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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


Chapter Officers

Tanjina Shapiro, MS, MBA

Chapter Sponsorship Lead

Vice President, Client Services at Trust Healthcare

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Christine Shin

Chapter Membership Lead

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

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Niki Pappas
Niki Pappas

Cincinnati, OH

Chapter Content Events Lead

Mindful Wellness Guidance, Yoga, Bodywork at Niki Pappas Wellness

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Pamela Burke
Pamela Burke

Phoenix, AZ

Chapter Content Events Lead (Amazing Women Events)

Founder of The Women's Eye Website at The Women's Eye (thewomenseye.com)

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Sandy Quinque
Sandy Quinque

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Chapter Co-President

President at Owner

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Beatina Theopold
Beatina Theopold

Los Angeles, CA

Chapter Sponsorship Lead

Partner at Juniperseed Consulting

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Sharika Stanford

Chapter Young Professionals Lead

Associate Accountant at Liberty Mutual Insurance

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Vicki Mayowski
Vicki Mayowski

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chapter Treasurer

Treasurer at Foster Holdings, Inc.

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Bonnie Bandas Delgado
Bonnie Bandas Delgado

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Chapter Advisor

Advisory Board Member at Ellevate PR Chapter

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Katie Moore
Katie Moore

Phoenixville, PA

Chapter Co-President

Principal - Relationship Management at Hamilton Lane

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Laura Yunger
Laura Yunger

Chicago, Illinois (Il)

Chapter Co-President

CEO at Saltare Solutions, LLC

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Kristina Ojdanic
Kristina Ojdanic

New York, NY

Chapter Events Lead

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