One Iowa

950 Office Park Rd, Suite 240
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Media Contact

Erica Barz
Communications and Grants Coordinator
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515-288-4019 x3


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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 Hoffman-Zinnel has served as One Iowa’s executive director since January 2017. He is also adjunct faculty at Iowa Central Community and Des Moines University and a respite provider through Lutheran Services in Iowa. He has over 10 years of nonprofit experience working with the LGBTQ community, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, Latino community, and individuals with disabilities.

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
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O: 515-288-4019 x2
C: 712.389.1924

Keenan Crow 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.

Courtney Reyes, Director of Development
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O: 515-288-4019 x4
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‘s mission to preserve and advance LGBTQ equality in Iowa.

Erica Barz, Communications and Grants Coordinator
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O: 515-288-4019 x3
C: 319-269-2676

A graduate of Simpson College with a BA in English and minors in multimedia journalism and women’s/gender studies, Erica  interned with One Iowa in the summer of 2014. The experience solidified her desire to contribute to the fight for complete LGBTQ equality. She continued to volunteer at One Iowa where she worked on One Iowa’s Senior Survey and the LGBT Health & Wellness survey by analyzing participant responses and helping to write the survey reports.

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 is a 2019 New Leaders Council fellow and currently serves on the LGBT Advisory Council (LGBTAC), a subcommittee of the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission.

Buffy Jamison, Program Coordinator
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O: 515-288-4019 x5

Buffy graduated with her Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Denver (DU). Her concentration in the program was Diversity in Higher Education, reflecting her desire to support historically marginalized communities in their educational endeavors. Buffy is also dedicated to educating the general public about members of marginalized communities who are often left out of vitally important aspects of the community at large. Her love of education and passion for social justice traveled back with her when she returned home to Iowa.

While at DU, Buffy focused her scholarly efforts on college students who are on the Autism Spectrum with an emphasis on intersectionality. Her work also centered on issues related to the LGBTQIA community and people of color. She received her BA in World Languages and Cultures/Spanish from Iowa State University (ISU).

Buffy’s past leadership roles include serving as president of DU’s Black Graduate Student Association, DU’s NASPA Graduate Student Associate, Inclusive Excellence Fellow at DU’s Center for Multicultural Excellence, president of ISU’s LGBTA Alliance, volunteer coordinator of the 2012 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, and co-founder of ISU’s Gamma Rho Lambda Omicron chapter. Serving in these roles inspired Buffy to be a fervent advocate for each of her communities. She is delighted to be part of the One Iowa team.

Max Mowitz, Program Coordinator
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Max has been out and active in the LGBTQIA community since 2010. They earned a degree in Ethnomusicology and African American Studies at The University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana, specializing their research in Queer Hip Hop in the U.S. and Turkish Hip Hop in Berlin, Germany. Max spent much of their undergraduate career in leadership roles at their alma mater, leading several campus-wide LGBTQIA groups and working in Residential Life as a Resident Advisor and Project Coordinator, focusing their work on intersectional inclusivity for Residential Life residents and staff. Max developed their passion for community education and outreach in these roles, which they continued to pursue post-graduation.

Max is a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate with Polk County Crisis and Advocacy and is passionate about individualized, LGBTQIA inclusive, Trauma Informed healthcare for all Iowans. They specialize in topics including Trauma Informed Care, Sexual Violence and Assault, mental health, the prison industrial complex, intersecting oppressions related to race, gender identity, and sexual orientation, LGBTQIA-inclusive birthwork, and the transgender and nonbinary communities. Max is a graduate of the One Iowa LGBTQ Leadership Institute and a volunteer at Transformative Healing. Max is currently pursuing Doula certification and hopes to be a LGBTQIA-specific birth worker and transition Doula.


Misty Rebik, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor Stewardship and Events Coordinator
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515-288-4019 x7

Misty Rebik is an experienced leader and director in nonprofit management, politics, fundraising, and community organizing. Born and raised in Iowa, she has dedicated her career to thinking and acting strategically to solve society’s challenges around equity, with special interest in workers’, immigrants’, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Misty joins One Iowa off the heels of the electoral primary season where she served as campaign manager for a gubernatorial candidate. Before entering the electoral arena, Misty served as the regional director of strategic partnerships & development of Eastern Iowa with Planned Parenthood of the Heartland. While at Planned Parenthood, she spearheaded the development of the transgender care program at the Cedar Rapids health clinic and founded the B.A.R. (Born After Roe) group aimed at engaging millenials in advocacy and fundraising for reproductive and sexual health.

Misty is the co-founder and former Executive Director for the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa (CWJ). She is a sitting board member of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Action, and co-founder/co-host of The Political Party Live!, a podcast aimed at engaging millenials in politics through arts & culture and entertainment.

Misty holds a B.A. in International Studies emphasizing in Latin American Studies with a Spanish minor and an M.S. in Urban & Regional Planning, both from the University of Iowa. Misty speaks, reads, and writes Spanish.

Linda Santi, Siouxland Stewardship and Events Coordinator
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515-288-4019 x6

Linda Santi’s two favorite towns are Sioux City and New Orleans, places where she has done a majority of her “growing up”. Linda has also lived in Des Moines, where she was a staffer on the Iowa Senate Democratic Caucus and was involved in the nuts and bolts of political campaigning.

Community organizing became a passion of Linda’s during the rebuilding of New Orleans after the federal flood of 2005. “Nothing About Us Without Us” became an inspiration for many who worked to rebuild the city, and Linda incorporates that fundamental precept every day in her community work.

A native Sioux Cityan, Linda is excited to be back in Siouxland where positive community action is becoming more and more of a concrete possibility every day.

Kyle McGlade, Council Bluffs Stewardship and Events Coordinator
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Kyle McGlade is a lifelong resident of Council Bluffs who graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 2012. He studied political science and received his undergraduate degree from Morningside College where he also ran cross country and track. He is currently working on his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha and will complete the program in August 2019.
Kyle has worked in various community organizing capacities since 2015 and was elected to the Council Bluffs Community School District Board of Directors in September 2017. He has a passion for running and is training for his second marathon in March.