New Leader for Grassroots Leadership


Beginning July 1st,  Bob Libal will be Grassroots Leadership’s new Interim Executive Director.

Bob, currently our Senior Organizer, brings with him more than a decade of work around the issues of prison and immigrant detention privatization.  He has worked in leadership positions with Grassroots Leadership for almost ten years, managing some of our most successful program.  Please direct all Grassroots Leadership communication to him at

I am leaving to take the helm of One Iowa, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, committed to full equality for LGBT individuals.  My personal email address is

I am very excited about Bob Libal's leadership.  He is exactly the right person at the right time.  He is so respected among our peers and our supporters.  I know that he will help to write the next chapter of Grassroots Leadership. My job was to help us transition from our founding director and visionary, Si Kahn, into the kind of
stability that will allow an exciting young leader like Bob to take the next steps.  I hope that I have done that!

Thank you for your continued interest and support.

Donna Red Wing