Our Team

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Justin Allen

Voting Rights Advocate

New Mexico

Justin Allen

Voting Rights Advocate

New Mexico

Justin Allen is a Human Rights Advocate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from the University of New Mexico and a minor in Peace Studies. He is currently working as a Community Peer Support Worker in Albuquerque, NM, and as the Voting Rights Advocate for America Votes NM.

Miguel Avitia

State Director

New Mexico

Miguel Avitia

State Director

New Mexico

Miguel is the New Mexico state director. He has more than 15 years’ experience working in New Mexico politics, from policy analysis for the state House majority to more than four presidential campaigns. He enjoys playing chess and taking his son to the zoo, among other outdoor activities.

Joanna Ayala

Finance & Compliance Manager

National

Joanna Ayala

Finance & Compliance Manager

National

Joanna joined America Votes in September 2018 and is responsible for America Votes’ compliance to federal and state-level campaign finance laws. Previously, she gained experience in election administration and campaign finance at the Florida Division of Elections.

Nadia Nisha Belkin

State Director

Colorado

Nadia Nisha Belkin

State Director

Colorado

Nadia serves as the Colorado State Director. At America Votes, she has served as the National Deputy Field Director, assisting with strategy and planning for issue-based and electoral campaigns. She previously served as a communications director, grassroots organizer and trainer. She's a Smith College alumna who calls Colorado home and is an aspiring SNL comedian.

Ashlei Blue

State Director

North Carolina

Ashlei Blue

State Director

North Carolina

Ashlei Blue is the North Carolina state director for America Votes. Her career has focused on fighting voter suppression and gerrymandering. She loves supporting Southern organizers, writing songs and storm chasing. Ashlei is from the All-American city, Fayetteville, N.C.

Oscar Boleman

National Deputy Director of Data, Targeting, and Engineering

National

Oscar Boleman

National Deputy Director of Data, Targeting, and Engineering

National

Oscar grew up in Galveston Island, then received a BA from Baylor in Psychology and Philosophy. He has worked for political campaigns, community organizing groups and state-level PACs. At AV, he focuses on finding and/or developing new tools for use by the progressive community.

Michael Brenner

Data Director

Florida

Michael Brenner

Data Director

Florida

After leaving a successful career in the private sector in 2008, Michael has striven to implement data-based political strategies that have led to victories up and down the ballot for candidates and issue-based campaigns in Florida, Louisiana and Illinois.

Carol Carvalho

State Director

Pennsylvania

Carol Carvalho

State Director

Pennsylvania

Carol works with her team to grow the progressive movement and elect good people up and down the ballot in Pennsylvania. Before joining America Votes, she worked in the labor movement, most recently as the executive director of the Southeastern PA AFL-CIO.

Oscar Copeland

Executive Affairs Manager

National

Oscar Copeland

Executive Affairs Manager

National

Oscar is the Program and Scheduling Coordinator, directly assisting the President and Executive Director. Before joining AV, he worked on a campaign to increase the civic engagement among young and disenfranchised voters across California. He is a proud UC Berkeley alum!

Kate Corriveau

State Director

New Hampshire

Kate Corriveau

State Director

New Hampshire

Kate is the New Hampshire state director at America Votes. She also serves on the board of the ACLU NH, is an identical triplet and lives in Manchester with her husband and three young sons.

Rosemary Danelski

Political and Field Director

New Hampshire

Rosemary Danelski

Political and Field Director

New Hampshire

Rosemary Danelski is the political and field director for America Votes New Hampshire. Rosemary has a background managing progressive campaigns and is passionate about voting rights and women’s issues. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence and the London School of Economics.

Daria Dawson

National Political Director

National

Daria Dawson

National Political Director

National

Daria Dawson is the National Political Director at America Votes. Her 15-year career includes positions in the labor movement and issue/electoral campaigns. She is a graduate of the greatest HBCU in the world, Florida A&M University and cheers shamelessly for the NY Yankees.

LaNiesha Dawson

State Director

Nevada

LaNiesha Dawson

State Director

Nevada

LaNiesha has worked primarily with communities of color to build political power. Prior to working for Nevada’s Governor, LaNiesha was the Deputy State Director for NV For Our Future, Deputy Field Director for Hillary for America and Youth Vote Coordinator for Obama for America.

Anna Donohue

National Communications Assistant

National

Anna Donohue

National Communications Assistant

National

Anna oversees America Votes' communications operations at the national level. Prior to joining America Votes, Anna was working on campaigns in her home state of New Hampshire. In her spare time Anna loves to try new restaurants, cook, read, and binge-watch reality television.

Bobby Doyle

National Planning and Resources Manager

National

Bobby Doyle

National Planning and Resources Manager

National

Bobby started his career in politics in Virginia and has worked for America Votes since 2017. Bobby is a graduate of the University of Virginia and for the last seven years has given much of his time to volunteering as a firefighter.

Kellie Dupree

National Director of Grants Management

National

Kellie Dupree

National Director of Grants Management

National

Kellie Dupree is the National Director of Grants Management at America Votes. Over the course of her career she’s held positions at Way to Win, BISC, Planned Parenthood, the DNC, and EMILY’s List. A proud Wake Forest alum, Kellie craves Cookout milkshakes constantly.

Susan Finkle Sourlis

In-House Counsel/Chief Financial Officer

National

Susan Finkle Sourlis

In-House Counsel/Chief Financial Officer

National

Susan Finkle Sourlis, IHC/CFO, started at America Votes in 2007. She oversees the financial, legal and regulatory obligations of America Votes and AV Action Fund. Susan is a graduate of Ohio University and CUA, Columbus School of Law. Susan loves hiking, travel, reading and podcasts.

Joseph Gallant

Program Director

New Mexico

Joseph Gallant

Program Director

New Mexico

Joe Gallant is the program director for America Votes New Mexico. Before joining America Votes, he worked in opposition research. Joe is excited to work with progressives again after listening to every Donald Trump rally for two years.

Debra Gary

Voting Rights Manager

Wisconsin

Debra Gary

Voting Rights Manager

Wisconsin

Debra is the Wisconsin Voting Rights Manager. She has worked with other local and national organizations in the areas of voting rights, civic engagement and advocacy work. Debra has a passion for working with, and for, the communities she serves.

Josh Geise

National VBM & SOTV Director

National

Josh Geise

National VBM & SOTV Director

National

Josh Geise has worked on campaigns for two decades and has served as AV Florida state director for the last nine years guiding a coalition of more than 30 groups. He lives in Tampa with his wife Tara, their son Cody and their two dogs. Forever #Lighting #Bears #Hoosiers #Cubs

Maya Getter

Voting Rights Program Manager

New Hampshire

Maya Getter

Voting Rights Program Manager

New Hampshire

Maya Getter serves as the NH Voting Rights Program Manager. Previously, she worked on progressive campaigns in New England and served in government positions in her hometown of Boston, MA. She spends most of her free time cooking elaborate meals and indoor cycling.

Shoham Geva

National Analytics Manager

National

Shoham Geva

National Analytics Manager

National

Shoham is the National Analytics Manager at America Votes. Previously, they worked as a consultant for public sector organizations in Chicago with a focus on building analytical capacity. Shoham is a proud Michigander and alum of the University of Michigan.

Daniel Gonzales

Director of Planning and Program Analysis

National

Daniel Gonzales

Director of Planning and Program Analysis

National

Daniel is the Director of Planning and Program Analysis at America Votes. Previously he worked for five years at the Analyst Institute, bringing evidence-based programming to groups across the country. Daniel lives in Colorado and has worked to center voices of color in his work at AI, the Colorado c3 table, and Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR).

Andrew Gonzalez

Program Director

Nevada

Andrew Gonzalez

Program Director

Nevada

Andrew Gonzalez serves as the Program Director for America Votes Nevada. Previously, he worked as a canvass coordinator for For Our Future Nevada and managed local state senate races in 2020. Andrew loves mixed martial arts and writing poetry.

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Data and Field Director

New Mexico

Lorenzo Gutierrez

Data and Field Director

New Mexico

Lorenzo works with in-state partners to develop and execute their electoral priorities through data-driven metrics and tactics. He has worked in progressive New Mexico politics for eight years and enjoys playing board games, sports and playing fetch with his dogs.

Kelsey Heck

Program Director

Michigan

Kelsey Heck

Program Director

Michigan

A native Michigander, Kelsey is grateful for the opportunity to work with progressive groups and help working families engage electorally. Day to day, she works with partners large and small to efficiently put their resources to use and help tell their stories using data.

Ben Heppner

Data Manager

Georgia

Ben Heppner

Data Manager

Georgia

Ben got his start in 2012 working on the Obama Campaign in GA. Since then he has worked on campaigns at all levels in GA and throughout the Southeast. He’s excited to be here at AV and enjoys cooking, gardening, comics, and the greatest soccer team in the world, Atlanta United FC!

Will Ikard

Program Director

Maine

Will Ikard

Program Director

Maine

Raised in Texas, Will has been in Maine since 2013. Before coming to Maine Votes, an America Votes affiliate, he worked for the Maine AFL-CIO, Maine People's Alliance and Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund. Recovering lawyer and enthusiastic Texas Longhorns and Boston Red Sox fan.

DeAndré Jones

Deputy National Field Director

National

DeAndré Jones

Deputy National Field Director

National

Dre is a Georgian and Organizer. Dre formerly worked for Stacey Abrams as Director of Outreach for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, Deputy Director of Organizing for Organizing for Action, and Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign's Organizing Director for South Carolina.

Oumie Joof

Finance Director

National

Oumie Joof

Finance Director

National

Oumie Joof is responsible for the financial and organizational health of America Votes. She provides administrative oversight to ensure that America Votes staff have access to available benefits and payroll services while balancing the fiscal needs of the organization.

Mairin Kazmi

National Development Manager

National

Mairin Kazmi

National Development Manager

National

Mairin joined America Votes 2018. She is responsible for managing development operations nationally. Originally from Kansas City, Mairin now resides in Washington D.C. and likes to spend her free time reading and cooking.

Evan Kost

National Director of Investment Strategy & Program Advisor

National

Evan Kost

National Director of Investment Strategy & Program Advisor

National

Evan oversees all development-related strategy for America Votes nationally and at the state level. He first joined the organization in the spring of 2012. Previously, Evan spent several years in the fundraising world across the campaign, consulting and non-profit communities.

Andrew Lefebvre

Data and Targeting Director

Nevada

Andrew Lefebvre

Data and Targeting Director

Nevada

Andrew is the data and targeting director out in NV. He's also a poker player, hockey fan, occasional punk and will eat most buffalo wings or tacos that are placed in front of him.

Jimmy Liacos

Data Director

Ohio

Jimmy Liacos

Data Director

Ohio

Jimmy joined America Votes in 2017, having previously worked for NextGen Ohio, PA Competes, Ed Markey's Senate campaign, and the Obama reelection campaign in Florida. He spends his free time being either the oldest person at pub trivia or the youngest person at a bridge game.

Rebecca Marquis

National Political Manager

National

Rebecca Marquis

National Political Manager

National

Becca Marquis is the National Field and Political Assistant. She completed her master's in education policy after teaching high school social studies. Becca loves to cook, hike, and pet dogs she passes on the street. A proud Red Sox fan and supports anyone who beats the Patriots!

Kate McClellan

Executive Director

Maine

Kate McClellan

Executive Director

Maine

Kate is the Executive Director of Maine Votes. Prior to that, Kate worked on Sara Gideon’s US Senate campaign, the Maine Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign, and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. She is a proud Georgetown alumna and resides in Portland, Maine.

David McGonagle

State Director

Minnesota

David McGonagle

State Director

Minnesota

Dave McGonagle serves as the Minnesota state director, a position he has held since 2015. Prior to joining America Votes, Dave worked for numerous progressive organizations and candidate campaigns after getting his start on the Wellstone for Senate campaign in 2002.

Patrina McKinney

Deputy State Director

Nevada

Patrina McKinney

Deputy State Director

Nevada

Patrina McKinney is the Nevada Deputy State Director. Her previous work includes working on various IE campaigns, Nevada legislative experience, Nevada executive branch experience, and presidential campaign experience.

Toby Miceli-Gwiazdowski

Data Director

Wisconsin

Toby Miceli-Gwiazdowski

Data Director

Wisconsin

Toby has been Wisconsin’s data manager since 2013 and worked in Wisconsin progressive politics most of the last decade. He’s an alum of Obama ‘08 and ‘12, Feingold ‘10, Baldwin ‘12, many recalls and work with SEIU, AFT and WCV. Toby is a proud dad and world-champion punslinger.

Drew Mitchell

Senior Data Scientist

National

Drew Mitchell

Senior Data Scientist

National

Drew has been at America Votes since 2018 and loves applying advanced analytics to help partners meet their program goals. Prior to America Votes they built up years of data experience in campaigns, federal consulting and the private sector. South Arkansas and Tulsa, Oklahoma are home.

Mawj Mohammed

Voting Rights Manager

Michigan

Mawj Mohammed

Voting Rights Manager

Michigan

A graduate of the University of Michigan - Dearborn, Mawj has been in the progressive space since 2016. Starting out as a field organizer, she has worked on candidate campaigns and independent expenditures. Most recently she managed partner grants at For Our Future.

Jasmine Nears

State Director

Wisconsin

Jasmine Nears

State Director

Wisconsin

Jasmine is the state director for America Votes in Wisconsin where she brings table partners together to strategically implement and coordinate campaigns. Prior to America Votes, she ran advocacy campaigns with Everytown For Gun Safety. Jasmine has an MPA from NYU and has taken a polar plunge in Antarctica.

Erin Quinnan

National Data Specialist

National

Erin Quinnan

National Data Specialist

National

Erin is the National Data Specialist at America Votes. Previously, she worked as an organizer and data staffer for campaigns in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Her favorite days off are spent on a mountain or in the ocean.

Jennifer Rubiello

State Director

Florida

Jennifer Rubiello

State Director

Florida

Jennifer supports the coordination and alignment of electoral, organizing, and advocacy work among partners in Florida. Before joining AV, Jennifer lobbied and ran environmental and electoral campaigns throughout the state. She loves exploring the outdoors with her dog Charlie.

Khaled Salehi

State Director

Ohio

Khaled Salehi

State Director

Ohio

As a state director since 2009, Khaled leads the coalition to develop strategies that build the progressive ecosystem to advocate for social, economic and environmental justice and progress across Ohio.

Nirav Sanghani

Deputy State Director

Pennsylvania

Nirav Sanghani

Deputy State Director

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Deputy State Director Nirav Sanghani has 10+ years of experience in racial, economic and electoral justice organizing throughout the South and Midwest. He’s an avid videogamer and enthusiastic reader of comics.

Blair Sapp

National Deputy Political Director

National

Blair Sapp

National Deputy Political Director

National

Blair serves as the National Deputy Political Director, helping partners strategies and plan for issue and electoral campaigns. He has previously worked as a digital strategist and a field organizer. Blair is a graduate of New College of Florida and a Philadelphia 76ers fan.

Sara Schreiber

Executive Director

National

Sara Schreiber

Executive Director

National

Sara leads day-to-day management of America Votes, including overseeing all department heads and implementation of strategic objectives. Sara has worked to support progressive causes and candidates in Colorado, Oklahoma and New Mexico (her home state) and currently lives in Washington, DC.

Patrick Schuh

State Director

Michigan

Patrick Schuh

State Director

Michigan

A native Michigander, Patrick brings over two decades of political and advocacy experience to his role guiding collaborative strategies. During his travels, Patrick's pastime is engaging voters in area eateries and breweries, while sharing his love of Northern MI and Great Lakes.

Kimberly Diaz Scott

National Deputy Field Director

National

Kimberly Diaz Scott

National Deputy Field Director

National

Kimberly serves as the National Deputy Field Director supporting the day-to-day state operations. Although a proud Floridian, she now calls Colorado home where she enjoys hiking and no humidity, with her partner Cyrus and two dogs Preston and Rocky.

Shabab Siddiqui

National Data and Targeting Director

National

Shabab Siddiqui

National Data and Targeting Director

National

Shabab works closely with national partners and state teams in using data to build long-term progressive power. He roots for his Texas Longhorns and can be found exploring coffee/donut shops, pickup basketball games, halal food trucks, and U.S. presidential libraries.

Leslie Small

State Director

Georgia

Leslie Small

State Director

Georgia

Leslie’s career in politics began in 2003 with Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC-02). From there he worked with Rep. John Lewis (GA-05). He has a BA and MA from UNC-CH in Political Science. He is working on a PhD at Clark Atlanta University. Him and his wife have 1 son and 2 rescue dogs.

Greg Speed

President

National

Greg Speed

President

National

Greg leads America Votes as president and previously served as executive director. He’s a leading progressive campaign strategist who has worked for advocacy organizations, the Democratic Party and elected officials. Ask about his annual “best-of” mixtapes (if you dare).

Dani Sweet

National Field and Political Assistant

National

Dani Sweet

National Field and Political Assistant

National

Dani Sweet is the National Field and Political Assistant at AV. Before joining the team, she was a Research Contractor for the Progressive Change Institute. She also organizes youth voices around important issues in Maine and loves to play Rocket League on XBOX in her free time.

Caleb Thompson

Data Director

North Carolina

Caleb Thompson

Data Director

North Carolina

A North Carolina native, Caleb helps make data resources more equitable and accessible. Before joining America Votes, Caleb worked on campaigns and at civic engagement organizations across the country. Outside of work, Caleb enjoys cooking homemade pasta, reading, and cycling.

Sam Voorhees

Program & Field Director

Wisconsin

Sam Voorhees

Program & Field Director

Wisconsin

As program director, Sam provides strategic planning assistance, coalition coordination, legislative strategy and voter data system support to America Votes table partners. Sam has lived and worked in Wisconsin since 2014, where he has worked with various America Votes table partners, as well as the State Democratic Party and State Senate Democratic Caucus.

Randall Webster

Data Manager

New Hampshire

Randall Webster

Data Manager

New Hampshire

Randall is the the data manager for America Votes New Hampshire. He came up through field starting as an organizer in Virginia and later becoming a regional in Michigan.

Josiette White

National Field Director

National

Josiette White

National Field Director

National

Josiette provides day-to-day support and management to state operations across the America Votes network. Josiette started with America Votes in 2006 in her home state of Ohio then served as the New Hampshire state director before joining the national team.

Shannon Williams

Director of Talent and People Operations

National

Shannon Williams

Director of Talent and People Operations

National

Shannon is the Director of Talent and People Operations at America Votes. Shannon will be overseeing organization-wide talent management and professional development initiatives. She's previously held roles with Americans United for Change and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Jay Williamson

Deputy Director

Michigan

Jay Williamson

Deputy Director

Michigan

Jay Williamson serves as the Michigan Deputy Director. She comes to America Votes after spending three years with NextGen America, working to get out the youth vote in Michigan. She loves to entertain and cook for friends and family.

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