Human Rights Commission Members

Robert-Bob-WrightRobert (Bob) Wright: Robert Wright, who goes by Bob, worked in the Waterloo School System for 35 years as a counselor and administrator. Bob has been heavily involved in the community with the following organizations: Cedar Falls and Waterloo school districts, Cedar Valley Leader in Me, Meals on Wheels, Volunteer Center of Cedar Valley, and more. Service is a passion on Bob's and a goal of his is to continue to promote diversity within our community. (Term ends 07/01/24)


Donna MallinDonna Mallin: Donna Mallin is a retired English teacher who taught locally at Peet Junior High for 44 years. She met her husband at SCI (now UNI) in the 60's and have called Cedar Falls home ever since. Donna and her husband have raised two sons in Cedar Falls. Donna is passionate about this community and everything it has to offer. Her goal is to ensure that no one is denied the opportunity to also enjoy everything Cedar Falls has to offer. In Donna’s retirement she enjoys: reading, puzzles, wrangling bird dogs, hunting upland game, riding motorcycle, singing with Metropolitan Chorale, gardening, keeping house, hiking, writing, football, piano, cooking, traveling, spending time with her grandchildren, family, and friends. (Term ends 07/01/23)


Jennifer OnuigboJennifer Onuigbo: Jennifer Onuigbo is actively involved in community efforts to ensure the Cedar Valley is a more inclusive and equitable place to work and live. As the community relations manager of a local arts center, Jennifer is engaged in educational and community outreach to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in the arts. Jennifer also serves on several boards and committees that educate folks about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and evaluate policies and culture to cultivate a more equitable environment. (Term ends 07/01/25)


Dave KivettDave Kivett: Dave moved to Cedar Falls in January, 2015 to serve as one of the pastors at Cedar Heights Community Presbyterian Church.  Before being called here, Dave served churches in Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.  He is active in the local chapter of the NAACP and the Cedar Valley Interfaith Council.  Dave got his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and his Doctor of Ministry from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  He still holds on to his season football tickets at UGA and makes it back to see a couple games a year. Dave and his wife, Beth, an artist who works in stained glass, have been married 25 years and have four grown children - two sons in North Carolina (one in Greensboro, the other in Asheville) and two daughters, the oldest in New York City and the youngest in Waterloo.  They just welcomed their first grandchild in August of 2022. (Term ends 07/01/25)


Julie KillJulie Kliegl: Julie Kliegl is a community volunteer and retired businessperson. She is committed to strengthening Cedar Falls through inclusivity and respect for all individuals. In addition to the Cedar Falls Human Rights Commission, she is active with Waypoint’s domestic violence program and Cedar Valley Hospice.  She is also an adjunct professor in Wartburg's MA Leadership program. (Term ends 07/01/23)


Sonja BockSonja Bock: Sonja Lee Bock was born and raised in South Dakota, and is a registered member of the Rosebud Sioux tribe. She moved to Iowa about 35 years ago and lived in Fort Dodge for about 19 years, then moved to Cedar Falls to attain her Master's degree at UNI. Sonja has three daughters and a grandson. She is passionate about diversity and equality. Her background includes working with behavioral students as well as working with educators to create more inclusion and understanding in the classroom. For several years she has been a professor of Sociology. (Term ends 07/01/25)


Spencer LuvertSpencer Luvert - Term ends 07/01/23




Vacancy - Term ends 07/01/23

Melissa HestonMelissa Heston: Melissa Heston was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma, did graduate work in Bloomington, Indiana. She joined the University of Northern Iowa teacher education program in 1989 as an assistant professor. She taught undergraduate and graduate courses in child and adolescent development and early childhood education. She retired in 2017. Melissa is an avid bridge player, reader, kayaker, and a rather lazy gardener. She also volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide program, which provided free income tax assistance to a wide variety of  local taxpayers of all ages and most income levels. (Term ends 07/01/24)

Kyle Wiebers - Term ends 07/01/24

Vacancy - Term ends 07/01/24

City Staff Liaison

Bailey Schindel, Human Resources Manager, (319) 268-5531
Chelsie Luhring, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Specialist (319) 268-5120