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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

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Rebecca Spitzer
Rebecca Spitzer

Director of Product

Ben Sochar
Ben Sochar

Technical Lead

Sam Giannangeli
Sam Giannangeli

People Operations Lead

Madeline Kelley
Madeline Kelley

Enterprise Account Manager

Sivi Ananthasingam
Sivi Ananthasingam

Enterprise Client Associate

Johanna Pulgarin
Johanna Pulgarin

Program Manager

Samantha Schwarz
Samantha Schwarz

Program Manager

Jess Matley
Jess Matley

Chapter Program Lead

Raquel Ugalde
Raquel Ugalde

Chapter Program Manager

Hoa Newton
Hoa Newton

Full Stack Engineer

Kirsten Penaloza
Kirsten Penaloza

Customer Experience Lead

Jessica Pelaez
Jessica Pelaez

Operations Coordinator

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 Associate


Chapter Officers

Nana Luz
Nana Luz

Makati, Metro Manila

Chapter Advisor

Co-Founder and CEO at Softype, Inc.

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Heather Cleary
Heather Cleary

New York, New York

Chapter Networking Event Co-Lead

Research and Trading Compliance at Two Sigma Investments

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Priscila Lizcano

Chapter Social Media Lead

Coding Student at Epicodus

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Lorelei Newman
Lorelei Newman

Issaquah, Washington

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Services at Bastyr University

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Cheryl Borland
Cheryl Borland

Villa Hills, KY

Chapter Co-President

Of Counsel at Griesing Law, LLC

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Christine Shin

Chapter Membership Lead

Partner/ Chair of M&A Practice at Russ, August & Kabat

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Janet Andrews
Janet Andrews

Bellevue, WA

Chapter President

Founder, Coach and Consultant at Consociata LLC

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Rocio Chisholm
Rocio Chisholm

Arlington, VA

Chapter Co-President

Global Marketing Manager at Medtronic

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Cindy Montgenie
Cindy Montgenie

Miami, FL

Chapter Co-President-Elect

CEO & Founder at New Skies Nation

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Dani Janklow
Dani Janklow

San Francisco, California

Chapter Community Influence/Content Events Lead

Director of Marketing at Decker Communications

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