Stacy Mason | Executive Director

Stacy is co-founder and executive director of WomenCount and Electing Women Bay Area, along with responsibilities leading the national Electing Women Alliance. After working for many years in political journalism while based in Washington, D.C. Stacy turned her attention to women in politics beginning in 2008.

Prior to that, she served 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, Calif.

Megan Clayton | Digital Director

Megan is an independent consultant who has worn many hats in the world of digital communications and fundraising. She got her start in politics working on campaigns in her home state of Indiana. Since then, she has helped shape the online narratives of members of Congress, municipal governments, and advocacy-focused nonprofits, with a special focus on civil and reproductive rights.

In 2022 she founded her own communications consultancy, Upper Canal Consulting, which is based in Indianapolis’s Upper Canal neighborhood, where she lives with her husband and their cat. When she’s not working, she’s usually curled up on the couch with a book and a strong cup of coffee (in the morning) or glass of beer (in the evening).

Meghan Harvey | Community Manager

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.

Sara Mwamlima | Development Manager

With over a decade of nonprofit development experience, Sara has significantly boosted fundraising efforts across various national and international organizations.

Inspired by her parents, Sara’s commitment to women’s leadership and human rights led her to work closely with her mother at Women’s Federation for World Peace and to found her own organization, Backpacks for Africa, addressing educational needs in her father’s homeland.

Driven by her vision of increasing female representation in political leadership and fostering a culture of philanthropy, Sara advances these goals in her role as Development Manager at WomenCount & EWA. Outside of work, she enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and gardening with her dog, Chanel.

Annalise Pflueger | Finance Manager

Annalise serves as the Finance Manager for Electing Women, where she supports WomenCount’s outreach and donor relations efforts. She is passionate about working to elect more women at all levels of office and reaching gender parity in our government.

Prior to joining WomenCount, Annalise worked as a Fellow at the Meridian Center for Diplomatic Engagement and a Research Assistant at the International Finance Corporation’s SME Finance Forum. She has a background in humanitarian aid and nonprofit work. In her free time, Annalise loves exploring the Bay Area and spending time outdoors.

Kierra Powell | Engagement & Communications Manager

Kierra serves as the Engagement and Communications Manager for Women Count and EWA, where she works to raise awareness about our work and increase engagement across multiple audiences, including donors, candidates, other organizations in the political ecosystem, and digital communities. She is passionate about helping women build and sustain political power through various forms of community.

Before joining WomenCount, Kierra spent the last decade working in a variety of journalism roles, in communications throughout many levels of government, from the New York City Council to U.S. Congress, on political campaigns, and in various roles within the non-profit space. In her free time, Kierra enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring new restaurants in Brooklyn.