DMIHN Board Members

DMIHN Board Members

DMIHN is blessed to have a committed board which is dedicated to helping homeless families in our community.

NOTE: DMIHN is in need of talented and dedicated individuals to serve on the Board. If you have a passion to help homeless families this may be the right opportunity for you. Contact Jim Cain - Network Director for more information.

Jane Alderman

Jane Alderman is a Senior Business Analyst with the Principal Financial Group. She lives in Ankeny and is a member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church. 

Jane joined the board in March 2006 because she saw the positive impacts IHN had on her parish both by giving them a way to care for families in need and also by raising their awareness of the issue of homelessness in the community.

Angie Arthur

Angie Arthur has been involved the Des Moines Area IHN since its inception in 2003.  She started as a member of the steering committee and now serves on the IHN Board.  Volunteering for IHN through her church is another way she supports the organization.  Angie believes that IHN is a positive organization that helps homeless families regain their independence while building upon their life and decision-making skills. 

Angie is employed in the Health Division at the Principal Financial Group.  She is a member of the 2008-2009 Community Leadership Program through the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute.

Ann Sandve

Ann Sandve has been the Treasurer for Des Moines Interfaith Hospitality Network since 2006.  She is also an IHN volunteer through her church. 

Ann is an Assistant Vice President with the Principal Financial Group.  She has worked for Principal since 1984, holding various positions in technology.  Ann graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business and a minor in Spanish.  She lives in Ankeny with her husband (Richard), daughter (Erica) and son (Nate).

Bob Shaw

“Working with IHN provides the opportunity to put a name and a face to homelessness in our community.  When the issue becomes personal, the demand for creative solutions grows.”

Bob Shaw has long been a champion of the underdog, practicing newborn intensive care for 25 years until retirement in 2003.  Since then, he has pursued Master Gardening and volunteering through his church and serves on the boards of Blank Children’s Hospital, Children & Families of Iowa, the Des Moines Area Religious Council Foundation, Planned Parenthood of Greater Iowa and DMIHN.  His wife, Becky, is an OB/GYN with Iowa Heath Physicians.  They enjoy music, gardening, and golf. 

Jana Warren

Jana Warren joined the Des Moines IHN board in June 2006.  Jana’s involvement as a regular volunteer during her church‘s Des Moines IHN family care week allowed her to see organizational needs more clearly.  Jana has become more dedicated to Des Moines IHN through all the various board responsibilities where her interests are website and report development, as well as the fund raising events and opportunities throughout the year. 

Jana has lived in Johnston, Iowa with her husband, Bill since 1977, and has two adult children.  Jana is a senior consultant with Pioneer Hi-Bred Int'l Research Information Management since 1989 and attends Walnut Hills UMC in Urbandale.

Sandra Zenk

Sandra Zenk is an attorney, with over twenty-five years of professional experience.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 1997, she directed the employee benefits administration and consulting unit of a public accounting firm in Des Moines and acted as in-house counsel to insurance and financial service companies in Des Moines. 

Sandra asked to be part of the IHN organization in an effort to be used in a mission that has an immediate and tangible impact on the welfare of the people in our community.  She is impressed by the network of volunteers that IHN has brought together, coordinated and supported through their churches and guided by their faith in action.  IHN is the ultimate opportunity for one person to make a difference in the lives of real people in our city who need help at a critical time in their lives. 


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