2022 Impact Report
When mental health challenges disrupt the wellbeing of children, Tanager provides the tools and support to face them with confidence.
Through a mix of prevention, treatment and outreach, we build understanding and hope within our community.
When caregivers have a strong network of support, children have the best chance to overcome these obstacles and build a brighter future.
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Message from the CEO
Every year at this time, I’m reminded to take a moment and appreciate the accomplishments of our organization and the growth it has experienced, despite the challenging times we live in. This past year was no exception, and we rose to the challenge, continuing to heal hearts and minds in a world that sometimes felt chaotic and uncertain.
Mental wellbeing is a prevalent theme in today’s conversations, and our team of professionals remains vigilant in exploring and offering effective, creative solutions for the children and families in our community who are seeking improved mental wellbeing in their lives. Tanager is well-equipped to provide quality care to its clients, including bringing in a new facility dog to provide emotional support to our inpatient clients, delivering Behavioral Health Intervention Services to schools and homes, and piloting an after-school program to develop literacy skills.
Tanager continues its long tradition of being committed to our mission through action. As we expand the use of our RISE: Wellness and Resilience Framework (™) throughout our programs and initiatives, we are utilizing this systemic framework to shift the thought process around mental health in our community. This program is one of many strategies we use in our daily work as we strive to create communitylevel change.
Also this year, “Tanager Place” became Tanager, as a large-scale rebranding initiative came to fruition. Through our strategic planning process, we discovered that the work our team does every day is so much more than one location, which the word “place” denotes. In an effort to better recognize all the ways our teammates are touching the lives of families every day, we are now conducting business as Tanager in the many communities we serve.
Thank you for being an integral part in our efforts to heal the hearts and minds of those who have depended on the services Tanager has delivered for well over a century. Your commitment and trust in us to inspire, empower and heal our clients is appreciated not only during this holiday season but also throughout the year as we advance our mission. We are so grateful to have you as part of our family.
Board of Directors
Rice ...................................... Chief Executive Officer
Hines ....................................... Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Hotchkin ............................... Vice President of Clinical Services Jessica Kelly ..................................... Vice President of Operations Brad Thatcher ................................. Vice President of Finance Our People 4 Tanager 2022 Impact Report
Executive Team Our
Our Foundation Board
Dick Meisterling (President)
Barrie Ernst (Vice President)
Jim Thebeau (Treasurer) Johnathon Brinson Pat Deignan Nathan Fisher Jane Glantz Kay Halloran
Duane Jasper Jan Kazimour
Lisa McGrath Randall Nazette Jim Novak John Rodriguez Jim Schmitt Gary Streit
The Studio on Third Jamie Craine
Architects Sarah Van Deest
First Law Center Erynn DeRycke
Bank and Trust Company Erin Foster............................................Linn County
Industries, Inc. Carissa Johnson
Festival JD Klopfenstein
Financial Group Molly LaKose
Meter Inc. Adam Maske
Morgan Stanley Jaymie McGrath
Family of Dealerships Jaime Mead
Overture Group Molly Monk
Kayla Phelan- Monroe
Interiors Emily Phelan
Big Brothers Big Sisters Ryan Shenefelt
de Novo Marketing Courtney Squires
Financial Services Kyle Zimmerman
................................Securian Advisors Midamerica
By the Numbers 1,120 Camp Tanager Campers 94 Youth served at LGBTQ+ Youth Center 94 Autism Spectrum Disorder Services Clients Served 2,767 Clients served at Mental Wellbeing Clinic 63 Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children Clients Served 24 Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled Clients Served 755 Pediatric Integrated Health Clients Served 1,531 School Based Program Students Served 3,049 Meraki Institute of Learning Participants 4,399 Individual Clients Received Treatment Services 20,629 Behavioral Heath Intervention Services Sessions Provided 32 Daily attendance at Freedom Schools Expense Revenue Wellness & Resilience 1% Transportation 1% Professional Development 2% Other 3% Professional Fees 5% Supplies & Equipment 5% Occupancy 83% Personnel 86% Service Fees 6% Donations 6% Foundation 1% Other
Mack Joined Our Team!
In August, Tanager welcomed Mack, our new 2-year-old goldendoodle healing dog, to the team! Mack’s main role and purpose is to provide support for children in our inpatient treatment program. Tanager partnered with a local non-profit, Deafinitely Dogs!, to bring Mack onsite, and also provided training to three Tanager team members who serve as his primary handlers.
Mack is already getting the hang of his new role, and stories are rolling out of our inpatient cottages about the ways Mack is providing support and comfort to children in the most difficult times. When immunizations were happening on campus in August, Mack’s presence was a calming influence that provided a sense of safety and a welcome distraction for a child experiencing fear and emotional distress at the thought of shots. Mack is there when
children are having a rough day or transition from school, and is another resource in helping make their days a little easier.
Research shows that facility dogs can provide comfort, offer a feeling of safety and well-being, assist with social-emotional learning, help support recovery goals, and more. Healing happens at Tanager, and Mack is a new and important part of that healing journey for so many of the children on our inpatient campus.
When immunizations were happening on campus in August, Mack’s presence was a calming influence that provided a sense of safety and a welcome distraction for a child experiencing fear and emotional distress at the thought of shots.
Rebranding & Website Launch
In 2022, Tanager Place took the exciting step to engage in a rebrand and is now doing business as Tanager throughout the communities we serve.
During our strategic planning process, it was clear that we have evolved as an organization and our focus groups felt that the word “place” denoted only one aspect of our work. Over the last year, the Tanager leadership team evaluated our branding and collaborated on how to better represent the incredible work done by the Tanager team. By listening to community members and stakeholders, the team found that Tanager services meant far more than any one location. The removal of “Place” from the organization’s name more accurately reflects the wide range of services and programs offered
to the community. While Tanager continues to operate a successful inpatient program from the main campus location, the prevention, treatment and outreach services Tanager offers are also expanding to create system-level change in the community. As part of the rebranding efforts, Tanager has updated the organization’s logo and program marks for Camp Tanager, Meraki Institute of Learning and the LGBTQ+ Youth Center, and completely replaced the website at www.tanagerplace.org.
The updated imagery and website speaks to who we are today as an organization. Though our branding and imagery have changed, our commitment to the work of helping children and families is steadfast.
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School Based Therapy
School Based Therapists at Tanager not only provide therapy services to students and families at over 60 area school buildings, but support the well-being of the entire school. In April, School Based Therapist, Brianna White, organized the first ever Mental Health Awareness Day at Benton Community Middle and High School after the school district identified a goal to focus on social, emotional, and behavioral health.
Brianna collaborated with the school guidance counselors and leaders to create a dedicated day of self-reflection, selfcare, and learning for middle and high school students. Prior to the event, students were provided with a packet that included wellness and self-care assessments to measure how they were doing. The day of the event, students participated in a variety of activities designed to help them focus on the different
aspects that promote wellness, resilience and taking care of their minds and bodies. Activities included mindfulness practices, self-exploration and expressive arts. Director of Clinical Services, Maggie Hartzler, also was a guest speaker and spoke about how mental health affects everyone and the importance of believing there is something great in everyone.
Students and school staff were engaged throughout the day and completed surveys which proved that the day was very valuable. Brianna also developed resources that were sent to parents and caregivers that outlined ways they can start conversations about mental health with their children and teens.
Our School Based team makes a difference in the lives of students and families in our community in many ways, just like this.
Camp Tanager’s multi-year expansion project is in full swing. The first phase of the Camp Tanager expansion project brought us a beautiful new grand lodge and expansive cabin. Phase one also led to important infrastructure chances needed to allow us to serve more young people.
Phase two of the campaign, Nurture. Grow. Discover, brings exciting new elements such as a second new cabin, a six-lane lap pool, ropes course and locker rooms. Phase two fundraising is already underway, and we are excited to see the youth enjoy the new space for decades to come.
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“Together We Rise” Series
In 2022, the Tanager team partnered with CBS 2 to produce a series of personal stories centered around success in the face of adversity and challenges in life. The series featured prominent figures from around the community sharing their individual stories of overcoming adversity and hardships, healing after trauma and more.
Figures such as Stacey Walker, Kate Stanton, Emily Blomme and more share their truly inspiring journey and unique life insights. Each episode features a truly powerful story that resonates deeply with many in our community.
These stories, along with others, are available in the Resources section of the Tanager website, and provide an enhanced look at the Tanager philosophy of care, the RISE: Wellness and Resilience Framework.
After a successful launch of a second summer Freedom Schools program, Tanager has been selected by the Children’s Defense Fund as one of three program sites in the nation to pilot a new Freedom Schools after-school program. Beginning October 10th, Tanager will serve thirty 6th graders at Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy with academic and enrichment programming throughout the school year. The Cedar Rapids Community School District will assist Tanager in recruiting students to the program based on their reading scores.
Students will spend Monday through Thursday focusing on academics. On Fridays, students will get to explore through field trips and guest speakers. Students will receive tutoring, homework help and learn literacy, science, technology, engineering and math and social and civic engagement.
“There are not many academic after-school activities for middle school students, and to have something for middle school students that’s academically sound and readily available to meet the needs of kids, that’s very exciting to me,“ said Crystal Hall, Director of Community Based and Prevention Services.
Two AmeriCorps members in partnership with the Iowa Afterschool Alliance will staff the program. They’ll be joined by students at local colleges and universities.
The after-school program provides a feeling of belonging for students and families and is designed to be culturally responsive, which means incorporating students cultures and life experiences into learning to help them see themselves and their communities as belonging in academic spaces.
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Honor Roll : Your Support Means Everything!
Derek and Molly G. Altorfer
Ann and Vern Bagley
Richard Lee Bascom Sr. Ruth Carlson
Robert D. Becker and Diane Handler
Brian D. Bergstrom and Diane KingBergstrom
Dr. Joseph J. and Lauren Crippes
Gregory and Wendy Dunn
Lorrie M. and Bruce Erusha Nathan and Yasue Fisher
Erin and Travis Foster Daniel Goldstein Kathleen B. Halloran
William J. and Jeannette Holtz Jean and Ed Johnson Donald and Bobbie Kaas
Robert F. and Janis L. Kazimour Dr. Richard and Nicole Kettelkamp Mark and Denise Mitchell
Frank S.and Cheryle Mitvalsky James A. and Kristin C. Novak Okpara and Julie Rice
John and Lorene Rodriguez Ryan Shenefelt
Vernon P. Squires
Leo and Marilee Smith Gary and Susie Streit Jim and Teel Thebeau Greg and Lisa Thirnbeck Melissa and Todd Walker
VISIONARY CIRCLE $500,000+ Jared and Carol Hills*
PARTNER IN HOPE $250,000+ Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Wayne and Nan Kocourek
HEALER $25,000+ Carleen and Eugene Grandon Charitable Foundation
MH/DS of the East Central Region Point Builders
Gary Rozek Schwab Charitable Fund
United Way of East Central Iowa # Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation Wayne and Nan Kocourek Jared and Carol Hills*
ADVISOR $10,000+ Anonymous Bank of America Charitable Foundation Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust Company Cedar Rapids Community Schools # Collins Aerospace Loren and Patti Coppock* General Mills Foundation Don and Bobbie Kaas Linn County Board of Supervisors Mercy Medical Center New Leader Manufacturing New Venture Fund
Lynda A. Schimberg Bill and Rocki Shepard Skogman Companies
The Maurice Paul and Glennys Brimmer Foundation
The McIntyre Foundation TrueNorth Companies, LLC UFG Insurance
Gifts listed in this report reflect initial gift pledges and new gifts received between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, except for anonymous donors. Every effort is made to include all supporters. We apologize in advance if any donor is inadvertently omitted.
Anonymous Accel Foundation ACT, Inc.
Robert and Elizabeth Allsop* Bankers Trust Catherine Basile* Benchmark, Inc. John and Med Bickel* Bradley & Riley PC Buffalo United Methodist Church Thomas and Patrice Carroll CCB Packaging, Inc. Kay and Ken Cearlock Cedar Ridge Vinyards Central States Group Brian Cheney Brent and Dawn Cobb* Colburn-Keenan Foundation, Inc. Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Dr. Joseph and Lauren Crippes D & S Sheetmetal, Inc. Betty Debban Justin and Tess Duckett Michael and Cindy Dunn Dupaco R.W. Hoefer Foundation Barrie and Jane Ernst
FIDELITY Charitable General Mills
GreenState Credit Union
Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation
Hills Bank and Trust Company
Hills Bank Wealth Management William and Jeannette Holtz Ingredion, Inc.
International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc
Iowa City Dog Obedience Dr. Kimberly K. Kazimour Dick and Nikki Kettelkamp James and Barbara Klein Klinger, Robinson & Ford, L.L.P. Shantel Klinger
Kyle and Patti Kunz Eric and Lori Lang Jim and Paula Levett Life Time Fence Company James and Carolyn Lindsay David G. Maier Dick and Mary Meisterling Donald Miller Ryan and Brenda Miller Mark and Denise Mitchell Modern Companies
Modern Woodmen of America Mt. Hermon Lodge No. 263 Randall and Sally Nazette Nelson Electric Co. Newbohemian, Inc. Shirley Peckosh Nathan Pilcher Pool Tech Midwest, Inc. Remedy Intelligent Staffing Okpara and Julie Rice Shirley Rissi Charles A. Rohde
Rohde Family Charitable Foundation Rotary of Cedar Rapids Daybreak # James J. and Janice Russell # Dan and Pamela Sargent Dave L. Schmitt Jim and Ann Schmitt Nathan G. Seyfer
Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Marilyn Sippy Leland and Peggy Smithson Splash Pool & Spa Builders LLC Blake Stephenson Gary and Susan Streit Eric Stumpf Thomas L. Tapp
The B Familee Charitable Foundation The Choices Network, Ltd
The Overture Group Iowa, LLC Greg and Lisa Thirnbeck Dr. Julianne Thomas Fred and Bev Timko
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Honor Roll : Your Support Means Everything!
Toyota c/o Cybergrants
US Bank Foundation
Valenta Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Vanguard Charitable Worley Companies
Vern and Ann Bagley
Steven and Molly Bjornsen Peter and JoAnn Bryant* Stevenand Joanne Carfrae* Jay and Lee Clancey
Dakota Red Corporation
Donna and William Elsner Erin and Travis Foster Dr. William Davis and Kathryn Franzenburg
Giving Brands - Guys Who Give - Gals Who Give Dessa, Wendell and Geoffrey Goddard Jack Gonder
Matthew and Carrie Gray* Great Western Bank Stacey Halyard
Robert D. Becker and Diane Handler Margie Jenkins Carissa and Nate Johnson Robert and Cindy Kaemmerer Carl Kurt
R. William and Cheryl Lehman
Christopher and Jane Lindell*
Ryan and Lura McBride William and Mary Lou McCartan Steve and Heather Mescher
Chris and Brandi Mueller # Douglas and Marva Neighbor Paul and Patti Nemeth*
James A. and Kristin Novak Jim and Bev Nowak Thelma and John Rife
Gary J. Roling
Ryan Companies US, Inc. Greg and Mary Seyfer Ryan Shenefelt and Jacob Cournoyer
Scott A. Squires
Vernon P. Squires
Eleanor Streletzky Oather and Mirela Taylor The ESCO Group
Thompson & Co. Salon Parlor Thursday Noon Optimist Club of Cedar Rapids
Susan Tyrrell Sarah Van Deest West Branch Lions Club Sarah Wickenkamp Dianne Woodard
Acme Electric Co. Alliant Energy Foundation, Inc. Abby and Ben Anderson Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill Kelly Bakewell Erin Becker
Tim and Mary Ann Bennington William and Verna Boland Kevin and Stacie Carpenter Collins Community Credit Union Diabetes National Institute
Sara and Joseph Fisette Rachelle Frese Jeff and Jane Glantz Cory and Megan Goldensoph Miriam Goldstein
Madeleine Halyard Norah Hammond
Heidi and John Harriman Charles and Monica Hewitt Jaymie McGrath-Hobson and Anthony Hobson
Jeffrey Hoefer Palmer Holden
Honor Roll : Your Support Means Everything!
Mike and Jan Jasiewicz Jean and Ed Johnson Joy Kondo
Matthew L. Van Maanen and Robert M. Lancaster Thea Leslie* Mark Lewis Troy Lewis Michael G. McDonald Meld Marketing John and Sally Mescher Tom and Beth Moore Dave and Lisa Morris William Mowery Scott and Penny Olson Jill and Brian Olson Randy and Ann Pasker Larry Purcell Dr. Thomas and Dianna Richardson Joe and Jenni Ringwald John and Lorene Rodriguez Bridgett Schluter Scout of Marion, Inc. Andrew Seyfer Adams Tile & Stone Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. Melissa and Todd Walker # Caitlin Walsh Jim and Jo Wasta Brian White Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Anonymous Acme Electric Co.
Lori Ampey Jennifer Archibald David and Kathleen Bakken Lois A. Bartelme Catherine C. Baty Brandon Besong Amanda Bittorf William and Elizabeth Caldwell Cargill
Bill and Sue Chadima Jean Deasy Raj Devasagayam Barbara Driscoll Kendra Dushane David and Julie Ekland Eldridge Lions Club Jeff and Teresa Elgin Michael and Cora Engelken* Lexi Erger R.F. ‘Cal’ Ernst Gavin Fangman Garrett Fangman Marjorie Fletcher Stephen and Judy Fuemmeler Andre and Lisa Gallet Ron and Corrine Gambach Suresh Ganu John and Mary Gates Dr. Chirantan and Sima Ghosh John S. Godleski Dennis and Karla Goettel Lynn and Frederick Grask Don and Marj Grimm Dan and Joan Hackbarth Jon and Maggie Hartzler Mark and Sharon Helle Hilton Garden Inn Donald Pirrie and Jennifer Hodgden Nancy and Shelby Humbles Gingie Hunstad
Jennifer Hynek International Paper - Cedar River Mill Iowa One Gift Katie Johnson Jeff and Kathy Kaiden Wesley Kaufman Debra A. Kemp Mike and Barb Klappholz Knights of Columbus Council 5390 Whealen Koontz and Laura LeBuhn Ann Koppenhaver Amy and Kevin Korsmo Larry and Marlys Kula
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Charles and Patricia Lagges
Johnathan Langenberg Don and Peg Lefebure
Ronald and Nancy Lessman
Lovely Lane United Methodist Church Rick and Lorena Madden Jill and Steve Mast
Mike and Lisa McGrath
Muffy and Steve McGurk William H. Werner and Laura Meade Jerry and Pat Meis
Mid Iowa Tools, Inc. Casey and Ericka Mushrush
Katherine Nana Larry and Ruth Neppl Calvin and Linda Van Niewaal* Suzette Nordstrom Timothy and Stephanie Nye Irene Olney
One Mission Fundraising, Inc. Andrew Pace
Richard and Janet Ransom Jon and Joan Rasmussen
Tom and Suzanne Renner Jan Russell*
Emmett and Ann Scherrman
Carl and Sandra Senica Lois M. Shindoll
Christopher Singer Marilee and Leo Smith Weston Smith St. Pius X Parish
Thomas Jackson and Joanne Stevens* Grant and Debra Straub* Keith and Nancy Sutherland Marvin and Karen Takes
Valynda R. Akin and David S. Thayer Jesse and Sarah Thoeming Allan and Mary Thoms John and Amy Tursi Clint and Karla Twedt-Ball
Tammy Ulrich Van Meter Inc. Patricia Vandersee Sheila Wagner Phil and Caren Wasta Sarah Watson
Mary Lou and Benton White Justin and Sarah Williams Larry and Joni Witzel Dennis Wordehoff Amanda Workman Norm and Terry Zahradnik Patricia A. Zimmerman Kyle and Laura Zimmerman Tom and Janet Zuber
FRIENDS $1+ Anonymous Anonymous Pam Allen Derek and Molly Altorfer Heather Anderegg Tim Anderson Krista and Joe Barnell Richard L. Bascom, Sr. Melissa and Keith Bell Mary Bernholtz Jonathan Bhlinger Mark Black
Boys and Girls Club # Barry Breffle W. Ray and Denise Bridges William Burke Kelly Bush James and Geraldine Buttleman Kristy Cameron Mary Campbell
Honor Roll : Your Support Means Everything!
Kevin and Rachel Christenson
Barbara and Jeffry Clawson Molly Claypool Ray and Mary Collins*
Community Health Charities of Iowa Christine L. Conover
Marilyn J. Cotteleer
Duane and Judy Crock
Dale and Christine Erynn DeRycke
Tiffany Elwood Jonas and Jo Dee Everett
Michele Foreman Stuart Geiger Joella Gerber Paula Goerdt
Pat and Ron Gonder
Shawn Grommon Lauri and Frank Gusta Jacob Haar
Robert and Crystal Hall Sarah Hansel Ron and Susan Hansen Teresa Hanson
Donald H. and Janice Happel
Christy Hickman Patricia High Justin Hlas Bob and Karen Hoyt Barbara J. Hughes Diane Jacobs
Peter and Rae Jacobs Larry and Cindy Jessee Mr. Max John Grant and Lezlie John Mr. and Mrs. Dennis E. Jordan Korlin K. Kazimour
Robert F. and Janis L. Kazimour Lynne Kendrick
Nicole and Mike Kilburg Mark and Nancy Kintzel Jim and Linda Kipp Jaclyn and John Klimek Kent Koschmeder Dennis and Tina Kremenak Samuel and Marjorie Kuperman Gail and Aubrey Kurt Leon and Mary Lacock Molly LaKose Briannan Langdon Cynthia Lee John Lee John and Kristie Lehman Gregory and Deborah Lewis Jessica Lien Linn County Medical Society Arlene Madill Kim Marcus Rick Martin Bob May Nancy McCracken Roxanne and John McCrane Dr. Thomas and Sandi McIntosh Jan Merta Mark and Julie Miller Nicholas and Jennifer Miller Mary and Ronald Moore Laurie Nash David and Robin Nelson Network for Good Jennifer and Joel Null Andrea Nus
Esther O’Donnell Gabby O’Leary
Scott Olson OneHope Foundation Kerry Patrick Harli Pechman Terry and Jan Perkins Donald Pliester Viola Pospisil Kinleigh Quam Janice J. Risdale
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Carolyn Pigott Rosberg
Ben and Linda Rossman
Carolyn and Joni Sackett
Paul and Cindy Sale
Chuck and Jo Scheer
Thomas and Barbara Schroeder
Marcel and Susie Sebetka
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Kenneth Thomas Byron and Sheryl Thompson
United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties
Ronald and Diane Vincent Danny J. Wall
Kendra and Maddie Weston
# Includes donations made to YouthPort, a collaboration between Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor, Tanager and YPN.
*Includes soft credits from gifts received from donor-advised fund, stocks, bonds, or qualified charitable distribution of retirement assets.
OF ... Jenni Archibald Christmas Jill and Tim Gustin James R. Olney MD Okpara Rice Church Shellhart IN MEMORY OF ... Robert Allen Dr. Marian Barnes MD Richard Blessing Ed and Anne Cerny Joseph Cotteleer Lois Davis Joseph R. and Lucill Loufek Lillian Neff Matthew Nemeth Ken Peckosh Alice Smith Robert Turecek Paula Wilcox Kay Winn 19
CAMP TANAGER 1614 W. Mt. Vernon Rd. Mt. Vernon, IA 52314 (319) 363-0681
CORALVILLE CLINIC 1150 5th St., Suite 160 Coralville, IA 52241 (319) 286-4520
ESTLE CENTER 1030 5th Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 (319) 286-4545
MAIN CAMPUS 2309 C Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 (319) 365-9164