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American Progress Staff

Executive Committee

  • Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress,
    Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Gov. Ted Strickland, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Counselor to the Center for American Progress
  • Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs
  • Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Lori Lodes, Senior Vice President of Campaigns and Strategies for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress
  • 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

Fellows

The 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 the Center for 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. The Center for American Progress does not accept unsolicited proposals to participate in our Fellows program.

Artists in Residence

Anna Deveare Smith

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

Admin

Nick Casey, Operations Manager
Tashi Chogyal, Office Manager
Erin Green, Director, Internship Program
Denelle Hammond, Director, Human Resources
Ashley Marvel, Director, Administration and Operations
Mercedes Sparenberg, HR Specialist
Julia Webb, Receptionist
Alisha Willoughby, Operations Coordinator

Art and Editorial

Carl Chancellor, Director, Editorial
Chester Hawkins, Senior Graphic Designer
Meredith Lukow, Editor
Lauren Malkani, Video Producer/Editor
Meghan Miller, Associate Editor
Kerry Mitchell, Data Visualization Producer
Pete Morelewicz, Art Director
Anne Paisley, Assistant Managing Editor
Eliot Sasaki, Associate Editor
Andrew Satter, Director, Video

Communications

Farah Ahmad, Policy Analyst, Progress 2050
Tanya Arditi, Ethnic Media Manager
Benjamin Armbruster, Security Editor, ThinkProgress
Emily Atkin, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Sandhya Bathija, Campaign Manager, Legal Progress
Andrew Breiner, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Hayes Brown, National Security Reporter, ThinkProgress
Tony Carrk, Director, Health Care War Room for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, Senior Health Advisor for the Center for American Progress
Christie Thompson, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Anna Chu, Policy Director, ThinkProgress War Room
Billy Corriher, Director, Research, Legal Progress
Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler, Health Editor, ThinkProgress
Shawn Davis, Special Events Coordinator
Joshua Field, Deputy Director, Legal Progress
William Flanagan, Special Events Manager
Nicole Flatow, Deputy Justice Editor, ThinkProgress
Zack Ford, LGBT Editor, ThinkProgress
Joanna Foster, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Caitlin Frazier, Social Media Editor, ThinkProgress
Tiffany Germain, Senior Climate and Energy Researcher, ThinkProgress War Room
Jamal Hagler, Special Assistant, Progress 2050
Nicole Haley, Special Assistant
Josh Israel, Senior Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Scott Keyes, Senior Reporter, ThinkProgress War Room
Chelsea Kiene, Special Assistant
Ryan Koronowski, Co-Editor, ClimateProgress
Kiley Kroh, Co-Editor, ClimateProgress
Rebecca Leber, Reporter, ThinkProgress
Esther Lee, Immigration Reporter, ThinkProgress
Christine McDonough, Associate Director, Special Events
Madeline Meth, Media Coordinator
Ian Millhiser, Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst for the Center for American Progress, Justice Editor for the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Noreen Nielsen, Director, Energy War Room
Jonathon Padron, Ad Sales Manager
Crystal Patterson, Communications Director
Adam Peck, Deputy Digital Editor, ThinkProgress
Katie Peters, Director, Press Relations
Ari Phillips, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Charles Posner, State Research Analyst
Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Will Ragland, Campaign Director, Education Policy
Emma Shapiro, State Communications Manager
Aviva Shen, Associate Editor, ThinkProgress
Anne Shoup, Associate Director, Press Relations
Patrick Smith, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jeff Spross, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Annie-Rose Strasser, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director
Nidhi Thakar, Deputy Director, Public Lands Project
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

Development

Alison Canavan, Associate Director, Corporate Relations
Brian DeMarco, Associate Director, Major Gifts
Ryan Fleury, Major Gifts Officer
Jessica Goddard, Special Assistant
Kelly Martin, Manager, Foundation Relations
Leah Puttkammer, Manager, Outreach and Special Projects
Wes Pyron, Development Assistant
Stefan Romberg, Associate Director, Foundation Relations

Doctors for America

Rachel Curley, Special Assistant
Brannon Jordan, Communications Director

Early Childhood Policy

Katie Hamm, Director, Early Childhood Policy

Economic Policy

Sarah Ayres, Policy Analyst
Kwame Boadi, Policy Analyst
John Craig, Research 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, Special 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, Special Assistant
David Sanchez, Research Assistant
Harry Stein, Associate Director, Fiscal Policy
Sam Ungar, Research Assistant
Joe Valenti, Director, Asset Building
Karla Walter, Associate Director, American Worker Project

Education Policy

Jenny DeMonte, Associate Director, Education Research
Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst
Melissa Lazarín, Managing Director, Education Policy
Max Marchitello, Policy Analyst
Tiffany D. Miller, Associate Director, School Improvement
Bo Morris, Special Assistant
Glenda L. Partee, Associate Director, Teacher Quality
Kaitlin Pennington, Policy Analyst
Sarah Rosenberg, Policy Analyst
Chelsea Straus, Research Assistant

Energy

Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy
Arpita Bhattacharyya, Policy Analyst
Ben Bovarnick, Special Assistant
Michael Conathan, Director, Ocean Policy
Melanie Hart, Director
Mari Hernandez, Research Associate
Matt Kasper, Research Assistant
Rebecca Lefton, Senior Policy Analyst
Miranda Peterson, Special Assistant
Shiva Polefka, Research Associate, Ocean Policy
Kristan Uhlenbrock, Associate Director, Ocean Communications

Enough

Carl Bellin, Special Assistant to the Co-Founder and Operations Coordinator
Annie Callaway, Advocacy Associate
Holly Dranginis, Policy Associate
Nada Elsayed, Research Associate
Rachel Finn, Advocacy Manager
Sandi Fox, Director, Online Communications
Meghan Higginbotham, Advocacy Associate
Katrien Hinderdael, Research Assistant
Akshaya Kumar, Policy Analyst and Satellite Sentinel Project Coordinator
Sasha Lezhnev, Senior Policy Analyst
Maiwen Dot Pheot, Research Associate
Jacinth Planer, Editor and Researcher
Mark Quarterman, Director, Editorial and Publications
David Richards, Web Developer
JD Stier, Campaign Manager
Carine Umuhumuza, Communications Associate

Executive Office

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

External Affairs

Elena Berger, Associate Director, Email Marketing and Audience Relations
Kendall Bills, Special Assistant and Projects Coordinator
Lisa DeCow, Email Marketing Associate
Nathan Fenstermacher, Director, Government Affairs
Chelsea Parsons, Associate Director, Crime and Firearms Policy
Bridget Petruczok, Associate Director, Government Affairs
Allison Zelman, Senior Manager, Gun Policy Mobilization

Faith

Emily Baxter, Special Assistant
Jack Jenkins, Senior Writer and Researcher
Sally Steenland, Director, Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative

Finance

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

Generation Progress

Gurwin Ahuja, Policy Advocate
Sarah Audelo, Policy Director
Douglas Bair, Managing Editor
Kurston Cook, Special Projects Manager
Zenen Jaimes Perez, Policy Advocate
Anne Johnson, Executive Director, Generation Progress
Rebecca Kaplan, Operations Coordinator
Jamal Little, Press Associate
Lauren Sills, Advocacy Associate
Brian Stewart, Communications Director
Maggie Thompson, Campaign Manager
Layla Zaidane, Associate Director, Digital Strategy

Half in Ten

Sarah Baron, Field Associate
Erik Stegman, Associate Director
Katie Wright, Policy Analyst

Health

Maura Calsyn, Director, Health Policy
Thomas Huelskoetter, Special Assistant
Emily Oshima Lee, Policy Analyst

Immigration

Marshall Fitz, Director, Immigration Policy
Ann Garcia, Policy Analyst
Sanam Malik, Special Assistant
Angeline Vuong, Project Manager
Philip E. Wolgin, Senior Policy Analyst

LGBT

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

Legal

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

National Security and International Policy

Dan Arbell, Project Manager
Mokhtar Awad, Research Associate
Katherine Blakeley, Research Assistant
Matthew Duss, Policy Analyst
Aarthi Gunasekaran, Research Assistant
Max Hoffman, Policy Analyst
Peter Juul, Policy Analyst
Annie Malknecht, Research Associate
John Norris, Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative
Ken Sofer, Policy Analyst

Postsecondary Education

Elizabeth Baylor, Associate Director, Postsecondary Education

Poverty

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

Technology

Christopher Bachmann, UNIX Systems Administrator
J.R. Boynton, Manager, Outreach Systems and Analytics
Brian Broderick, Web Producer and Project Manager
David Burkhart, Help Desk Manager
Jasmine Chestnut, Help Desk Technician II
John Cruces, Information Security and Systems Engineer
Joshua Hill, Web Developer
James Honaker, Web Developer, Special Projects
Rhonda Malone, Director, Information Technology
Harold Neal, Director, Web Technologies
Horace Payne, Desktop Support Lead Technician
Alex Pryor, Manager, Audio and Video Technology
Seth Rubenstein, Web Developer
Trevor Williams, Salesforce CRM Manager

Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Bridget Ansel, Special Assistant
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist
Nick Bunker, Research Associate
David Evans, Design and Multimedia Director
Alexandra Mitukiewicz, Research Associate
Ed Paisley, Senior Director, Communications and Publications
Carter Price, Senior Mathematician
Pedro Spivakovsky-Gonzalez, Junior Economist

Women's Health

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