Our Team

Crissy Canganelli
Executive Director
Mark Sertterh
Associate Executive Director
Aminata Soumah
Finance Director
Debbie Peck
Housing Stabilization Manager
Faith Walker
Shelter Manager
Erin Sullivan
Mental Health Recovery Manager
Barb Peterson
Events Manager
Alex Stanton
Communications Coordinator
John Posey
Housing Case Manager
Rachel Lehmann
Housing Case Manager
Abby Freese
Housing Case Manager
Jeremy Endsley
Employment Case Manager
Brenda Nogaj
Service Coordinator
Jodi Gerot
Fresh Starts Coordinator
Cartis Washington
Line Cook
Mike Rickette
Line Cook
Tonia Franklin
Shelter Coordinator
Elizabeth Kapp
Shelter Coordinator
Ruby Readman
Shelter Coordinator
Joseph Mungai
Shelter Coordinator
Laura Iosbaker
Housing First Program Manager
Angelica Vannatta
Development Director

Staff not pictured:

Fresh Starts Supervisor:
Reann Ellis

Shelter Coordinators:
Elizabeth Bonnett
Julia Elgatian
Amy Holbrook
Gloria Wenman
Maiya Estes
Vanessa Vasquez
Daisy Bonea
Shirley Tramble


Meet this year’s AmericCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) team! Shelter House is happy to have them on board for this year of service.


2017 Board of Directors

Steve Schornhorst, Board President
Selzer Werderitsch Associates, General Contractor & Project Manager

Jayne Sandler, Past Board President
Lepic Kroeger, Agent

Cady Gerlach, Board Secretary
Meardon, Sueppel & Downer, Attorney

Les Baumbach, Treasurer
Wells Fargo, Senior Business Banker

Tim Conroy
Blank & McCune, Agent

Carrie Z. Norton
Retired Educational Consultant

Paul Retish
University of Iowa, Retired Emeritus Professor

Sara Rynes-Weller
University of Iowa, Professor of Management

Nancy Williams
University of Iowa, Retired

Julie Zielinski
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Development Center, VP of Marketing & Strategy