IATP Board Members

Photo of Arielle Horan, IATP PresidentArielle Horan – President
Director, Silver Valley Upward Bound, University of Idaho

I’ve worked with TRIO since my husband and I moved here in 2012, and have had the opportunity to serve under some incredible leadership both at my institution and within IATP. I direct the Silver Valley Upward Bound program at the University of Idaho and am currently pursuing a doctorate focused on educational technology and rural populations.


Megan Simila, IATP President-electMegan Simila – President-Elect
Educational Specialist, TRIO Upward Bound, Boise State University

I joined the TRIO family in 2014 as an Educational Specialist for Boise State University. Since then, I have observed the power of TRIO in a person’s life and the importance of continued advocacy for staff and students.  Currently, I am pursuing a PhD in Public Policy that researches questions regarding first-generation and low-income students because TRIO shows systemic inequality can be impacted with effective policy. TRIO works!


Evelyn Carter, IATP Past-PresidentEvelyn Carter – Past-President
Educational Advisor, TRIO Educational Talent Search, Lewis-Clark State College

I am Evelyn Carter and I have been an advisor at Lewis-Clark State’s TRIO Talent Search program for 14 years. The schools I serve are Timberline (Weippe), Orofino and Lapwai. I currently serve as past-president on the IATP board.



Photo of Becky Cochran, IATP SecretaryBecky Cochran – Secretary
Program Coordinator/Tutor Coordinator, TRIO Student Support Services, North Idaho College

I’ve lived in the Pacific NW all of my life and feel blessed to have spent the past 20 years teaching and working at North Idaho College as a TRIO Student Support Services advisor and tutor coordinator.


Heather Maib, IATP TreasurerHeather Maib – Treasurer
Director, Benewah Latah Upward Bound, University of Idaho

Heather Ebba Maib has more than fifteen years of experience in student services in higher education and has been working in federal TRIO programs since 2008. She is currently the director of Benewah Latah Upward Bound at the University of Idaho and is working toward a PhD in Adult, Organizational Learning and Leadership with a focus on trauma and higher education. Outside of work, Heather stays busy chasing her sons who are 8 and 3 years old.