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Advocates

VisionForward is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to advance gender equity through women’s leadership. VisionForward is represented in every region across the country through Advocates; individual leaders who are committed to the advancement of gender equity and who use their spheres of influence to amplify VisionForward.

Advocates are united by VisionForward’s two pillars of action: Valuing Caregiving and Civic Participation. They act to accelerate the pace of gender equity in their own local communities and regions by collaborating with other Advocates and Allied Organizations, hosting regional events and speaking engagements, participating in media opportunities and on social media, and collaborating with other leaders in their communities, as well as a variety of other projects.

APPLY TO BECOME A VISIONFORWARD ADVOCATE

Questions? Please contact Joyce Lewandowski, Coalition Director of VisionForward. 

Advocate Map

Looking for Advocates by state? Click below to see who represents VisionForward in each state.

NH VT DE MD NJ DC MA CT RI HI AK FL MI ME NY PA VA WV OH IN IL WI NC TN AR MO GA SC KY AL LA MS IA MN OK TX NM KS NE SD ND WY MT CO ID UT AZ NV OR WA CA

Alabama

  • Barbara Baker

    Executive Director
    Women's Leadership Institute at Auburn University

    Full Bio

Alaska

  • Carolyn Brown

    Obstetrician & Gynecologist
    Wellspring

    Full Bio
  • Teri Tibbett

    Advocacy Coordinator
    Alaska Mental Health Board
    Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

    Full Bio

Arizona

  • Channel Powe
    Governing Board President
    Powe Power
     
    Full Bio

Arkansas

  • Robin Hall Guadagnini

    Vice President
    Hall & Hall Inc.

    Full Bio

California

  • Dawn Dyer President, Founding Partner
    Dyer Sheehan Group, Inc.

    Founder/Emeritus Board Member
    Ventura County Housing Trust Fund
    Full Bio
  • Dr. Jessica Zitter

    Physician
    Founder and Chief Creative Officer

    Do No Harm Media

    Full Bio
  • Judith Lukomski

    Founder and Chief Evolution Officer

    Transitions Today Inc

    Full Bio
  • Makenzie Darling Director of Communications

    No Bully

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Eliza Chin

    Executive Director
    American Medical Women’s Association

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Anaida Colon-Muniz

    Associate Professor of Scholarly Practice
    Chapman University

    Full Bio
  • Jody Mahoney

    Vice President, Business Development and Corporate Partnerships
    Anita Borg Institute

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Sara L. Terheggen ("Dr. T")

    Managing Director
    the NBD group

    Full Bio

Connecticut

  • Donna Haghighat President
    Collabyrinth Collective LLC
    Full Bio

Delaware

  • Sadhana Pasricha

    Founder and President
    Social Capital Consultants

    Full Bio

Washington DC

  • Joycelyn Tate President

    Tate Strategies
    Full Bio
  • Hua Wang
    FUSE Executive Advisor
    Office of the Mayor, Washington DC
    Full Bio
  • Nina Russell Legislative Aide
    Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    Full Bio
  • Tara Giunta Partner
    Paul Hastings LLP
    Vice Chair
    Investigations and White Collar Defense Practice
    Full Bio
  • Suj Chandrasekhar

    Founder and Principal
    Strategic Insights

    Full Bio

Florida

  • Captain Nori Ann Reed U.S. Navy, Retired Full Bio
  • Dr. Madelon Stewart

    Community Volunteer

    Full Bio
  • Samira K. Beckwith

    President and CEO
    Hope Hospice and Community Services

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla Physician

    Past President
    American Medical Women's Association

    Full Bio
  • Sarah Owen

    President and CEO
    Southwest Florida Community Foundation

    Full Bio

Georgia

  • Elba Pareja-Gallagher
    Director of Finance
    UPS
    Founder and President
    ShowMe50.org
    Full Bio

Hawaii

  • Jennifer Li Dotson

    Vice President of Philanthropy
    National Bureau of Asian Research

    Full Bio

Illinois

  • Iuliana Balascuta

    Assistant Dean for Accreditation and Assessment

    Carle College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

    Full Bio
  • Vilma Colom

    Labor Relations Analyst IV,
    County of Cook, Bureau of Human Resources

    Full Bio

Iowa

  • Lori SchraderBachar Public Service Manager
    Professional Licensing Bureau within the Iowa Division of Banking

    Board Executive
    Iowa Architectural Examining Board and Iowa Interior Design Examining Board
    Full Bio

Kansas

  • Dr. Mildred Edwards

    Principal Consultant/Authentic Legacy Leader
    ME Executive Consulting, LLC

    Full Bio

Kentucky

  • Nikki Jackson

    Vice President and Regional Executive
    Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

    Full Bio
  • Julie Pogue

    Owner and Managing Broker
    Julie Pogue Properties

    Full Bio

Louisiana

  • Patience Talley

    Director of Community Centers and Programs
    City of Monroe Louisiana

    Full Bio
  • Donna Fraiche

    Chair
    Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz

    Full Bio

Maryland

  • Marni Puente Market Development Leader
    KPMG
     
    Full Bio
  • Dr. Zaneta Brown Ingles CEO
    Premier Learning Solutions
    Full Bio

Massachusetts

  • Elizabeth Dineen Director
    YWCA of Western Massachusetts
    Full Bio

Missouri

  • Amanda Morrison Founder and Executive Director
    M.A.D.E.: Mobilizing And Diversifying Elections
     
    Full Bio

Montana

  • Jen Euell Director, Student Advocacy Resource Center
    University of Montana
    Full Bio

Nevada

  • Richann Bender Chair
    Nevada Commission for Women

    Board of Directors
    National Association of Commissions for Women
    Full Bio

New Jersey

  • Inez Barberio Founder
    Inez Barberio, LLC - Core Growth Strategies
    Full Bio
  • Angela Dodson

    Author, "Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box"

    Founder, EditorsOnCall LLC

    Full Bio
  • Iyana McEachern Founder and Co-President
    The Giving Bookshelf
    Full Bio
  • Dr. Hena Wadhwa
    Project Manager, Department of Surgery
    Mount Sinai Hospital
    Full Bio
  • Lucienne Beard

    Executive Director
    Alice Paul Institute

    Full Bio
  • Jaya Dargan

    Director
    Non Linear Collaborations

    Full Bio
  • Theresa Dozier-Daniel

    Author 

    President & Founder
    Kingdom Ambassador Outreach Ministries/Women of Essence, Inc.

    Full Bio

New Mexico

  • Pamelya Herndon

    CEO
    KWH Law Center for Social Justice and Change

    Full Bio

New York

  • Michael Chamberlain

    Chief Marketing Officer
    Out & Equal
    Former Vice President, Community & Convening Programs, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Community, and Strategic Partnerships

    Full Bio
  • Roberta Gebhard

    Hospitalist
    WCA Hospital

    Urgent Care Physician
    Jamestown Convenience Care

    Full Bio
  • Erin Vilardi

    Founder and Director
    VoteRunLead

    Full Bio
  • Melinda Storey Weisberg

    Assistant Professor
    School of Management
    Marist College

    Full Bio
  • Teresa Younger

    President and CEO
    Ms. Foundation for Women

    Full Bio

North Carolina

  • Roberta Harper

    Chief Executive Officer
    Women's Inter-Cultural Exchange (WIE)

    Full Bio
  • Monique Stamps Program Director
    Women Embracing Abilities Now Charlotte
    Full Bio
  • Kimberly Williams

    Volunteer
    Junior League of Charlotte Board of Directors

    Full Bio

Ohio

  • Shadia Jallaq Program Manager
    The POWER Initiative at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs
    Full Bio

Oregon

  • Cheryl Myers

    Deputy Secretary of State
    State of Oregon

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Barbara Ramírez Spencer Chair
    Oregon Commission for Women

    Co-president
    AAUW Portland

    Full Bio

Pennsylvania

  • Jessica Barr
    Assistant Director, Enrollment Services
    Drexel University Online
    Full Bio
  • Jessica Bellwoar Development Officer
    Clean Air Council
    Full Bio
  • Dr. Dana Brown

    Executive Director
    Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics Chatham University

    Full Bio
  • David W. Brown
    Assistant Professor of Instruction
    Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication
    Full Bio
  • Deborah Harmon-Pugh President and National Campaign Chair
    The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation and The Women Veterans ROCK! Advocacy Campaign
    Full Bio
  • Caroline Henley Program Manager
    ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
     
    Full Bio
  • Gerry Katilius Senior Solutions Consultant
    Google gTech Professional Services
    Full Bio
  • Ellen Langas
    Author, Girls Know How® Book Series
    President, NouSoma Communications, Inc.
     
    Full Bio
  • Brynn MacDougall

    Executive Manager
    Women’s Campaign International (WCI)

    Full Bio
  • Elizabeth Moro Founder
    Civil Graces Project
    Owner
    Centreville Cafe

     

    Full Bio
  • Johanna Mudry Impact Manager - Mid Atlantic
    Laerdal
    Full Bio
  • Allen Riddick

    Director, Supplier Inclusion
    Drexel University

    Full Bio
  • Jennifer Lynn Robinson, Esquire CEO
    Purposeful Networking
    Full Bio
  • Justin Ennis Executive Director
    ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships
    Full Bio
  • Keyonna Douglas
    Legislative Analyst 
    Pennsylvania House of Representatives
    Full Bio
  • Kyle Black
    Assistant Principal, Grades 7-9
    First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School
    Full Bio
  • Stephanie Roesner

    Full-Time PhD Student

    Full Bio
  • Nicole Stephenson Director, Society of Professional Women™ (SPW)
    Main Line Chamber of Commerce

    Chief People Officer and Co-Founder
    CollegeCast LLC.
    Full Bio
  • Tammy Williams Founder and CEO
    Envision2bWell powered by She’s It, LLC 
    Full Bio
  • Zenita Henderson Director, Marketing Operations and Business Development
    Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers/International Society of Broadband Experts
    Full Bio
  • Susan Belin

    Former President
    Northeast Regional Cancer Institute

    Full Bio
  • Fran Fattah
    Assistant Counsel
    Labor and Industry, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
    Full Bio
  • Saniah Johnson

    Vice President of Strategic Analysis
    Delaware Investments

    Full Bio

Rhode Island

  • Kelly Nevins Executive Director
    Women’s Fund of Rhode Island
    Full Bio

South Carolina

  • Jennet Robinson Alterman

    President/CEO
    J. Robinson Alterman LLC

    Full Bio
  • Kendra Snipe

    Founder/CEO
    Ken Snipe Enterprises, LLC

    Full Bio

Tennessee

  • Marcia Eason

    Member,
    Miller & Martin PLLC

    Full Bio
  • Patricia Pierce

    Chair, Board of Commissioners
    Tennessee Human Rights Commission

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Phyllis Qualls-Brooks

    Former Executive Director
    Tennessee Economic Council on Women

    Full Bio
  • Yvonne Wood

    President
    Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument board

    Full Bio

Texas

  • Logan Nevonen Director
    Women Campaign
    Full Bio
  • Kimberly Olson

    Colonel (retired)
    United States Air Force

    Full Bio

Utah

  • Sheryl Allen

    Former Utah Legislator
    Education Administrator

    Full Bio

Virginia

  • Maria Cristina Caballero

    President/CEO
    Dialogue on Diversity

    Full Bio

West Virginia

  • Dr. Georgia Narsavage

    Director
    Interprofessional Education/Nursing
    West Virginia University Health Sciences Center

    Full Bio

Wisconsin

  • Shauntay Nelson

    Wisconsin State Director
    The Leadership Conference Education Fund

    Full Bio

Wyoming

  • Natalia D. Macker

    Chairwoman
    Teton County Board of Commissioners
    Founding Director
    Wyoming Women's Action Network

    Full Bio
  • Dr. Susan Scarlata Community Engagement Specialist
    Town of Jackson
    Full Bio