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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

Sivi Ananthasingam
Sivi Ananthasingam

Enterprise Relationship Manager

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

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 Coordinator

Christina Murphy
Christina Murphy

Customer Success Associate


Chapter Officers

Melisa Galasso
Melisa Galasso

Charlotte, NC

Chapter Events Co-Lead

Owner at Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

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Emma Porter
Emma Porter

Denver, Colorado

Chapter Co-President

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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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Pamela Bakos
Pamela Bakos

Concord, MA

Chapter Advisor

Managing Principal at Bay Colony Advisory Group, Inc

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Emily Platt, CFP®
Emily Platt, CFP®

Washington, DC

Chapter Co-President

Associate, Investments at Wealthspire Advisorsw

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Denise Senter
Denise Senter

Anna, Texas

Chapter Treasurer

Chief Marketing Officer at UniFocus

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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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Avil Beckford
Avil Beckford

Toronto, ON

Chapter Co-President

Creator, Performance Accelerator Plan at Founder & Creator, The Invisible Mentor

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Nicole Normand
Nicole Normand

Toronto

Chapter Co-President

Leadership Coach and Career Transformer at Innovative Coaching Services

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Pamela Burke
Pamela Burke

Phoenix, AZ

Chapter Content Events Lead (Amazing Women Events)

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