Liz Hall, IDF Executive Director
Liz Hall, a graduate of IDF’s Class of 2012, serves part-time as IDF’s Executive Director. She also works as Finance Director for Congressman (and IDF alum) Derek Kilmer’s campaign. Liz is a lifetime political nerd, hailing from Olympia and currently residing in Seattle. After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Human Services, Liz returned to Olympia to pursue a career in politics. Before her current position with People for Derek Kilmer, Liz worked for the Washington State Senate, Congressman Denny Heck’s 2012 campaign, and the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Legislative and Political Action shop. Her non-political pastimes include knitting, puzzles, and rooting for the Seattle Seahawks.
Reiny Cohen, IDF Program Director
Reiny Cohen is a graduate of IDF’s class of 2014, and she had such an amazing experience she felt like she had to do it again! She jumped on staff as Program Director for the class of ’15 and is back again for another round. Reiny spends her days as Director of Communications for the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, working to ensure that all people have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. Before IDF led her on the path to advocacy, Reiny had a 15 year career in Seattle radio – most recently you may have heard her on KUOW/NPR. She lives in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood with her partner and their dog, and can be spotted around town playing Big Buck Hunter, singing terrible karaoke, or yelling GO HAWKS!