Our Staff

The Leadership Conference Education Fund is led by a diverse and talented team of people who are dedicated to our mission of building an America as good as its ideals.

Executive Office

Wade Henderson
Interim President and CEO

Monica Woods
Executive Vice President and COO

Vanessa N. Gonzalez
Executive Vice President of Field and Member Services

Hannah Bundy
Executive Office Associate

Charlene Dillard
Receptionist/Office Coordinator

Cece Huddleston
Executive Sr. Assistant

O’neil Pryce
Operations Manager


Campaigns and Programs

Steven Almazán
K12 Education Program Analyst

Jaspal Bhatia
Senior Program Manager, Justice Reform

Sakira Cook
Senior Program Director, Justice Reform

Shekinah Hall
Associate, Education Equity Program

Liz King
Senior Program Director, Education

Bertram Lee, Jr.
Media and Tech Policy Counsel

Frank Nolan
Campaigns and Programs Associate

Bree Spencer
Manager, Policing Program

David Toomey
Voting Rights and Tech Fellow

Corrine Yu
Senior Program Director, Special Projects

All Voting is Local

Brad Ashwell
Florida State Director

Kelly Brewington
Senior Communications Director

Ifeolu Claytor
Ohio Campaign Manager

Aghogo Edevbie
Michigan State Director

Hannah Fried
Campaign Director

Megan Gall
Data Director

Benjamin Gardner
Michigan Campaign Manager

Alex Gulotta
Arizona State Director

Sayer LaGalle
Director of Special Projects

Miguel L’Heureux
Campaign Manager

Adam Lattimore
Operations Manager

Al-Sharif Nassef
Pennsylvania Campaign Manager

Shauntay Nelson
Wisconsin State Director

Mary Janet Ramos
Nevada Campaign Manager

Scott Seeborg
Pennsylvania State Director

Samuel Vilchez Santiago
Florida Campaign Manager



Sofia Costas
Communications Associate

Nisreen Eadeh
Digital Content Manager

Sarah Edwards
Senior Writer / Editor

Natalie Goffney
Creative Associate

Evan Hartung
Communications Assistant

Shin Inouye
Managing Director of Communications

Tyler Lewis
Director of Coalition Communications & Research

Kiren Marshall
National Communications Strategist, Voting Rights

Patrick McNeil
Senior Writer / Content Manager

Rafael Medina
Communications Manager

Lindsey Montague
Creative Director

Stephen Peters
Director of Media Relations

Charmaine Riley
Communications Manager

Janessa Sambola-Harris
Communications Manager

Shalonda Hunter
Digital Director

Kenny Park Yi
Sr. Communications Assistant



Andrew Ansel
Managing Director of Development

Kayla Buckley
Development Assistant

Paz Cisternas
Revenue Operations Associate

Kelsey Edwards
Institutional Giving Officer

Pamela Giller
Vice President, Development

Similoluwa Odeniyi
Carol Pitchersky Fellow

Gregory Surh
Senior Manager of Operations and Annual Fund


Field and Membership

Graham Bishai
Field Assistant

Brandon Chapman
Regional Field Manager

Jordan Fitzgerald
Senior Field Manager

Lisa Haywood
Director of Membership Services & Events

Cedric Lawson
Field Director

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Regional Field Manager

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Managing Director of Field & Membership

Lindsey Walker
Field Associate


Finance and Administration

Ron Bigler
IT Director

Amy Britt
Data Manager

Taylor Carson
Senior HR Associate

Michael Clausell

Constance Dennard
Office Manager

Eloy Kapote
Accounting Assistant

Andy Meruvia
IT Manager

Carmen Morrison
Grants Accountant

Mohammad Rawof
IT Manager

Ravi Shankar
Vice President of Finance

Mohammad Siraj
Budget Analyst

Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR
Human Resources Director

Kiersten Thornton
Vice President, People and Culture


Government Affairs

Arielle Atherley
Policy Analyst

Josh Boxerman
Policy Analyst

Gaylynn Burroughs
Senior Policy Counsel

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher
Fair Courts Manager

Jesselyn McCurdy
Managing Director of Government Affairs

Nahid Paiman
Policy Assistant

Katie Pischke
Senior Policy Assistant

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Kylee Reynolds
Policy Counsel, Fair Courts

Chloé White
Policy Counsel

Jheanelle Wilkins
Director of State & Local Government Affairs

Lena Zwarensteyn
Senior Director, Fair Courts Campaign

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