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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

Community Experience Coordinator

Myra Robinson
Myra Robinson

Community Success Coordinator

Megan Oliver
Megan Oliver

Marketing Associate

Rachel Cohen
Rachel Cohen

Enterprise Relationship Manager


Chapter Officers

Jill Cochran
Jill Cochran

Boston, MA

Chapter Events Lead

Product Manager at Pegasystems

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Karissa Yson, MBA
Karissa Yson, MBA

Los Angeles, CA

Chapter Community Influence Lead

Owner/Founder at KYMBA Branding + Strategies

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Anastasia Ware
Anastasia Ware

Longmont, CO

Chapter Membership CoLead

Project/Program Manager at Agilent Technologies, Inc.

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Sylvia  Liu
Sylvia Liu

San Francisco, CA

Past Member

Co-Founder & CEO at Zamani Collection

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Rana Nawas
Rana Nawas

Houston, TX

Chapter Advisor

Creator & Host at When Women Win Podcast

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Ruchi Pinniger

Chapter Entrepreneur Events Support

Founder/CEO at Watch Her Prosper

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Jessica Desjardins
Jessica Desjardins

Hoboken, NJ

Chapter Advisor

COO, Investment Platforms at Morgan Stanley

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Andrea Bednar
Andrea Bednar

Tioga, TX

Chapter Co-President Elect

Founder at AndreaBednar.com

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Andrea Chowansky
Andrea Chowansky

Collingswood, NJ

Chapter Events Co-Lead

VP, Product Manager at PNC Bank

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Tanjina Shapiro, MS, MBA

Chapter Sponsorship Lead

Chief Operating Officer at Curation Health

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Casey Williams
Casey Williams

Washington, DC

Chapter Membership Retention Lead

COO at Fenway Summer LLC

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Michelle Johnson
Michelle Johnson

Chicago, IL

Chapter Membership Lead

Senior L&D Consultant at Walgreens Boots Alliance

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