Our team works tirelessly within communities across the state to defend the civil rights and civil liberties of all Iowans through litigation, education, and community engagement.

Legal Assistance: If you have a legal problem or question, email us at legal.program@aclu-ia.org or write us at ACLU of Iowa 505 Fifth Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Contacting another email or person for legal assistance or information will slow down the processing of your request.

To contact an ACLU staff person, please consult the directory below or call 515-243-3988.

Mark Stringer

Mark Stringer
Executive Director
Email Mark

shefali aurora

Shefali Aurora
Staff Attorney
Email Shefali


Rita Bettis Austen
Legal Director
Email Rita

erica barz

Erica Barz
Community Engagement Associate
Email Erica

Sarah Conroy
Development Director
Email Sarah

Merril Chesser

Merril Chesser
Development Associate
Email Merril


Veronica Lorson Fowler
Communications Director
Email Veronica

Cindy Garcia

Cindy Garcia
Communications Associate
Email Cindy

julie luther

Julie Luther
Accounting and Human Resources Manager
Email Julie

damonte stogner

Damonte Stogner
Community Engagement Associate
Email Damonte