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AARP Iowa is pleased to welcome Mary Muehl of Cedar Rapids, one of six new members of the AARP Iowa Executive Council, a team of volunteers that provides leadership in many areas that support the accomplishment of AARP’s national priorities within the state.
Muehl is a retired educator with experience as a science teacher and curriculum consultant. She developed the Mentor Academy, training over 250 experienced teachers to support beginning teachers. She has been involved with several groups over the years and recently served as an Affordable Care Act presenter, connecting with the leaders of 20 organizations through the Linn County Partnership.
Though relatively new to AARP, Muehl says she “will bring both enthusiasm and an eagerness to become involved and contribute” to her new role.
Martha Willits of Des Moines was recently named AARP Iowa State President, succeeding Tony Vola of Des Moines. John and Bev McCartney of Fort Dodge remain on the Executive Council.
Also named to the Executive Council are:
• Charles (Chuck) Betts, Keokuk. Business consultant.
• Brena Schwartz-Corona, West Des Moines. Elementary school teacher (retired).
• Maryalice Larson, Marshalltown. Healthcare services management (retired).
• Joseph Marquart, Cedar Falls. Healthcare Human Resources executive (retired).
• Dean Pedersen, Cedar Falls. High school teacher (retired).
The Executive Council meets monthly to help develop the framework for state strategic planning and implementation, share ideas and build consensus for building leadership for AARP volunteers, adapt to changing circumstances and learn to communicate effectively using current and evolving technology.