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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 Coordinate

Rebecca Pisko
Rebecca Pisko

Content Coordinator


Chapter Officers

Heidi Anderson
Heidi Anderson

Recruiting

Freelance

New Member Lead

Twin Cities - Minneapolis | St. Paul

Laura  Nelson Carney
Laura Nelson Carney

Senior Research Analyst, Asia-Pacific Healthcare

Sanford C. Bernstein

Co-President

Hong Kong

Liz Miller
Liz Miller

Senior Marketing Manager

Divine Chocolate USA

Marketing Lead

Washington, D.C.

Julia Geisman
Julia Geisman

Founder & CEO

CareerAgility LLC

Co-Member Acquisition Lead

Boston

Susan MacDonald
Susan MacDonald

Licensed Sales Agent

Daniel Gale Sotheby Real Estate

Co-President

Long Island

Teri Vogelsang
Teri Vogelsang

President

Savvy Accounting Software Solutions, LLC

Treasurer

Cincinnati

Pooja Kanther
Pooja Kanther

Chapter Officer

Mumbai

Petra Vujaskovic
Petra Vujaskovic

Corporate Recruiter

H.I.G. Capital

Networking Events Lead

Miami

Mara Babin
Mara Babin

Co-Founder

MBMC International LLC

Executive Council & Innovator Events Lead

Phoenix

Katie (Catherine) Tamarelli
Katie (Catherine) Tamarelli

Principal/Vice President

Fifth Third Bank

Treasurer

Detroit

Sameen Butt
Sameen Butt

Marketing Lead

Toronto

Smita Khandai
Smita Khandai

Deputy Vice President

Axis Bank Ltd

Chapter Officer

Mumbai

Alexandra Salcedo
Alexandra Salcedo

Director of Development

Baptist Health South Florida

Social Media Lead

Miami

Pamela Bakos
Pamela Bakos

Managing Principal

Bay Colony Advisory Group, Inc

Content Events Lead and Sponsorship Lead

Boston