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Courtney Reyes, Interim Executive Director
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Courtney Reyes has always been drawn to helping people. Growing up in small town Iowa, this was instilled in her at a young age. After graduating from Iowa State University, Courtney worked in a chemical dependency treatment facility for women and children. This work opened her eyes to the world of advocacy and taught her that people need a voice and want to feel heard.
Courtney was inspired to become more involved in the community after the 2012 election. Since then, injustice in our state has become more apparent to her, and she’s ached to do more. She is excited to be part of One Iowa Action‘s mission to fight for LGBTQ rights in Iowa.
Keenan Crow, Director of Policy and Advocacy
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Keenan has been active in Iowa politics since 2010 when they interned with Chris Hall’s campaign for Iowa State Representative. Since then, they have been involved with several nonprofit organizations including Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism. They were also involved in One Iowa’s campus group at the University of Northern Iowa.
Keenan obtained a BA in Political Communications and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Northern Iowa. They are a 2018 New Leaders Council fellow.
Erica Barz, Communications and Grants Coordinator
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Erica is a graduate of Simpson College with a BA in English and minors in multimedia journalism and women’s/gender studies. She interned with One Iowa in the summer of 2014. The experience solidified her desire to contribute to the fight for complete LGBTQ equality.
Erica spent the spring of 2015 in Washington, D.C. as PFLAG National’s Policy and Communications Intern, where she managed social media and contributed to multiple PFLAG publications, including Our Trans Loved Ones, an expansive publication aimed at answering questions parents, family, and friends of transgender people may have after their loved one comes out. She currently serves on the LGBTQ Advisory Council (LGBTQAC), a subcommittee of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission.