Staff List

Michael Keegan, President & CEO (Bio)

Nick Ucci, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Margery F. Baker, Executive Vice President for Policy and Program (Bio)

President’s Office

Sue Edwards, Special Assistant to the President


Diane Laviolette, General Counsel

Communications & Research

Drew Courtney, Director of Communications (Bio)
Miranda Blue, Research Editor (Bio)
Brian Tashman, Senior Research Analyst (Bio)
Kyle Mantyla, Senior Fellow (Bio)
Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow (Bio)
Layne Amerikaner, Senior Communications Manager for Writing and Content
Melinda Warner, Senior Investigative Researcher

Online Strategy

Kristen Smith, Director of Membership and Online Strategy
Ben Betz, Online Engagement & Marketing Director
Marie Lindberg, Digital Content Manager
Katherine O’Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator

Public Policy

Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel (Bio)
Jen Herrick, Senior Policy Analyst
Diallo Brooks, Director of Outreach and Public Engagement (Bio)
Rio Tazewell, Manager of the Government By the People Campaign
Elliot Mincberg, Senior Fellow (Bio)
Arn Pearson, Senior Fellow (Bio)

PFAW Political

Lizet Ocampo, Director of Latinos Vote! Program and Manager of Political Campaigns (Bio)

PFAW Foundation – Young Elected Officials Network

Svante Myrick, Director of Youth Leadership Programs (Bio)
Dawn Huckelbridge, Senior Advisor on Policy and YEO State Strategies (Bio)
Karen Schillinger, Coordinator of Advanced Leadership
Linda Inge, Office Manager
Raquel Jones, Membership Services Associate
Taif Jany, Policy Coordinator

PFAW Foundation – Young People For

Christin “CiCi” Battle, Director of Young People For (Bio)
Haley Miller, Fellowship Program Manager
Andrea Sosa, Policy and Civic Engagement Manager
Saryn Francis, Communications Associate
Alicia Morejon, Curriculum and Leadership Associate

African American Religious Affairs

Minister Leslie Watson Malachi, Director (Bio)
Jasmine Bowden, Administrative Coordinator


Kristen Smith, Director of Membership and Online Strategy
Scott Yanish, Director of Development Operations
Louise Balsmeyer, Associate Director of Major Gifts
Erik Lampmann, Program Advancement Manager
Rachel Foster, Membership and Planned Giving Coordinator
Aarthi Ram, Development Research Associate

Finance & Administration

David J. Perlman, Chief Financial Officer
Anne Walter, Controller
Rocky Samuel, Network Administrator
Quinton Weddington, Administrative Services Assistant