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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

Emily Platt, CFP®
Emily Platt, CFP®

Washington, DC

Chapter Co-President

Associate, Investment Research at Bronfman Rothschild

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Lisa Stone
Lisa Stone

New York, NY

Chapter Co-President

Principal, Financial Advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management

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Kelly Nobles
Kelly Nobles

Dubai

Chapter Co-President

Executive Finance Leader - Middle East, Turkey & Africa at GE

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Tara Yeager
Tara Yeager

Denver, Colorado

Chapter Treasurer

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Alyssa Reese
Alyssa Reese

Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter Co-President

Digital Marketing Senior Manager at BDO USA

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Natalia Truong
Natalia Truong

Miami, Florida

Chapter Co-President

Co-Founder and Executive Director at at Arcarius Group

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Erika Coombs
Erika Coombs

Scottsdale, Arizona

Chapter Member Acquisition Co-Lead

Director at Stifel

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Erin Urquhart

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Vice President at RBC

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LaTasha Gandy
LaTasha Gandy

Charleston, South Carolina

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

Business Banking-Relationship Manager at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Pooja Kanther

Chapter Chapter Officer

Past Member

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Beth Rutherford
Beth Rutherford

Seattle, WA

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

BD Executive at Grant Thornton

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