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Our Team

Meet your Ellevate team! We are a dynamic group coming from diverse backgrounds and industries, and yet we can all agree on a few basic ideals. Women are awesome. Through networking and education, women can flourish. And by engaging and empowering professional women economically, we can activate a community of current and future leaders who have the power to change the world. We hope you'll join us on this exhilarating journey.

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Maricella Herrera Avila
Maricella Herrera Avila

VP Operations & Strategy

Allison Matejczyk
Allison Matejczyk

Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships

Rebecca Spitzer
Rebecca Spitzer

Director of Product

Ben Sochar
Ben Sochar

Technical Lead

Sam Giannangeli
Sam Giannangeli

Operations Lead

Madeline Kelley
Madeline Kelley

Enterprise Account Manager

Sivi Ananthasingam
Sivi Ananthasingam

Enterprise Relationship Manager

Johanna Pulgarin
Johanna Pulgarin

Program Manager

Samantha Schwarz
Samantha Schwarz

Product Lead

Jess Matley
Jess Matley

Chapter Program Lead

Raquel Ugalde
Raquel Ugalde

Chapter Program Manager

Laura Ackerman
Laura Ackerman

Marketing Lead

Calvin Ieong
Calvin Ieong

Full Stack Engineer

Amanda Chiu
Amanda Chiu

Designer

Alex Strong
Alex Strong

Executive Assistant

Charles Thompson Wang
Charles Thompson Wang

Social Media Coordinator

Nikki Elechi
Nikki Elechi

Events Coordinator

Christina Murphy
Christina Murphy

Customer Success Associate


Chapter Officers

Petra Vujaskovic
Petra Vujaskovic

Miami, Florida

Chapter Co-President

Corporate Senior Recruiter at H.I.G. Capital

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Shelley Nadel, CFP®,CLTC®, LUTCF, ADPA®
Shelley Nadel, CFP®,CLTC®, LUTCF, ADPA®

Ste. 1700, One Riverway, TX

Chapter Co-Content Events Lead

Business Owner at Financial Success Strategies

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Pamela Terlicher

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Social Catering Sales Manager at Ritz-Carlton Toronto

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Sonja Clark
Sonja Clark

Indianapolis

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Owner and Photographer at Moonbug Photography

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Tessie Tracy

Chapter Events Co-Lead

CEO and Founder at Food & Body Breakthrough

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María Eizaguirre Comendador

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Editor at Tve

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Jenna Werneke
Jenna Werneke

Richfield, Minnesota

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Advertising Executive at Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ)

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Emma Porter
Emma Porter

Denver, Colorado

Chapter Co-President

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Niha N

Chapter Networking Events Lead

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Mariel Lama
Mariel Lama

Guaynabo, PR

Chapter Treasurer

Managing Director at Bluhaus Capital

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Michelle Swenson

Chapter Networking Events Lead

Past Member

Financial Guide at Alerus

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