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.

Scott Valbert
Board Chair

Gabe Walsh
Vice Chair
Legal Counsel, Iowa Association of Realtors

Jenny Smith
Past Chair
Smith Frieberg Financial

Sophia Sledge
Secretary
Financial Services Professional, New York Life Insurance Company

Turk Pierson
Treasurer
Credit Analyst, Wells Fargo

Sharon Malheiro
Board Emeritus
Retired Senior Shareholder, Davis Brown Law Firm

Board Members

Joe Benesh
President + CEO, The Ingenuity Company

Wayne Ellis
Retired, Principal

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

Natali Justiniano Pahl
Assistant Vice President, Team Member Development Director – EMC Insurance Companies 

Jeremy Weiss
Senior Manager – Insurance Operations, Ernst & Young

Elle Wyant
Account Executive, United Parcel Service

Michelle Bates
SkyPrarie, Inc

Tony Sivanthaphanith
Keystone Property Management 

Lauren Hardison
UnityPoint Health

Medha Johnson
Retired, personal coaching 

Jairo Garcia 
Head of Global Brand Marketing, Principal Financial Group