Harkin Institute Staff

The staff at The Harkin Institute is committed to providing research and programming that helps policymakers, members of the public and students stay well informed and inspires creative cooperation and engagement.

Ray Walton

Interim Executive Director
ray.walton@drake.edu

Daniel Van Sant, J.D., M.S. Ed.

Director of Disability Policy
daniel.vansant@drake.edu
515-271-3223
View Daniel’s Bio

Mady Nachtman

Office Manager
Building Contact for the Tom and Ruth Harkin Center
mady.nachtman@drake.edu
515-271-3688

Lila Johnson

Graphic Design Specialist
lila.johnson@drake.edu

Hope Bibens

Director of Archives & Special Collections
Associate Professor, Drake University
hope.bibens@drake.edu
515-271-2088

Stephanie Sinovic

Senior Advancement Officer, Drake University Advancement
stephanie.sinovic@drake.edu

Address: 2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3592

Fax Number: (515) 271-3631

Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.