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About IASN

About IASN

IASN is the only statewide network exclusively dedicated to serving and representing the needs of Iowa’s long-term care facilities.


Members have access to resources, contract review and negotiating services, utilization reports and scoring that shows how their facilities rank both statewide and nationally. These factors add up to increased temporary and long-term occupancy and income.


Plus, members have a dedicated team working to help build a stronger network that delivers better outcomes.

IASN is proud to be a partner with Leading Age Iowa.

Meet our Team

Steve Wermuth

Steve’s commitment to health care is evident in both his schooling and professional career. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Community Health Education and his Master’s Degree from Kent State University in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration. His nearly 30 years of experience includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer at the Ohio Department of Health.  He is now a partner in Strategic Health Care and works with IASN and other networks throughout the midwest.

Carolyn Roten

Carolyn’s more than 20 years of experience in health care include serving as the Director of Business Development for a large health care network where she presented and negotiated contracts with managed care organizations and working in the health insurance division of a national insurance carrier. As a Partner with Strategic Health Care, Carolyn provides managed care contracting services to a broad spectrum of health care providers. She holds a degree with honors from Franklin University in Business Administration.

Arlene Jaroscak

Arlene Jaroscak is the President of Innovative Long-term Care Advisors, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Registered Nurse, Clinical Consultant, Conference Presenter, Speaker, and Author. Arlene received her Bachelor’s Degree in Long-term Care Administration from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and is a member of the Leadership Lorain County Class of 2009. As the Vice President of Network Management & Quality at Strategic Health Care, Arlene works with multiple post-acute care networks.

Board Members

Betsy Warburton


Bethany Life

Shannon Stickler


Leading Age Iowa

Julie Thorson


Friendship Haven

Jay Willsher


Luther Park Community

Robin Mixdof


Meth-Wick Community

Gretchen Brown


Stone Hill Health Center

Kris Hansen


Western Home

Korey DeBerg


Grand Jivante

Mark Hudson


Presbyterian Homes & Services