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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

Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships

Rebecca Spitzer
Rebecca Spitzer

Director of Product

Ben Sochar
Ben Sochar

Technical Lead

Sam Giannangeli
Sam Giannangeli

Operations Lead

Madeline Kelley
Madeline Kelley

Enterprise Account Manager

Sivi Ananthasingam
Sivi Ananthasingam

Enterprise Relationship Manager

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

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 Coordinator


Chapter Officers

Cassandra Mutkus
Cassandra Mutkus

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Chapter Membership Acquisition Lead

Business Director at Center for Psychological Wellness

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Hina Chawdhry
Hina Chawdhry

Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter Membership Lead

Tax Manager at BDO USA LLP

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Tara Yeager
Tara Yeager

Denver, Colorado

Chapter Treasurer

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Alma Mae Ko
Alma Mae Ko

Royal Oak, MI

Chapter Marketing Lead

Marketing Manager at NFP

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Laura Konort
Laura Konort

Arlington, Virginia

Chapter Young Professional Event Lead

Program Services Manager at Close Up Foundation

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María Eizaguirre Comendador

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Editor at Tve

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Cindy Kynard

Chapter Marketing Lead

Principal Marketing Consultant at Kynard Consulting

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Melisa Galasso
Melisa Galasso

Charlotte, NC

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Owner at Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

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Monisha Kapur
Monisha Kapur

Closter, New Jersey

Chapter Membership Lead

Founder- Virtual Personal Stylist at 344PM, LLC

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Lara Heacock
Lara Heacock

Glenside, Pennsylvania

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

Leadership Coach at LaraHeacock.com and KindOverMatter.com

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Allison Fedirka
Allison Fedirka

Alexandria, Virginia

Chapter New Member Lead

Director of Analyst Operations at Geopolitical Futures

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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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