College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Advisory Council

Jordan Dunn, LMSW, IADC

Jordan DunnJordan Dunn, LMSW IADC, graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a degree in social work in 2010. He received his masters of social work degree from University of Northern Iowa in 2011.  He currently works as a Substance Abuse Counselor and Outreach Office Coordinator for Pathways Behavioral Services in Waterloo, IA.  Jordan is also an adjunct instructor for UNI’s Social Work department. 








Tom Eachus, LISW

Tom Eachus, Executive Director of UnityPoint Health, Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center, is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the State of Iowa.  He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1980 with his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and worked at the Bremwood Lutheran Children’s Home for six months when he joined the staff at the State Mental Health Institute in Independence, working on the Cromwell Children’s Unit.  He was employed with the State from 1980 to 1983 at which time he attended graduate school at the University of Iowa in Social Work.  He graduated in 1985 with his Master’s Degree in Social Work and returned to work at the Children’s Unit at MHI where he remained until 1988.  In August 1988, he began working at the Black Hawk Grundy Mental Health Center coordinating their Community Support Program while providing outpatient clinical services.  In 1993, he was appointed Executive Director.  In January 2015, he became an employee of Allen Health Systems, UnityPoint Health when the Mental Health Center became an affiliate of Allen Health Systems.  He continues to provide a variety of clinical services to consumers of the Center as well as serving on a number of local and statewide advisory boards and committees. 

Debra Flammang-Roper, MSW, LMSW

Debra Flammang-RoperDebra Flammang-Roper, MSW, LMSW graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in social work and earned her masters of social work degree in 2000 from the University of Iowa.  Ms. Flammang-Roper started her career helping families who already had abused their child by teaching parenting skills at the Family & Children’s Council of Black Hawk County.  This is where she started her passion to teach child and dependent adult abuse and has continued to do this for 24 years. One of the very first cases she saw of child abuse changed her life forever.  In October 1994 she joined Northeast Iowa Medical Education Foundation/ Family Practice Center and Family Medicine Residency Program where she does individual therapy, lots of medial social work, educating third year medical students, first, second, third year residences and faculty on child and dependent adult abuse as well as domestic violence.  She previously sat on the Iowa NASW board of directors, and is currently the chair of the NASW Northeast Iowa local branch.  Ms. Flammang-Roper was a recipient of the Seasons of the Child Award, and two special recognition awards from the residency program 2009 and 2011. 

In her time off she likes to do what she has done since the age of eighteen and that is to entertain audiences with her voice. Ms. Flammang-Roper traveled all over the Midwest and west and has been a professional singer for 40years.  Currently she is fostering a abused German shepherd and would like to train her to be a therapy dog someday.

Ms. Flammang-Roper may be reached at DFlamman@neimef.or or you may call her at 319-272-2393.   

Jesse Henderson


Cindy Mohr


Julie Pitzen


Nathan Schutt


Melvina Scott


Chris Sparks