Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Pennsylvania
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State Director  Corey Dukes

State director on Cinton's Pennsylvania primary campaign.  Consultant at 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: 

Senior Advisor Aletheia Henry

Coordinated Campaign Director Ryan Matthews

And deployed from headquarters in Brooklyn:

National Regional Organizing Director [OH, PA and VA]  Victoria Zyp

Project director, 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 2016 primary 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.  Pennsylvania organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March 2013-Jan. 2014.  Regional field 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

During the primaries, Formas served as press secretary for the Clinton campaign in Indiana and Washington, and started as communications director on Clinton's South Carolina primary campaign.  Deputy chief of staff and communications director to U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY), from Jan. 2013.   Southern regional press secretary at the DCCC from Feb. 2012; started at the DCCC as Southern regional research analyst in April 2011.  Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Chet Edwards, 2009-11; also served as political and research director on Edwards' re-election campaign in Fall 2010 and volunteer coordinator on Edwards' re-elect in Fall 2008.  Texas delegate manager on Hillary Clinton for President, April-June 2008.  B.A. from Baylor University, 2008.  New York native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Latoya Veal

(June 2016)  Maryland press secretary and a national spokesperson for House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (MD) from Sept. 2014.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (CA), Oct. 2012-Sept. 2014.  Press secretary for the National Organization for Women, May 2011-Oct. 2012.  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 since April.  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

(Aug. 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  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2014.  twitter

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 University, 2014.

[7 staff - all HFA]


Digital Director  Gabrielle McCaffrey

(April 2016)  Digital director in South Carolina, Florida and 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, 2011.  twitter

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 Urbana-Champaign, 2014.

Deputy Digital Director - Content  Shannon Wurthman

(June 2016)  Digital project manager at Webster Interactive LLC, 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 Duquesne University.

Filmmaker  Diana Bowen

(July 2016)  Freelance videographer/editor at Diana Bowen 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 University, 2012.

[10 staff- 4 HFA / 6 Coordinated  ...more below]


Trips Director  Brenda Kole

Constituency director on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, then worked on the campaign in South Carolina, Florida and California.  Senior 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.

[  ...more below]

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 campaign. 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 Leadership tam]


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 National Democratic 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 Georgia, 2009.

LGBT Outreach Director - Western PA  Sean Meloy

[DNC Deployment]  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. 2016.  B.A. in history from Drexel University, 2010.

AAPI  Ian Leviste

Deputy Western regional organizing director on Ready for Hillary.  Worked on Wendy Gruel’s campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles, 2013, and assisted field programs for Groundworks, a field consulting firm.


DIGITAL cont'd

Deputy Digital Director - Organizing  Doug Foote

(June 2016)  Digital strategist and campaign communications 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.

Digital Organizers
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 American University, expected graduation 2018.  Digital intern at the DNC, Jan.-July 2016.

Digital Associate  Harrison Morgan

(Aug. 2016...earlier worked on the campaign's delegate operations team 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

(April 2016)  Out of state volunteer coordinator on Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, June 2015-Feb. 2016.  Deputy field director for the North Carolina 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 at Washington Moms Demand Action 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 Group.  Master's degree in health care administration from Washington Adventist University; B.A. in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Rich Thuma

(June 2016)  Organizing director 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


Field Assistants
Emma Goldstein

(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.

Matthew Greenaway


Christian Perkins


[12 staff - all Coordinated]

45 Regions and 355 Organizers...59 Campaign Offices, the most of any 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 graduation 2017.

Deployment Field Assistant  Nico Starr

(July 2016; started as an intern in June 2016)  Student in politics at Earlham College, anticipated graduation 2017.

OOS Regional Organizing Director  Kelly Close

OOS Organizers 
Clayton Ewell

Chris Newman

NJ and DE  Trip Yang

(Oct. 2016)  Regional organizing director for out of state 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 University, 2011.

DNC OOS Organizers
DE - Tim Hegedus
NJ - Robin Wallace
NJ - Gabe Garbowit

Margie Alt


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
Laura Aguilar

(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 manager, 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 mathematics from Rutgers, 2015.

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.

Maggie Dart-Padover

Experience includes voter file manager at the Ohio Democratic Party.

Michael Ono

(July 2016)  GOTV coordinator (March-April 2016) and volunteer on Donna Edwards for Senate (MD).  Data, analytics fellow at Enroll America, April-Aug. 2015.  Field organizer with the Iowa Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Warren Tolman for Attorney General (MA), March-Sept. 2014.  Volunteer, data specialist on Carl Sciortino for Congress, May-Oct. 2013.  Desk assistant, freelance writer with ABC News, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2013.  B.S. in broadcast journalism from American University, 2010.

David Rosenthal

(2016)  Technical project manager for the 2016 Democratic National Convention Committee.  Project manager (2015-16), senior 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.

Drew Mitchell


Dan Rubenstein

(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 2011-Aug. 2013.  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 University.

Voter Protection Associates
Maura McKenna


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, 2013.

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 urban studies/affairs 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, June-Aug. 2015.

[8 - all Coordinated]


GOTV Director  Anne Batchelder

(July 2016)  Advisor to USAID, April 2014-Aug. 2015.  Field 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.

GOTV Deputies
Vicki Raines

(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, Sept. 2006-Aug. 2008.  B.A. in English, women's studies from Wellesley College, 2004.

Sam Lockhart


Bill Rubin

(Sept. 2016)  Special attorney in the Office of the Pardon 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.

D'Shawna Bernard

(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.

Joe DeSimone

(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 America.

Sarah Audelo

(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 Group  in 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 at headquarters 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 headquarters in 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 operations for 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 Borough of 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 for Pennsylvania, 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, Nov. 2011-Aug. 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 anti-hunger campaigns.

Surrogates Director  Michele Altemus

(July 2016)  Senior advisor on congressional relations, external 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.

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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.

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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 Law, 1970;
B.A. from Temple University, 1967.

Executive Director  Sinceré A. Harris 

(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

Finance Director  Andrea Ramunno

Political Director  Mitch Kates

Data and Western Region Director  Megan Winters

Communications Director  Preston Maddock

Deputy Press Secretary  Brandon Cwalina

Digital Operations Director  Craig Grella

Digital Director  Zainab Javed

Director of Operations  Kyle Wilder-Slaughter

Office Manager  Peggy Lucas