Staff Directory

Common Cause has a national office in Washington, D.C. and staffers in 36 states. We welcome your comments on and involvement in our work. Here’s how to reach us.

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Karen Hobert Flynn

Karen Hobert Flynn

President

Karen Hobert Flynn is the President of Common Cause.

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Rob Adams

Accounts Payable Manager

Rob Adams is the Accounts Payable Manager for Common Cause.

Claudia Arango

Claudia Arango

Manager, Major Gifts

Manager, Major Gifts

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Gavin Baker

Open Government Program Manager, California Common Cause

Open Government Program Manager, California Common Cause

Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera

Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera

Executive Director, Common Cause Minnesota

Annastacia Belladonna-Carrera is the Executive Director for Common Cause Minnesota.

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

Executive Director, Common Cause Maryland

Jennifer Bevan-Dangel is the Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland

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Isabella Bronstein

Associate Digital Content Producer

Isabella Bronstein is an Associate Digital Content Producer with Common Cause.

Marilyn Carpinteyro

Marilyn Carpinteyro

Regional Director of State Operations

Marilyn Carpinteyro is Common Cause's Regional Director.

Grace Chan

Grace Chan

Director of Development and Communications, Common Cause Illinois

Grace Chan is the Director of Development and Communications for Common Cause Illinois

Allegra Chapman

Allegra Chapman

Director of Voting and Elections

Allegra Chapman is Common Cause's Director of Voting and Elections

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Raquelle Contreras

Development Associate, Common Cause Maryland

Raquelle Contreras is the Development Associate for Common Cause Maryland.

Michael Copps

Special Adviser to the Media and Democracy Reform Initiative

Michael Copps is Common Cause's Special Adviser for our Media and Democracy Reform Initiative.

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Damon Effingham

Policy Manager, Common Cause Maryland

As Policy Manager for Common Cause Maryland, Damon is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and campaigning for legislation relating to Maryland open governance initiatives and money-in-politics issues.  

Dale Eisman

Senior Writer/Editor

Dale Eisman is Common Cause's Senior Writer/Editor

Brooke Erdmann

Brooke Erdmann

Development Research and Planning Manager

Brooke is the Development Research and Planning Manager based in Los Angeles.

Kathay Feng

Executive Director, California Common Cause & National Redistricting Director

Kathay Feng is Executive Director of California Common Cause and National Redistricting Director.

Gary Ferdman

Major Gifts Officer

Gary Ferdman joined the staff of Common Cause as Director of Major Gifts in 2007, and currently serves as Major Gifts Officer.

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Heather Ferguson

Legislative Director, Common Cause New Mexico

Heather Ferguson is the Legislative Director for Common Cause New Mexico

Jenny Rose Flanagan

Vice President for State Operations

Jenny Rose Flanagan is VP for State Operations

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Caroline Fry

Elections Advocate, Colorado Common Cause

Caroline Fry is the elections advocate for Colorado Common Cause. She runs Colorado's Just Vote! Election Protection program, and works on elections/voting policy, coalition building, and outreach.

Gavin Geis

Gavin Geis

Executive Director, Common Cause Nebraska

Gavin Geis joined Common Cause in July 2013 as Nebraska executive director.

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Trevor Gervais

Lead Organizer, Common Cause Illinois

Trevor is the Lead Organizer for Common Cause Illinois

Brian-Gladstein

Brian Gladstein

Executive Director, Common Cause Illinois

Brian Gladstein is Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois.

Susannah Goodman

Director of Voting Integrity

Susannah Goodman directs Common Cause's national Voting Integrity Campaign.

Helen Grieco

Helen Grieco

Northern California Organizer, California Common Cause

Helen Grieco joined California Common Cause as an organizer in northern California in 2010.

Vernell Grissom

Director, Membership Services

Vernell Grissom is director of membership services and has been part of the Common Cause staff since 1978.

Andrew Gutierrez

Anthony Gutierrez

Executive Director, Common Cause Texas

Anthony Gutierrez is the Executive Director of Common Cause Texas.

Viki Harrison

Viki Harrison

Executive Director, Common Cause New Mexico

Viki E. Harrison is Common Cause's New Mexico Executive Director.

Jay Heck

Jay Heck

Executive Director, Common Cause in Wisconsin

Jay Heck has served as executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin since 1995.

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Nicolas Heidorn

Policy and Legislation Counsel

Nicolas Heidorn is California Common Cause's Policy and Legislation Counsel, based in the Sacramento office.

Karen Hobert Flynn

Karen Hobert Flynn

President

Karen Hobert Flynn is the President of Common Cause.

Damon Hribal

Network Administrator

Damon V. Hribal is the network administrator for Common Cause, handling computer maintenance, system support and managing the network in the national headquarters

Barry Kauffman

Barry Kauffman

Executive Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania

Barry Kauffman is executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania.

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Rob Kerth

Digital Outreach Data Analyst

Rob is Common Cause's Digital Outreach Data Analyst

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Brent Laurenz

Director of Outreach and Special Projects, Common Cause North Carolina

Brent Laurenz is the Director of Outreach and Special Projects for Common Cause North Carolina.

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Susan Lerner

Executive Director, Common Cause New York

Susan Lerner is the executive director of Common Cause New York.

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Daniel Lewkow

Political Director, Common Cause Oregon

Daniel Lewkow, as the Political Director for Common Cause Oregon.

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Jesse Littlewood

Director, Digital

Jesse Littlewood is Common Cause’s Director of Digital.

Rey López-Calderón

Director of Organizational Development

Rey López-Calderón is the Director of Organizational Development.

Bette Marchant

Chief Financial Officer

Bette Marchant is Common Cause's chief financial officer (CFO).

John Marion

John Marion

Executive Director, Common Cause Rhode Island

John Marion is executive director of Common Cause Rhode Island.

Trevon Mayers

Trevon Mayers

Assistant Director, Common Cause New York

Trevon Mayers serves as the Assistant Director for Common Cause New York, where he works on advocacy, policy, communications and other priorities for the New York chapter.

Sandra Miller

Sandra Miller

Director of Information Services and Outreach, Common Cause Wisconsin

Sandra Miller is Common Cause Wisconsin's director of information services and outreach.

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Sylvia Moore

Southern California Organizer, California Common Cause

Southern California Organizer, California Common Cause

Keisha Morris

Keshia Morris

Program Associate

Keshia Morris is a Program Associate at Common Cause

Jack Mumby

Digital Campaign Organizer

Jack Mumby is Digital Campaign Organizer for Common Cause

Elena Nunez

Elena Nunez

Executive Director, Colorado Common Cause

Elena Nunez is the Executive Director of Colorado Common Cause.

Todd O'Boyle

Director for Media and Democracy

Todd O'Boyle is Common Cause's Program Director for Media and Democracy

Bob Phillips

Bob Phillips

Executive Director, Common Cause North Carolina

Bob Phillips has served as executive director of Common Cause North Carolina since 2001.

Vimala-Phongsavanh

Vimala Phongsavanh

Assistant Director for Organization and Development , Common Cause Rhode Island

Vimala Phongsavanh serves as the Assistant Director for Organization and Development at Common Cause Rhode Island.

Jane Pinsky

Jane Pinsky

Director of the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform

Jane Pinsky has been director of the North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform since 2007

Cheri Quickmire

Cheri Quickmire

Executive Director, Common Cause in Connecticut

Cheri Quickmire is executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut.

Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport

Senior Advisor

Miles Rapoport is a senior advisor for Common Cause.

Jay Riestenberg

Jay Riestenberg

Campaigns & States Media Strategist

Jay is Common Cause's Campaigns & States Media Strategist

Paul Ryan

Paul S. Ryan

Vice President, Policy & Litigation

Paul S. Ryan is the Vice President of Policy & Litigation.

Aaron Scherb

Director of Legislative Affairs

Aaron Scherb joined Common Cause in May 2013 as the Director of Legislative Affairs to help craft and gain support for various good-governance proposals.

Susan Schreiber

Associate Vice President of Foundation Relations

Susan Schreiber is Associate Vice President of Foundation Grants.

Brinkley Serkedakis

Brinkley Serkedakis

Executive Director, Common Cause Georgia

Brinkley Serkedakis is the Executive Director for Common Cause Georgia.

Andrea Slater

Andrea Slater

Program Manager, California Common Cause

Andrea Slater is the program manager for Common Cause CA. She works on the development and implementation of programs to support government reform policies.

Claire Snyder-Hall

Claire Snyder-Hall

Program Director, Common Cause Delaware

Program Director, Common Cause Delaware

Scott-Swenson

Scott Swenson

Vice President for Communications

Scott Blaine Swenson is Vice President for Communications at Common Cause.

Corie Tanida

Corie Tanida

Executive Director, Common Cause Hawaii

Executive Director, Common Cause Hawaii

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Kate Titus

Executive Director, Common Cause Oregon

Kate Titus is the Executive Director of Common Cause Oregon.

Catherine Turcer

Catherine Turcer

Policy Analyst, Common Cause Ohio

Catherine Turcer is the policy analyst for Common Cause Ohio. An expert on redistricting reform and state level campaign finance, Catherine advocates for greater transparency and more accountable government.

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Bill Tucker

Director of Membership & Development Planning

Bill is Common Cause's Director of Membership & Development Planning.

Marissa Valeri

Digital Strategies Manager

Marissa Valeri is Common Cause's Digital Strategies Manager.

David Vance

David Vance

National Media Strategist

David Vance is the National Media Strategist for Common Cause. He works with staff at the national and state level generate media to amplify the voice and strategically advance the democracy reform agenda of the national organization and its 35 state offices.

Julia Vaughn

Policy Director, Common Cause Indiana

Julia Vaughn is the Policy Director for Common Cause Indiana.

Dan Vicuna

Dan Vicuña

National Redistricting Manager

Dan Vicuña is National Redistricting Manager for Common Cause.

Bryan Warner

Bryan Warner

Director of Communications, Common Cause North Carolina

Bryan Warner is director of communications for Common Cause North Carolina. He manages the organization's multimedia production, digital content and media outreach.

Karen Watson

Senior Accountant

Karen Watson is the Senior Accountant and is responsible for processing payroll, invoices and other accounting duties.

Pam Wilmot

Executive Director, Common Cause Massachusetts

Pam Wilmot is executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts.

Jay Young

Jay Young

Political Director, Common Cause Illinois

He is responsible for tracking, analyzing, and building campaigns around legislation on issues concerning open governance and money in politics.

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