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State Director Brendan McPhillips
(reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 7, 2020) Iowa state director on Pete for America, May 2019-Feb. 2020. Campaign manager on Andrew Gillum for Governor (FL), Nov. 28, 2017-Aug. 2018. Senior advisor on Joe Khan for District Attorney (Philadelphia), Jan.-May 2017. Political director on Pete for DNC, Feb. 2017. Pennsylvania political director on Hillary for America, May-Nov. 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 PA-8 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, 2010; transferred from San Jacinto College. twitter
Senior Advisor Sinceré Harris
(reported by The Philadelphia Inquirer on July 7, 2020) Executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, announced Oct. 26, 2015 to July 2020. 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. twitter
Deputy State Director Nikkilia Lu
(announced Aug. 3, 2020)
Pennsylvania director for the State Innovation Exchange,
Jan. 2018-July 2020. Western PA political director for
32BJ SEIU, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2018. Campaign manager on
Deb Gross for Pittsburgh City Council District 7 special
election, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Field director on Dan Gilman
for Pittsburgh City Council District 8 primary, Feb.-May
2013. Policy analyst at Duane Morris government
strategies, Sept.-Dec. 2012. Master of public and
international affairs from University of Pittsburgh, 2013;
B.A. in political science from Washington and Jefferson
Political Director Larry Hailsham
(announced July 23, 2020) Government
affairs manager (from May 2020) and government affairs
associate (Nov. 2018-May 2020) for the Greater Pittsburgh
Chamber of Commerce. Western political coordinator on
Bob Casey for Senate, May-Nov. 2018. Outreach specialist
for ALCOSAN, Oct. 2017-May 2018. Special assistant to
Sen. Bob Casey, Aug. 2016-Oct. 2017. Advancement
coordinator for Student U in Durham, NC, Sept. 2015-June
2016. B.A. in political science and government from
Allegheny College, 2015; president of Allegheny Student
Government, Jan. 2014-May 2015. twitter
Coalitions Director Keyva Clark
(announced Aug. 3, 2020; Af. Am, LGBT+,
Women, Progressive, and Senior) Chief of staff to PA
Rep. Jake Wheatley from Nov. 2019. Communication analyst
at Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2019.
Campaign manager on People for Peduto (Mayor of Pittsburgh
re-election), Feb.-Nov. 2017. Communication coordinator
for E. Holdings, Inc., Dec. 2016-Feb. 2017. Master's in
public management from Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. in
political science from UC Riverside, 2015. twitter
Deputy Coalitions Director for Black Male Engagement Abu Edwards
(Sept. 2020) Director of state affairs
and senior director of policy and advocacy for Smart
Approaches to Marijuana, June 2018-Nov. 2020.
Pennsylvania deputy political director on Mike Bloomberg 2020,
Jan.-Mar. 2020. Campaign director (contract) for
Millennials in Action PAC, Mar. 2015-Jan. 2020. Field
director for the Philadelphia Parks Alliance, Apr.-Sept.
2016. Campaign director for FieldWorks, Feb-Apr.
2016. Deputy campaign manager on David Wecht for State
Senate (Philadelphia), Aug.-Dec. 2015. Political
director on Katie McGinty for Governor, Dec. 2013-May
2014. Field organizer in Philadelphia on Obama for
America, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political science and
government from Wilberforce University, 2012.
Deputy Coalitions Director for Faith Engagement Rev. Dr. Wayne M. Weathers
(Aug. 2020; African American churches)
Senior pastor, organizer and pastor of Vision of Hope Baptist
Church in Philadelphia from Nov. 2014. Senior pastor of
Miller Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Jan. 2004-Nov.
2014. Financial aid officer at the Center for Employment
Training, Aug. 2002-Dec. 2003. Senior pastor at Morehead
Avenue Baptist Church (Durham, NC), Oct. 1999-Oct. 2003.
Executive directo4r of Walltown Neighborhod Ministeries, Oct.
1999-Oct. 2001. Retail cash operation and catering
manager for Marriott Health Care and Corporate Service
Division, Jan. 1990-Mar. 1995. Doctor of Ministry from
Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, 2009; Master's
of Divinity from Duke University, 1999; B.S. in hotel, motel
and restaurant management from Virginia State University,
Deputy Coalitions Director for Latino
Engagement Manuel (Manny) Guzman Jr.
(announced Aug. 3, 2020) Guzman is the Democratic nominee in PA HD-127 (Reading/Berks Co.) open seat. Coalition coordinator for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party from July 2018. Candidate for Reading City Council in 2017 but withdrew. Elected at-large member for the Reading School District, served 2013-17. Studied professional, technical, business and scientific writing at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.
Deputy Coalitions Director for AAPI Engagement Harinee Suthakar
Experience includes program manager at Project Destiny, research fellow at The Pittsburgh Foundation's Center for Philanthropy. M.A. in gender studies, international development from Institute of Development Studies/University of Sussex; B.S. from University of Pittsburgh, 2016.
Deputy Coalitions Director for Jewish
Engagement Dan Siegel
(Aug. 2020) Campaign director at Dover
Strategy Group from Dec. 2018. President at Themis
Strategies LLC, Jan. 2014-Aug. 2020. Founder of
Jefferson's List, June 2016-Jan. 2019. Deputy regional
director for PA/NJ for J Street, Sept. 2015-Feb. 2017.
CEO of Park Avenue Sports and Entertainment, May 2013-June
2014. Campaign manager on Corfield for Assembly (NJ),
July-Nov. 2013. Campaign manager on Mandel for
Controller, Jan.-May 2013. Regional field director in
Pennsylvania on Organizing for America, Dec. 2011-Nov.
2012. General manager and technical director at
Dinoshore: Dinosaurs invade Atlantic City, July-Sept.
2011. Campaign coordinator (Nov. 2010-Jan. 2011) and
regional field director (Sept.-Nov. 2010) for the Delaware
Democratic Party. Field organizer on Chris Coons for
Delaware, Aug.-Sept. 2010. Field organizer on Ned Lamont
for Governor, July-Aug. 2010. B.A. in international
relations, French language, history from University of
Deputy Coalitions Director for Veterans Engagement Chris Diaz
Deputy Coalitions Director for Rural Engagement Jordan Ball
(Aug. 2020) On leave from position as
political and operations director in the Pittsburgh area (from
Aug. 2019) for U.S. Sen. Bob Casey; SW regional director
(Mar.-Aug. 2020) and regional representative (Jan. 2015-Sept.
2019) for Sen. Casey. M.B.A. from West Virginia
University, 2018; B.A. in political science and government
from Cal State University Channel Islands, 2013.
Communications Director Michael
(announced July 23, 2020) Deputy
communications director (Dec. 2019-July 2020) and press
secretary (Mar.-Dec. 2019) at Protect Our Care. State
party spokesman on Donnelly for Indiana, Jan.-Nov. 2018.
Strategic communications associate at Bully Pulpit
Interactive, Mar.-Dec. 2017. Communications associate in
Philadelphia on Hillary for America, July-Nov. 2020.
Deputy press secretary (June 2015-May 2016) and press
assistant (June 2014-May 2015) at FWD.us. B.A. in
political science and government from The George Washington
University, 2014. twitter
Deputy Communications Director Emma Riley
(Aug. 2020; previously a regional
communications director (Mar.-Aug. 2020), Northeast regional
Super Tuesday communications director (Feb.-Mar. 2020) and New
Hampshire press secretary (Apr. 2019-Feb. 2020)
Communications director on McCaskill for Missouri, Jan.-Nov.
2018. Communications director for the Missouri
Democratic Party, ,July-Dec. 2017. Press secretary to
U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, Jan.-July 2017; press secretary on
Maggie for NH, Jan.-Nov. 2016. Senior associate (June
2014-Dec. 2015) and associate (Apr. 2013-May 2014) at Global
Strategy Group. Associate account executive at Kwittken
& Company, Jan.-Mar. 2013. B.A. in history,
leadership studies and international studies from Williams
College, 2012. twitter
Western PA Regional Press Secretary Ike Hajinazarian
(Mar. 2020...previously Ohio press secretary (Mar. 2020), Texas press secretary (Feb.-Mar. 2020), Nevada press assistant (Feb. 2020) and New Hampshire press assistant (July 2019-Feb. 2020)) Deputy press secretary to House Committee on Homeland Security/Chairman Bennie G. Thompson, Jan.-July 2019. Press assistant (Apr.-Dec. 2018) and press intern/fellow/digital assistant (Sept. 2017-Apr. 2018) to U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly. Master's in political management from The George Washington University, 2018; B.A. in journalism from Indiana University Bloomington, 2016. twitter
Eastern PA Regional Press Secretary Rosie Lapowsky
(Aug. 2020) Pennsylvania deputy
communications director on the Bloomberg campaign, Jan.-Mar.
2020. Kamala Harris for the People, Aug.-Dec.
2019. Law clerk, Sept. 2018-Sept. 2019.
Constituent services liaison for U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright,
May 2013-July 2015. J.D. from Drexel University's Thomas
R. Kline School of Law, 2018; B.A. in communication and media
studies and political science from University of Scranton,
Trips Director Troy Blackwell Jr.
(Aug. 2020) Director of press advance on
Tom Steyer 2020, Dec. 2019-Feb. 2020. National
press advance lead on Kamala Harris for the People,
Mar.-Dec. 2019. Senior communications advisor at
BerlinRosen, June 2018-Apr. 2019. Communications,
speechwriting, public engagement in Executive Office of the
President, The White House, July 2016-Jan. 2017.
Communications aide for the New York City Council,
2014-16. Global communications for the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
in Madrid, Spain, 2014-16. Communications in NYC
Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, 2015. Press
officer on Kevin Powell's congressional campaign (NY-10),
2010-11. Communications specialist for CAMBA,
2006-10. M.S. in strategic communications from
Columbia University in the City of New York, 2018; B.A. in
public relations, advertising and applied communications
from City University of New York City College.
Back To Blue PA (Coordinated
...over 100 coordinated
400-person coordinated campaign operational
plan with personnel budget of nearly $10m
Managed non-personnel budget in excess of $4m
Director Michael Dineen
(Feb. 2020) Campaign manager and senior
advisor to U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans since Nov. 2015.
Campaign manager on Christine Donohue for Supreme Court,
June-Nov. 2015. Western PA political and field director
on Pawlowski for Governor, Sept. 2013-Mar. 2014.
Campaign manager on George Badey for Congress, Feb.-July
2012. Campaign manager on Judge David Wecht for PA
Superior Court, Feb.-Dec. 2011. Campaign manager on Keep
Judge Melograne, Jan.-May 2011. Deputy field director on
the PA Democratic Coordinated Campaigns, Aug.-Nov. 2010.
Northeast and Central PA political/field director on Dan
Onorato for Governor, Dec. 2009-Aug. 2010. Campaign
manager on Bicket for Judge, 2009. Field staff on
Rendell for Governor, 2006. B.A. in English from James
Senior Advisor Chelsie Ouellette
(July 2020) Partner (from Feb. 2018) and
campaign director (Feb. 2017-Feb. 2018) at Field First.
Pennsylvania campaign director on Organizing Together 2020,
Apr.-July 2020. National organizing director on Deval
for All, Nov. 2019-Feb. 2020. Pennsylvania organizing director on
Pennsylvania Democratic Party/Hillary for America, May-Nov.
2016; during the primaries served as organizing director for
Clinton’s Missouri and Pennsylvania campaigns 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
Eastern PA Deputy Political Director John Richter
(Aug. 2020) Legislative director at G2G-Innovative Government Affairs Consulting from Sept. 2018. Advocacy and engagement specialist at American Nurses Association, Jan.-Sept. 2018. Manager of public policy at WorldatWork, Feb.-Aug. 2017. Legislative assistant in the U.S. House, July 2014-Feb. 2017. Deputy political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2016. Legislative aide (July 2013-July 2014), legislative correspondent (July 2010-July 2013) and staff assistant (May-July 2010) in the U.S. Senate. Field organizer in Adams Co. for the Colorado Democratic Party, 2008. M.P.A. (2012) and B.A. in history and political science (2008) from Penn State University.
Northwestern PA Political Director Patrick Joyal
(Aug. 2020) Communications consultant to
the Butler County Democratic Committee from May 2020.
Regional organizing director in Pittsburgh on the Bloomberg
campaign, Feb.-Mar. 2020. Political director for Think
Big Campaigns, Apr. 2019-Jan. 2020. Campaign manager on
Kevin Boozel for Butler County Commissioner, Jan.-Nov.
2019. Campaign manager on Corey O'Connor for Pittsburgh
City Council, Jan.-June 2019. Campaign manager on Daniel
Smith Jr. for PA House District 12, May-Nov. 2018.
Talent acquisition coordinator (Nov. 2015-Apr. 2018) and other
roles for The Woodlands Foundation, Inc. Coordinator of
education and community programs for the Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra, Aug. 2014-Nov. 2015. Assistant conductor for
The Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015. B.A.
in music from Kenyon College, 2013.
Western PA Deputy Political
Director Amy Dorra
(announced July 23, 2020) Senior advisor on Mike Broihier for Senate (KY), Feb.-Mar. 2020. Political director for early states on Yang 2020 campaign, Dec. 2019-Feb. 2020. Political director on Conor Lamb for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Field and operations team on Doug Jones for Senate (AL), Nov.-Dec. 2017. Campaign manager on Kaye Kory for Delegate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2017. Head of retail community for ModCloth, Mar. 2016-Feb. 2017. Director of community relations (Mar. 2013-Sept. 2015), director of relationship marketing (Apr. 2011-Mar. 2013), senior community relations manager (Sept. 2010-Apr. 2011) and senior communications manager (July 2005-Sept. 2010) and store manager (July 2003-July 2005) at Anthropologie. Previously at J.Crew, 1994-2002 and Banana Republic, 1992-96. B.A. in history from Brown University, 1991.
Digital Organizing Director Nandi O'Connor
(announced July 23, 2020) Pennsylvania digital director for Organizing Together 2020. Pennsylvania content producer for Priorities USA. Policy and digital content manager (Nov. 2017-Jun 2019) and policy analyst (Jan. 2016-Nov. 2017) for the City of Philadelphia. Scheduler/special assistant tn Jim Kenney for Mayor, May-Dec. 2015. twitter
Deputy Digital Organizing Director for Organizing Tools, Social Channels and Content Patty Matos
(May 2020) Field organizer in Chicago
(Feb.-Mar. 2020) and Cedar Rapids (June 2019-Feb. 2020) on
Warren for President. B.A. in public relations from UNC
School of Media and Journalism, 2019.
Deputy Digital Organizing Director for Online Communities Becca Brubaker
(ea. Aug. 2020) Digital associate at
Organizing Together 2020, Apr.-June 2020. Digital
organizer in Las Vegas on Warren for President, Jan.-Mar.
2020. Advance associate, field organizer in Iowa on
Kamala Harris For The People, May-Dec. 2019. Digital
associate at Masterpiece Advertising, May 2017-Sept.
2019. Corps member at City Year Los Angeles, July
2018-June 2019. Executive producer on To All The Little
Girls, Oct. 2017-Sept. 2018. Communications fellow on
Setti Warren for governor (MA), Sept.-Dec. 2017. B.S. in
marketing communications from Emerson College, 2018. twitter
Deputy Digital Organizing Director for Distributed Dylan Contrino
Digital Associates Ashton Adams, Brittany Arp, William Jelley, Adam Peters, Marika Vigo
Western PA Organizing Director Ivana Dalrymple Hall
Regional director for the Democratic Party of
Virginia, Mar.-Nov. 2018. Field director on Ed Meier for
Congress (Dallas, TX), Jan.-Mar. 2018. Field organizer
for the Democratic Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017.
Field organizer in Milford for the NHDP, June-Nov. 2016.
Volunteer coordinator for DIFFA Dallas, Feb.-Dec. 2015.
Bachelor's degree in political science and government from
Texas Women's University, 2014. Miss Texas 2013.
Eastern PA Organizing Director Sara Goldstein
(July 2020) Texas organizing director and state lead (Feb.-Mar. 2020), Iowa deputy organizing director (Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020) and started as regional organizing director in Iowa City (Apr.-Oct. 2019) on Pete for America. Regional field director in Iowa City for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Director of beverage and training for Picnik, Aug. 2017-May 2018. Organizer in Greene County for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2016. Degree in political economy, social sciences from Antioch College, 2016.
Deputy Organizing Directors including
West Robert D. Recklein
Southwestern PA regional organizer for
Pennsylvania Democrats in 2018. Worked on Conor Lamb's
campaign for Congress in PA-18 in the Mar. 2018 special
election. A field organizer on the 2016 Pennsylvania
Democratic Coordinated Campaign.
Northeast Frances Patano
(Aug. 2020) Mobilization director for
the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, July-Aug.
2020. Regional organizing director in Michigan on
Organizing Together 2020, Mar.-July 2020. Organizer in
Appanoose, Davis and Van Buren Cos. on Pete for America Iowa
Caucus campaign, Oct. 2019-Feb. 2020. Graduate fellow at
OMB, Feb.-Aug. 2019. Master's in American government
from Georgetown University, 2019; undergraduate degree in
English from University of Pennsylvania, 2017.
Philadelphia Jonathan Alter
(June 2020; Center City, S Phil., NE Phil.
and, from Aug., Bucks Co.) Deputy organizing director
for the Mid-Atlantic (Apr.-June 2020), deputy organizing
director for Ohio primary (Mar.-Apr. 2019) and regional
organizing director for Charleston in the South Carolina
primary (June 2019-Mar. 2020) on Biden for President.
Field organizer on JB for Governor, Oct. 2017-Nov. 2018.
President and CEO of PathFound Group LLC, Sept. 2012-Oct.
2017. President and CEO of Sixth Degree Holdings Ltd,
Apr. 2006-Dec. 2012. Regional campaign staff on
Elizabeth for MA, 2011-12. President of The Xigent
Group, LLC, Dec. 2003-Sept. 2011. Various headquarter
and regional campaign roles on Obama for America,
2007-08. Peer review panelist and commercial advisor
(SBIR) for the U.S. Small Business Administration,
2003-04. Commercial and industry review panelist for the
National Science Foundation, 2003-04. Vice president,
marketing strategy and insights for GES, Inc. (Boston), Jan.
1999-Sept. 2001. Studied international/global studies at
Yale University, 2005-06 and political economy;
interdisciplinary studies at University of Chicag, 1992-99.
Philadelphia Howard L. Moseley
...Experience includes work for state Sen.
East Michael Dunn
(Mar. 2020; initially from Scranton to the
Collar Counties to Harrisburg, later focused on the Collar
Counties) Logistics manager for Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF) in Kenya, Mar.-Nov. 2019. Field director on George
Scott for Congress (PA-10), Aug.-Dec. 2018. Campaign
manager on Emma Collum for Florida State House, June-Sept.
2018. Logistics manager for Médecins Sans Frontières
(MSF) in South Sudan, Nov. 2017-May 2018. National
organizer, transportation and logistics for Women's March,
Nov. 2016-Feb. 2017. Advisor to the voter protection
team at Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2016.
Director of security and transportation for Hillary for
America at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, June-Aug.
2016. Refugee resettlement manager for the Nationalities
Service Center in Philadelphia, Jan.-June 2016.
Organizational development specialist for Peace Corps Response
in South Africa, May-Sept. 2013. Manager of growth
initiative committees for ACMA, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012.
Program manager for corporate engagement at Rebuilding
Together, July 2010-Jan. 2011. Project manager at
KaBOOM!, July 2008-July 2010. TEFL volunteer in Ukraine
for the Peace Corps, Oct. 2005-Nov. 2007. M.P.P. from
Drexel University, 2015; B.A. in English writing,
communications from University of Pittsburgh, 2004.
Central Sara Katsnelson
(Aug. 2020) Director of constituent
services (Sept. 2019-Aug. 2020) and constituent services
liaison (Feb.-Sept. 2019) to U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer
(NJ). B.A. in political science and public policy from
Rutgers University, 2018.
Regional Organizing Directors
Allegheny Randa Zamman, Olivia Rogal
SW PA Jamie Stevenson
NW PA Max Jenkins
Central PA Cari Berlin, Beibhinn
Steiner, Wiliam Ament
Philadelphia Malik Utendahl, Jaime
Boldin, Haliema Twam, Jacob Brett-Turner, Jazmin Sellars,
Andrew Sacks, Alex Seghieri, JD Brennan
SE PA Camilo Haller, Shea Martinson,
Ruby Goldberg, Kelsey Fitzpatrick
NE PA Sal DeFrancesco, Owen Evans,
Grace Smith, Johnny Palmadessa
more Ethan Seletsky,
Alison Jones, Ben May, Annika Cole
Campus Organizing Zubair
(Aug. 2020) Campus outreach director
(Mar.-Apr. 2020), field organizer in Durham, NC (Feb.-Mar.
2020), campus organizer in Iowa City (Aug. 2019-Feb. 2020) and
started as a field intern (June-Aug. 2019) on Bernie
2020. Lead teacher on Debat it Forward, Jan. 2017-June
2019. Bachelor's degree in public policy analysis from
University of Chicago, 2019.
Out-of-State Director Joe Waldman
(Aug. 2020) Wisconsin deputy organizing
director on Organizing Together 2020, Feb.-June 2020.
Virginia organizing director for NextGen America, July-Dec.
2019. Regional organizing director in Madison, WI for
NextGen America, Jan.-Nov. 2018. Campus organizer at
James Madison University and Shenandoah University, Aug.-Nov.
2017. Campaign manager on Zach Wood for City Council
(Madison, WI), Jan.-Mar. 2017. Campus organizer for the
Penn State campus for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. Digital intern on Hillary for Wisconsin,
June-Aug. 2016. Undergraduate degre in political science
from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2016.
Organizing Chief of Staff John Dolan
(Aug. 2020; started as director of
field operations in Mar. 2020) Office assistant and
scheduler at the National Democratic Redistricting Committee,
May 2018-Mar. 2020. Staff assistant (Nov. 2017-May 2018)
and intern (May-Nov. 2017) in the Office of Gov. Dannel P.
Malloy. B.A. in history and classical antiquity from
Trinity College Hartford.
Data Director Evan Medina
(July 2020; previously national regional
analytics desk (Feb.-July 2020) and NH data and analytics
director) Data and analytics manager at The ONE
Campaign, Apr. 2017-June 2019. Deputy state director,
data and analytics for the Democratic Party of Virginia,
May-Nov. 2016. Lead organizer in Fort Dodge on Hillary
Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign, Apr. 2015-Jan. 2016.
Regional field director on Anthony Hardy Williams for Mayor
(Philadelphia), Jan.-Mar. 2015. Field director on
Kelly Westlund for Congress, July-Nov. 2014. Regional
field director on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Jan.-Mar.
2014. Field organizer on the Virginia Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, Apr.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer
in Miramar on Organizing for America-Florida, June-Nov.
2012. B.A. in political science from the University of
Deputy Data Director Miriam Blumenthal
Colorado GOTV data director (Feb.-Mar. 2020),
NH deputy data director (Sept. 2019-Feb. 2020) and data intern
(June-Aug. 2019) on Warren for President. Graduate of
University of Pittsburgh, 2019.
Deputy Data Director Harman Droge
Experience includes mobilization/data director
for the Kentucky Democratic Party.
Deputy Data Director Peter Nguyen
Deputy Data Director Nikitha Rai
Degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College,
2017. Grew up in Erie, PA; parents came from India.
Deputy Data Director (placed by DigiDems) Annie Rimmon
(July 2020) California deputy data
director on Warren for President, Dec. 2019-Mar. 2020.
Technology consultant to Young Entertainment Activists,
Sept.-Dec. 2019. Political coordinator for DigiDems, May
2018-Dec. 2019. Studied applied mathematics at UCLA.
Data Associates Aneesa Ali-Bocas,
Sage Merchant, Benjamin Oh
Operations Director James Cody
(July 2020) New Hampshire deputy
director of operations on Biden for President from Sept. 2019.
Deputy political director at the NHDP, Oct.-Nov. 2018.
Scheduling and operations director on Dan Koh for Congress,
Jan.-Sept. 2018. District coordinator for U.S. Rep. Joe
Kennedy III, Dec. 2016-Jan. 2018. Deputy regional
organizing director in State College for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2016. Chief of staff for
College Democrats of America, Mar.-June 2016. President
of College Democrats of Massachusetts, Apr. 2015-Apr.
2016. Scheduling fellow on Hillary for New Hampshire,
June 2015-Feb. 2016. Bachelor's degree in political
science from Boston College, 2016.
Deputy Operations Director Matt Sanborn
(Sept. 2020) Paralegal in Boston, June
2017-Sept. 2020. B.A. in international relations and
affairs from Boston College, 2017.
Deputy Operations Director Michaela Amos
(Sept. 2020) National operations
associate for Organizing Together 2020, Mar.-July 2020.
Public policy and advocacy intern for Girl Scouts of the USA,
Aug. 2019-Feb. 2020. Administrative assistant at Optimum
Behavioral Health, Oct. 2018-Aug. 2019. Field organizer
for the Tennessee Democratic Party, May-Sept. 2018. B.A.
in international/global studies from American University,
Deputy Operations Director Emily Marburger
(Sept. 2020) Mayor of the Borough of
Bellevue from Jan. 2018. Project manager for the Upright
Sprinkler Design Co., Aug. 2016-2020. Branch manager II
at F.N.B. Corporation in Duncan Manor, Apr.-Aug. 2016.
Financial center manager II for Fifth Third Bank, Oct.
2010-Apr. 2016. M.B.A. in management (2012) and B.A. in
journalism and mass communication (2010) from Point Park
HR Director Brandon Chaderton
(July 2020) Pennsylvania HR director for
Organizing Together 2020, Mar.-June 2020. National
deputy human resources director and initially HR specialist on
Pete for America, July 2019-Mar. 2020. Senior
associate at Precision Strategies, Nov. 2017-July
2019. Finance director on Paul Perry's congressional
campaign (PA), July-Oct. 2017. Finance director on Dan
Muroff's campaign for Congress, Apr.-June 2017. Deputy
operations director on Pennsylvania Victory 2016, June
2016-Jan. 2017. Deputy finance director on Shapiro for
Pennsylvania, Oct. 2015-June 2016. Director of member
service for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign
Committee, June-Oct. 2015. Program manager in
Manchester, NH (Aug. 2011-May 2014) and team leader in
Philadelphia area (July 2009-June 2011) for City Year.
B.A. in political science from Temple University, 2009.
Operations Associates Brad Glazier,
Operations Assistant Joseph Aiello
Voter Activation Regional Directors Shaila Borntsein, Tom Drueding, Tristan English, Matthew Easley, John Enkler, Marlene Esquivel, Daniel Gottfried, Ryann Hudson, Katy Larkin, Evy Larsen, Mark LeBeau, Mark Manning, Ryan McCloskey, Joe McAndrews, Mitchell Medina, Jake Medvitz, Matthew Sable, Michael Scarlett, Rosyln William, Allison Zito
GOTV Director Lavianna Felder
Deputy organizing director on Beto for
America, Aug.-Nov. 2019. Deputy field director for the
Pennsylvania Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2018. Regional
organizing director on JB Pritzker for Governor, Jan.-Mar.
2018. Field organizer in Petersburg for the Democratic
Party of Virginia, June-Nov. 2017. Organizer in the
Philadelphia area for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
Aug.-Nov. 2016. Operations director on Alex Law for
Congress (NJ), Apr.-June 2016. Cashier sales associate,
produce clerk at ShopRite Supermarkets in Glassboro, NJ, June
2014-Feb. 2016. Studied at Rowan University. twitter
Deputy GOTV Director Nicholas Kowalski
(Sept. 2020) Owner of Twenty20 Strategies
in Lancaster, PA from Sept. 2018. Senior strategist,
business development and federal relations manager at
Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., Feb. 2019-Apr. 2020.
Deputy political director in Philadelphia on Mike Bloomberg
for President, Feb.-Mar. 2020. Senior project manager at
Brass Tactics, Apr. 2013-Dec. 2018. State outreach
director for Common Purpose Project, Nov. 2011-Mar.
2013. Campaign manager on Janet Howell for Senate (VA),
May-Nov. 2011. Deputy field and political director on
Chicago for Rahm, Oct. 20010-May 2011. Campaign manager
on Kyle Lierman for Delegate, May-Sept. 2010. Campaign
manager on Ed Potosnak for Congress, Feb.-Apr. 2010.
Regional field director in Fairfax for the Democratic Party of
Virginia, July-Nov. 2009. Consultant at e-Luminate
Group, Nov. 2008-Nov. 2009. Regional field director in
Adams Co. on Colorado for Change, June-Nov. 2008.
Regional field director in KY (Apr.-May 2008) and field
organizer (Sept. 2007-Mar. 2008) on Obama for America.
Senior business associate at Infotech Strategies,
2005-07. Membership coordinator for WSA, 2004-05.
Master's in political management from The George Washington
University, 2007; B.A. in political science and government
from University of Washington, 2002.
Deputy GOTV Director Liam Dacey
Associate director of convention facilities and COVID-19 preparedness for the 2020 Democratic National Convention Committee, Mar.-Sept.2020. Major gifts officer for Lambda Legal, Sept. 2018-Apr. 2018. Festival producer for NewFest, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Festival manager for Provincetown International Film Festival, Mar.-July 2018. Contract digital communications specialist-reservist for FEMA, Aug. 2017-Mar. 2018. Pennsylvania deputy operations director on Hillary for America, Aug.-Nov. 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.
Voter Protection Director Kay Yu
Started as voter protection director for the
Pennsylvania Democratic Party in Nov. 2019. Attorney,
arbitrator, mediator at Ahmad Zaffarese LLC in Philadelphia
from May 2012. Candidate for judge of the Court of
Common Pleas in Philadelphia in 2019. Chairperson of the
Phiadephia Commission on Human Relations, Jul 2008-Jan.
2013. Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, Sept. 2004-Jan.
2010. Of counsel (Jan.-Aug. 2004) and associate (Apr.
1999-Dec. 2003) at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.
Associate at Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Sept. 1993-Mar.
1999. J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 1993;
B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University in the
City of New York, 1988. Brought to the U.S. by her
family from Seoul, South Korea at age 3 and was undocumented
into the mid-1980s..
Deputy Voter Protection Director Stephen Ballentine
(Feb. 2020) Legal fellow at Cohen
Milstein Sellers & Tll PLLC, Jan. 2019-Jan. 2020.
Regional director of voter protection for the Montana
Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2018. Law clerk at the
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York,
Apr. 2016-July 2018. Housing rights fellow at the Urban
Justice Center, 2014-15. J.D. from New York University
School of Law, 2014; B.A. in political science and government
from Reed College.
Deputy Voter Protection Director Stephen Dee
Experience includes field organizer on Pete
for America's Iowa Caucus campaign.
Chief of Staff for Voter Protection Rebecca Ewing
(Sept. 2020) Deputy campaign manager on
Mary Miller for Baltimore, Feb.-June 2020. Senior
campaign advisor on Paige for Scranton, 2019. Voter
protection operations for Pennsylvania Democratic Party,
2018. Pennsylvania voter protection operations and state
leadership liaison on Hillary for America. Executive
secretary at the U.S. Department of Treasury, Jan. 2010-Nov.
2013. Staffer on Obama for America, 2007-08.
Litigation associate at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, 2005.
Associate at Baker Botts LLP, 2001-04. Judicial law
clerk, 2000-01. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 2000; A.B.
from Harvard College, 1995.
Pennsylvania Democratic Party
Chairwoman Nancy Patton
(elected mid-June 2018)
Managing partner at Roselea Farm, an events
destination/B&B in Moon, Allegheny Co, from Jan.
2002. Chair of the Allegheny Co. Democratic Committee
from Jan. 2012. Ph.D. in rhetoric and communication
from Duquesne University, 2006. Bachelor's degree in
communication and media studies from Chatham College,
Executive Director Jason Henry
(July 2020, succeeding Sinceré Harris)
Moved over from political director on the Coordinated
Campaign. Delegate director for the Pennsylvania
Democratic Party, Apr.-Aug. 2019. Deputy campaign
manager on Bob Casey for Senate, Dec. 2017-Nov. 2018.
Campaign manager on Lisa Mandelblatt for Congress (NJ),
Jun.-Dec. 2017. Campaign manager on Bob Merski for
Mayor (Erie), Jan.-May 2017. Campaign manager on John
Plumb for Congress (NY), May-Nov. 2016. Western PA
director on Katie McGinty for Senate, Jan.-May 2016.
Campaign manager on Judge Dwayne Woodruff for Justice (PA
Supreme Court), Feb.-May 2015. Deputy campaign manager
on Martha Robertson for Congress (NY), Mar.-Nov. 2014.
Political consultant at West Media Group, Inc., July-Nov.
2011. Political director on Friends of Chelsa Wagner
(for Allegheny Co. Controller), Jan.-July 2011.
Finance director on Dan Connolly for Congress (Pittsburgh
area), July-Nov. 2010. B.A. in social science from
University of Pittsburgh, 2011. twitter
Senior Advisor Mitch Kates
(Aug. 2020) Pennsylvania political director on Mike Bloomberg 2020, Jan.-Mar. 2020. Co-founder of Think Big Campaigns, Feb. 2018-Jan. 2020. Political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Dec. 2015-Feb. 2018. Political consultant at Think Big PC, Inc. Dec. 2004-15. Director of business development at TMD Holdings, LLC, Nov. 2013-Feb. 2014. President of Chrome Bones, 2013-Feb. 2014. State convention coordinator for the Florida Democratic Party, 2007. Director at 3e Trading, Dec. 2002-Aug. 2004. President and co-founder of PowerbyNumbers.com, 1999-2000. Principal and founder at Union Street Associates, 1992-99. B.A. in history/sociology from Western New England College, 1986 twitter
Deputy Executive Director Corey Pellington
(from Dec. 2015; COO from Apr.
2018) Agency engagement advisor in the Governor's
Office of Administration, Feb.-Dec. 2015. Deputy field
director (June-Nov. 2014) and regional field director
(Jan.-June 2014) on Tom Wolf for Governor. Field
organizer on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate (VA), Nov.
2013-Jan. 2014. Field organizer on Jonathan McGrady
for Delegate (VA), Sept.-Nov. 2013. Field organizer on
NJ state legislative races, July-Sept. 2013. Research
and special events coordinator on Larry Maggi for Congress
(PA), Aug.-Nov. 2012. M.S. in healthcare
administration (2012) and B.A. in political science (2011)
from Kings College.
Outreach Director Tracy Hardy
Communications Director Brendan Welch twitter
Deputy Communications Director Andres Anzola
Digital Director Richard Robinson
Finance Director Catherine McParland
Data Director Dianne Bates
Director James Latta
Office Manager Peggy Lucas
also Zach Farmer, Jenis Walsh