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American Progress Staff

Executive Committee

  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress;
    Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Gov. Ted Strickland, President, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Counselor, Center for American Progress
  • Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs
  • Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Debbie Fine, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Arkadi Gerney, Senior Vice President, Campaigns and Strategies, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress
  • Daniella Gibbs Léger, Senior Vice President, Communications and Strategy
  • Lindsay Hamilton, Vice President, Chief of Staff

Senior Staff

Distinguished Senior Fellows

Tom Daschle
Austan Goolsbee
The Rt. Hon. David Miliband MP
Lawrence H. Summers

Senior Fellows

The Senior Fellows program includes a broad and diverse community of policy experts and scholars who develop policy ideas and analysis that contribute to the progressive policy agenda of American Progress. These ideas help to shape and influence the public debate and policy debate about the most important issues facing our nation and the world. American Progress does not accept unsolicited proposals to participate in our Senior Fellows program.

Affiliated Scholars

William Aceves
Martha Albertson Fineman
Anne Alstott
Alan Bersin
Nicholas K. Bromell
Aldo Civico
Dalton Conley
Jacob S. Hacker
Darrick Hamilton
Douglas Harris
Lisa Heinzerling
Obery M. Hendricks
Robert Jones
Mark A.R. Kleiman
Michele Landis Dauber
Jeff Madrick
Kevin Mattson
Thomas McGarity
Suzanne Nossel
Ruth O'Brien
Paul Pierson
Jedediah Purdy
William N. Rom
Leon V. Sigal
Ted Widmer
Janelle Wong


Erin Green, Director, Internship Program
Ashley Marvel, Managing Director, Administration and Operations
Mercedes Sparenberg, HR Specialist
Julia Webb, Receptionist
Alisha Willoughby, Operations Coordinator

Art and Editorial

Will Beaudouin, Assistant Editor
Carl Chancellor, Director, Editorial
Chester Hawkins, Senior Graphic Designer
Emily Haynes, Assistant Editor
Meredith Lukow, Editor
Lauren Malkani, Video Producer and Editor
Meghan Miller, Associate Editor
Pete Morelewicz, Art Director
Anne Paisley, Assistant Managing Editor
Andrew Satter, Director, Video


Farah Z. Ahmad, Policy Analyst, Progress 2050
Beenish Ahmed, World Reporter, ThinkProgress
Andrew Amore, Associate Director for Campaigns, Education Policy
Tanya Arditi, Ethnic Media Manager
Emily Atkin, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Andrew Breiner, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Tom Caiazza, Associate Director, Media Relations
Sam P.K. Collins, Health Reporter, ThinkProgress
Billy Corriher, Director, Research, Legal Progress
Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler, Health Editor, ThinkProgress
Shawn Davis, Special Events Coordinator
Kristen Ellingboe, Researcher
Joshua Field, Managing Director, Legal Progress
William Flanagan, Special Events Manager
Nicole Flatow, Deputy Justice Editor, ThinkProgress
Zack Ford, LGBT Editor, ThinkProgress
Caitlin Frazier, Director, Social Media
Tiffany Germain, Research Manager, ThinkProgress War Room
Jessica Goldstein, Culture Editor, ThinkProgress
Rob Griffin, Research Associate, Progressive Studies
Jamal Hagler, Special Assistant, Progress 2050
Nicole Haley, Special Assistant
Erica Hellerstein, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Josh Israel, Senior Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter, ThinkProgress
Chelsea Kiene, Media Coordinator
Ryan Koronowski, Co-Editor, ClimateProgress
Kiley Kroh, Co-Editor, ClimateProgress
Esther Lee, Immigration Reporter, ThinkProgress
Kira Lerner, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Christine McDonough, Associate Director, Special Events
Ian Millhiser, Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress, Justice Editor for the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Claire Moser, Research and Advocacy Associate, Public Lands Project
Katie Murphy, Special Assistant
Alice Ollstein, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jonathon Padron, Ad Sales Manager
Adam Peck, Deputy Digital Editor, ThinkProgress
Katie Peters, Managing Director
Dylan Petrohilos, Digital Reporter, ThinkProgress
Ari Phillips, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Charles Posner, State Research Analyst
Allison Preiss, Associate Director of Media Relations
Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Will Ragland, Campaign Director, Education Policy
Rachel Rosen, Director, Broadcast Communications
Sean Wright, Policy Analyst
Emma Shapiro, State Communications Manager
Aviva Shen, Associate Editor, ThinkProgress
Patrick Smith, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jeff Spross, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Annie-Rose Strasser, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Benton Strong, Associate Director, Communications
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director
Nidhi Thakar, Deputy Director, Public Lands Project
Christie Thompson, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Carimah Townes, Special Assistant, ThinkProgress
Katie Valentine, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Igor Volsky, Managing Editor, ThinkProgress
Travis Waldron, Sports Reporter, ThinkProgress
Lauren Williams, Technology Reporter, ThinkProgress
Ben Wrobel, Project Manager


Alison Canavan, Director, Corporate Relations
Nicole Collins, Special Assistant
Brian DeMarco, Managing Director
Ryan Fleury, Major Gifts Officer
Lara Flynn, Major Gifts Officer
Lindsey Nadeau, Associate Director, Development Operations
Leah Puttkammer, Manager, Outreach and Special Projects
Wes Pyron, Development Assistant
Stefan Romberg, Director, Foundation Relations

Doctors for America

Rachel Curley, Special Assistant
Brannon Jordan, Communications Director

Early Childhood Policy

Maryam Adamu, Research Assistant
Katie Hamm, Director, Early Childhood Policy
Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Policy Analyst

Economic Policy

Sarah Ayres Steinberg, Policy Analyst
Emily Baxter, Research Assistant
Anna Chu, Director, Middle-Out Economics
Danielle Corley, Special Assistant
Kevin DeGood, Director, Infrastructure Policy
Brendan Duke, Middle-Out Policy Analyst
Sarah Edelman, Policy Analyst
Jennifer Erickson, Director, Competitiveness and Economic Growth
Sarah Jane Glynn, Associate Director, Women's Economic Policy
Julia Gordon, Director, Housing Finance and Policy
Ethan Gurwitz, Research Assistant
Adam Hersh, Senior Economist
David Madland, Managing Director, Economic Policy; Director, American Worker Project
Michael Madowitz, Economist
Keith Miller, Research Associate
Patrick Oakford, Policy Analyst
Jackie Odum, Research Assistant
Shiv Rawal, Special Assistant
David Sanchez, Research Assistant
Harry Stein, Associate Director, Fiscal Policy
Alexandra Thornton, Director, Tax Policy
Joe Valenti, Director, Asset Building
Karla Walter, Associate Director, American Worker Project
Michela Zonta, Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Finance and Policy

Education Policy

Jenny DeMonte, Associate Director, Education Research
Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst
Melissa Lazarín, Senior Policy Advisor
Max Marchitello, Policy Analyst
Tiffany D. Miller, Associate Director, School Improvement
Bo Morris, Special Assistant
Lisette Partelow, Senior Policy Analyst
Kaitlin Pennington, Policy Analyst
Sarah Rosenberg, Policy Analyst
Chelsea Straus, Research Assistant


Erin Auel, Special Assistant
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy
Ben Bovarnick, Special Assistant
Alison Cassady, Director, Domestic Energy Policy
Michael Conathan, Director, Ocean Policy
Miranda Peterson, Special Assistant
Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst, Ocean Policy
Gwynne Taraska, Senior Policy Advisor


Carl Bellin, Special Assistant to the Co-Founder and Operations Coordinator
Annie Callaway, Advocacy Associate
Holly Dranginis, Policy Associate
Rachel Finn, Advocacy Manager
Meghan Higginbotham, Sister Schools Program Manager
Greg Hittelman, Communications Director
Sasha Lezhnev, Associate Director, Congo, Great Lakes, and LRA
Maureen McKenna, Director, Development
Nathaniel Markowitz, Development Associate
Maiwen Dot Pheot, Research Associate
Jacinth Planer, Editor and Researcher
John Prendergast, Senior Fellow, Co-Founder of the Enough Project
Anna Prow, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
Mark Quarterman, Director, Research and Programs
David Richards, Web Developer

Executive Office

Brittany Brown, Special Assistant to the Vice President, Chief of Staff
Ellie Caple, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Policy
Milia B. Fisher, Research Assistant
Phoebe Sweet, Director, Speechwriting

External Affairs

Elena Berger, Associate Director, Email Marketing and Audience Relations
Pat Collier IV, Associate Director, Government Affairs
Tim Daly, Associate Director, Campaigns
Lisa DeCow, Email Marketing Manager
Nathan Fenstermacher, Director, Government Affairs
Chelsea Parsons, Director, Crime and Firearms Policy
Mara Pellittieri, Email Marketing Project Associate
Bridget Petruczok, Associate Director, Government Affairs
Lauren Speigel, Research Associate, Gun Policy
Greg Waples, Campaign Manager, Guns and Crime
Alex Zaslow, Email Marketing Associate
Allison Zelman, Managing Director, Women's Initiative


Lauren Kokum, Special Assistant
Claire Markham, Outreach Manager
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative


Kola Adetola, Director, Accounting
Deborah Alston, Accounts Payable Specialist
Brion Elliott, Grant Accounting Manager
Mildred Hardin, Accounts Payable Manager
Kaitlin Heinz, Senior Staff Accountant

Generation Progress

Sarah Audelo, Policy Director
Douglas Bair, Managing Editor
Chelsea Coatney, Communications Associate
Kurston Cook, Special Projects Manager
Charlotte Hancock, Digital Director, Higher Ed Not Debt and Generation Progress
Sheila E. Isong, Policy Manager
Zenen Jaimes Pérez, Policy Advocate
Anne Johnson, Executive Director, Generation Progress
Rebecca Kaplan, Operations Coordinator
Alex Langley, Online Organizing Associate
Jamal Little, Press Associate
Lauren Sills, Advocacy Associate
Mayu Takeda, Advocacy Associate
Maggie Thompson, Campaign Manager
Layla Zaidane, Communications Director

Half in Ten

Sarah Baron, Field Associate
Alyssa Peterson, Special Assistant
Erik Stegman, Associate Director


Maura Calsyn, Director, Health Policy
Thomas Huelskoetter, Special Assistant
Meghan O'Toole, Policy Analyst


Marshall Fitz, Director, Immigration Policy
Sanam Malik, Special Assistant
Silva Mathema, Policy Analyst
Philip E. Wolgin, Senior Policy Analyst


Andrew Cray, In Memoriam
Laura E. Durso, Director, LGBT Research and Communications Project
Sharita Gruberg, Policy Analyst
Hannah Hussey, Research Associate
Sarah McBride, Special Assistant
Danielle Moodie-Mills, Advisor, LGBT Policy and Racial Justice


Norma Espinosa, Legal Project Manager
Audrey Juarez, Legal Assistant
Praveen Madhiraju, Legal Counsel

National Security and International Policy

Mokhtar Awad, Research Associate
Katherine Blakeley, Research Assistant
Aarthi Gunasekaran, Research Assistant
Brian Harding, Director, East and Southeast Asia
Melanie Hart, Director, China Policy
Max Hoffman, Policy Analyst
Peter Juul, Policy Analyst
Annie Malknecht, Research Associate
John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative
Ken Sofer, Associate Director

Postsecondary Education

Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Director, Postsecondary Education
Antoinette Flores, Policy Analyst
Jessica Troe, Special Assistant, Postsecondary Education and Early Childhood Policy


Tracey Ross, Senior Policy Analyst
Rebecca Vallas, Associate Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Rachel West, Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program


Christopher Bachmann, UNIX Systems Administrator
Randolph Barnes, Desktop Support Lead Technician
J.R. Boynton, Manager, Outreach Systems and Analytics
Brian Broderick, Project Manager
John Cruces, Information Security and Systems Engineer
Joshua Hill, Web Developer
James Honaker, Web Developer, Special Projects
Rhonda Malone, Director, Information Technology
Horace Payne, Help Desk Manager
Alex Pryor, Manager, Audio and Video Technology
Trinetra Rawls, Help Desk Technician I
Seth Rubenstein, Web Developer
Trevor Williams, Salesforce CRM Manager

Women's Health

Donna Barry, Director, Women's Health and Rights Program
Heidi Williamson, Senior Policy Analyst