Leah Zapf Donald, MSL

Leah Zapf Donald, MSL

Executive Director

Leah Zapf Donald is the Executive Director at A2I. Her personal experience with disability propelled her to pursue her passion for inclusion. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Upper Iowa University and her Master of Strategic Leadership from Mt. Mercy University.

When she’s not directing the day-to-day at A2I, Leah enjoys reading, spending time with her wonderful family and talking about where to find the best pizza.

Kiersten Onanga, BSW

Kiersten Onanga, BSW

Independent Living Specialist

Kiersten graduated from Mount Mercy University with a degree in Social Work. She started working at A2I in May of 2016 providing services to those living with disabilities. Kiersten loves talking to people and hearing their stories.

Some of Kiersten’s favorite things are hanging out with her awesome family, going to zoos and eating pizza!

Talor Gray, MPH

Talor Gray, MPH

Work Incentive Practitioner

Talor graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and most recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master’s of Public Health. Talor is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and enjoys planning art projects for the Expressive Art Group.

If you stop by the office, ask to see a photo of Talor’s adorable Boston Terrier pup, Lily!

Chanel “Nell” Prince, BS

Chanel “Nell” Prince, BS

Independent Living Specialist

Serving the northern counties, Chanel‘s office is located at the Ecumenical Center in Cedar Rapids. She is passionate about peer support and facilitates two support peer groups in Linn County. Nell moved from the Philadelphia area to Iowa in 2015 to enjoy a quieter life with her daughter and her two cats, Monroe and Trudy. She studied Criminal Justice and Psychology at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor’s degree.

She enjoys the serenity of being outdoors and hiking, biking or going for a swim. Be sure to catch her column “A Moment with Nell” in our quarterly newsletters for some uplifting inspiration!

Gerald Rath, MS, CRC

Gerald Rath, MS, CRC

Independent Living Specialist

Gerald Rath moved to Iowa City after working nearly 20 years as a rehabilitation counselor. Originally from Minnesota, Gerald has a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Minnesota State University. Gerald and his wife, Val enjoy eating seafood and getting outside to explore new parks.

Gerald likes to be active and is often busy keeping up with his energetic Shih Tzu, Asher.