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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

Client Relations 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

Alison Williams
Alison Williams

Social Media Associate

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


Chapter Officers

Vanessa Chan
Vanessa Chan

Professor, Angel Investor & motivational speaker

Penn & Robin Hood Ventures

Co-President

Philadelphia

Toni Ann Sheridan
Toni Ann Sheridan

Women's Initiative Network Leader

BNY Mellon

Treasurer

Northern New Jersey

Jazmin Valentin
Jazmin Valentin

New Member Lead

Boston

Mary Poffenroth, M.S.
Mary Poffenroth, M.S.

Professor & Innovation Consultant

SJSU

Networking Event Lead

Los Angeles

Yujing Cai
Yujing Cai

Event Co-Lead

Boston

Zainab Kufaishi
Zainab Kufaishi

Head of Institutional Sales, Middle East & Africa

Invesco Asset Management

Corporate Liaison Co-Lead

Dubai

Michelle Swenson
Michelle Swenson

Financial Guide

Alerus

New Membership Lead

Twin Cities - Minneapolis | St. Paul

Cortney Crane, PhD
Cortney Crane, PhD

Senior Associate

Exponent

Events Co-Lead

Atlanta

Pam Krill
Pam Krill

Sharholder/Partner

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Co-President

Madison

Emily Platt
Emily Platt

Associate, Investment Research

Bronfman Rothschild

Co-President

Washington, D.C.

Lara  Caride
Lara Caride

Cofundadora y Directora Ejecutiva

Gali producciones

Social Media Lead

Puerto Rico

Christina Vanvuren
Christina Vanvuren

Brand Publicist

Uncommon Bold

Marketing Lead

Atlanta

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

Real Estate Professional

Keller Williams Realty

Co-President

Northern New Jersey

Aurora Suh
Aurora Suh

Director, São Paulo Chapter

Ellevate Network

Events

São Paulo

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