One Iowa Board of Directors

One Iowa’s board of directors is committed to advancing our mission and vision through strategic leadership. The team’s commitment and stewardship ensures we have the best practices and policies in place to deepen the connection between One Iowa and the LGBTQ community.


Jenny Smith

Board Chair
Financial Service Representative, Principal


Sophia Sledge

Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company


Turk Pierson

Credit Analyst, Wells Fargo


Sharon Malheiro

Board Emeritus
Senior Shareholder, Davis Brown Law Firm



Board Members


Joe Benesh

President + CEO, The Ingenuity Company


Wayne Ellis

Retired, Principal


Terri Hale

Vice President, The Hale Group 


Katherine Imborek, MD

Family Medicine Physician, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Offsite Primary Care, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (LGBTQ Clinic)


Karen Mackey

Executive Director, Sioux City Human Rights Commission


Natali Justiniano Pahl

Team Member Development Director – EMC


Scott Valbert

Assistant Vice President/Corporate Communications Officer, Bankers Trust


Gabe Walsh

Legal Counsel, Iowa Association of Realtors


Jeremy Weiss

Senior Manager – Insurance Operations, Ernst & Young


Elle Wyant

Account Executive, United Parcel Service