updated April 11, 2017)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact
State Director Corey Dukes
State director on Cinton's Pennsylvania primary
Tightline Strategies. Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Allyson
Schwartz' run in the May 20, 2014 Democratic gubernatorial
primary. Staff to Sen. Claire McCaskill (MO), Mar. 2007-Aug.
2013, with breaks to serve as deputy campaign manager on McCaskill's
2012 re-election, GOTV for Michael Bennet's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign,
and Northwest regional field director on Obama's Campaign for Change in
Missouri in 2008. Worked on McCaskill's 2006 campaign. Grew
up in Lenexa, KS. twitter
Deputy State Director Erin Wilson
(June 2016) Northeast political director at the DNC from July 2014. Longtime staffer to Sen. Bob Casey. Deputy state director (May 2011-July 2014); director of outreach and special projects (Nov. 2009-May 2011), regional representative (Feb. 2007-Nov. 2009), and started as his deputy political director, July-Nov. 2006. Assistant to the First Lady of Illinois, July 2005-July 2006. B.A. in political science and government from University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
Also on the leadership team, although with the Coordinated Campaign:
Advisor Aletheia Henry
Coordinated Campaign Director Ryan Matthews
And deployed from headquarters in Brooklyn:
National Regional Organizing Director [OH, PA and VA] Victoria Zyp
mobilization/public policy at
Airbnb, Jan. 2015-Jan. 2016. Field director in Fort Worth/Austin
for Battleground Texas, Nov. 2013-Jan. 2015. Leadership
development director at Organizing for Action, April-Oct. 2013.
Training director/deputy field director on 50+1 Strategies/Coalition
for School Reform, Jan.-April 2013. Ohio deputy field director
(Sept.-Nov. 2012) and Ohio training director (Dec. 2011-Sept. 2012 at
Obama for America. Deputy field director for We Are Ohio,
May-Nov. 2011. Regional field director at Organizing for America,
July 2009-April 2011. M.A. in Arab studies from Georgetown
University, 2009; B.A. in economics from Rice University, 2004.
Regional Operations Director - DNC Abby Compton
Senior field manager on No Kid Hungry at
Share Our Strength, May 2011-April 2016. Vice president at
Independent strategies, Jan. 2010-March 2011. Executive assistant
in the Office of Sen. Kay Hagan, Jan-Aug. 2009. Senior associate
at Venn Strategies, Feb. 2007-Jan. 2009. Political assistant at
the Democratic Governors Association, Oct. 2005-Feb. 2007.
Operations analyst at Columbia Partners, LLC, Jan.-Sept. 2005.
Researcher/media monitor at the DNC, Aug.-Dec. 2004. M.A. degrees
in business administration and government from The Johns Hopkins
University, 2010; B.A. in political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 2004.
Political Director Brendan McPhillips
(May 2016) Campaign manager on John Fetterman's
campaign for U.S.
Senate, Oct. 2015-April 2016. Campaign manager on Helen Gym’s
successful campaign for Philadelphia
City Council, Feb.-Nov. 2015. Campaign manager on Kevin Strouse’s
2014 congressional race in
Pennsylvania’s 8th CD in Bucks County, Jan.-Nov. 2014.
director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March 2013-Jan. 2014.
director in Bucks County on the Obama campaign, March-Nov. 2012.
Regional field director/assistant community manager for Draftfcb,
March-Oct. 2011. Special projects director on Hoosiers for Hill,
June-Nov. 2010. B.A. in political science, peace studies from
University of Notre Dame, 2008-10. twitter
[11 staff - 1 HFA / 8 Coordinated / 2 DNC
Deployment ...more below]
Communications Director Stephanie Formas
Press Secretary Latoya Veal
(June 2016) Maryland press secretary and a
Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) from Sept. 2014. Communications
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA), Oct. 2012-Sept. 2014. Press
secretary for the National Organization for Women, May 2011-Oct.
Public information officer and spokesperson to Prichard Mayor Ron K.
Davis, May 2008-May 2011. Assignment editor/associate producer at
Local15/WPMI-TV in Mobile, AL, Oct. 2006-May 2008. B.A. in
broadcast journalism from University of Southern Mississippi. twitter
Western PA Regional Press Secretary Jaclyn Rothenberg
(July 2016) Press lead for the Clinton campaign
Previously a vice president at SKDKnickerbocker. Two years as a
lead for the digital and public affairs teams at Teneo. Worked at
SKDKnickerbocker. Two years in the public affairs practice at
Burson-Marsteller. Undergraduate degree in psychology from The
George Washington University. From Atlanta. twitter
Central PA Regional Press Secretary Kesli Browning
2016) Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Mark Takai, Sept. 2015-May
2016. Press fellow to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, Dec. 2014-Sept.
2015. Assistant to the executive director at the DSCC, Feb.
2013-March 2014. Staff assistant to U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney,
May 2012-Feb. 2013. B.A. in political communication from The
George Washington University, 2012.
Rapid Response Morgan Finkelstein
(Aug. 2016) Deputy press secretary for the 2016
Democratic National Convention Committee, Jan.-Aug. 2016. Press
secretary for the DemocraticbParty of Virginia, Aug. 2014-Dec.
2015. Advance associate for the White House, Feb.
2013-Sept. 2014. North Carolina press assistant at Obama for
America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in communication and public
service, American history from University of Pennsylvania, 2013. twitter
Communications Associate Michael Feldman
(June 2016) Deputy press secretary (June
2015-16) and press assistant (June 2014-May 2015) at FWD.us. B.A.
science and government from The George Washington University,
Press Assistant Jack Miller
Started on the campaign as a field organizer in
Greenville, SC, July
2015-Feb. 2016. Canvass director for Environment Ohio, April-July
2015. field organizer for Green Corps, Aug. 2014-July 2015.
B.A. in international relations and political science from Tufts
[7 staff - all HFA]
Digital Director Gabrielle McCaffrey
(April 2016) Digital director in South Carolina,
Pennsylvania during the primary campaign. Digital and SMS
strategy at Revolution Messaging, Sept. 2014-June 2015.
Communications associate at the National Committee for Responsive
Philanthropy, Dec. 2013-Sept. 20014. Communications and policy
director at the National Campus Leadership Council, Jan.-Dec.
2013. M.A. in political communication from American University,
2013; B.A. in English, political science from Flagler College,
Deputy Digital Director - Projects Lucy Vernasco
(June 2016) Associate editor for NextGen
Climate, Oct. 2015-June
2016. News and content editor at LinkedIn, June-Oct. 2015.
M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, 2015; B.A. in creative
writing, rhetoric and composition from University of Illinois at
Deputy Digital Director - Content Shannon Wurthman
(June 2016) Digital project manager at Webster
Jan. 2015-June 2016. Director of marketing at Don't Panic
Management, LLC, Jan. 2014-June 2016. Digital and social media
marketing manager (Feb.-Dec. 2014) and marketing specialist (Aug.
2010-Jan. 2014) afor UC Health. Marketing communications
specialist for Total Quality Logistics, April 2009-Aug. 2010.
Marketing coordinator for United Air Specialists, Aug. 2008-Jan.
2009. M.S. in integrated marketing communications from West
Virginia University; B.A. in communications studies, psychology from
Filmmaker Diana Bowen
(July 2016) Freelance videographer/editor at
Productions since April 2016. Videographer/photographer/producer
at Shorr Johnson Magnus, Jan. 2014-March 2016.
Photographer/videographer on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Feb.-June
2013. Visual media specialist with the National Park Service,
Sept. 2011-Feb. 2013. B.A. in multimedia journalism from American
[10 staff- 4 HFA / 6 Coordinated ...more
Trips Director Brenda Kole
Constituency director on Clinton's Iowa caucus
campaign, then worked on the campaign in South Carolina, Florida and
advisor on the Hatch/Vernon campaign for governor,
July-Nov. 2014. Campaign manager on Monica Vernon for Congress,
Aug. 2013-June 2014. Director of advocacy and organizing at
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, July 2008-Aug. 2013.
Scheduling on Hillary Clinton for President, March 2007-June
2008. Operations director on Tom Vilsack for President, Nov.
2006-Feb. 2007. Take Back Iowa organizer for AFSCME, Aug.-Nov.
2006. M.P.A. from Drake University, 2008; B.S. from St. Cloud
State University, 1997.
Pennsylvania Victory 2016 Coordinated Campaign
Senior Advisor Aletheia Henry
Partner at HenryHiggins Consulting from July 2015. Campaigns director at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, 2013-June 2015. General election director in Pennsylvania on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Northeast regional director for Organizing for America at the DNC, March 2010-July 2011. Henry worked eight states during during Obama's 2007-08 primary campaign; she attended a Camp Obama in Chicago in 2007, and started as an organizer on the Iowa caucus campaign in the Knoxville office (South Central Iowa). M.A. in communication from The Ohio State University 2007; B.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University, 2003. [note: with the Coordinated Campaign, but part of the Leadership team]
Director Ryan Matthews
GOTV director for Katie McGinty’s U.S. Senate primary
Coordinated efforts of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and
the Pennsylvania Association of Justice to support Democratic
candidates for Supreme Court in 2015. Field consultant to
statewide and local races across the country. [note: part of the
Deputy Political Director - Western PA Elizabeth (Liz) Fishback
Regional director for Southwestern Pennsylvania for Sen. Bob Casey. Operations director (Jan.-July 2013) and deputy finance director July 2011-Jan. 2013) for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party. Constituent services rep. to U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) in his Pittsburgh office, May 2008-Dec. 2010. B.A. in political science and government from Smith College, 2007.
Deputy Political Director - Eastern PA Joseph HIll
Previously director of public participation for the Democratic National Convention Committee. On leave from position as a regional representative to U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, started in mid-2015 after serving as a legislative fellow from July 2014-July 2015. 6th grade science and social studies teacher and middle school social studies teacher, Aug. 2011-July 2014. B.A. in government, philosophy from Georgetown University, 2011.
African American Outreach Director Darrell Davis
Previously deputy service officer for community engagement in the Office of Serve Philadelphia for Mayor Jim Kenney.
Youth Outreach Director and Eastern PA LGBT Director Kyron Banks
(July 2016) Community engagement coordinator for the Democratic National Convention, July 2016. Campaign manager/deputy campaign manager on Ben Waxman for State Rep, Jan.-April 2016. Aide to Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, July 2013-Dec. 2015. B.A. in political science from The Pennsylvania State University, 2013.
Women's Outreach Director Katie Fricchione
(Aug. 2016) Associate manager of communications for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, Feb.-Aug. 2016. Interim regional manager in the U.S. Senate, Nov. 2015-Feb. 2016. Account executive (June-Nov. 2015) and project manager (July 2014-June 2015) at Stones' Phones. M.A. in political communication from American University; B.A. in political science, communication and rhetoric from University of Pittsburgh.
Latino Outreach Director Jheison Romain Nieto
(Aug. 2016) Program officer, Columbia for the
Institute, July 2011-June 2014. Deputy press secretary to U.S.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (NY), Dec. 2009-July 2011. Master's
degree in Latin American studies from The University of Texas at
Austin, 2016; B.A. in international affairs from The University of
LGBT Outreach Director - Western PA Sean Meloy
DNC director of LGBT engagement since April 2015. Campaign
manager at Public Knowledge, March 2013-Oct. 2014. Campaign
manager on Kristin Cabral for Congress (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A.
in political science and B.S. in secondary social studies education
from Penn State University, 2009.
Jewish Outreach Director Aaron Weinberg
[DNC Deployment] DNC director of Jewish engagement, announced March 1, 2016. M.A. from the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership at Brandeis University, 2015; B.A. from Brandeis University. Jewish outreach fellow in DC on Obama's 2012 campaign. Chicago area native.
Veteran's and Military Family Outreach Director Rachel Washburn
Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, Nov. 2010-Sept.
in history from Drexel University, 2010.
AAPI Ian Leviste
Deputy Western regional organizing director on Ready
Worked on Wendy Gruel’s campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles, 2013, and
assisted field programs for Groundworks, a field consulting firm.
Deputy Digital Director - Organizing Doug Foote
(June 2016) Digital strategist and campaign
consultant from May 2015. Social media and campaign associate
(Nov. 2013-May 2015) and social media and campaign specialist (Sept.
2011-Nov. 2013) and social media and campaign organizer (March-Sept.
2011) at Working America. New media director at People for Patty
Murray, June-Nov. 2010. Paid internships for American Rights at
Work and Blue State Digital. GOTV volunteer coordinator
(Sept.-Nov. 2008) and winter intern (Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008) in New
Hampshire on Obama for America. B.A. in political science,
communnications and media studies from Tufts University, 2008.
North Philadelphia Taylor Casey
(Aug. 2016) New media coordinator for Fedalei
for Congress (SC),
Feb.-July 2016. South Carolina fellow on Hillary for America, May
2015-Feb. 2016. B.A. in politics from Converse College, 2016.
North Philadelphia Melissa Sanchez
State College Eisha Misra
(July 2016) Degree in public relations,
advertising and applied
communication from Penn State University, 2016.
Pittsburgh Diane Roznowski
(Aug. 2016) Student in the CLEG program at
expected graduation 2018. Digital intern at the DNC, Jan.-July
Digital Associate Harrison Morgan
(Aug. 2016...earlier worked on the campaign's delegate
and as a communications intern at headquarters in Brooklyn) B.A.
in economics and political science from Rutgers, 2016.
Special Projects Director Eden Tesfaye
[DNC] National campus engagement organizer (Aug. 2015-May 2016) and HQ volunteer and national call center coordinator (March-Aug. 2015) on Hillary for America. Deputy finance director on Martha Robertson's campaign, June-Dec. 2014. B.A. in political science and English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2014.
Organizing Director Chelsie Ouellette
Organizing director for Clinton’s Missouri and Pennsylvania primary contests after serving as a deputy organizing director in New Hampshire; started as Nashua/Salem regional director. Field director on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Feb.-Dec. 2014. Consultant on Raise Up Massachusetts. Field director on Peter Koutoujian for Congress, July-Oct. 2013. Regional field director on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, Feb.-July 2013. Deputy press secretary and speechwriter to Gov. Patrick, May 2012-Feb. 2013. Field organizer in MA-3 for the Obama campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Speechwriter and communications aide to Gov. Patrick, Aug. 2011-May 2012. Account coordinator at the Sherman Group Public Relations Agency, May 2008-April 2011. Scheduling and operations coordinator on the Deval Patrick campaign, June-Nov. 2010. B.A. in organizational communication from Northeastern University, 2011. twitter
Deputy Organizing Directors (8)
Statewide Manfred Mecoy
Out of state
volunteer coordinator on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, June 2015-Feb.
2016. Deputy field director for the North
Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2014. Canvass director
with Grassroots Solutions in Columbus, Ohio, June-Nov. 2013.
Regional field director with the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Dec.
2012. Field organizer for We Are Ohio, July-Nov. 2011.
Field organizer with the Ohio Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2010.
B.A. in political science from the University of Texas at Dallas, 2008.
Western PA Andrew Whitley
(April 2016) During the primaries Whitley served
as special projects director and regional field director, starting Nov.
2015 in Iowa and then in KS and PA. Experience on half a dozen
campaigns. Field director in Roanoke with the Democratic Party of
Virginia, April-Nov. 2015. Regional field director with the
Kentucky Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014. Field director on Sam
Rasoul for Delegate (Roanoke, VA), Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014. Field and
political director on Hippen for Delegate (Virginia Beach), May-Nov.
2013. Regional petition director on Ralph Northam for Lt. Gov.,
Feb.-March 2013. Deputy field director on Flaccavento for
Congress (Abingdon, VA), May-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science
and government from Virginia Tech.
Collar Counties/Eastern PA Rebecca Lipson
(April 2016) State lead on the campaign in Utah,
Feb.-March 2016; started as a Des Moines-area field
organizer in the
Iowa caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016. Organizing director
Chapter. Everytown for Gun Safety, Sept. 2014-April 2015;
director of special projects at Everytown for Gun Safety, Feb.
2013-Sept. 2014. Organizer in Boulder, CO on Organizing for
America, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Bachelor's degree in political science
and government from Binghamton University, 2012.
[5 regional organizing directors and 55 organizers]
Philadelphia and Delaware Counties Charles Onwuche
Founder (Jan. 2013) and CEO of The Onwuche
Master's degree in health care administration from Washington Adventist
University; B.A. in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland.
(June 2016) Organizing
on the New Mexico primary campaign; started on the campaign in
April 2015 as a regional organizing director in New Hampshire. A
regional field director in Sioux City for the Iowa Democratic Party,
April-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Joe Kennedy for Congress
(MA), Jan.-April 2014. Director of scheduling on Ed Markey for
Senate, Jan.-July 2013. Deputy director of scheduling on Joe
Kennedy for Congress, March-Dec. 2012. B.S. in political science
from Northeastern University, 2010. twitter
[Dauphin, Perry, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Chester, and Berks counties...7 regional organizing directors and 57 organizers]
Central PA Sarah Paden
(May 2016...previously organizer, regional field
director and deputy
field director on the campaign starting in Oct. 2015. Director at
Mercury, Jan.-July 2015. Associate at CGK Partners, Feb.
2013-Dec. 2014. Operations director at The Hannah Arendt Center
for Politica and Humanities at Bard College, April 2011-July
2012. Administrative assistant and membership associate at the
National Association of Episcopal Schools, Sept. 2009-June 2011.
B.A. in art history, theatre from Bard College, 2009.
Northeastern PA Noah Dion
(July 2016) Director of customer engagement at
Empower Gas and Electric, Sept. 2015-July 2016. Political
organizer in Cleveland with the American Federation of Teachers, March
2014-Sept. 2015. Campaign manager on For Our Cleveland
Metroparks, June-Nov. 2013. Political director on Citizens for
Michael Wager, Jan.-June 2013. Regional field director for the
Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Dec. 2012. Field organizer for We Are
Ohio, 2011. Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party,
2010. B.A. in politics, history from Lake Forest College, 2010.
[12 counties in Northeastern PA...71 staff]
Philly Suburbs Andrew Kane
(July 2016) Scheduler to Boston Mayor
Martin J. Walsh, Jan.
2015-July 2016. Deputy director of boards and commissions in the
Office of Gov. Deval Patrick, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2015. Field
organizer on Cory Booker for Senate, July-Aug. 2013. GOTV
coordinator on Ed Markey for U.S. Senate, June 2013. B.A. in
community health and American studies from Tufts University, 2013.
[12 staff - all Coordinated]
45 Regions and 355
Organizers...59 Campaign Offices,
the most of any state
OUT OF STATE
Director Seth London
Managing director at Tusk Ventures since March 2015. Director of public policy and organized Rise of the Rest at Revolution, May 2013-March 2015. General election director in Minnesota on Obama's 2012 re-election campaign; started on the campaign in Aug. 2011. Legislative assistant and associate director in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs, 2009-11. Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as a field organizer for Henry County in Southeast Iowa on the Iowa Caucus campaign; by the general election he was deputy field director for Central and NE Pennsylvania on the Campaign for Change. B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2007.
Training Director Mai Syed
(HFA) (June 2016) Northern California field
director for the
California Labor Federation, April 2014-June 2016. State
affiliate political organizer for the American Federation of Teachers
in Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 2012-April 2014. Pennsylvania political
and legislative coordinator for AFSCME, Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011.
Political organizer at SEIU Local 32BJ, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2010.
Labor 2008 coordinator with the AFL-CIO, May-Dec. 2008.
Bachelor's degree in psychology from Temple University, 2008.
Deputy Labor Campaign Director Lori D'Orazio
(HFA) Deputy campaign manager at the AFL-CIO and
has also worked
for United Auto Workers.
OOS Associate Shana Fricklas
(Aug. 2016) Energy and natural resources
legislative fellow to
U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17), April-Aug. 2016. Regional
legal and policy fellow for Chesapeake Climate Action Network,
Jan.-March 2016. Legal consultant for The Climate Reality
Project, Nov. 2015-March 2016. Legal assistant, June 2010-May
2012. J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School, 2015; B.A. in
political science and government from Bryn Mawr College, 2010.
OOS Associate Lola Ajao
(Sept. 2016...started as an intern with the
battleground states team in
Brooklyn, May-Aug. 2016) Student in philosophy, politics &
law and economic policy analysis at Binghamton University, anticipated
Deployment Field Assistant Nico Starr
(July 2016; started as an intern in June 2016)
politics at Earlham College, anticipated graduation 2017.
OOS Regional Organizing Director Kelly
NJ and DE Trip Yang
(Oct. 2016) Regional organizing director for out
programs on Hillary for America/PA Victory 2016, July-Oct. 2016.
Special advisor to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office, April
2014-July 2016. Campaign manager on Margaret Chin for NYC City
Council, April-Nov. 2013. Project manager, media consultant at
DESTA in Montreal, April 2012-March 2013. Field organizer in Iowa
(Aug.-Nov. 2012) and NJ digital lead/Asian American outreach
coordinator (Feb.-Aug 2012) on Obama for America. Bachelor of
Arts and Science double major in economics and psychology from McGill
DNC OOS Organizers
DE - Tim Hegedus
NJ - Robin Wallace
NJ - Gabe Garbowit
DATA AND ANALYTICS
Director Emily Callen
(June 2016) Senior director of field
operations for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Nov. 2014-June
2016. Wake County field director (March-Nov. 2014) and field
coordinator in Raleigh, NC (Nov. 2012-March 2014) at Planned Parenthood
Health Systems, Inc., March-Nov. 2014. Field director on Olson
for Oklahoma, April-Nov. 2012. Analyst Office of Presidential
Correspondence at the White House, 2010-11. B.S. in biology,
economics from University of Tulsa, 2012.
Deputy Data Directors
(July 2016...previously a regional organizing director
in West Chester,
PA, March-July 2016 and started as an organizer in NH, VT and MI, June
2015-Feb. 2016) B.A. in government from Harvard College, 2015.
Philadelphia Lead Megan Crowe
(July 2016) Measurement, planning and analysis
measurement planning and analysis associate, program team associate and
No Kid Hungry field coordinator at Share Our Strength, Feb. 2012-July
2016. Let's Move! intern at The White House, Aug. 2011-Jan.
2012. Cooking Matters AmeriCorps member at the Capital Area Food
Bank in Washington, DC, Sept. 2010-Aug. 2011. B.S. in health sciences
from Gettysburg College, 2010.
Northeast PA Lead Dylan Shepherd
Studied at Valencia College. From Detroit (Royal Oak), MI.
Central PA Lead Mark O'Shea
(Aug. 2016) B.S. in computer science and
Western PA Lead Daniel Chirpich
Training Nancy Stalnaker
(July 2016) Excel consultant from July 2016. Dputy data director for the Colorado Democratic Party, 2014. Data director for Texas Organizing Project, 2014. VAN specialist for United Voice in Queensland, Australia, July 2012-April 2013. Data director for the Vermont Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Bachelor's degree in journalism and politics from Earlham College, 2004.
Reporting Team Lead Elizabeth (Lizzie) Ellis
(July 2016) Data manager for direct marketing at
the DNC, May
2014-July 2016. Data analyst in the Office of Achievement and
Accountability at Baltimore City Public Schools, May 2013-May
2014. Data and targeting fellow at The Atlas Project, Sept.
2012-Jan. 2013. M.P.P. in science education from The Johns
Hopkins University, 2012; bachelor's degree in political science from
Colgate University, 2010.
Experience includes voter file manager at the Ohio
(July 2016) GOTV coordinator (March-April 2016)
and volunteer on
Edwards for Senate (MD). Data, analytics fellow at Enroll
April-Aug. 2015. Field organizer with the Iowa Democratic Party,
Sept.-Nov. 2014. Field organizer on Warren Tolman for Attorney
(MA), March-Sept. 2014. Volunteer, data specialist on Carl
Sciortino for Congress, May-Oct. 2013. Desk assistant, freelance
with ABC News, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2013. B.S. in broadcast journalism
American University, 2010.
(2016) Technical project manager for the 2016
Democratic National Convention Committee. Project manager
technology officer for finance and policy (2014-15), technology officer
(2013-14) and technology project assistant (March-June 2013) at the
National Democratic Institute. Field organizer on Obama for
America-Ohio, Fall 2012. B.A. in professional writing and
editing, political science from Purdue University, 2012.
(July 2016) Student in mathematics at the
University of Chicago, anticipated graduation 2017. Experience
includes data and analytics intern at 270 Strategies, June-Sept. 2015;
and volunteer coordinator with the Massachusetts Democratic Coordinated
Campaign, June-Sept. 2014.
[13 staff - all Coordinated]
Voter Protection Director Josh Field
(June 2016) Program manager and deputy general counsel at The Wyss Foundation. Managing director (Nov. 2013-March 2015) and deputy director (March-Nov. 2013) of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress. Voter protection director of special projects for Organizing for America-Nevada, Oct.-Nov. 2012. Counsel and communications director at Charlotte in 2012 host committee, Feb.-Sept. 2012. Staff attorney Staff attorney with the Snohomish County Public Defender Association, April 2011-Feb. 2012. Communications advisor to friends of Barbara Boxer, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Press director at the Pece Corps, Sept. 2009-Sept. 2010. Washington communications director on Obama for America, July-Nov. 2008. Staff attorney with the Snohomish County Public Defender Association, Sept. 2006-July; 2008. Assistant to the director for Washington State Democrats' voter protection project, Aug.-Nov. 2004. Communications on Dean for America, Sept. 2003-Feb. 2004. Deputy national finance director on Friends of Patrick Kennedy, Jan.-June 2003. Deputy communications director for the Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, July-Nov. 2002. Press assistant to U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, June 2001-July 2002. J.D. from University of Washington School of Law, 2006; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2001.
Deputy Voter Protection Directors
Election Day Beth Yenis
(July 2016) Deputy project manager for Brass Tactics, Sept. 2014-June 2016. Civic engagement organizer with the Pennsylvania Immigration & Citizenship Coalition, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2013. Contract attorney with various firms, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2012. Field staffer on Scott Murphy for Congress (NY), Oct.-Nov. 2010. J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2010; bachelor's degree in political science and Spanish from Muhlenberg Colege, 2007.
Pre-Election Day Nathan Sandals
Legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate, April
Regional field director on Sestak for Senate, July-Nov. 2010.
Legislative assistant in the U.S. House, June 2009-June 2010.
J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2016; B.A. in public policy from
University of Michigan, 2009.
Operations Sophie Kim
(Aug. 2016) M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School
of Government and
J.D. from Harvard Law School; B.A. in biology, policy studies from Rice
Voter Protection Associates
Pittsburgh James Baker
(Sept. 2016) J.D. from University of Pittsburgh
School of Law,
2016; B.S. in mathematics and B.A. in history from Allegheny College,
Pittsburgh Jessica Cohen
(Sept. 2016) J.D. from Harvard Law School and
M.B.A. from Harvard
Business School, 2016. Consultant (Nov. 2011-July 2012) and
associate (Sept. 2009-Aug. 2011) at Boston Consulting Group. B.S.
in economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, 2009.
Voter Protection Organizer Tim Lazaroff
(July 2016) Student working towards B.A. in
from University of Pennsylvania and B.S. from University of
Pennsylvania's Wharton School, expected graduation 2018. Also
served as a tech intern and volunteer at headquarters in Brooklyn,
[8 - all Coordinated]
GOTV Director Anne Batchelder
(July 2016) Advisor to USAID, April 2014-Aug.
director on Cory Booker for Senate, June-Oct. 2013. Campaign
amanger on Michael Lamb for Mayor (Pittsburgh), Jan.-April 2013. Deputy
field director in Western PA on Organizing for America, June-Nov.
2012. Special assistant at USAID, Nov. 2010-May 2012.
Pediatric program manager at the Clinton Foundation, Feb. 2009-Aug.
2010. Regional field director on the PA Campaign for Change,
July-Nov. 2008. Acting field director on the ONE Campaign,
2005-07. Field organizer at Debt Aids Trade Africa,
2005-06. M.P.H. from The Johns Hopkins University, 2016; B.A. in
sociology from Boston College, 2003.
(Aug. 2016) Training and staffing manager for
the home fire
preparedness campaign at American Red Cross Greater New York, Sept.
2015-Feb. 2016. Director of engagement (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2014) and
intern and volunteer manager (July 2009-Jan. 2013) at Free Arts
NYC. Regional GOTV director in Allegheny Co. for Obama for
America, Sept.-Nov. 2008. Grassroots Campaigns, Aug.-Oct.
2008. Northeast regional field organizer (5 states) for
MoveOn.org, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008. B.A. in English, women's
studies from Wellesley College, 2004.
(Sept. 2016) Special attorney in the Office of
Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, March-Sept. 2016; attorney
in the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division
at the U.S. Department of Justice, Nov. 2014-Nov. 2015. General
counsel at the Peace Corps, Aug. 2010-Oct. 2014. Regional GOTV
director in Pittsburgh on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2012.
Deputy general counsel at the Peace Corps, Oct. 2009-Aug. 2010.
Regional field director in Scranton (June-Nov. 2008), field organizer
(March-May 2008) and volunteer (Nov. 2007.-Feb. 2008) on Obama for
America. Senior counsel at EBRD in London, UK, Nov. 2004-Sept.
2005. Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP in London,
Sept. 2002-March 2004. Partner at Weil Gotshal and Manges in
London, Sept. 2000-Sept. 2002. Chief counsel at EBRD in London,
March 1993-Sept. 2000. Associate at Coudert Brothers, Jan.
1985-Dec. 1992. Associate at Jones Day, Aug. 1982-Dec.
1984. M.P.A. from Harvard University Kennedy School of
Government, 2007; J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1981; A.B. in
engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University, 1978.
(Sept. 2016) Special assistant for press operations for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, March-Aug. 2016. Consultant on the Avoice Project for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Sept. 2012-Feb. 2016. Consultant/project coordinator to the USA-ANC Centenary Committee, Nov. 2011-Sept. 2012. B.A. in political science, international studies from American University, 2011.
(DNC) Formerly national training content manager
on the campaign
and worked at Hillary for Iowa. Training director on Kay Hagan
for U.S. Senate, 2014. Regional training lead at Organizing for
(HFA...Millennial Vote Director at HQ in Brooklyn from June 2016) Political and field director at Rock the Vote, Jan.-May 2016. Policy director at Generation Progress, the Center for American Progress, Sept. 2013-Dec. 2015. Director of domestic policy (Jan.-Sept. 2013), senior domestic policy manager (May 2010-Dec. 2012) and manager of the Youth Activest Network (June 2008-May 2010 at Advocates for Youth. Special education teacher in La Joya Independent School District (TX), Aug. 2006-June 2008. M.P.P. from The George Washington University, 2012; B.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, 2006. twitter
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Operations Director Victoria Perrone
(May 2016) Compliance manager at MBA Consulting
Washington, DC area, Sept. 2015-May 2016. Scheduling for Gov. Tom
Wolf, Feb.-Sept. 2015. Deputy compliance director on Tom Wolf for
Governor, June 2014-Jan. 2015. Compliance and operations directro
on Allyson Schwartz' primary campaign, June 2013-June 2014.
Compliance associate at Capitol Compliance Associates, Inc..
Assistant finance director on Healy-Abrams for Congress, June-Nov.
2012. B.A. in politics and American government from The Catholic
University of America, 2012. twitter
Deputy Operations Directors
Onboarding/OOS Sara L. Clark
(June 2016...previously volunteer call center director
in Brooklyn, April-June 2016; organizer in NH, VT and OH, Sept.
2015-March 2016; and started on the campaign as a organizing fellow in
Nashua, NH, June-Aug. 2015) B.A. in poliitical science from
Williams College, 2015.
Offices R. Jamal Smith
(July 2016...fellow for African American outreach at
Brooklyn, April 2015-June 2016) Project manager at the Clinton
Foundation, Oct. 2011-March 2015; also group fitness instructor at
Equinox in NYC area from June 2011. Regional field director at
OFA-Florida, Oct. 2010-Oct. 2011. Chief of staff in the political
department at Kendrick Meek for Florida, June 2009-Nov. 2010.
Legislative fellow to Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jan. 2007-Jan.
2008. Guest relations VIP host for the Walt Disney Company, Oct.
2003-Aug. 2005. J.D. from Howard University School of Law, 2008.
Payroll Brandon Chaderton
(July 2016) Deputy finance director on Shapiro
for Pennsylvania, Oct. 2015-June 2016. Director of Member
services for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, June
2014-Oct. 2015. Program manager for City Year in Manchester, NH,
Aug. 2011-May 2014; team leader for City Year in the Greater
Philadelphia area, July 2009-June 2011. B.A. in political science
from Temple University, 2009.
Supplies Liam Dacey
(Aug. 2016) Deputy director of Convention Center
the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee, May-Aug. 2016.
Freelance work on film festivals. Digital strategy and content
coordinator/editor for Showtime Networks, April 2012-Aug. 2015.
Assistant promotion director for Greater Media, Aug. 2008-April
2012. Operations coordinator for Delaware Valley Legacy Fund/The
Philadelphia Foundation, 2007-08. Operations coordinator at
Equality Forum, Jan. 2005-May 2006. Part-time on-air personality
for Quantum Communications in Hyannis, MA, 2004-05. M.S. in
strategic organizational management from Temple University, 2010; B.A.
in film and television production from University of Notre Dame, 2004.
Deputy Operations Directors-Regional
Philadelphia Teresa (Terry) Gillen
(July 2016) Doing consulting from Jan.
2015. Director of
federal affairs in the Office of the Mayor, City of Philadelphia, Nov.
2010-Feb. 2014. Executive director of the Redevelopment Authority
of Philadelphia, May 2008-Nov. 2010. Executive director of the
Collegiat Consortium for Workforce Development, 2004-06. Director
of economic development policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
Jan. 2003-Jan. 2004. Senior vice president for the Philadelphia
Industrial Development Corporation, Jan. 1995-Nov. 1998. J.D.
from University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1985; M.A. in public policy
from the University of Chicago, 1980; B.A. in history from University
of Rochester, 1977.
Collar Counties Sarah A. Charles
Director of communications and human resources for the
Conshohocken, Sept. 2015-July 2016. District director to PA State
Sen. Daylin B. Leach, Dec. 2008-Sept. 2015. Legislative aide to
PA State Sen. Constance H. Williams, Jan. 2007-Nov. 2008. M.A. in
political science from American University, 2007; B.A. in political
science from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
Western PA Tara Jerry
Scheduler and assistant finance director on Zappala
Dec. 2015-May 2016. Deputy finance director on Judge Christine
Donohue for Supreme Court Justice, July-Nov. 2015. Finance
director on Flaherty for Controller (Pittsburgh), Jan.-May 2015.
Finance assistant at Tom Wolf for Governor, March-Nov. 2014. B.S.
in economics and political science from University of Pittsburgh, 2013.
Lehigh Valley/NEPA Elise Gonzalez
Deputy executive director of field operations inthe
Division of Early
Childhood Education (Jan. 2015-July 2016) and outreach manager on Pre-K
for All (June 2014-Jan. 2015) at the NYC Department of Education.
Communications specialist at the San Francisco Department of Public
Health, March 2013-Feb. 2014. Independent contractor at Orlando
Diaz-Azcuy Design Associates, Feb. 2011-Feb. 2012. Junior
designer at Patricia Motzkin Architecture, Dec. 2010-Dec. 2011.
M.P.A. from University of San Francisco; B.F.A. in interior design from
the California College of the Arts.
Central PA Shannon Myricks
(Aug. 2016) Federal employee at The White House,
2014. Management analyst in the community relations office at the
Los Angeles Superior Court, Sept. 2010-May 2011. Working towards
J.D. from UCLA School of Law, 2017; B.A. in communication and media
studies, African American studies from UC Berkeley, 2010.
Trip Associate Ryan Stern
Experience on races spanning 15 states, held an
appointment to the
AmeriCorps granting agency, and served on the advance team for
President Obama. Stern also has experience advising Fortune 50
companies on thought leadership programs, highlighting their corporate
social responsibilities, and consulting with labor organizations and
Surrogates Director Michele Altemus
(July 2016) Senior advisor on congressional
and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
July 2015-April 2016. Chief of staff at the U.S. Department of
the Interior, Office of Surface Mining, June 2012-July 2015.
Consultant at the Western Conservation Foundation, June 2011-June
2012. Senior advisor/legislative assistant to U.S. Sen. Mary
Landrieu (LA), May-Aug. 2009. Virginia surrogate scheduling,
women's outreach, voter protection on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov.
2008. Consultant/attorney at Blank Rome LLC, May-Sept.
2008. NEPA GOTV coordinator for Pennsylvania Democrats,
Sept.-Nov. 2006. NEPA GOTV director for Pennsylvania Victory
2004, Oct.-Nov. 2004. Senior advisor to the general counsel at
the U.S. Department of Transportation, Nov. 1999-Jan. 2001. NEPA
coordinator for the Gore campaign, Oct.-Nov. 2000. Interagency
representative at the White House Council on Environmental Quality,
Sept. 1996-Nov. 1999. Interagency representative for the White
House Women's Office of Initiatives and Outreach, June-Aug. 1996.
Special assistant to the Director at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Feb. 1993-May 1996. Assistant to the Director of
Presidential Personnel in the presidential transition office, Nov.
1992-Feb. 1993. Director of scheduling on Pennsylvania Victory
'92, Aug.-Nov. 1992. Deputy City Attorney in Los Angeles, CA,
Aug. 1989-Jan. 1992. Pennsylvania state scheduler and field
director on Dukakis for President, Nov. 1987-Nov. 1988. J.D. from
American University Washington College of Law, 1987; B.A. in
journalism/public relations from the University of Southern California.
IT Director Anders Williams
(June 2016) From Copenhagen, Denmark. Technology partner, IT asset investment portfolio manager and investment specialist at Danmarks Radio, Jan. 2011-July 2015. Center manager for Klestrup Partners, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2010. Financial analyst at Maersk Line, April 2007-Jan. 2008. Master of political science and economics (2007) and bachelor in political science (2006) from Lund University.
IT Deputy Director Steven Feldman
(July 2016) Consultant since Oct. 2015.
Senior associate at
the Nonprofit Finance Fund, April-June 2016. Executive director
(June 2013-Sept. 2015) director of operations, program director and
board member (June 2008-May 2013) at Nonprofit Technology
Resources. Help desk technician at Vitalyst (PC Helps,
Inc.), Dec. 2004-June 2008. Quality assurance technician for
National Software Testing Labs, Inc. 2004. Facilities coordinator
at Internap Network Services in Atlanta, 2003-04.
[105 HQ non-organizing staff - 18 HFA / 74 Coordinated
/ 12 DNC or DNC Deployment / 1 unidentified].
Chairman Marcel Groen
(elected Sept. 12, 2015) Partner at Fox
Rothschild LLP in Montgomery Co, PA. Previously founding partner
of Groen, Laveson, Goldberg & Rubenstone in Bucks County,
Pennsylvania for 20 years. J.D. from Temple University School of
B.A. from Temple University, 1967.
Executive Director Sinceré A.
(announced Oct. 26, 2015) Staffer in the Office
of Legislative Affairs to Gov. Wolf. Deputy director of the Wolf
Inaugural Committee. An early staffer on Tom Wolf's 2014 campaign
for Governor; started as SE political director and then deputy
statewide political director. Worked for the non-profit Second
Chance Foundation, and on Obama re-election campaign in 2012.
B.A. from Temple University; raised in Philadelphia and is a graduate
of the Philadelphia High School for Girls.
Deputy Executive Director Corey Pellington
Director Andrea Ramunno
Director Mitch Kates
Data and Western
Region Director Megan Winters
Director Preston Maddock
Secretary Brandon Cwalina
Director Craig Grella
Director Zainab Javed
Operations Kyle Wilder-Slaughter