People

Community Change is an organization of organizers. We bridge the worlds of grassroots organizing and progressive politics with organizers working across the United States and headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Co-Leaders

Dorian Warren

Dorian Warren is Co-President of Community Change, and co-chair of the Economic Security Project. A progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality, Dorian has worked to advance racial, economic, and social justice for over two decades. He previously held the position of vice president at Community Change. He taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was co-director of the Columbia University Program on Labor Law and Policy. He also worked at MSNBC, where he was a contributor and host, as well as the executive producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform. He serves on the boards of Working Partnerships USA, the Leadership Conference Education Fund Board, the National Employment Law Project, and The Nation magazine, among others.

Lorella Praeli

Lorella Praeli is the Co-President of Community Change and Community Change Action. 

Lorella is passionate about building collective power to win transformative policy change at all levels of government, so that people can thrive. Most recently, she was the ACLU’s Deputy National Political Director, where she fought to defend and expand the rights of immigrants and refugees. Prior to joining the ACLU, Lorella mobilized the Latinx vote as Hillary Clinton’s National Latino Vote Director. 

Lorella moved from Peru to Connecticut with her family at the age of ten. Her life was transformed after coming out as “undocumented and unafraid” and organizing undocumented students to step into their power in Connecticut. She then served as United We Dream’s Director of Advocacy and Policy, where she led the campaign to implement DACA and was part of the team that persuaded the Obama administration to protect four million undocumented Americans through DAPA.

She currently serves as a member of the ACLU National Board, Edward W. Hazen Foundation Board of Trustees, FWD.us Board of Directors, and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) Board of Directors.

Lorella is a proud Latina who believes that we will win.

Executive Office

Ryan Young

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Carmen Orozco-Acosta

Senior Advisor to the Co-President

Kyle Grassi

Senior Advisor to the COO/CFO

Lilia Cherchari

Senior Project Manager, Executive Office

Tottionna Matthews

Project Manager, Executive Office

Afua Atta-Mensah

Chief of Programs

Jonathan Hogstad

Director of Strategic Campaigns and Strategic Research

Derek Johnson

Senior Project Manager

Ruthie Epstein

Senior Advisor to the Co- President

Michelle Liu

Project Manager, Executive Office

Johanna Sharrard

Executive Coordinator

Brandon Sutton

Executive Coordinator

Kayla Enoch

Executive Coordinator

Power Building, Organizing, and Campaigns

Aida Cuadrado Bozzo

Leadership Development Program Manager

Ben Hanna

Director of Local Strategies

Bethel Tsegaye

Deputy Director for Black Led Programs and Planning

Byron Hobbs

Senior Strategic Campaigner

Cesar Hernandez

Senior Organizer, Housing Justice Team

David Kimball

Interim Director of Immigration and Power Building

Drew Astolfi

Director of Field Support

Elsa Barboza

Senior Organizer

Emily Fischer

Senior Project Manager

Isaias Guerrero

Senior Organizer

Katy Heins

Deputy Director of the Housing Justice Team

Michael Anderson

Director, Housing Justice Team

Ross Fitzgerald

Senior Organizer

Salvador Cervantes

Midwest Regional Organizer

Seft Hunter

Director of Black Led Organizing & Power Building

Seth Borgos

Director of Research and Program Development

Tammy Thomas Miles

Economic Justice Campaign Manager

Jennifer Wells

Deputy Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building

Vick Baker

Project Manager, Field Support Team

Imaa Nicco-Annan

Project Coordinator, Black-Led Organizing and Power Building

Dominique Countee

Senior Organizer, Economic Justice

Brittany Gray

Regional Organizer, Reinvestment

Tyson Jackson

Organizer, Housing Justice Team

Kayla Gilchrist

Organizer, Housing Justice Team

Meredith Loomis Quinlan

Economic Justice Campaign Manager

Nechelle Jordan

Economic Justice Coordinator

Prudence Powell

Immigration Field Organizer

Djuan Wash

Senior Organizer, Economic Justice

Sara Mathers

Senior Organizer, Economic Justice

Michelle Lasley

Changemakers Organizer

Joshua Dedmond

Field Organizer, Reinvestment

Voter Engagement

Erika Grohoski Peralta

Senior Electoral Organizer

Franco Caliz-Aguilar

Co-Director of Electoral Power Building

Gilbert Nuñez

Electoral Data Manager

Grecia Lima

National Political Director

Kristee Paschall

Co-Director of Electoral Power Building

Bartosz Kumor

Relational Voter Program Manager

Yaheiry Mora

Deputy Director of Electoral Power Building

Mike Griffin

Senior Electoral Organizer

Madeleine Stirling

Project Manager, Electoral

Jake Peña

Relational Voter Program Manager

Benjamin Oh

Electoral Data Manager

Clay Perry

Electoral Data Manager

Brandon Brown

Electoral Organizer

Policy, Advocacy, and Ideas Generation

Chirag Mehta

Director of Policy and Ideas

AnneRose Menachery

Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor

Jennifer Cossyleon

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager

Fabienne Antoine-Nasser

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager

Nina Dastur

Director of State and Local Policy

Ana Fabregas

Program Coordinator

Jaya Chatterjee

Legislative & Advocacy Director

Communications and Digital

Jeff Parcher

Director of Public Affairs

Cristina Rayas

Director of Visual Storytelling

Ingrid Zelaya-Ascencio

Digital Campaigns Specialist

Jasmine Nazarett

Director of Strategic Communications

Mikka Macdonald

Creative Director

Domenica Ghanem

Director of Public Relations

Alondra Trevizo

Digital Media Specialist

Shasun Sulur

Digital Organizer

Rachel Diaz

Senior Digital Organizer

Gloria Chan

Multimedia Content Creator

Lizzie Maldonado

Director of Digital Strategy

Jessica Strong

Project Coordinator

Institutional Advancement

Beth Rayfield

Director of Institutional Advancement

Katherine Ollenburger

Director of Brand Strategy and Chief Writer

Susan Rightsell

Director of Development

Karla McLean

Donor Communications and Marketing Manager

Kristin Witting

Deputy Director of Development Strategy and Senior Writer

Maya Simpkins

Senior Development Strategist

Sandy Elkhoury

Major Gifts Manager

Tara Culp-Ressler

Senior Development Strategist

Danielle Johnson

Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Yulia Shevkun

Donor Database Manager

DeShanda Edwards

IA Grants Administrator

Infrastructure and Organizational Sustainability

Irma Rivera

Director of Financial Management and Compliance

Julia Foster

Director of People and Culture

John Pomeranz

General Counsel

Amber Hobbs

Deputy Director of Technology Infrastructure

Kathy Mor

Senior Events Manager

KJ Johnson

Director of Campaign Advancement and Organizational Sustainability

Marcia Glasgow

Facilities and Administrative Services Manager

Nader Zadeh

Systems and Data Manager, People and Culture

Nebil Abdusettar

People Administration (HR) Manager

Latrice Jones

Project Manager, People and Culture

Trevor Bass

Deputy Controller

Richard Tattrie

Deputy Director of Campaign Compliance

Simon Lau

Director of Integrated Technology

Darylle Sheehan

Data Systems Administrator

Hugene Fields

Controller

Sharlene Patel

Grants and Contracts Manager

Virginia Suitor

Compliance Manager

Alex Thorpe

Director of Organizational Budgeting

Ish Herod

Director of Talent Acquisition

Alice Randall

Director of People (HR) Administration

Nikki Munson

Talent Acquisition Manager

Kesi Kemet

Marketing Automation Systems Specialist

Staff Union

Community Change proudly recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers.