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American Progress Staff

Executive Committee

  • Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress;
    Counselor, Center for American Progress Action Fund
  • Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy
  • Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President, External Affairs
  • Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow
  • Torey Carter, Chief Financial Officer; Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration
  • 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


Alex Ault, Associate Director, Operations
Kelly Campagne, Director, Human Resources
Erin Green, Director, Internship Program
Ashley Marvel, Managing Director, Administration
Mercedes Sparenberg, HR Specialist
Bruce Thomas, Receptionist

Art and Editorial

Will Beaudouin, Assistant Editor
Carl Chancellor, Director, Editorial
Katherine Downs, Assistant Editor
Alexis Evangelos, Associate Graphic Designer
Chester Hawkins, Senior Graphic Designer
Emily Haynes, Assistant Editor
Meredith Lukow, Assistant Managing Editor
Meghan Miller, Associate Editor
Pete Morelewicz, Art Director
Anne Paisley, Managing Editor
Andrew Satter, Director, Video
Kyle Schnoebelen, Associate Editor


Farah Z. Ahmad, Senior Policy Analyst, Progress 2050
Beenish Ahmed, World Reporter, ThinkProgress
Adriane Alicea, Special Events Coordinator
Andrew Amore, Associate Director for Campaigns, Education Policy
Tanya Arditi, Associate Director of Communications, Immigration and Progress 2050
Emily Atkin, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Sarah Baron, State Advocacy Coordinator
Andrew Breiner, Deputy Digital Editor, 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 Production Manager
Matt Dhaiti, Research Associate
Kristen Ellingboe, Researcher
William Flanagan, Associate Director, Special Events
Nicole Flatow, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Zack Ford, LGBT Editor, ThinkProgress
Caitlin Frazier, Director, Social Media
Natasha Geiling, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Nicole Gentile, Director of Campaigns, Public Lands
Tiffany Germain, Research Manager, ThinkProgress War Room
Jessica Goldstein, Culture Editor, ThinkProgress
Rob Griffin, Senior Research Associate, Progressive Studies
Jamal Hagler, Special Assistant, Progress 2050
Nicole Haley, Special Assistant
Darrah Hall, Special Assistant, Legal Progress
Lauren Harmon, Voting Campaign Manager
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, Senior Editor, ClimateProgress
Sara Langhinrichs, Social Media Director
Esther Lee, Immigration Reporter, ThinkProgress
Kira Lerner, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Christine McDonough, Director, Special Events
Jennifer Molina, Ethnic Media Associate
Claire Moser, Research and Advocacy Associate, Public Lands Project
Katie Murphy, Special Assistant
Alice Ollstein, Political Reporter, ThinkProgress
Jonathon Padron, Manager, Business Operations
Samantha Page, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Dylan Petrohilos, Digital Reporter, ThinkProgress
Ari Phillips, Climate Reporter, ThinkProgress
Charles Posner, Policy Manager
Allison Preiss, Associate Director of Media Relations
Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor, ThinkProgress
Will Ragland, Campaign Director, Education Policy
Laurel Raymond, Special Assistant, ThinkProgress
Rachel Rosen, Director, Broadcast Communications
Sean Wright, Policy Analyst
Emma Shapiro, Senior Campaign Manager for States
Aviva Shen, Senior Editor, ThinkProgress
Patrick Smith, Social Media Reporter, ThinkProgress
Benton Strong, Associate Director, Communications
Emily Tisch Sussman, Campaign Director
Nidhi Thakar, Deputy Director, Public Lands Project
Christie Thompson, Investigative Reporter, ThinkProgress
Constance Torian, Special Events Coordinator
Carimah Townes, Criminal Justice Reporter, 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


Julia Busch, Director, Foundation Relations
Alison Canavan, Director, Corporate Relations
Nicole Collins, Special Assistant
Ryan Fleury, Senior Major Gifts Officer
Lara Flynn, Major Gifts Officer
Lindsey Nadeau, Associate Director, Development Operations
Wes Pyron, Development Coordinator

Doctors for America

Rachel Curley, Program Coordinator
Brannon Jordan, Communications Director

Early Childhood Policy

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

Economic Policy

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

Education Policy

Robert Hanna, Senior Policy Analyst
Melissa Lazarín, Senior Policy Advisor
Max Marchitello, Policy Analyst
Tiffany D. Miller, Director, Education Policy
Lisette Partelow, Senior Policy Analyst
Kaitlin Pennington, Policy Analyst
Sarah Rosenberg, Policy Analyst
Kami Spicklemire, Research Assistant
Chelsea Straus, Policy Analyst


Erin Auel, Special Assistant
Danielle Baussan, Managing Director, Energy Policy
Ben Bovarnick, Research Assistant
Alison Cassady, Director, Domestic Energy Policy
Michael Conathan, Director, Ocean Policy
Matt Lee-Ashley, Director, Public Lands
Miranda Peterson, Research Assistant
Shiva Polefka, Policy Analyst, Ocean Policy
Elise Shulman, Communications Associate, Ocean Policy
Gwynne Taraska, Senior Policy Advisor


Carl Bellin, Special Assistant to the Co-Founder and Operations Coordinator
Annie Callaway, Senior 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
Nathaniel Markowitz, Development Associate
Maiwen Dot Pheot, Research Associate
Jacinth Planer, Editor and Researcher
John Prendergast, Senior Fellow, Founding Director of the Enough Project
Anna Prow, Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer
David Richards, Web Developer
Travis Roberts, Digital Communications Associate
Ian Schwab, Director of Advocacy and Impact Strategy

Executive Office

Hilary Badger, Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Policy
Brittany Brown, Special Assistant to the Vice President, Chief of Staff
Rachel Craig, Special Assistant to the President
Milia B. Fisher, Research Associate
Phoebe Sweet, Director, Speechwriting
Maggie Polachek, Executive Coordinator

External Affairs

Elena Berger, Director, Email Marketing and Audience Relations
Pat Collier IV, Director, Government Affairs
Tim Daly, Director, Campaigns
Lisa DeCow, Email Marketing Manager
Nathan Fenstermacher, Managing Director, Government Affairs
Chelsea Kearns, Special Assistant, External Affairs
Mara Pellittieri, Email Marketing Project Associate
Bridget Petruczok, Director, Government Affairs
Lauren Speigel, Research Associate, Guns and Crime Policy
Greg Waples, Campaign Manager, Guns and Crime Policy
Eugenio Weigend Vargas, Senior Policy Analyst, Guns and Crime Policy
Alex Zaslow, Email Marketing Associate


Carolyn Davis, Policy Analyst
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
Kristin Avery, Campaign Manager, It's On Us
Grace Aylmer, Special Assistant
Keagan Buchanan, For-Profit Campaign Manager, Higher Ed Not Debt
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
Nia Jackson, Special Assistant, Higher Ed Not Debt
Zenen Jaimes Pérez, Senior Policy Analyst
Anne Johnson, Executive Director, Generation Progress
Rebecca Kaplan, Partnership Manager, It's On Us
Nicholas Kitchel, Advocacy Associate
Alex Langley, Online Organizing Associate
Jamal Little, Senior Press Associate
Matthew Campbell, Digital Manager, It's On Us
Jessica Morales, Policy Advocate
Lauren Sills, Advocacy Manager
Mayu Takeda, Advocacy Associate
Maggie Thompson, Campaign Manager
Layla Zaidane, Communications Director


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


Sanam Malik, Special Assistant
Silva Mathema, Policy Analyst
Lizet Ocampo, Associate Director, Immigration Policy
Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration


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


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

National Security and International Policy

Mokhtar Awad, Research Associate
Katherine Blakeley, Policy Analyst
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


Alyssa Peterson, Special Assistant and Assistant Editor, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Michael Richardson, Field Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Tracey Ross, Senior Policy Analyst, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Erik Stegman, Director of Field Outreach and Advocacy, Poverty to Prosperity Program
Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy, 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
Demetrick DeVille, Help Desk Technician II
Joshua Hill, Manager, Web Technologies
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 in the Economy

Shilpa Phadke, Director, Women's Initiative

Women's Health

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