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Meet the Team

IGNITE staff are working in communities across America to bring young women to political leadership.

Leadership Team


Sara Guillermo

Chief Executive Officer

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Amanda Conlee

Chief Operating Officer

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Tanna Abraham

Chief Programs Officer


Amy Zucchero

Chief Development Officer

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Sofia Huizar

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Programs Team

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Christine Hernandez

Director of College Programs


Alicia Smith

Fellows Program Director

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Jocelyn Yow

Legislative Advocacy Director

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Saha Salahi

Legislative Advocacy Manager

Development Team

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Debra Coltoff

Director of Institutional Giving

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Emily Ultan

Development Coordinator


Julia Perrotta

Civic Engagement Coordinator

Operations Team

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Elizabeth Castañón

Operations Director

Laura Fukushima Long

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Database & Technology Manager

Marketing & Communications Team


Mindy Chung

Digital Marketing Manager

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Kyla Menconi

Kyla Menconi

Bay Area Fellow

Greta Magendantz

Greta Magendantz

Boston Fellow

Milad Abdulla

Milad Abdulla

Denver Fellow


Je’Mia Irving

Chicago Fellow

Erika Alvarez

Erika Alvarez

Houston Fellow

Emani Wilson

Emani Wilson

New Jersey Fellow

Gabriela Lopez-Castillo

Gabriela Lopez-Castillo

New York Fellow

Neha Shukla

Neha Shukla

North Carolina Fellow

Isabella Fuentes

Isabella Fuentes

North Texas Fellow

Cameron Tiefenthaler

Cameron Tiefenthaler

Ohio Fellow

Phyllis Bell

Phyllis Bell

Oklahoma City Fellow

Hannah Olsen

Hannah Olsen

Salt Lake City Fellow

Akshita Goswami

Akshita Goswami

San Diego Fellow

Alexandra Leal Silva

Alexandra Leal Silva

Southern California Fellow



Dr. Anne Moses



Executive Committee   

Sharon Harris, Co-Chair | Chief Marketing Officer, Digital Commerce, Ascential

Anne Morriss, Co-Chair | Principal, The Morriss Group

Luna Barrington, Secretary | Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Julia Cuba Lewis, Treasurer | CEO, Girls Empowerment Network


Members of the Board of Directors

Zunera Ahmed | Special Assistant to the President, Brooklyn College, City University of New York 

Torry Bennett-Davis |  Senior Equity Specialist, University of Notre Dame Office for Institutional Equity

Jill Faherty LLoyd | First Vice President, UBS Financial Services

Cara Fields | Vice President and General Manager - Southeast States, AT&T 

Crystal Patterson | President, Washington Media Group

Maha Pula | Vice President, Global Pre-Sales, Cloudflare

Lauri Sanders | Deputy Director, IL Department of Public Health

Heather Sager | Partner, Labor & Employment, Perkins Coie


Chair Emeritus Circle

Anne MacDonald | Senior Executive in Marketing, Communications, and Strategic planning

Katie Bouton | Senior Advisor, Diversified Search Group

Nancy Wiltsek | Executive Director, Van Loben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

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