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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

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

Stephanie LaChance
Stephanie LaChance

Seattle, WA

Chapter Communications Lead

Associate Director, Financial Partnerships and Marketing at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

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Kristin Larson, CFP®
Kristin Larson, CFP®

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Chapter Executive Council/Innovator Events Lead

Financial Advisor at UBS

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Debra Fitts
Debra Fitts

Yorba Linda, CA

Chapter Treasurer

Director, State & Local Government and Public Education at American Express

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Rana Lee
Rana Lee

Chicago, Illinois

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Principal at SmithGroup

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Rose-marie Fernandez
Rose-marie Fernandez

Toronto, ON

Chapter Membership Lead

Chief Influencing Officer at Coaching Worx

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Sandy Cui
Sandy Cui

Beijing, Tongzhou District

Chapter Events Manager

Secretary at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Tracy Arakaki
Tracy Arakaki

Seattle, Washington

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

Project Manager at Covance

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Jenna Gardiner

Chapter New Member Lead

Operations Manager at 2U

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Dana Halpern
Dana Halpern

Mt Pleasant, South Carolina

Chapter Treasurer

Financial Services Professional at New York Life

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Alejandra M. Salaverria

Chapter Networking Events Lead

Director at Citi

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Nichole Giller
Nichole Giller

Nashville, Tennessee

Chapter Co-President

Vaccine Program Manager at Henry Jackson Foundation

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Dana Timchenko, CFP®
Dana Timchenko, CFP®

Charlotte, Nc North Carolina

Chapter Executive Council/Innovator Co-Lead

Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley

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