Advisory/Emeritus Board

Emerge Advisory/Emeritus Board

Advisory Board

Kirstin Albrecht
Attorney, TRA Group

Joan Blades
Co-Founder, Move-On and Mom’s Rising

Maureen Blanc
Director, Charge Across Town

Heather Booth
Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform

Donna Brazile
Former Chair of the Democratic National Committee; Author; Political Strategist

Josie Caballero
Director, U.S. Trans Survey and Special Projects, National Center for Transgender Equality/NCTE Action Fund

Joi O. Chaney
Founder of J.O.I. Strategies

Bishop Leah Daughtry
President, On These Things LLC

Wendy Davis
Founder of Deeds Not Words; former 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Candidate and State Senator

Quinn Delaney
Founder and President, Akonadi Foundation

Caroline Donahue
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at Intuit

Loretta Durbin
President, Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership

Pamela Eakes
advertising and marketing exeutive; Former Executive Director of the Women’s Leadership Forum

Gloria Feldt
Co-Founder and President of Take The Lead

Brenda Gadd
Nashville District 24 Council Member; President and CEO at Rethink Public Strategies

Louise Gund
Democratic activist and philanthropist

Christina Ann Harbridge
President, Allegory Training

Chanelle Hardy
Civil Rights and Strategic Outreach

Scott Hogan
Former Executive Director, GA Democratic Party; Senior Strategic Advisor, President Biden

Dorka Keehn
Co-Founder, Emerge; Principal, Keehn On Art

Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez
Partner, Synergy Public Affairs

Madeleine Kunin
Former Governor of Vermont; Former U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland

Paulette Jordan
Former Candidate for Idaho Governor

Celinda Lake
President, Lake Research Partners

Lindsay Lassman
Political and Philanthropic Advisor, Lindsay Lassman Consulting; Former Emerge California Board Member

Jennifer Lawless
Commonwealth Professor of Politics, University of Virginia

Barbara Lee
Founder and President, Barbara Lee Political Office & Barbara Lee Family Foundation

Bel Leong-Hong
Founder, President, & CEO, Knowledge Advantage Inc.

Ann Lewis
President,, Former Advisor to Senator Hillary Clinton

Elissa McBride
Secretary-Treasurer, AFSCME

Alyssa Milano
Actor, Activist

Ann Miller
Director, Political/Legislative Affairs Department, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Amy Pearl
Former Emerge Board Member

Carol Pensky
Democratic Activist

Cecile Richards
Former President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Ruby Sarron
Director of Training, ActBlue

Gretchen Schoenstein
Founding Board Member, Emerge; Vice President, Allegory Inc.

Dale Schroedel
WLE Board Member

Safanya Searcy
Deputy Director, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Liz Shuler
President, AFL-CIO

Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Founder and CEO of The Representation Project, Filmmaker Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In

Rebecca Sive
Author, Women’s Leadership Strategist, former public official, and professor at the Harris School of Public Policy of the University of Chicago

Marya Stark
Co-Founder, Emerge and Trajectory Women

Gloria Steinem
Writer and activist

Robin Sternberg
Founder, Activate22, Political Strategist, and former Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development for the State of Minnesota.

Susie Tompkins Buell
Democratic activist and philanthropist

Whitney Tymas
Director, Prosecution and Racial Justice Program at the Vera Institute

Nicole Venable
Principal, Invariant

Nicholas I. Wiggins
Managing Director, Values Partnerships

Rashmi Yadav Marya
Former Emerge Board Member

Nancy Zirkin
Executive Vice President, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights


Emeritus Board

Andrea Dew Steele
Founder, Emerge