Board and Staff


IAUW is managed by an executive director and volunteer board of directors.

Executive Director

Melissa Dougan has served as IAUW’s executive director since July 1, 2022. She resides in Chester, SD with her husband John and two sons, Carson and Ben.

As co-owner of the Shipwreck Bar & Grill, Melissa has more than 20 years-experience in management. She also has extensive experience in community outreach, networking and event planning, and spends her free time volunteering with various organizations, hosting fundraisers and events, and serving as a substitute teacher for Chester Area Schools.

Melissa was born in Bismarck, ND and graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD. She earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology with minors in Drug & Alcohol Abuse from the University of South Dakota.

Board of Directors

Lori Gustaf

Mandi Stegenga
Becki Jordan
Cody Christensen

Danielle Kearin
Vice President

Carrie Sanderson
Megan Rummel

Katie Hahn

Nate Koskovich
Nicole Agnew

IAUW’s board of directors has entire management and control of the organization including fundraising and grant distribution. Directors are accountable to the community and are personally liable and legally responsible to ensure that IAUW is properly managed.

Interested in joining our board? Download our Board Information Packet (PDF) and return to Melissa Dougan via email or mail to PO Box 132, Madison, SD 57042.