Board Member Recruitment

Access 2 Independence of the Eastern Iowa Corridor is looking for a few talented and conscientious volunteer board members to lead and strengthen our programs for individuals with disabilities, both visible and invisible. We are a Center for Independent Living and our services aim to promote the self determination of people with disabilities.

If you can contribute your time, thoughtfulness, and leadership one evening a month, and are interested in exploring this opportunity, call Sarah Martinez at 319-338-3870 or email to find out whether this volunteer opportunity is right for you.

We’re especially looking for folks who have experience working with youth, as we look to grow our youth transition programs. In keeping with the Independent Living Philosophy, we encourage interest from persons who have personal experience with a significant disability, either visible or invisible. Access 2 Independence serves an 8 county region including: Johnson, Linn, Jones, Cedar, Henry, Iowa, Benton, and Washington Counties.

Lauri Mitchell – Chair


Cedar Rapids, IA

Kym Leyden

Kym Leyden – Vice Chair
Iowa City, IA


Amanda Sharp – Treasurer
MidwestOne Bank
Iowa City, IA


Troy Ward – Voting Member
Former Chair July 2018 – June 2020
Ward Counseling Services
Solon, IA

Leon Sun – Voting Member

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

In this photo, Ed is a young, African man smiling and standing in front of a gray wall, wearing a white button down shirt and black tie.

Edward Esbeck – Voting Member


Iowa City, IA