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Reyma McCoy McDeid is the executive director of the National Council on Independent Living and, prior to being appointed to the Biden/Harris administration on January 20th, 2021, served as the executive director of Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (winner of the 2018 Organization of the Year award from the Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission). She is the recipient of a 2019 AT&T Humanity of Connection award and her 2018 run for office was endorsed by the Working Families Party, the Asian & Latino Coalition, and Iowa Women for Progressive Change. She is also a single mom. Her work has been featured in Vice, Pantsuit Nation, TIME , The Guardian, and USA Today. Her vocation has shifted from serving marginalized people to addressing how systems create marginalized people in the first place.

Meet Some of Reyma's Clients

National Association of Social Workers

Des Moines Area Religious Council


 Independence Associates, Inc.


Indiana Statewide Independent Living Council


East Village Spa of Des Moines