About us

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance and its work to improve access to high quality out-of-school time programming is supported by passionate staff, a dedicated leadership team, and generous partners.


The Iowa Afterschool Alliance is staffed by SPPG, a private, mission-driven consulting company based out of West Des Moines, Iowa. Find out more about SPPG at www.sppg.com.


Network Lead

Britney is the Network Lead of the Iowa Afterschool Alliance and has been with the team since 2018. She is passionate about raising awareness of the importance of afterschool programs, creating cross-sector partnerships, and connecting afterschool advocates with lawmakers across the state. Britney graduated from Simpson College in 2017 with her bachelor’s in Social Justice, Applied Philosophy, and Spanish.


21CCLC Monitoring and Support Manager

Crystal Hall joined the team in August of 2019 but has over 20 years’ experience working with youth, families, and community partners in both the education and non-profit/human service world. She is looking forward to working with afterschool sites in a capacity and support building role and will use her experience managing afterschool programming to better serve kids, families, and providers across the state. Crystal graduated from Mount Mercy College (now University) in 1998 with a degree in English, Criminal Justice, and History and holds several certificates for continuing education and specialized training. 


Policy Lead

Emilee is the Policy Lead for the Iowa Afterschool Alliance, joining the team in 2020. She has experience in public policy, advocacy, research and government relations, with an emphasis on early childhood. Emilee hopes to put her experience and talents to use by serving as a facilitator and educator when it comes to public policy, as well as handling communications for the IAA. She earned her BA from Grand View University in 2018, with majors in Political Science, Public Administration and Sociology.