Stacy is a co-founder of WomenCount and has served as executive director since 2008. During the last four election cycles she has devoted herself to increasing women’s political participation. In addition to focusing on the launch of WomenCount’s new crowdfunding platform she is also a co-founder of Electing Women San Francisco, a giving circle that is part of a new national network.
Previously, she worked in political journalism, serving as editor-in-chief of Roll Call, the newspaper that covers the U.S. Congress; associate publisher of The Federal Paper, a newspaper focusing on the White House and politics; and development director at The Economist.
She holds a bachelor’s in international relations from Tufts University and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University. Stacy is married with three children and lives in Palo Alto. When she moved to California from DC more than ten years ago she swore off of politics forever and planned to reinvent herself as a yoga teacher in her new life on the west coast.
Shannon is the thrilled to join the WomenCount team and re-enter the world of Democratic politics. In addition to her role as Outreach Director, Shannon is the Finance Director for Electing Women San Francisco, a giving circle based in the city that supports Democratic women running in Senatorial and Gubernatorial races. She got her start in fundraising with Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick, working both on her campaign and in her official office. After just under two years with the Congresswoman, Shannon moved home to California and decided to explore non-profit fundraising. She worked in development for La Casa de las Madres, the oldest and largest domestic violence shelter in San Francisco as well as the SF-Marin Food Bank.
Shannon holds a Bachelors in Sociology with a focus in Women’s and Gender Studies from Northern Arizona University.
Meghan’s varied background includes broadcasting, political science, early childhood development and marketing. She has been freelance writing and working in new media and online community management in the non-profit sector for the last ten years. Her main field of work and passion has been organizations that are working to both support and increase the number of women entering the fields of politics, business, pop-culture, STEM, and more.
When not running a 5K or camping she can be found dragging her husband and two kids to musicals, comic book conventions, and concerts in and around the Bay Area.
Jonathan is a leading international expert in political campaign technology. As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania he founded Liberty Concepts, a prominent provider of digital services to candidates and issue organizations for over ten years. He was a winner of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurship Award and the first-prize winner in Ohio State University¹s national public policy essay competition.
His work has garnered numerous awards including Webby, Golden Dots, W3 Awards, the Reed, and Pollies. Karush is a former Sagner Fellow at the Century Institute of Public Policy and has served as a US State Department Technical delegate on international assignments.
Jonathan holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University.
Brian is a strategist and writer for executive leaders at global brands, media companies, startups, nonprofits, political, and advocacy organizations.
He is the author of two books: Shift & Reset: Strategies for Addressing Serious Issues in a Connected Society (Wiley, 2011) and Media Rules!: Mastering Today’s Technology to Connect with and Keep Your Audience (Wiley, 2007).
Brian began his career in politics – working on dozens of candidate and issue campaigns around the country. He spent two years as briefing director to Vice President Gore in the White House and during the 2000 presidential campaign. He has also held senior roles at leading digital, PR, and public affairs agencies, including Edelman, Mindshare Interactive Campaigns, Cone Inc., and EchoDitto.
Brian attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Columbia University. He lives in New York with his family.
Amalia, the principal of Stott Development Solutions Group, previously served as director of development at EMILY’s List and finance director for Senator Barbara Boxer.
Her development experience began on a US Senate campaign in Minnesota. She then went on to Washington, D.C., where she worked for a number of political organizations and candidates, including Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt. Amalia has also managed portfolios of national network of high-net-worth individuals in support of mission-based and nonprofit organizations. In addition, she led the marketing and development of a boutique winery in Napa Valley, and ran the day-to-day operations and business development efforts at a start-up biotechnology company in San Francisco.
Amalia is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in San Mateo, California and when not cheering on the UW Badgers she and her husband are trying to keep up with their two young daughters.