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Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, Executive Director
Pronouns: He, Him, His
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O: 515-288-4019 x1
C: 515-494-4635

Daniel has over 10 years of nonprofit experience working with the LGBTQ community, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Latino community, and individuals with disabilities.. He is also adjunct faculty at Iowa Central Community and Des Moines University and a respite provider through Lutheran Services in Iowa. 

Daniel has a Doctorate of Education in Leadership from Creighton University. His doctoral work includes a dissertation titled Resilient Leadership: A Case study about a gay man’s journey of coming out and running for public office. He holds an M.A. in health studies from the University of Alabama, a B.A. in liberal arts with sociology and psychology minors from Grand View University, and an A.A. from Iowa Central Community College.

In 2015, Daniel received one of the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 awards. In 2012, he received the Karen Packer Spirit of Collaboration Award at the Iowa Cancer Summit. Daniel completed the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program in 2017.

Keenan Crow, Director of Policy and Advocacy
Pronouns: They, Them, Theirs or He, Him, His
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O: 515-288-4019 x2
C: 712.389.1924

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
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
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O: 515-288-4019 x3
C: 319-269-2676

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 LGBT Advisory Council (LGBTAC), a subcommittee of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission. 

Courtney Reyes, Stewardship and Donor Relations Coordinator
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
[email protected]
C: 515-460-2936

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.