Our Staff & Board

From policy experts to administrative all-stars, our team gets the job done.

Debra L. Ness, President
Debra L. Ness
President

Communications

Amaya Smith
Amaya Smith
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Tucker Ball
Chief Digital Officer
Aliyah DeVille
Communications Engagement Specialist
Eiley Fong
Communications Associate
Llenda Jackson-Leslie
Senior Communications Specialist
Karen Pesapane Zadravec
Associate Director, Digital Fundraising and Data Management
Gail Zuagar
Senior Communications Specialist

Congressional Relations

Lelaine Bigelow
Interim Vice President for Congressional Relations & Economic Justice
Michelle McGrain
Director, Congressional Relations, Economic Justice
Jessi Leigh Swenson
Director, Congressional Relations, Health Justice

Development

Jasmine Goodrich
Director of Major Gifts
Rachel Hicks
Development Database Associate
Olga Juarez
Development Associate
Ginna Van Schoick
Director of Development Operations

Economic Justice

Lelaine Bigelow
Interim Vice President for Congressional Relations & Economic Justice
Jessica Mason
Senior Policy Analyst
Jake McDonald
Economic Justice Policy Counsel
Paula Molina Acosta
Economic Justice Policy Associate
Vasu Reddy
Senior Policy Counsel

Health Justice

Sinsi Hernandez-Cancio
Sinsi Hernández-Cancio
Vice President for Health Justice
Asees Bhasin
Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow
Sarah Coombs
Director for Health System Transformation
Dani Gillespie
Health Justice Policy Associate
Shaina Goodman
Director for Reproductive Health and Rights
Venicia Gray
Senior Manager, Maternal & Infant Health
Stephanie Green
Health Justice Policy Associate
Erin Mackay
Managing Director for Health Justice
Nikita Mhatre
Health Justice Policy Associate
Carol Sakala
Director for Maternal Health

Operations

Debbie Wilkes
Debbie Wilkes
Chief of Staff
Corinna Dragulescu
Director of Finance
Natasha Ewell
Senior Operations and HR Manager
Emma Flores
Executive Assistant to the President
Travis Hunter
Director of Information Technology
Dominique Small
Operations Associate
LaKisha Wiley
Accounts Payable Specialist

Policy & Strategy

Judith L. Lichtman
Senior Advisor

Board of Directors

We are incredibly grateful for the time, talent and resources contributed by our exceptional and esteemed board of directors.


Sharis Pozen, Chair
Clifford Chance
Washington, D.C.
R. May Lee, Vice Chair
New York, N.Y.
Chris Sale, Treasurer
Washington, D.C.
Shreya Jani, Secretary
New York, N.Y.
Debra L. Ness, President
National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C.


Nicole Berner
SEIU
Washington, D.C.
Sheila Cheston
Northrop Grumman
Falls Church, Va.
W. Neil Eggleston
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Washington, D.C.
Linda D. Fienberg
Washington, D.C.
Jocelyn C. Frye
Center for American Progress
Washington, D.C.
Jeannie Kedas
First Look Media
New York, N.Y.
Judith L. Lichtman
National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C.
Nina Matis
New York, N.Y.
Philippa Scarlett
Cupertino, Calif.
Joe Solmonese
Montefiore Medical Center
New York, NY
Marcy Wilder
Hogan Lovells LLP
Washington, D.C.