Team

Powering the Movement

We’re data junkies, mobilization organizers, technology nerds, and political agitators who are passionate about doing the most good that we can.

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CEO
Yoni Landau

Former White House OMB and Robert Reich staffer. Co-founder of CoFED.org, a campus food co-op organizing non-profit. Non-profit, organizing, and advocacy consultant. Yale MBA.

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Contest Every Race Director
Peter Schurman

Peter has run our Contest Every Race program since 2018. 30 years of progressive organizing experience, including founding ED at MoveOn. Yale MBA.

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Movement Programs Manager
Char Singleton

Creative Strategist, Plant Mom, Trainer, and Direct Action enthusiast with a deep passion for building Black power. Six years in Labor and Community Organizing. Political Science Grad USF '12.

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Volunteer Success Associate
Katherine Arrandale

Citizen scientist, cat enthusiast, and accessibility advocate. Graduated in 2018 with a degree in biology from UF.

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CER Operations Director
James Dubick

Veteran campus and digital organizer. Oregon native. Formerly with the student chapters of the Public Interest Research Groups. Political Science grad, Amherst College.

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Senior Account Executive
Alan Hyman

Music enthusiast, recovering Finance Director and social justice activist. DC native.

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Data Analyst
Ryan Whittingham

Data wrangler and tech enthusiast. Loves chess and hiking. UF political science PhD.

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Director of SMS Operations
Jessica Clark

Climate and energy researcher. Spreadsheet queen. Passionate about sustainability and holding our leaders accountable. Columbia University BA.

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CER Partnerships Manager
Gracie Fleming

Protest attending kid turned policy wonk & advocate. Geographer by trade, Midwesterner to the bone. Trying to fight that good fight every step of the way. DePaul ‘19.

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Development Associate
Sarah Long

Advocate for a democracy that benefits all. Driver of civic engagement. Former nonprofit senior program manager and development director. Lover of books, animals, and nature. English BA from IUP.

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Impact Lab Director
Mike McCall
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Deputy CoS for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
Brianna Kirkland

Racial and Social Justice Organizer. Protest enthusiast. LGBTQIA+ Activist. Lover of Books. Prairie View A&M Alumna.

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CER Operations Associate
Jacob Horn
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CER Research Team Organizer
Sarah Sadique

Climate justice and LGBTQ+ activist. Passionate about civic engagement. Lifelong Midwesterner who loves reading, hiking, and playing violin.

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Volunteer Coordinator
Tonya Slobuszewski

Organizer, LGBTQIA+ & civil rights activist. Mental health advocate. Animal enthusiast. Lover of nature and all things art related. Moto: Be part of the change!

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Director of Data and Technology
Patrick Sean Barnacle

Obama 2012, University of Missouri School of Law. Licensed to practice in Ohio and Maryland. Mayors Against Illegal Guns/ Everytown for Gun Safety 2013-2016. Ohio Democratic Party 2016-2021. Enjoys all things nerdy: chess, Dungeons and Dragons, and Japanese video games. Lives in Columbus Ohio with wife, two kids, and border collie.

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Advocacy Program Director
Shabd Simon-Alexander

Passionate advocate. Community builder. Creative strategist. Entrepreneur. Textile historian. Co-founder of Let NY Vote. Uses creativity, joy, bold vision & innovative solutions to drive change.

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Data Manager
Ian Lyons

Chicago is my adopted home. Virginia native. Data Dude. UChicago MSCAPP, William and Mary undergrad. Ask me about housing policy, dogs, or drag queens.

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CER Research Team Coordinator
Caleb Horton

Researcher, educator, organizer, and campaigner. Passionate about working with all kinds of data to inform struggles for social justice. Loves cycling, cinema, and his home state of Maine. Clark University - BA ‘17, MPA ‘18

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Interim Director of Program, Rural Party Building
Lauren Gepford

Worked for candidate campaigns, Party, labor and progressive tech for 10+ years. Loves: the Midwest, fighting for red/purple states, data, and dogs.

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CER Research Team Coordinator
Kareem Elrefai
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Community Engagement and Outreach Organizer
Samantha Cotter

LGBTQ+ and woman's advocacy organizer living in D.C. with her rescue pup. American University BA.

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Project Manager, Rural Party Building
Fleming Beaver

Organizer, Storyteller, and North Carolinian. Trying to cook more food, watch more sunsets, and build something that lasts. Proud owner of a shirt that says: 'We beat Scott Walker. You're welcome.'

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Operations Associate
Felton Pierre

Freedom fighter & social justice organizer. Poet & music/film aficionado. Star Trekkie. English Lit Grad, FIU '14.

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Operations Associate
Mari Volante

Multimedia artist, plant lover, animal snuggler and live music fanatic. Also enjoys fighting injustice, giant cups of coffee, helping others, rainy days and being with loved ones. Dreams of sweeping progressive change and traveling the world.

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Client Management Associate
Jon Clancy
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CER County Chair Organizer
LaTanya Millhouse

Community activist who formed The Alpha Omega Group in 2004, which provides assistance to several local non-profits and fosters two leadership empowerment groups: 'ManCave: For Young Men Only' and 'Power In Heels, Leadership Development for Women in Transition.'

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Head of Business Services
Devin Murphy

Clean Energy Advocate. Democracy Entrepreneur. James Baldwin aficionado. Loves a good strategic partnership to build innovative solutions. Holds a strong preference for racial equity, Rottweilers, and the Oxford Comma. UCLA Alum.

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CER Data Manager
Ingela Rundquist
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Director of Development
Katie Kerner

California native. Exploring the world one beach at a time. Coffee enthusiast. Dedicated over twenty years to affecting change for the greater good. BA in Political Science and Art & Design from Cal Poly SLO.

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CER Research Team Coordinator
Stephen Ferruolo

Organizer and researcher. Passionate about the environment, voting rights, and local media. Loves tennis and soccer. Wesleyan University '20.