Executive Team Contact Information

Grace Fangman

Executive Director
isudm.codirectors@gmail.com

  • Liaison between Children’s Miracle Network, University of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Iowa State University
  • Run weekly executive committee meetings and monthly all-committee meetings
  • Ensure that Iowa State University Dance Marathon is as successful as possible.

Grace Estenson

External Director
dm.developmentdirector@gmail.com

  • Manages relationships with outside entities, including the Ames community, alumni, and youth partnerships.
  • Ability to create specific timelines for External team.
  • Facilitate and keep track of the activities of committees.
  • Exemplary interpersonal relationships, charisma and execution of vision.

Bennett O’Hare

Internal Director
isudm.stewardship@gmail.com

  • Works closely with the University to create logistics for events and adhering to campus policies.
  • Demonstrate ability to be a project manager
  • Assume individual committee chair roles if need be.
  • Strong goal setting skills, project management, communication, problem solving, and time management.

Charlie Hanneman

Membership Director
isudm.events@gmail.com

  • Oversees all parts of the recruitment process in growing the organization.
  • Manage timelines and specific goals for recruitment.
  • Strong goal setting skills and communication skills as well as ability to execute vision.

Macy Wierderin

Finance Director 
isudm.finance@gmail.com

  • Create yearly budgets for the organization.
  • Manage transactions and create timelines for the team
  • Keep track of progress from the finance team.
  • Requires attention to detail, communication, team management, and strong ethics.

Hannah Belk and Mariah White

Family Relations Directors
dmfamilies@gmail.com

  • Lead Family Relations Committee
  • Collaborate with committee to serve as liaisons between families, other committee members and dancers, and increase meaningful connections between them
  • Integrate current and new Miracle Families to Iowa State Dance Marathon
  • Plan and execute events for and with Miracle Families

Amanda Rosich & Lauren Tumey

Recruitment & Morale Directors 
isudm.rm@gmail.com

  • Lead Recruitment & Miracle Maker Relations Committee
  • Oversee, train and supervise Morale Captains as they encourage DM awareness and recruit dancers
  • Collaborate with committee to create and choreograph the Morale Dance
  • Plan and execute on campus engagement events such as Miracle Week, FTKarnival, tabling, etc.

Amy Kraak and Austin Percy

Sponsorship Directors 
dm.sponsorshipdirectors@gmail.com

  • Lead Sponsorship Committee
  • Plan fundraising events held throughout the year such as concessions, canning, giveback nights and working security at events
  • Collaborate with committee to actively seek new businesses and maintain previous sponsors relationships to bring in the most money for Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Coordinate all the food served at Dance Marathon Weekend

Ashley Griggs and Julia Hejkal

Stewardship Directors
isudm.stewardship@gmail.com

  • Lead Stewardship Committee
  • Foster relationships with all aspects of Dance Marathon, including members, sponsors, and campus organizations
  • Highlight outstanding organization members through Teal Spotlight
  • Develop monthly newsletter used to update members and sponsors.

Cassie Pasker

Events Director
isudm.events@gmail.com

  • Lead Events Committee
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute all entertainment for major ISUDM events such as the Tealgate, Miracle Week and Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Communicate with university administration and outside vendors to coordinate venue for Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Design layout of the venue and logistics for Dance Marathon Weekend

Madi Baughman & Clara Toot

Graphics and Public Relations Directors

branding.isudm@gmail.com

  • Collaborate to create, plan and execute a marketing plan for all Dance Marathon events as well as campaigns
  • Distribute and create digital content
  • Coordinate photography and filmography of all ISUDM events
  • Manage all ISUDM social media accounts
  • Update and maintain the ISUDM website
  • Handle all merchandise design and order

Kaitlyn Seeley

Youth Outreach Director 
isudm.highschooloutreach@gmail.com

  • Lead Youth Outreach Committee
  • Coordinate and provide help for existing High School Dance Marathons throughout Iowa
  • Contact high school administration and faculty to begin new High School Dance Marathons
  • Provide all necessary information and support during the planning process of a High School DM

Sarah Poyer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director 
isudm.dei@gmail.com

  • Evaluate inclusivity, accessibility, and social impact of ISU DM events and marketing
  • Coordinate and lead trainings relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion for Dance Marathon members
  • Implement personal and organizational change to increase inclusivity and accessibility of Dance Marathon

Elisa Fisher

Fundraising Director
isudm.funds@gmail.com

  • Plan fundraising events held throughout the year such as concessions, canning, giveback nights and working security at events
  • Collaborate with all Miracle Makers to ensure each individual has opportunities to fundraise
  • Work closely with Sponsorship Directors to build partnerships with businesses and organizations around the Ames community

Cassie Pasker

Events Director
isudm.events@gmail.com

  • Lead Events Committee
  • Plan, coordinate, and execute all entertainment for major ISUDM events such as the Tealgate, Miracle Week and Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Communicate with university administration and outside vendors to coordinate venue for Dance Marathon Weekend
  • Design layout of the venue and logistics for Dance Marathon Weekend

Lauren Kennedy

Alumni
branding.isudm@gmail.com

  • Facilitate alumni relations with past ISUDM members
  • Create and operate a LinkedIn page to stay in close contact with all alumni.
  • Create and send out an alumni newsletter to update alumni on everything that ISUDM is doing and any other updates.

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