Meet Our Team

The MVP team has deep roots in statewide organizing ecosystems and is dedicated to helping move money and resources to support local grassroots groups across the country. We are united by our vision that building deep grassroots power on a local level year-round will expand access to democracy and create a better world where we can all thrive.

To connect with a member of our team, please contact us.

Reema Ahmad
Wisconsin State Advisor & Muslim Voter Fund Director
Lela Ali
State Partnerships Associate
Caleb Arring
Legal Compliance and Training Manager
Lisa Beem
Senior Advisor & Donor Organizer
SerahRose Bissell
Eric Brakken
Florida State Advisor
Zoe Braunstein
Foundation Relations Manager
Iris Brilliant
Donor Advisor
Regina Clemente
Director, Western Rural and Plains States Project
Robbie Dunning
Operations Manager
Nnene Janice Essien
Chief of People Operations and Culture
Elizabeth Fernandez
Communications Director
Shakira Ferrell
Development Operations Manager
John Flajnik
Senior Director of Operations & CFO
Jason Franklin
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Michael Gast
Donor Advisor
Rachel Gordon
Special Deputy to the Executive Director
Lizz Gramling
Vice President of Operations & COO
Alicia Gurrieri
Donor Organizing Field Manager
Reign Hervey
Digital Communications Coordinator
Korina Iribe
Arizona State Advisor
Shelby Jackson
Native Voter Fund Advisor
Jodi Jacobson
Senior Director of Foundation Relations & Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Jillian Johnson
North Carolina State Advisor
Aditi Juneja
Chief of Staff
Jackie Kaplan-Perkins
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Brandon Klugman
Program Manager
Heidi Lee
Director of Major Donor Advising
Jane Lerner
Major Donor Advisor
Zakiya Lord
Senior Philanthropic Advisor
Tony Mack
Maine & New Hampshire State Advisor
Jamila Martin
Michigan State Advisor
Cindy Mathew
Deputy Director of Program Advising
Alex Melman
Director of Product & Technology
Tom Mendelsohn
Senior Consultant, Donor Organizing
Yulissa Arce Mendez
Climate Vote Fund Director
Mary Kate Mueller
Deputy Director of Product & Technology
Tracy Olson
Data Coordinator
Myrna Orozco
Senior Advisor, Grantmaking & Philanthropic Strategy
Jules Panagacos
Donor Organizing Events Manager
Lenix Pecikonis
Capacity Building Tech Strategist
JP Peralta
Deputy Director of the Capacity Building Program
Caro Ramirez
Texas State Advisor
Causten Rodriguez-Wollerman
Vice President of Programs
Jacqueline Saavedra
Director of Legal Compliance & Grants Coordinator
Kati Sipp
Pennsylvania State Advisor
Eugenio “Owen” K. Smith
Capacity Building Director & LGBTQ+ Voter Fund Lead
Talya Stagg
Donor Advisor
Hallie Montoya Tansey
Organizational Strategy Consultant
Zo Tobi
Director of Donor Organizing
Lisa Tracy
Senior Donor Advisor & Fundraising Partnerships Manager
Darrell Tucci
Vice President of Development
Shawnna Weighill
National Donor Organizing Manager
Billy Wimsatt
Founder & Executive Director

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