Debra Cleaver, Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Debra Cleaver is the founder and CEO of VoteAmerica, a national nonprofit leveraging research-driven campaigns to register and turnout the 100+ million Americans who are traditionally excluded by partisan outreach efforts. Debra is a serial founder whose organizations include Vote.org (2016), ElectionDay.org (2018), Long Distance Voter (2008), and Swing the State (2004). Debra is an alum of Pomona College and Y Combinator, and a former Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow for Social Entrepreneurship.
Debra frequently speaks on issues impacting voter turnout, with appearances at SXSW, Harvard Law, the Harvard School of Government, and University of Michigan. Debra’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, C-SPAN, WIRED, Bloomberg, The BBC, Forbes, and more. When she’s not working, Debra is probably sleeping, since she has learned the hard way that her “passion projects” have a way of turning into national organizations.
Jordan James Harvill, Chief of Staff
Jordan James-Harvill is the Chief of Staff to the CEO of VoteAmerica. An activist at heart, Jordan is a veteran of 15+ candidate and issue-based campaigns spanning local, state, and federal offices. Prior to joining the VoteAmerica team, Jordan served in various organizing, communications, and operations roles for a host of progressive political organizations: Vote.org, Organizer, Nicole Yelich Strategies, and the San Francisco Democratic Party. A proud alum of the California State University system (#MadeintheCSU), he resides in San Francisco, CA. Keep up with his political rants on Twitter @jj_harvill.
Daniel McCarthy, Vice President of Finance and Operations
Daniel McCarthy is the Vice President of Finance and Operations for VoteAmerica. Daniel has more than 10 years' experience bringing operational excellence to mission driven organizations and is passionate about social justice issues and activism. He has served in leadership or as an advisor to three presidential candidates, a congressional candidate, a super PAC, two joint fundraising committees, six social welfare organizations, and numerous nonprofits throughout his career. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both an MBA from Webster University and a Masters Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Springfield. Daniel lives in upstate New York with his husband, James, and cavalier king Charles spaniel fur baby, Jack. He spends his free time listening to NPR, volunteering, and traveling.
Josh Levinger, Director of Product
Josh Levinger is the Director of Product of VoteAmerica. He has worked for ten years on civic engagement and voter technology with organizations like Purpose, Fight for the Future, CREDO Action, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Libyan High National Elections Commission, and the Citizen Engagement Lab. He helped build the world's first SMS voter registration system in Libya in 2013, and developed the HelloVote chatbot in 2016. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT Media Lab, and lives in Oakland, CA. Find him on Twitter @jlev.
Nick Catalano, Director of Technology
Nick Catalano is the Director of Technology of VoteAmerica. A digital organizer since the start, Nick began a blog at 16 supporting the Howard Dean for President campaign and requested his first voter file at 17 during his (unsuccessful) run for school board. Nick worked as the Technology Manager at the New Organizing Institute, Technology Advisor at the Obama Foundation, and Director of Technology and CTO at Organizing for Action, where he securely built and maintained some of the largest social media accounts, websites, and supporter databases in the world. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he studied Political Science and Computer Science. Nick lives in Philadelphia and enjoys performing in musical improv. He can be found promoting the use of 2 Factor Authentication on Twitter at @NickCatal.
Camden Lee, Software Engineer
Camden Lee is a Software Engineer at VoteAmerica with nearly a decade of experience working at the intersection of technology and activism. A front-end developer by trade, Camden is focused on shaping accessible, efficient, and meaningful user experiences. Most recently, he developed technology for organizations including Kamala Harris for the People, Supermajority, March for our Lives, NARAL, and Common Cause at Wide Eye, a full service digital agency. In the past, he's also worked with organizations such as When We All Vote, Coworker.org, Freedom for All Americans, and Organizing for Action. When he's not leveraging the internet for social change, Camden is creating overly ambitious meals in the kitchen, racing cyclocross, and rock climbing.
Ben “Fuzzy” Weissmann, Senior Software Engineer
Ben “Fuzzy” Weissmann is a Senior Software Engineer at VoteAmerica. His career in political activism began at age 11 with a trip to the Massachusetts State House to berate a state representative who was planning to vote against marriage equality. Before joining VoteAmerica, Ben worked on the organizing technology team at the Elizabeth Warren campaign, building P2P texting software, election-day organizing tools, and workflow automations to support field and digital organizers. Previously, he served as first employee and architecture lead at Tulip as the company grew from 3 to over 75 people, and has held software engineering roles at Twitter and TripAdvisor. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and lives in Cambridge, MA. Find him on the Internet at https://benweissmann.com.
Konica Ghosh, Senior Program Manager
Konica Ghosh is the Senior Program Manager at VoteAmerica. Konica has ten years' experience managing paid media and other programs for both brands and causes. Since 2016, her focus has been on politics and advocacy work, including stints with two presidential campaigns. Konica is a graduate of New York University, where she received both her BA and MBA. She lives in Los Angeles, CA and enjoys seeing live music, watching movies in the theater, and visiting tiki bars (and friends) across America.
Justin Jones, Director of Fundraising
Justin Jones is the Director of Fundraising for VoteAmerica. His most recent roles include Chief Development Officer for the Democratic Party of Virginia and Communications Director for the successful Abigail Spanberger for Congress campaign. A California native, he is a former Legislative Staffer to San Francisco Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, the first openly HIV-positive member on the board. He is the founder and past President of the United Democratic Club, where he raised nearly $1 million for the club's PAC in 2016. Beyond politics, he is a huge history buff and has an avowed green thumb. He and his wife, Sarah, reside in Richmond, VA with their rambunctious dog, Teddy Duke. Find him on Twitter: @justinsamjones
Amanda Crumley, Communications Strategist
Amanda Crumley is a Communications Strategist for VoteAmerica. She specializes in message development, political strategy, strategic communications, and business development. Over the course of her 28-year career, she devised communications strategy, managed political campaigns and advised candidates, elected officials, startups and other major clients in high-stakes winning elections, and advocacy and public affairs campaigns across the country.
As founder of Crumley Communications & Public Strategies, Amanda has advised a broad range of high-profile clients, including nonprofits, major corporations, labor unions, political campaigns and organizations, documentary filmmakers and startups. She’s also a longtime advisor to the civic tech startup Countable.us.
Crumley is a veteran of four presidential and multiple House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns, and she spent more than four years in the Clinton White House. She has served as communications director for Governor Tom Vilsack of Iowa, and as communications director on the winning gubernatorial campaigns of Governors Mike Easley (D-North Carolina) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia), and for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides (D-California). In 2004, Crumley was the Deputy State Director for Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign in the winning battleground state of Pennsylvania.
Campaigns & Elections, the nation's leading magazine for political professionals, named Crumley as a “Rising Star of Politics” in 2002. The Arkansas Times named her a “Visionary Arkansan” in August 2014 for her work as co-founder and executive director of Southern Progress Fund, a political action committee dedicated to helping elect progressives in the South.
Eileen Lin, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Eileen Lin is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at VoteAmerica. She focuses on creating strategic alliances with corporations, nonprofits and influencers to advance voter turnout. For almost 2 decades, Eileen has worked with Fortune 500 companies to design authentic partnerships for social, environmental and political causes. She joined VoteAmerica from The Nature Conservancy where she mobilized companies to support and implement nature-based solutions that build resilient, thriving cities. Previously Eileen led strategic stakeholder communications efforts for United Way Worldwide where she worked closely with multinational corporations to share the impact of their CSR initiatives in areas of education, income and health.
Eileen is an adjunct professor of corporate responsibility communications at George Washington University. She has a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs and East Asian Studies from University of Virginia. Eileen is fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and Japanese. She currently lives with her family in the Washington D.C. area with her husband, daughter and pup. Eileen is a foodie, dancer and a dog lover.
Alexa Zuroff, Manager of Strategic Partnerships
Alexa Zuroff is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at VoteAmerica, focusing on influencer activation, youth engagement, and social media partnerships and campaigns. Her background lies in enterprise tech/SaaS sales, digital marketing sales and executing on strategic corporate brand partnerships. Before moving to Miami, she was the Project Manager on VaynerMedia’s influencer team in Manhattan, working with influencers on behalf of corporations like: Ralph Lauren, Hunter Boots, Johnny Walker, General Electric, etc. Born and bred in Boston, Alexa volunteers as a member of the communications board for the Democratic Club of Miami Beach and is passionate about voter rights legislation and vote by mail. When she’s not being a partnerships rockstar, Alexa is at the beach, eating chicken nuggets with her labrador retriever puppy.