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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 Coorindator

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


Chapter Officers

Emily Bennett
Emily Bennett

President

Denver

Morgan Swing
Morgan Swing

Associate

Duane Morris, LLP

Networking Events Lead

Miami

Dawn Albin
Dawn Albin

Senior Vice President

Brown Brothers Harriman

Sponsorship Lead

Charlotte

Smita Khandai
Smita Khandai

Deputy Vice President

Axis Bank Ltd

Chapter Officer

Mumbai

Patrice Beiswanger
Patrice Beiswanger

Membership Lead

Austin

Magen Koepp, CPA
Magen Koepp, CPA

Employee Benefit Plan Specialist

Olsen Thielen

Networking Events Lead

Twin Cities - Minneapolis | St. Paul

Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD
Ellen Keithline Byrne, PhD

Founder, Leadership Consultant

Elle Partners, LLC

Co-President

Fairfield | Westchester

Kimberly Ramirez
Kimberly Ramirez

Co-founder

FactSumo

Social Media Lead

Philadelphia

Julia Geisman
Julia Geisman

Founder & CEO

CareerAgility LLC

Co-Member Acquisition Lead

Boston

Corinne Crockett
Corinne Crockett

Vow To Be Chic

Head of Marketing

Co-President

Los Angeles

Aurora Suh
Aurora Suh

Business Strategy Director

Business Strategy Director

Events

São Paulo

Nicole Dolan
Nicole Dolan

Senior Director, Out of the Darkness Walks

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Membership Co-Lead

Charleston

Claire Jiang
Claire Jiang

Officer

Hong Kong

Meredith Kerekes
Meredith Kerekes

Principal

Working Title Ventures

President

Detroit