The Iowa Humane Alliance Board:
Joined IHA: January 2013
Executive Director of IHA
Stacy is the Director of Operations at Iowa Humane Alliance as well as an active member of the Board. Read her bio on Our Team Members page here.
Joined IHA: July 2016
Current Board President
George joined our board in July 2016, but has been a volunteer for IHA since 2014. He has over 12 years’ experience in volunteering and fostering for animal organizations, and recently received the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award for his work at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.
Professionally, George is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Iowa where he helps build instruments for NASA spacecraft and then studies the scientific results. He has served as an officer for the University of Iowa Staff Council, and is currently on the University of Iowa Research Council and the University of Iowa Faculty and Staff Budget Committee. George and his wife Calista currently have four cats and are active foster parents (over 400 animals over the last 12 years) for the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.
Joined IHA: 2014
Current Board Vice President
Patti has been volunteering with IHA since 2012 and on our board since 2014. She comes from a long line of animal-lovers, and her family hosts an annual golf tournament benefiting IHA. Patti’s compassion for animals extends to all animals through her plant-based diet and lifestyle. She has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State and an MBA from the University of Iowa. She and her husband currently share their home with two cats, and are fortunate to have had many wonderful animals in their lives over the years. Their son is also a proud graduate of Iowa State.
Joined IHA: April 2015
Current Board Secretary
Bill Satkamp has been a member of the board since April of 2015 and a volunteer since 2014. He is a retired machinist with a passion for helping any creature that needs help getting by in our world. He is an active supporter of Iowa Humane Alliance, Cedar Valley Humane Society, Paws and Effect, Animal Resource Foundation and Witty Kitties. He also supports the following nonprofits for bipeds; Mission of Hope, Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Eastern Iowa Honor flight.
He has 2 adult children, a son living here locally, and 1 granddaughter living in New Orleans with her mom. At home there have 4 cats and 2 Australian Shepherd mixes—all rescues. He takes the dogs to a care center in town, which has been great at getting them socialized. He previously taught Tae Kwon Do, and have been a student of Fu Shih Tao for 20 years.
Joined IHA: 2012
A Board member and volunteer since 2012, Brynn is a Member Care Specialist for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
Joined IHA: May 2018
Pamela has been active with Iowa Humane Alliance since 2016 and joined the board in early 2018. Pamela was born and raised in southern California. In 2012 she moved to an acreage near Central City with her family. Living in the country has allowed her to fulfill her lifelong dream of having pet goats. Along with her three goats, she also cares for seven chickens, seven ducks, two cats, two dogs, and has been a bee keeper since 2015. Her family loves to garden and kayak.
She has a master’s degree in social work and has been working in hospice care for almost 18 years.