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Beth Andrew, LISW
Executive Director

"God has given me the gift of grace and it is my responsibility to also give this gift to all those I serve."

I am proud to be an adopted child and this experience is one of the reasons I entered and have stayed within the field of social work. I attribute my strength, honesty and dedication to the consistent love of my parents. I know I was given a gift when God choose my parents and have counted my blessings my entire life. I have been married to my handsome and loving husband for the past 30 years, and we have five fur babies (always looking to add more).  

While I have spent the majority of my life in rural Iowa, I have taken advantage of multiple opportunities to live, serve and reside in large cities and foreign countries. I believe the largest growth takes place within the family and have dedicated my work the past 32 years to serving families through family therapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Functional Family Therapy. It is such a joy to witness families find hope within themselves and overcome their obstacles and realize they can be successful and thrive.

I feel my role as Executive Director is to support the work of everyone on the team. I know I cannot do my job without the talents, expertise and dedication of the Family Services/Wolfe Ranch staff. I am proud to lead a staff with over 80 years’ combined experience, each one with a focus on providing the highest quality service to every person who seeks our services. This staff has a love and vision to truly Serve as Christ Serves. What a blessing!



Masters in Social Work, University of Iowa

B.A. (Psychology) Central College (Pella, Iowa)

License and Certifications

Licensed Independent Social Worker

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy/Learning Certification

Functional Family Therapy Site Lead

Experience and Training

Family Therapy

Trauma-Informed Focus

Clinical Supervision

Administrative Supervision

Executive Director

Debbie Wilson,
Office Manager

"I truly agree with our mission and know we do make a difference in alot of lives...we need to continue."

Debbie is our Office Manager and greets many clients in our front office as they stop by our Marshalltown location.  She creates patient appointments, and handles our insurance billing in addition to the many other office duties that she does "behind the scenes".


Beth Wiese, MA
Functional Family Therapist


Growing up in rural Iowa, I have learned to appreciate my family and our Iowa traditions. I have always enjoyed helping others and when I went to UNI, I took advantage of the free career counseling services that were offered by the University. I had such a great experience communicating with the Social Work Department, that I decided to major in social work.


My passion is working with youth and families. There is potential to move forward in everyone and I truly believe that it is never too late to make changes and grow.


The Functional Family Therapy model is so appealing to me, because it focuses on family relationships, strengths, and skill building.


Quakerdale’s faith based motto, “To serve as Christ served,” is also extremely inspiring and appealing, as I am a born again believer in Christ.


I  have been married for 22 years and have four children. I am new to the Quakerdale family, but have 9 years of family therapy experience. I have worked at the YMCA, STC schools, and I JAG, and homeschooled my children as they were growing up. 



UNI: BSW, 1993

UNO: M.A. Counseling, 1998

Darlene Fitkin

LMSW Trauma – Informed Specialist

Welcome! I am a Trauma Informed Specialist. I bring to my practice a unique blend of specialized training and life experiences. It is my belief that many fears, anxiety and behaviors have some form of trauma behind them. To determine the best treatment plan, I use the client's strengths to aid in achieving their goals. I am a Christian and believe that including an individual's faith in God is important for complete healing.

I am sensitive to cultural differences and work with individuals from many nations.

I have experience working with:

PTSD, Addiction Recovery, Family, Couple, Single Parents, Children, and Single Adults

I use a variety of methods to meet my clients needs:




Play Therapy

Talk Therapy

Therapeutic Activities

Trauma Based Techniques

Addiction Relapse Prevention

I offer in-person sessions or Telehealth sessions via Zoom


Tyra Wanatee-Flores, LMSW


The Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis (Master of Social Work)

University of Northern Iowa (Bachelor of Social Work)



Positive Indian Parenting Facilitator

QPR (Question, Pursuade, Refer) Suicide Prevention and Intervention


I am a member of the Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa and acquired my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. From there, I decided to pursue my Master's Degree at The Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis with a concentration in American Indian and Alaskan Native Studies. I worked as a mental health counselor for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation where I focused on providing crisis care for clients while helping them find long-term mental healthcare that suited their needs. With experience in suicide prevention & intervention, I focus on working with clients to identify and overcome obstacles that they may struggle with in their daily lives while also including a cultural relevant approach.


Growing up in the Meskwaki community, I find my peace and happiness in cultural practices and traditions. As a young child I enjoyed dancing in pow-wows with my family all across the United States and find myself pursuing that once again. When I am not at work, I enjoy photography, making Native American regalia, and spending time with my family.


Our Board

KAREN - Family Services of Quakerdale do a wonderful job counseling families and children in their homes and in the office setting.  The counselors are all certified and have many years of experience in their fields of family counseling.

Please think about giving a donation to this organization who helps the Marshalltown Community in so many ways.  Your donation is tax deductible. Come out and visit our campus and learn more about out Family Services.  I know you will enjoy it.

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