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Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, Executive Director
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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 was recently chosen to participate in the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute’s Community Leadership Program.
Keenan Crow, Director of Policy and Advocacy
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Keenan Crow has been active in Iowa politics since 2010 when he interned with Chris Hall’s campaign for Iowa State Representative. Since then, he has been involved with several nonprofit organizations including Planned Parenthood of the Heartland and Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism. He was 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.
Erica Barz, Communications and Grants Coordinator
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A graduate of Simpson College with a BA in English and minors in multimedia journalism and women’s/gender studies, Erica Barz interned with One Iowa in the summer of 2014. The experience solidified her desire to contribute to the fight for complete LGBT 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.
Barz 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.
Jason Dinesen, Accounting Consultant
As a Licensed Public Accountant constantly studying tax law and tax publications, Jason Dinesen admits to being a bit of a “tax nerd.” He loves helping people alleviate their fear of – and frustration with – tax preparation and planning. After leaving a career as a news director for a radio station in 2007, Jason shifted his professional focus to accounting and started his own company, Dinesen Tax, in 2009. Jason works with many LGBT clients, and joined One Iowa in December 2013 to assist with the organization’s accounting. He holds a degree in corporate communications from Simpson College in Indianola.