Our Board

The Iowa Humane Alliance Board:

Stacy Dykema

Joined IHA: January 2013
Executive Director of IHA

Stacy’s career in animal welfare has spanned over 30 years and has encompassed many aspects of animal care. She has worked at two municipal shelters and held the role of veterinarian technician, volunteer coordinator, humane investigations officer, adoption counselor, natural disaster rescuer, and cared for thousands of cats and dogs.

Stacy was working for a nonprofit organization in Upstate New York when she was asked to come work at Iowa Humane Alliance. The clinic was scheduled to open in 8 weeks and an estimated 5,000 surgeries would be performed in the first year. Stacy did a little research on high quality, high volume, low cost spay/neuter clinics and thought what a fantastic opportunity. Somewhere around 12,000 surgeries, Stacy became the Director of Clinic Operations and in 2016 took on the role of Executive Director, overseeing the awesome IHA team.

Patti Rogers-EngelbyPatti Rogers-Engelby

Joined IHA: 2014
Current Board 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 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. Professionally, Patti is a Project Manager.

Alexandra Doner

Joined IHA: 2022
Current Board Secretary

Alexandra is a lifelong eastern Iowan and currently resides in Cedar Rapids. She first learned about IHA when she began volunteering to transport Last Hope Animal Rescue dogs to and from their spay/neuter appointments. She shares her home with her shepherd/heeler mix, Maxine, who was rescued from a farm and adopted from the Dubuque Regional Humane Society.

Professionally, Alexandra is a family law attorney at Arenson Law Group in Cedar Rapids. Outside of work, Alexandra enjoys cheering for the Hawkeyes and traveling to see friends and family.

Teresa Fleming

Joined IHA: 2022
Current Board Treasurer

Teresa Fleming lives in Kalona where she and her husband owned and operated a plumbing and heating business for over 20 years, where she served as bookkeeper and office manager until their retirement. Teresa has been a volunteer at IHA since 2013 on various projects including painting and remodeling in the wellness clinic and document scanning. She has served on the board of the Kalona Historical Society and the Kalona Public Library.

George HospodarskyGeorge

Joined IHA: July 2016

George has been a volunteer for IHA since 2014. He has over 16 years’ experience in volunteering and fostering for animal organizations, and received the Iowa Governor’s Volunteer Award for his work at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Professionally, George is a Research Scientist at the University of Iowa where he helps build instruments for NASA spacecraft and then studies the scientific results. He has served on a number of University of Iowa Committees and Councils, and is currently the President of the UI College of Liberal Arts and Science Staff Council. George and his wife Calista currently have six cats and are active foster parents (over 500 animals over the last 16 years) for the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center.

Pamela Agan

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 goats, she has two dogs and cats, two ducks, 12 chickens, a rescue donkey named Omar, and she is a beekeeper. Her family loves to garden and kayak. Professionally, Pamela has a master’s degree in social work and after working in hospice care for 20 years now does PRN social work for Regional Medical Center Home Care in Manchester.

Clayton Dietz

Joined IHA: 2023

Clayton is originally from Cedar Falls but has lived in Cedar Rapids / Marion for the last 12 years. He is an outdoors enthusiast, fueled by his love for nature and adventure. Hiking, Biking, running, hunting, fishing, volleyball and traveling are his passions. He shares these thrilling experiences with his wife and two faithful Labradoodles, Emma and Eddie. Professionally, Clayton works for BankIowa helping businesses as a Cash Management Officer.

Robin Paetzold

Joined IHA: 2024

Robin Paetzold came to IHA after having worked and volunteered with animal welfare organizations in Iowa for over 35 years. She appreciates that IHA’s work addresses animal welfare concerns at the root of the problem! She shares her home in Iowa City with her husband and their three dogs as well as a never ending flow of foster animals, and her 27 year old Amazon parrot from the Iowa Parrot Rescue. Her interests lie in the relationship formed between animals and their people. Professionally, Robin works at the UI Carver College of Medicine as the Director of Global Health Programs. In her free time Robin is an avid reader and serves as a Trustee of the Iowa City Public Library.