Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.


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Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Allen

Emeritus Chief Executive Officer and Founder

George Belitsos

Associate Chief Executive Officer

Roberta Milinsky

Human Resources Director

Anna Andrews

Chief Financial Officer

Tim Carson

Information Systems Director

Richard Stephenson

Quality Improvement Manager

Tim Carlson

Marketing & Communications Director

Rhonda Clark

Volunteer Coordinator

Deanna Wheeler

Great Relationships in Pairs (GRIP) Mentoring

Barb Biersner

Community, Youth & Family Development Director

Gerri Bugg

Treatment Services Director

Jason Haglund

Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (serves Boone & Story Counties)

Tina Palmer

Rosedale Shelter/Foster Care/Adoption Director

Terri Johanson

Boone/Story County Lighthouse/ Transitional Living Program

Hope Metheny

Healthy Futures/ Stork's Nest (Story County)

April Ranck

Family Counseling Center- Boone

Andi Olson

Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) / Serves Boone & Dallas Counties)

Sheila Paul

Family Foster Care and Adoption Center

Bambi Schrader



County Directors


YSS Of Hamilton County

Jane Adams

YSS of Boone County

Tina Palmer

YSS of Eastern Story County

Laura Bell

YSS of Marshall County

David Hicks



YSS of Marshall County


Marshalltown Lighthouse/ Transitional Living Program - New Hope Host Home  

David Hicks

Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS)

Sheila Paul



Kids Club


Afterschool Program Coordinator

Feleecia Watkins & Tammy Kratz

Teen Club


Ballard Teen Club

Teen Club



Iowa Homeless Youth Centers


Street Outreach Program, IHYC Youth Opportunity Center (Des Moines, Iowa)

Elizabeth Patten


Toby O'Berry

Associate Director

Katerina Polush

Lighthouse Transitional Living Program (Des Moines, Iowa)


Buchanan Transitional Living Program (Des Moines, Iowa)

Crystal Walker-Smith

Volunteer Coordinator - IHYC Taylor McKee



Aftercare Services Network & Preparation for Adult Living

Kelli Noveshen



Rosedale Shelter (Ames, Iowa)


Rosedale Emergency Shelter Coordinator

Julia Webb



Seven-12 House & Youth Recovery House (Ames, Iowa)


Residential Treatment Director

Andrea Dickerson



Student Assistance Project/Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Jill Hill


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