Proteus provides farmworkers and their families with job training, education assistance, emergency assistance, and affordable health care in the state of Iowa.

Career Coaches, Program Specialists, and Regional Directors help implement the National Farmworker Jobs Program which provides these resources.

Farmworkers in Iowa are welcome to connect with a career coach, a regional director, or a health team lead.

Connect with a Career Coach

Hover over the map below to learn more about who is helping us provide services to empower farmworkers in your county.

Connect with a Regional Director

Western IA Regional Director

Matt Winkel


Eastern Iowa Regional Director


The National Farmworker Jobs Program is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor, PY2021 funding $1,756,778.

Contact a Health Team Lead

The Agricultural Health Program provides agricultural workers and anyone in their household with access to affordable healthcare in the state of Iowa. Reach out to one of our Health Team Leads below for more information.


Laura Meza

Bilingual Health Team Lead

Des Moines, IA
(515) 348-6641

Jesus Ortiz-Diaz

Bilingual Health Team Lead

Fort Dodge, IA
(515) 277-7057

Naomi Marroquin

Bilingual Health Team Lead

Iowa City, IA
(319) 499-9162