Staff

Community Change Action is an organization of organizers. We bridge the worlds of grassroots organizing and progressive politics with organizers working across the United States and headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Co-Leaders

Lorella Praeli

Lorella Praeli is the Co-President of Community Change and Community Change Action. 

Lorella is passionate about building collective power to win transformative policy change at all levels of government, so that people can thrive. Most recently, she was the ACLU’s Deputy National Political Director, where she fought to defend and expand the rights of immigrants and refugees. Prior to joining the ACLU, Lorella mobilized the Latinx vote as Hillary Clinton’s National Latino Vote Director. 

Lorella moved from Peru to Connecticut with her family at the age of ten. Her life was transformed after coming out as “undocumented and unafraid” and organizing undocumented students to step into their power in Connecticut. She then served as United We Dream’s Director of Advocacy and Policy, where she led the campaign to implement DACA and was part of the team that persuaded the Obama administration to protect four million undocumented Americans through DAPA.

She currently serves as a member of the ACLU National Board, Edward W. Hazen Foundation Board of Trustees, FWD.us Board of Directors, and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) Board of Directors.

Lorella is a proud Latina who believes that we will win.

Dorian Warren

Dorian Warren is co-President of Community Change Action, and co-chair of the Economic Security Project. A progressive scholar, organizer, and media personality, Dorian has worked to advance racial, economic, and social justice for over two decades. He taught for over a decade at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, where he was co-director of the Columbia University Program on Labor Law and Policy. He also worked at MSNBC, where he was a contributor and host, as well as the executive producer of “Nerding Out” on MSNBC’s digital platform. He serves on the boards of Working Partnerships USA, the Leadership Conference Education Fund Board, the National Employment Law Project, and The Nation magazine, among others.

Executive Office

Carmen Orozco-Acosta

Senior Advisor to the Co-President

Kyle Grassi

Director of Executive Office and Organizational Planning

Lilia Cherchari

Senior Project Manager, Executive Office

Tottionna Matthews

Project Manager, Executive Office

Afua Atta-Mensah

Chief of Programs

Jonathan Hogstad

Director of Strategic Campaigns and Strategic Research

Derek Johnson

Senior Project Manager

Michelle Liu

Project Manager, Executive Office

Ruthie Epstein

Senior Advisor to the Co-President

Kayla Enoch

Executive Coordinator

Power Building, Organizing, and Campaigns

Aida Cuadrado Bozzo

Leadership Development Program Manager

Ben Hanna

Director of Local Strategies

Bethel Tsegaye

Deputy Director for Black Led Programs and Planning

Byron Hobbs

Senior Organizer, Reinvestment

Cesar Hernandez

Senior Organizer, Housing Trust Fund Project

Daniel Coates

Immigration Field Director

David Kimball

Senior Field Advisor

Dominique Countee

Senior Organizer, Economic Justice

Drew Astolfi

Director of Field Support

Elsa Barboza

Senior Organizer

Emily Fischer

Senior Project Manager

Isaias Guerrero

Senior Organizer

Jennifer Wells

Deputy Director of Black Led Organizing and Power Building

Katy Heins

Senior Field Organizer

Marelyn Martinez

Project Manager, Immigration

Michael Anderson

Director, Housing Trust Fund Project

Rabayah Akhter

Project Manager, Immigration

Rommel Sandino

Senior Organizer

Ross Fitzgerald

Field Organizer

Salvador Cervantes

Midwest Regional Organizer

Seft Hunter

Director of Black Led Organizing & Power Building

Seth Borgos

Director of Research and Program Development

Sulma Arias

Director of Immigration and Power Building

Tammy Thomas Miles

Economic Justice Campaign Manager

Vick Baker

Project Manager, Field Support Team

Imaa Nicco-Annan

Project Coordinator, Black-Led Organizing and Power Building

Wendoly Marte

Director of Economic Justice

Brittany Gray

Regional Organizer, Reinvestment

Tyson Jackson

Organizer, Housing Trust Fund Project

Kayla Gilchrist

Organizer, Housing Trust Fund Project

Meredith Loomis Quinlan

Economic Justice Campaign Manager

Nechelle Jordan

Economc Justice Coordinator

Prudence Powell

Immigration Field Organizer

Sara Mathers

Senior Organizer, Economic Justice

Voter Engagement

Bartosz Kumor

Relational Voter Program Manager

Erika Grohoski Peralta

Senior Electoral Organizer

Franco Caliz-Aguilar

Co-Director of Electoral Power Building

Gilbert Nuñez

Electoral Data Manager

Grecia Lima

National Political Director

Kristee Paschall

Co-Director of Electoral Power Building

Mike Griffin

Senior Electoral Organizer

Yaheiry Mora

Deputy Director of Electoral Power Building

Madeleine Stirling

Project Manager, Electoral

Jake Peña

Relational Voter Program Manager

Policy, Advocacy, and Ideas Generation

Chirag Mehta

Director of Policy and Ideas

AnneRose Menachery

Senior Policy & Advocacy Advisor

Fabienne Antoine-Nasser

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager

Jennifer Cossyleon

Policy Advisor / Mellon ACLS Public Fellow

Nina Dastur

Director of State and Local Policy

Ana Fabregas

Program Coordinator

Communications and Digital

Jeff Parcher

Director of Public Affairs

Anaf Wako

Social Media Manager

Cristina Rayas

Director of Visual Storytelling

Domenica Ghanem

Media Relations Manager

Ingrid Zelaya-Ascencio

Digital Campaigns Specialist

Jasmine Nazarett

Director of Strategic Communications

Mikka Macdonald

Creative Director

Jessica Strong

Project Coordinator

Gloria Chan

Multimedia Content Creator

Rachel Díaz

Digital Organizer

Institutional Advancement

Beth Rayfield

Director of Institutional Advancement

Karla McLean

Donor Communications and Marketing Manager

Katherine Ollenburger

Director of Brand Strategy and Chief Writer

Kristin Witting

Deputy Director of Development Strategy and Senior Writer

Maya Simpkins

Senior Development Strategist

Sandy Elkhoury

Major Gifts Manager

Susan Rightsell

Director of Development

Tara Culp-Ressler

Senior Development Strategist

Yulia Shevkun

Donor Database Manager

Infrastructure and Organizational Sustainability

Amber Hobbs

Senior Technology Support Manager

Ryan Young

Chief Operating and Financial Officer

Irma Rivera

Director of Financial Management and Compliance

Julia Foster

Director of People and Culture

John Pomeranz

General Counsel

KJ Johnson

Director of Campaign Advancement and Organizational Sustainability

Alex Thorpe

Director of Organizational Budgeting

Darnetta N. Hollis

Accounts Payable Manager

Kathy Mor

Senior Events Manager

Marcia Glasgow

Facilities & Administrative Services Manager

Nader Ghorban Zadeh

Systems and Data Manager, People and Culture

Nebil Abdusettar

People Administration (HR) Manager

Hugene Fields

Controller

Trevor Bass

Deputy Controller

Darylle Sheehan

Data Systems Administrator

Richard Tattrie

Deputy Director of Campaign Compliance

Latrice Jones

Project Manager, People and Culture

Simon Lau

Director of Integrated Technology

Sharlene Patel

Grants & Contracts Manager

Staff Union

Community Change proudly recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers.