Our Board

The Iowa Humane Alliance Board:

Stacy DykemaStacy Dykema

Joined IHA: January 2013
Executive Director of IHA

During Stacy’s career in animal welfare, she has worked at two municipal shelters and seen the full spectrum of animal care. She held the role of veterinarian technician, volunteer coordinator, humane investigations officer, adoption counselor, natural disaster rescuer, and has cared for thousands of cats and dogs. Stacy is the Director of Operations at Iowa Humane Alliance as well as an active member of the Board. Read more about her on Our Team Members page here

George HospodarskyGeorge

Joined IHA: July 2016
Current Board President

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.

Patti Rogers-EngelbyPatti Rogers-Engelby

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 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.

Bill SatkampBill

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 and Animal Resource Foundation. He also supports the following nonprofits for bipeds; Mission of Hope, Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity and Eastern Iowa Honor flight.

He has two adult children and a granddaughter here in Iowa. At home they have two cats, an Australian Shepherd mix and a Belgian Malinois—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 has been a student of Fu Shih Tao for 20 years.

Spencer Shaw

Joined IHA: 2021

Professionally, Spencer is a Treasury Management Officer at Hills Bank. He has been with Hills Bank for 5.5 years. Originally, Spencer is from Manchester, and grew up with pets. He just purchased his first home in Cedar Rapids, and is looking forward to getting his first dog. In his free time he likes to play ice hockey, golf, and spend time with family and friends. He is a big Minnesota Vikings and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. Spencer was a “Big” in the program Big Brothers Big Sisters, and still keeps in contact with his “Little”.

Brynn SjulinBrynn Sjulin

Joined IHA: 2012

A Board member and volunteer since 2012. She has always had a passion for animal welfare and is proud to be part of an organization that is making a difference for the animals in our community.  She and her husband live in Marion with their 5 rescue cats, in addition to fostering more cats for other local rescues. She works as the Senior Member Support Specialist Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

Teri Vaassan

Joined IHA: 2013

Teri has been on the Board of Directors since 2013 when the clinic opened.   Prior to becoming a Board member she was a volunteer with IHA, helping get the clinic off the ground.  In years past, she worked with Dr. Jennifer Doll when she had her Animals All About mobile vet service.  She helped with the trap/neuter/release of hundreds of feral cats and farm colonies.  She continues to work with individuals interested in TNR in their neighborhoods; loaning out traps, or helping with transporting to or from the clinic.  She has been a foster failure many times over so her and her husband, John, share their home with several cats and one dog…all rescues!

Professionally, she worked at Rockwell Collins as a Senior Production Control Specialist until retiring in 2019.