TEAM

 

Erin Mazursky, Founder & Executive Director

Over a decade of experience building and supporting movements globally; former strategy, Purpose; Youth Advisor, USAID; Obama ‘08 organizer; youth movement consultant; co-founder & Executive Director, STAND

 

Rachel Dougherty, Communications & Special Projects Coordinator

Five years of community organizing experience; Board member of IgnatianQ; Fordham University graduate focusing on equitable access to public space

 

jackson fischer-ward, programs & operations coordinator

Helped launch the inaugural Rhize Catalyst Fellowship; NYU graduate with a focus on historic European social movements; bike guru

 

ivan marovic, director of training & systems design

Leader in the Otpor! movement that brought down Milosevic who has now supported movements in dozens of other countries; advisor and trainer for the International Center for Nonviolent Conflict

 

may miller-dawkins, lead researcher

Researcher, advocate, and coalition builder for workers, communities and marginalised groups; Head of Research at Corelab; Senior Advisor on Governance and Transparency at The B Team


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Marilia Bezerra, Secretary of the Board of Directors

Founder & CEO, Aldeia Works, former Clinton Global Initiative executive team

 

Kurt Ronn, Treasurer of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founder of HRWorks; contributor to major HR industry journals; Strategic consultant to venture-backed startups and major corporate reorganizations

 
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Nada Zohdy, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Runs the OpenGov Hub, the world's first open government-themed coworking community and a network of nearly 40 organizations  citizen participation around the globe

 

Dr. Maria J. Stephan, board of directors

Senior policy fellow, United States Institute of Peace (USIP); nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council; former lead foreign affairs officer in the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations

 

Michael Slaby, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Head of mission at Timshel, a social impact technology company; former Chief Integration and Innovation Officer for Obama for America.

 

DAR VANDERBECK, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Managing Director, Teach For America; Partner, Imperative; former Program Strategist USAID Office of Transition Initiatives

 

Brendan Halloran, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Senior Fellow in the International Budget Partnership’s Strategy and Learning Team; former Transparency and Accountability initiative, leading the program’s impact and learning stream.

 
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scott Curran, BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Founder, Beyond Advisers; strategic counselor to social innovators; former General Counsel for the Clinton Foundation

 
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Ann-Sofie Jespersen, Board of Directors

Cairo-based; former ActionAid; decade-long student & teacher of activism

 

William J. Dobson, advisor

Editor of Politics & Foreign Affairs at Slate; author, The Dictator's Learning Curve

 
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Joe Conte, Advisor

Entrepreneur, strategist, and tech advisor; former organizing director at NationBuilder