Advisory Board

Meet the Vote Run Lead Advisory Board

Erika Alexander is an award-winning actress, writer, and producer. She is known for her roles in the hit series Living Single and The Cosby Show.

Stephanie Berger is a veteran of three presidential campaigns and an expert, teacher, and trainer in the field of fundraising and non-profit development.

Keya Dannenbaum is a civic technology entrepreneur and the former Founder & CEO of Versa.

Debra Fitzpatrick is the Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs at the Children’s Defense Fund and former Co-director of the Center on Women, Gender and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

Lauren Fritts is the Director of Public Affairs at WeWork.

Sophie Kim Goldmacher is the Chief People Officer of the ACLU, where she is responsible for setting and executing the strategic vision and priorities for a best-in-class human capital management program.

Marci Harris is the CEO and co-founder of PopVox, an online platform that connects voters with lawmakers.

Thad Hellman is the Chief Financial Officer and a Principal at WSB, a design and consulting firm, after working in government affairs for ten years at the Target Corporation.

Jeff Johnson is an award-winning journalist and communications specialist and currently a Partner and Chief of Strategy for the Baltimore-based branding firm Illume Communications.

Jensine Larsen is the founder of World Pulse, a global digital network connecting tens of thousands of women from 190 countries and bringing them a global voice.

Connie Lindsey is the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion at Northern Trust, Chicago and is the former National President at Girl Scouts of the USA.

Uttara Marti is a Managing Director in Evercore’s Corporate Advisory business and is focused on advising clients in the healthcare services sector.

Lulete Mola is the Vice President of Community Impact at the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota, which invests in community-based, community-led solutions to ensure equal opportunity and pathways to economic security for girls, women, and families across Minnesota.

Nathalie Molina-Niño is an entrepreneur, investor, and tech globalization veteran focused on high-growth businesses that benefit women and the planet. She serves as a Venture Partner at Connectivity Capital Partners.

Piper Perabo is a Golden Globe nominated film, stage, and TV actor and activist for gender equity and human rights.

Bre Pettis is a leader in technology entrepreneurship and best known as the Co-Founder and former CEO of MakerBot Industries, a 3D printer company.

Andrew Rasiej is civic and social entrepreneur, and Founder and CEO of Civic Hall and Personal Democracy Forum.

Rina Shah-Bharara is a Political Consultant and Founder of Rilax Strategies, a government and public relations firm. 

Heidi Sieck is Co-founder/Chief Empowerment Officer of #VOTEPROCHOICE, a national political engagement platform connecting pro-choice voters with prochoice champions in critical elections.

Jane Swift is the only woman to have served as Governor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as former Lieutenant Governor and State Senator, is currently the President and Executive Director of an education nonprofit, LearnLaunch, Inc., and a senior advisor at Whiteboard Advisors.

Marie Wilson is the Founder of The White House Project and creator of Take Your Daughter to Work Day.

and introducing new Advisory Board Members...

Ms. Alejandra Y. Castillo serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the YWCA-USA. As CEO, Alejandra leads the iconic 160 year old YWCA-USA representing 210 associations in 46 states and the District of Columbia.

Jordan Brooks is the Executive Director of The United State of Women (USoW). USoW is an initiative dedicated to being the megaphone for the women’s equality movement.

Susan MolinariFormer Vice President of Public Policy for the Americas at Google; Former United States Congresswoman, member of APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council, has a wide-ranging background resulting from her multi-disciplinary service in the leadership of the United States Congress and as Google’s vice president of public policy for the Americas.

Cheryl Contee is the award-winning CEO and co-founder of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns.

Penny Abeywardena is New York City's Commissioner for International Affairs. As the City’s ambassador, Penny leads the agency serving the largest diplomatic corps in the world and is the primary representative to the United Nations, 193 Permanent Missions, 116 Consulates and 75 trade missions.

Lauren Bonner is a partner at 1/0 Capital, a fintech venture fund, where she advised Better Mortgage from its inception (now valued at $4b).

LaTosha Brown, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, is an award-winning organizer, philanthropic consultant, political strategist and jazz singer with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to political empowerment, social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights.