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Dana Van Renterghem

Iowa Safe Schools
Parent & Family Coordinator
Dana Van Renterghem (She/Her/Hers) joins the Iowa Safe Schools team as the Parent & Family Coordinator. Dana graduated from Central College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, and a minor in communication studies.

Since graduation, she has spent most of her career working with at-risk youth in a multitude of roles. Dana has provided direct care to teenagers in multiple residential settings, supported families in reunification and permanency efforts while involved with the Department of Human Services, and advocated for LGBTQ youth in a previous role as GSA Coordinator with Iowa Safe Schools. She has a passion for helping youth grow as individuals while reconnecting with loved ones who have been estranged. Dana strongly believes in the power of human relationships and empathy, and finds joy in seeing others reach their full potential.

Dana is currently enrolled at the University of Denver and has begun the journey of earning her MSW. In her spare time, Dana enjoys nothing more than being an aunt to her nieces and nephews. When she isn’t with her family or friends, Dana can be found at the gym, re-watching shows from her childhood, or enjoying the outdoors.

To connect with Dana, please send an email to dana@iowasafeschools.org.

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