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


Maya Wiley
President and CEO

Monica Woods
Executive Vice President and COO

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

Shin Inouye
Executive Vice President of Communications

Jesselyn McCurdy
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Corrine Yu
Senior Advisor to the President
Interim Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

Hannah Bundy
Executive Office Associate

Charlene Dillard
Receptionist/Office Coordinator

Erika Friman
Executive Office Associate

O’neil Pryce
Senior Operations Manager, Project Management

Matthew Rosales
Senior Operations Manager, Organizational Policy and Performance

 

Campaigns and Programs


Steven Almazán
Senior Program Manager, K-12 Education

Meeta Anand
Senior Director, Census and Data Equity

Nadia Aziz
Senior Program Director, Fighting Hate and Bias Program

Anita Banerji
Senior Program Director, Media and Tech

Reginald Belle
Campaigns and Programs Fellow

Anna Byon
Senior Program Manager, Higher Education

Shekinah Hall
Associate, Education Equity Program

Liz King
Senior Program Director, Education

Frank Nolan
Campaigns and Programs Associate

Scott Simpson
Managing Director of Campaigns and Programs

Bree Spencer
Senior Program Manager, Justice Reform

David Toomey
Voting Rights and Technology Fellow

Frank Torres
Civil Rights Technology Fellow

Amy Vertal
Program Manager, Census and Data Equity

Corrine Yu
Senior Advisor to the President
Interim Executive Vice President of Campaigns and Programs

 

Communications


Sofia Costas
Senior Communications Manager, Coalition Communications and Research

Dena Craig
Director of Media Relations

Nisreen Eadeh
Senior Digital Content Manager

Sarah Edwards
Editorial Director

Natalie Goffney
Senior Creative Associate

Mattie Goldman
Senior Communications Manager

Paul Haakenson
Senior Communications Assistant

Evan Hartung
Communications Assistant

Rachel Hooper
Senior Communications Manager

Shalonda Hunter
Digital Director

Shin Inouye
Executive Vice President of Communications

Patrick McNeil
Senior Writer / Content Manager

Lindsey Montague
Creative Director

Mark Ricks
Web Producer

Erica Southerland
Managing Director of Communications

 

Development


Tahir Ahmad
Director, Institutional Relations and Development Operations

Adrina Bradley
Senior Assistant, Development

Paz Cisternas
Revenue Operations Associate

Kelsey Edwards
Senior Institutional Giving Manager

Pamela Giller
Vice President, Development

Erica Jeong
Manager, Donor Relations

Sashia Moore
Senior Manager, Corporate Relations and Special Events

Gregory Surh
Senior Manager, Operations and Annual Fund

 

Field and Membership


Yterenickia Bell
Senior Advisor, Voting Rights

Graham Bishai
Field Assistant

Fey Cárdenas
Field Manager

Brandon Chapman
Regional Field Manager

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

Lisa Haywood
Director of Membership Services & Events

Cedric Lawson
Field Director

Hillary Medina-Loveless
Field Manager, Education Equity Program

Anjali Thakur-Mittal
Managing Director of Field & Membership

 

Finance and Administration


Ron Bigler
Senior IT Director

Amy Britt
Data Manager

Taylor Carson
Senior HR Associate

Michael Clausell
Controller

Constance Dennard
Office Manager

Ben Goldberg
IT Assistant

Eloy Kapote
Staff Accountant

Andy Meruvia
IT Manager

Carmen Morrison
Grants Accountant

Mohammad Rawof
IT Manager

Ravi Shankar
Vice President of Finance

Crystal Smith-Hunt, SPHR
Human Resources Director

Kiersten Thornton
Vice President, People and Culture

Keijon Waters
Staff Accountant

Nicholas Winchester
Recruiting Specialist

 

Government Affairs


Bennu Amen
Government Affairs Assistant

Kanya Bennett
Managing Director of Government Affairs

Josh Boxerman
Policy Analyst

Samantha Cyrulnik-Dercher
Senior Manager, Fair Courts

Jesselyn McCurdy
Executive Vice President for Government Affairs

Veena Muraleetharan
Policy Associate

Nahid Paiman
Senior Policy Assistant

Breanne Palmer
Policy Counsel, Immigration

Leslie Proll
Senior Director, Voting Rights Program

Peggy Ramin
Policy Counsel, Health/Poverty

Rob Randhava
Senior Policy Counsel

Kylee Reynolds
Policy Counsel, Fair Courts

Chanel Sherrod
Government Affairs Program Manager

Chloé White
Policy Counsel

Jheanelle Wilkins
Director of State & Local Government Affairs

Lena Zwarensteyn
Senior Director, Fair Courts Program

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