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Meet the team

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

Leadership Team

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Sara Guillermo

Chief Executive Officer

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Amanda Conlee

Chief Operating Officer

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Tierra Stewart

Chief Program Officer

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Amy Zucchero

Chief of Resource Development & Communications

Programs Team

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Michelle Burgess

Southeast Program Director

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Shay Franco-Clausen

West Coast Region Program Director

Jacelyn Matthews, Northeast Program Director-1

Jacelyn Matthews

Northeast Program Director

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Cydnei Drake

Southeast Region Program Manager

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Jocelyn Yow

Policy Manager

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Raie Gessesse

Midwest Program Manager

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Alicia Smith

Fellowship Manager

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Cecilia E. Ruesta

Central Valley Program Coordinator

Development & Communications Team

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May Nazareno

Director of Major Gifts, NE

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Kirsten Rogers

Communications Director

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Whitney Thomas

Director of Major Giving

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Elizabeth Castañón

Operations Manager

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Deshani Semaan

Communications Manager

IGNITE Fellows, 2021-2022

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Atlanta Fellow

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Austin Fellow

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Birmingham Fellow

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Boston Fellow

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Chicago Fellow

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Cleveland Fellow

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Columbus Fellow

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Denver Fellow

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Detriot Fellow

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Houston Fellow

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Las Vegas Fellow

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Miami Fellow

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Milwaukee Fellow

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Minneapolis Fellow

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Nashville Fellow

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New York Fellow

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Newark Fellow

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North Texas Fellow

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Phildelphia Fellow

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Raleigh Fellow

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San Diego Fellow

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Seattle Fellow

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South Bay Fellow

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Southern CA Fellow

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Washington D.C. Fellow

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Founder

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Dr. Anne Moses

Founder

Board

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

Luna Barrington | Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Deyci Carrillo Lopez | Detention Team Legal Assistant, Centro Legal de la Raza 

Aimee Gabrielle Carroll | President, SPARC B2B, Wholesale: Aeropostale, Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, Nautica 

Jill Faherty LLoyd | Managing Director and Financial Advisor, Evercore Wealth Management

Cara Fields | Vice President of Customer Care, AT&T 

Sharon Harris, Vice-Chair | Global Chief Marketing Officer, Jellyfish 

Daphne B. Jackson | CEO, Daphne Bryson Jackson Consulting & GovLink, Inc.

Anne MacDonald, Chair | Senior Executive in marketing, communications, and strategic planning 

Megan McTiernan, Secretary | Social Impact Advisor, McTiernan Strategies  

Ximena Mondragon | District Director, Office of Texas State Representative Christina Morales 

Anne Morriss | Principal, The Morriss Group

Ann Marie Painter | Partner and Chair, Labor Practice Group, Perkins Coie LLP

Crystal Patterson Global Civic Partnerships Manager, Facebook

Sean Peake, Treasurer | Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley

Johanna Rose | Consultant, 360 Connection

Rini Sampath | Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting 

Sean Schickedanz | Managing Director, Woodside Capital Partners

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