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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

Senior Director of Operations & Strategy

Allison Matejczyk
Allison Matejczyk

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Tina Pettigrew
Tina Pettigrew

Director of Communications

Rebecca Spitzer
Rebecca Spitzer

Director of Product

Ben Sochar
Ben Sochar

Technical Lead

Samantha Giannangeli
Samantha Giannangeli

People Operations Manager

Madeline Kelley
Madeline Kelley

Business Development Associate

Sivi Ananthasingam
Sivi Ananthasingam

Client Relations Associate

Johanna Pulgarin
Johanna Pulgarin

Program Manager

Samantha Schwarz
Samantha Schwarz

Junior Program Manager

Jess Matley
Jess Matley

Chapter Operations & Event Coordinator

Raquel Ugalde
Raquel Ugalde

Chapter Operations Manager

Rachel Maïga
Rachel Maïga

Chapter Operations Manager

Alison Williams
Alison Williams

Marketing Coordinator

Hoa Newton
Hoa Newton

Full Stack Engineer

Elisa Verna
Elisa Verna

Junior Engineer

Kirsten Penaloza
Kirsten Penaloza

Customer Experience Coordinator

Jessica Pelaez
Jessica Pelaez

Operations Coordinator

Laura Ackerman
Laura Ackerman

Marketing Manager

Taylor Bolton
Taylor Bolton

Communications Coordinator

Rebecca Pisko
Rebecca Pisko

Content Coordinator

Caroline Kang
Caroline Kang

Events Associate


Chapter Officers

Jody Hansen
Jody Hansen

Vice President

BMO Harris Bank

Treasurer

Madison

Nora White
Nora White

Events Manager

The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network)

Events Lead

Long Island

Maya Itani
Maya Itani

Managing Director

Itani & Company Marketing Consultants

Marketing Lead

Dubai

Renee Cohen
Renee Cohen

Financial Advisor

Northwestern Mutual

Membership Lead

Los Angeles

Tezeta "Tez" Roro, MBA, REALTOR
Tezeta "Tez" Roro, MBA, REALTOR

Licensed Real Estate Professional

Keller Williams Realty, Inc.

Co-President

Northern New Jersey

Laura Farahani
Laura Farahani

Managing Partner/Owner

Cambridge Leadership Associates

Treasurer

Long Island

Giselle Ferreira
Giselle Ferreira

Membership Lead

Central New Jersey

Judith Lukomski
Judith Lukomski

Chief Evolution Officer

TTi Performance Consulting

President

Orange County

Grace Maa
Grace Maa

President

London Chapter

President & Treasurer

London

Nicole Case, MSHR, SPHR
Nicole Case, MSHR, SPHR

Manager, HR Business Partner

PRA Health Sciences

Events Co-Lead

NC Triangle

Emily Bezak, MBA
Emily Bezak, MBA

Direct Marketing Officer

Dollar Bank

Marketing Lead

Pittsburgh

Lori Bruhns
Lori Bruhns

Productivity Coach and Speaker for individuals & businesses

Lori Bruhns

Member Acquisition Lead

NC Triangle

Diandra Marquez
Diandra Marquez

Social Media Lead

Austin

Sylvia  Liu
Sylvia Liu

Co-Founder & CEO

Zamani Collection

Beijing