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Meet Our Staff

The SiX team is composed of former and current elected officials, legislative specialists, communications professionals, grassroots organizers, and policy experts from every corner of the progressive movement. We have the skills and experience to help legislators build the world we all deserve.

Jessie Ulibarri

Jessie Ulibarri

Co-Executive Director

Neha Patel

Neha Patel

Co-Executive Director

Alison Leipsiger

Senior Associate of Communications

Amy Johnson

Development Associate

Anthony Gad

National Director of Research

Carmen Lopez

Carmen López

Senior Democracy Director

Danna Hayes

Danna Hayes

Maine State Director

Eme Crawford

Eme Crawford

Director of Reproductive Rights Communications

Fran Linkin

Director of Research, Reproductive Rights

Ian Pfeiffer

Ian Pfeiffer

Maryland State Director

James Chan

Florida State Director

Jennifer Driver

Jennifer Driver

Senior Director of Reproductive Rights

Jessica Garland

Assistant to the Legislative Affairs Team

Joaquin Rios

Joaquin Rios

Arizona State Director

Julia Isaacs Tse

Senior Research Associate

Katy Fleury

Katy Fleury

National Communications Director

Kayle Wright

Kayle Wright

Senior Executive Assistant

Kelly Baden

Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Services

Kendra Kimbirauskas

Director of Agriculture and Food Systems

Kyle Huelsman

Senior Director for Legislative Affairs

Lauren Bealore

Lauren Bealore

Director of Democracy

Molly Noble

Molly Noble

Vice President of Operations

Nida Allam

North Carolina State Director

R. Ashley Jackson-Dawkins

Senior Associate, Reproductive Rights

Stacey Shinn

Stacey Shinn

Nevada State Director

Sunila Chilukuri

Director of Democracy

Sy Klipsch-Abudu

Sy Klipsch-Abudu

Digital Director

Tom Lenard

Tom Lenard

Michigan State Director

Xandre Chateaubriand

Washington State Director

Board of Directors

Alexis Anderson Reed, Chief Executive Officer, State Voices

Scott Anderson, Founder And Executive Director, Strategic Victory Fund

Cathy Duvall, Principal Advisor, Democracy Ascent LLC

Kirsten Harris-Talley, Program Director, Progress Alliance Of Washington

Mary Kusler, Director Of Government Relations, National Education Association (NEA)

Erin Maye Quade, Advocacy Director, Gender Justice; Former Minnesota State Representative

Michelle Ringuette, Assistant To The President For Labor, Government Relations & Political Affairs, American Federation Of Teachers (AFT)

Kate Villers, President and Founder, Community Catalyst

Brian Weeks, Political Director, American Federation Of State, County, And Municipal Employees (AFSCME)