Stephanie Taylor — Co-Founder
Stephanie Taylor, Co-Founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) has spent the last 15 years working on labor, electoral and advocacy campaigns throughout the country. She is a former union organizer and a pioneer in the area of scalable field, using technology and field to achieve results. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Columbia, and is a PhD candidate in American history at Georgetown. Her political commentary has appeared in Salon, The Nation and Huffington Post. Follow her on Twitter @StephanieTaylor.
Adam Green — Co-Founder
Adam Green, Co-Founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). For four years, he worked as Director of Strategic Campaigns and Civic Communications Director for MoveOn.org. Previously, Adam served as the Democratic National Committee’s press secretary in Oregon for the 2004 presidential campaign, communications director for the New Jersey Democratic Party in 2003, and press secretary for the top winning Democratic U.S. Senate race of 2002. He has a B.A. from George Washington University and a law degree from University of Virginia. He is a frequent contributor on MSNBC, CNN, and Current TV. Follow him on Twitter @AdamGreen.
TJ Bateman – Data Manager & Training Coordinator
TJ Bateman is a former high school teacher. Though this is his first foray into progressive politics he has long been a supporter of progressive causes and candidates. He lives with his wife and two dogs in Nashville, Tennessee.
Forrest Brown — Senior Organizer & Director of Online Marketing
Forrest began his career in progressive politics with the PCCC in 2009 while still in high school. He’s played a variety of roles at the PCCC over years before taking on online marketing in 2011. He is a student at Harvard in Cambridge, MA.
Karissa Gerhke — Director of Member Engagement, Target States.
Karissa comes to the PCCC from the environmental movement where she mainly organized against dirty energy. After graduating with a B.S. in Biology from the University of South Florida, Karissa went on to organize with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. She successfully sought to prevent the construction of a proposed coal plant in rural West Texas. When she’s not working to build power, Karissa likes to don her Wellies and explore her current home – Portland, OR.
Jake Conarck — Electoral Associate
Jake is a longtime veteran of electoral politics, having worked on campaigns throughout the country. After graduating from Stony Brook University, he moved to Arlington, VA to work on politics full-time. In his spare time, you’ll find him doing the New York Times crossword (in pen!) or watching movies.
Megan Gean – Director of Finance Support
Prior to joining PCCC, Megan worked as a fundraising consultant handling the day-to-day fundraising operations of both non-profit and political clients. Megan has also served in other various fundraising roles; including work for a prominent DC fundraising consultant and also on then-Congressman Tom Allen’s US Senate campaign in her home state of Maine. Megan lives in Washington, DC where she can often be found cheering for all New England sports teams.
Amanda Johnson — Chief of Staff
Amanda Johnson started her foray into the political world working at Changing Targets Media, before finding her passion organizing for progressive causes at the PCCC. She lives in Washington DC, where she can be found cooking dinner with friends and striving to beat her fastest time at solving Sudoku.
Ethan Jucovy — Lead Technical Architect
Ethan has been a professional Python software developer since 2006. Before joining the PCCC, he built web applications for community organizers and government transparency at a NYC-based nonprofit, and distance learning platforms and new media teaching tools for Columbia University professors. He is active in open source communities and has made core contributions to prominent Python projects like Django, Plone and Virtualenv. One day, he hopes to build software that will help all the robots evolve better.
Drew McConville – Senior Designer
Drew began working with the PCCC through the Next Generation of Talent project where he designed the Petition for the Public Option, a full-page ad that ran in the New York Times at the height of the battle for the public option. In addition to working with the PCCC, he has worked in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, with voting rights groups and the Boston Election Department to help improve the Boston’s poll worker training program, and in higher education. Drew currently lives in Illinois with his wife, Kassie, and their dog, Beacon.
Michael Snook — Chief Information Officer
Michael is an organizer from Charlottesville, VA, specializing in data, targeting and technology. He was the PCCC’s first employee, and now leads the tech team. He loves finding new ways to do things, measuring the unmeasurable, and building applications that empower activists to do great organizing.
Ruth Morrison — P100 Training Director
Ruthie joined staff at PCCC in the Spring of 2013 after 4 years in grassroots leadership at Greenpeace USA, where she coordinated national energy work and global corporate campaigns and managed a team of field staff. She’s a Green Corps graduate and Bowdoin College alumnus. She lives in Richmond, VA where she likes to garden, bike, and drink cold beers.
Kimberly Fountain — Campaign Director
Kimberly brings eight years of organizing experience and fourteen years of non-profit experience to PCCC. Kimberly has held previous positions with AAUW, United to End Genocide,1Sky, TrueMajority, GCI for MoveOn.org Political Action, and AID Atlanta. She lives in Stafford, Virginia with her husband, Andre and a plethora of newts and turtles.
Holly Witherington — Campaign Director
Holly comes to PCCC with 8 years of organizing experience in progressive politics focusing on issue advocacy, union organizing, and electoral campaigns. She most recently worked as a lead organizer with MoveOn.org focusing on field development and scalable organizing in the South and Southwest. Holly currently lives in Austin, Texas with her dog, Twiggy and cats, Shrimp and Caroline. In her spare time, you’ll find her at a local swimming hole, or out seeing live music.
Matt Wall — Press Associate
First hired as a PCCC Fellow in the fall of 2010, Matt currently works as a Press Associate. Prior to working for the PCCC, he was a Field Director with Jerry Wasserman’s campaign for State Representative in Massachusetts. Matt is a graduate of Boston University where he got degrees in History and Political Science. He continued to live in Boston, Massachusetts after graduation and tries to be as active as possible in the local political scene. Matt enjoys watching British political dramas — a side effect of studying in London in the fall of 2008.
Anton Medvedev — Online Organizer
Anton started organizing around labor and reproductive rights issues at the University of Maryland: College Park. Upon graduation, Anton worked with sex worker rights, affordable child care, animal rights, and reproductive rights organizations throughout DC. Prior to becoming a PCCC fellow, he was a fellow with Barack Obama’s campaign in Virginia.
Kayla Wingbermuehle — Director of Field Support
Prior to joining the PCCC, Kayla was the Field Director for Lori Saldana’s 2012 campaign in California’s 52nd Congressional District. She began her political career as an Associate at Hilltop Public Solutions, where she worked on races and initiatives in Colorado, Missouri, Washington and California. A St. Louis native, Kayla graduated from Missouri State University in 2010. She currently lives in San Diego, CA.
Meredith joined the PCCC with knowledge in brand and identity design, typography, and photography. She has experience in socially responsible design for issues such as animal welfare and environmental conservation. Meredith graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from Western Michigan University in 2012 and studied in Italy to further her education in art and design. She currently lives in Kalamazoo, MI.
Trell Thomas comes to PCCC after years of being heavily involved in the progressive movement where he has organized on a number of different issues including education, healthcare, and civil rights. He is a South Carolina native and graduated with a BA in Mass Communication at Winthrop University in his home state. His lifelong goal is to empower others and help them find the “light within” in order to create a better future for themselves. Trell lives by the mantra “be the change you want to see in the world” and is determined to do just that. In his spare time Trell loves to create things (food, clothing, designs). When he is not working, he can be found in all the cool hang spots with good friends, good food, and having a good time.
Laura joined the PCCC with diverse public sector and nonprofit experience. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of St Andrews in Scotland and an MSc in International Public Policy from University College London. Prior to becoming a PCCC fellow, she was a press intern in the U.S. Senate, interned in the British House of Commons and did communications work and international affairs research in the nonprofit sector.