Communication from Saint Cloud State University.

Matt married his college sweetheart, Theresa, and they have four children. His hobbies include reading, fitness and finding his way outside with the family and their two dogs.

MARC ROE, First Resources Corporation
At Large Director 

Marc Roe began his career in nonprofits in 2011, as the Chief Financial Officer of Tenco Industries, Inc. At that time, Tenco was a $4M operation, serving roughly 150 clients. Through the years, Tenco peaked as an $8M operation, serving more than 220 clients.  After the exit of Tenco’s CEO in October, 2019, Marc was appointed the Interim CEO of Tenco. In July, 2020, Tenco Industries, Inc. merged with First Resources Corp., and Marc assumed a new role as Chief Strategic Officer.   

Prior to being appointed as CFO of Tenco, Marc’s career was in the for-profit world.  He worked in the accounting field as a Plant Controller for a brush manufacturer and as a  Controller and Human Resources Director for a newspaper group. Additionally, Marc taught business and accounting courses at Buena Vista University for 7 years.  He received an M.B.A. from University of Phoenix in 2006, and his undergraduate work was completed at Buena Vista University.  

Marc is heavily involved in the local community.  He has served on the Ottumwa City Council since 2016, and is currently in his second term.  He is the Treasurer for the League of United Latin American Citizens and Treasurer for Greater Ottumwa Partners in Progress.  He has previously served as President of the Ottumwa Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, Treasurer of River Hills Community Health Center Board of Directors, and President of the Ottumwa Rotary Club.  He began serving on the Iowa Association of Community Providers Finance Committee in 2020, IACP PAC in 2021, and serves on the IACP Board of Directors.

Marc is a lifelong resident of Ottumwa.  His hobbies include playing guitar and making music, woodworking, and spending time with friends.


Steve Muller

STEVE MULLER, Balance Autism 
At Large Director 

For over 30 years Steve has served the special needs population with a focus on autism. Working with committed families and professionals, he helped launch The Homestead in 1994, an autism program for children and adults that would eventually become Balance Autism. While Steve has served as CEO, Balance Autism has expanded, developing a full spectrum of services supporting children and adults with autism, their families and allied professionals. 

Today Balance Autism provides services in Clive, Altoona, Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Cedar Falls, Davenport, and Burlington. Programs address the needs of children and adults offering personalized, evidence-based interventions including vocational, residential, community-based, clinic, telehealth, and consultation. 

Steve has served on a variety of non-profit boards and national and state associations, serving as a founding board member of two national autism associations. Steve has presented in state, national and international conferences covering topics that include autism and leadership.