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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

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 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

Rachel Maïga
Rachel Maïga

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

Taylor Bolton
Taylor Bolton

Communications Coordinator

Rebecca Pisko
Rebecca Pisko

Content Coordinator

Calvin Ieong
Calvin Ieong

Full Stack Engineer

Amanda Chiu
Amanda Chiu

Designer

Nadine Shelton
Nadine Shelton

Technical Project Manager

Alex Strong
Alex Strong

Executive Assistant

Charles Thompson Wang
Charles Thompson Wang

Social Media Coordinator


Chapter Officers

Linda E Bauer, VP, Wealth Manager

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Councilwoman at City of Blue Ash

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Sheryl Johnson, MBA
Sheryl Johnson, MBA

Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter Sponsorship Lead

Founder at BD-PRo Marketing

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Angela Hosking
Angela Hosking

Charlotte, North Carolina

Chapter Co-President

Owner at Her One Tribe, LLC.

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Giselle Ferreira

Chapter Membership Lead

Event Services Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City

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Erin Gahagan
Erin Gahagan

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Chapter Events Lead

Team Lead Business Development at Blackbaud

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Kiley Doll
Kiley Doll

Culpeper, Virginia

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Sales Director at GoPinLeads

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Laura Browne
Laura Browne

Scottsdale, AZ

Chapter Co-President

Senior Director Talent Development at JDA Software

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RM Harrison
RM Harrison

Pflugerville, TX

Chapter Co-President

Career Pivot Consultant at RM Harrison

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Crystal Thies
Crystal Thies

Covington, Kentucky

Chapter Member Acquisition Lead

CEO & LinkedIn Ninja at Crystal Clear Buzz

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Lindsey Doss, AAMS®
Lindsey Doss, AAMS®

Alpharetta, Georgia

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Financial Advisor at Raymond James

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Jennifer Mao-Jones
Jennifer Mao-Jones

New York, NY

Chapter President

Asia Manager at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

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Vanessa Chan
Vanessa Chan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Chapter Co-President

Professor, Angel Investor & motivational speaker at Penn & Robin Hood Ventures

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