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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

Director of Corporate Partnerships

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

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

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 Associate


Chapter Officers

Lizette Ojeda, PhD
Lizette Ojeda, PhD

Houston, Texas

Chapter Young Professionals Events Lead

Career Psychologist at Dr. Lizette LLC

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Erin Urquhart

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Vice President at RBC

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Diandra Marquez

Chapter Young Professionals Events Lead

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Shelley Nadel, CFP®,CLTC®, LUTCF, ADPA®
Shelley Nadel, CFP®,CLTC®, LUTCF, ADPA®

Ste. 1700, One Riverway, TX

Chapter Co-Content Events Lead

Business Owner at Financial Success Strategies

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Trinh Abrell
Trinh Abrell

Sugar Land, Texas

Chapter Co-President

Director of Project Delivery at Paysafe

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Tai Docarmo
Tai Docarmo

Missouri City, Texas

Chapter Co-Content Events Lead

Founder at Provanah

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Raphaele Hunter
Raphaele Hunter

Golden, Colorado

Chapter Content Lead

Senior Credit Analyst at Public Trust Advisors

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Mengyuan (Miriam) Cai

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Development Coordinator at Women's Lunch Place

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Nichole Giller
Nichole Giller

Nashville, Tennessee

Chapter Co-President

Vaccine Program Manager at Henry Jackson Foundation

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Pamela Bakos
Pamela Bakos

Concord, MA

Chapter Advisor

Managing Principal at Bay Colony Advisory Group, Inc

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Violeta Kertesz Noya
Violeta Kertesz Noya

Sao Paulo, SP

Chapter Co-President

Head of Media and Business Development at Talent Marcel

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Julie Ross
Julie Ross

Niles, IL

Chapter Young Professional Lead

Strategic Planning Manager at Shure Incorporated

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