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, Vice President for Communications and Research (Bio)
Miranda Blue, Research Director (Bio)
Kyle Mantyla, Senior Fellow (Bio)
Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow (Bio)
Jared Holt, Research Associate
Layne Amerikaner, Senior Communications Manager for Writing and Content

Online Strategy

Kristen Smith, Vice President for Constituent Engagement
Ben Betz, Director of Digital Advocacy and Marketing
Marie Lindberg, Digital Content Manager
Katherine O’Connell, Digital Communications Coordinator
Bradley Williams, Digital Organizing Coordinator

Public Policy

Paul Gordon, Senior Legislative Counsel (Bio)
Jen Herrick, Senior Policy Analyst
Diallo Brooks, Senior 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, Political Director (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)
Linda Inge, Office Manager
Raquel Jones, Membership Services Associate
Taif Jany, Policy Coordinator
Josh San Miguel, Advanced Leadership 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
Kaleab Brook, Policy and Civic Engagement Coordinator
Christopher Hooten, Advanced Leadership and Alumni Coordinator
Darya Nicol, Curriculum and Blueprint Coordinator
Saryn Francis, Communications Associate

African American Religious Affairs

Reverend Leslie Watson Malachi, Director (Bio)


Kristen Smith, Vice President for Constituent Engagement
Brittany Pfister, Senior Director of Leadership Gifts and Foundation Relations
Scott Yanish, Director of Development Operations
Louise Balsmeyer, Deputy Director of Major Gifts and Events Manager
Rachel Foster, Membership and Planned Giving Coordinator
Kristin Peña, Development Database Coordinator
Maya Ennis, Donor Relations Specialist
Aarthi Ram, Development Research Associate
Ashton Taylor, Membership Representative

Finance & Administration

David J. Perlman, Chief Financial Officer
Anne Walter, Accounting Manager
Michael Pollock, Staff Accountant
Rocky Samuel, Network Administrator
Quinton Weddington, Administrative Services Assistant