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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

Director of Product

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

Laura Ackerman
Laura Ackerman

Marketing Lead

Amanda Chiu
Amanda Chiu

Designer

Nikki Elechi
Nikki Elechi

Events Coordinator

Christina Murphy
Christina Murphy

Customer Success Associate

Myra Robinson
Myra Robinson

Community Success Coordinator

Megan Oliver
Megan Oliver

Social Media Associate


Chapter Officers

Patty McAvoy
Patty McAvoy

Nashville, Tennessee

Chapter Membership Lead

Owner at Patty McAvoy Design

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Kim Carpenter
Kim Carpenter

Austin, TX

Chapter Co-President

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Jen Swanson
Jen Swanson

New Brighton, MN

Chapter Events Strategy Lead

Digital Transformation Consultant at Kicker Coaching

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Arielle Jacobs, CFA
Arielle Jacobs, CFA

Santa Monica, CA

Chapter Membership Lead

Chief Wealth Strategist at Refresh Investments

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Laura Browne
Laura Browne

Glendale, AZ

Chapter Co-President

Author of Increase Your Income: 7 Rules for Women Who Want to Make More Money at Work at Career Tips For Women

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Heather Cleary Jaugietis
Heather Cleary Jaugietis

New York, New York

Chapter Co-President

Vice President, Product Development at Two Sigma Investments

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Anastasia Ware
Anastasia Ware

Longmont, CO

Chapter Membership CoLead

Project/Program Manager at Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Rohini Bhatia
Rohini Bhatia

Manhattan, NY

Chapter Achiever Event Co-Lead

Principal / Head of Investment Management Capability at Capco

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Elise Verdooner
Elise Verdooner

Brooklyn, NY

Chapter Planning Support

Executive Director at TEEEM

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Kristen Coakley

Chapter Co-Membership Liaison

Partner & Professional Coach at Fluid Moves

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Tai Docarmo
Tai Docarmo

Missouri City, TX

Chapter Co-President

CPRES & Realtor at Keller Williams | Houston Memorial

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Nichole Wright
Nichole Wright

Los Angeles, CA

Chapter Executive Events Co-Lead

Senior Administrative Specialist at City National Private Banking

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