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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

Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships

Rebecca Spitzer
Rebecca Spitzer

VP of Product & Technology

Ben Sochar
Ben Sochar

Technical Lead

Sam Giannangeli
Sam Giannangeli

Operations Lead

Madeline Kelley
Madeline Kelley

Enterprise Account Manager

Johanna Pulgarin
Johanna Pulgarin

Program Manager

Samantha Schwarz
Samantha Schwarz

Product Lead

Jess Matley
Jess Matley

Chapter Program Lead

Raquel Ugalde
Raquel Ugalde

Chapter Program Manager

Christina Murphy
Christina Murphy

Customer Success Associate

Myra Robinson
Myra Robinson

Community Success Coordinator

Megan Oliver
Megan Oliver

Marketing Associate

Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen

Enterprise Relationship Manager


Chapter Officers

Kristie Pulvermacher
Kristie Pulvermacher

Middleton, WI

Chapter Membership Co-Lead

Vice President of Business Development, DCI Health Technology Business Group at State of Wisconsin

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Julia Petrus Verstraeten
Julia Petrus Verstraeten

San Francisco, California

Chapter Achiever Events Lead

Owner at Cozy with Posey

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Allison Ingalsbe
Allison Ingalsbe

Newport, RI

Chapter Executive Events Lead

Design Thinking Coach and Facilitator at Allison Ingalsbe | Creative Strategies

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Elizabeth Kitchell
Elizabeth Kitchell

Cincinnati, OH

Chapter Co-President

CEO at SheMoolah

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Livia Ching-Gerring
Livia Ching-Gerring

Vallejo, CA

Chapter Advisor

Executive Director - West at Ascend Leadership

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Natalie Yost
Natalie Yost

Los Angeles, CA

Chapter Networking Event Lead

Executive Assistant at Morgan Stanley

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MaryKate Meedzan
MaryKate Meedzan

New York, NY

Chapter YoPro Event Lead

Technical Program Manager at Betterment

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Michelle  Martin
Michelle Martin

Rhinebeck, NY

Chapter President

Managing Principal, Wealth Advisor at RiverStone Wealth Management, Inc.

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Jyoti Sarda
Jyoti Sarda

Los Angeles, CA

Principal at Nimble Media LLC

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Lymari Rodríguez-Casillas
Lymari Rodríguez-Casillas

San Juan, San Juan

Chapter Membership Lead

Regulatory Compliance Manager at Humana Puerto Rico

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Lara Caride
Lara Caride

Trujillo Alto, Trujillo Alto

Chapter Social Media Lead

Cofundadora at Gali producciones

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Dani Janklow
Dani Janklow

San Francisco, California

Chapter Community Influence/Content Events Lead

Director of Marketing at Decker Communications

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