Meet Our Team

Maria Acosta

Community Organizer

Lucas Asbury

Staff Attorney

Bona Bonkafo-Efofa

Legal Fellow

Megan Cohen

Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Racheal Duang

Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Shari Hrdina

Finance Specialist

Erica Johnson

Founding Executive Director

June Keith

Staff Attorney

Deisy Leon Chavez

Bilingual Administrative Assistant

Marcos Lester

Legal Assistant

Jody Mashek

Co-Legal Director, Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Laura Mendoza

Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Austin Moore

Afghan Program Managing Attorney

Ann Naffier

Co-Legal Director, Managing Attorney

Berenice Nava Romero

Operations Manager, Legal Assistant

Jawed Qurishi

Legal Worker

Gabriel Saldana

Community Organizer

Ayub Shinwari

Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Susan Tierney

Development Director

Feroza Zamani

Administrative Assistant

Iowa MMJ Board

Vanessa Marcano-Kelly, Board Chair

Cecilia Martinez, Board Vice-Chair

Alex Cardenas, Board Secretary

Nathan Erickson, Board Treasurer

Rev. Alejandro Alfaro-Santiz, Board Member

Ena Babic Barnes, Board Member

Mary Clover, Board Member

Bram Elias, Board Member

Jenelle Martin, Board Member 

Sandra Trejo, Board Member