Staff

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Executive Team

Heidi Shierholz, President
Naomi Walker, Executive Vice President
Barbara Western, Chief Operating Officer
Celine McNicholas, General Counsel/Director of Policy
Angel Henry, Executive Assistant

Senior Staff

Heidi Shierholz, President
Naomi Walker, Executive Vice President
Josh Bivens, Chief Economist
David Cooper, Director, Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)
Michelle Kannan, Director of Development
Celine McNicholas, Director of Policy/General Counsel
Zane Mokhiber, Director of Data Management and Analysis
Samantha Sanders, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy
Eve Tahmincioglu, Director of Communications
Valerie Wilson, Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy
Zion Yan, Director of Finance and Operations

Research

Josh Bivens, Chief Economist
Katherine deCourcy, Research Assistant
Elise Gould, Senior Economist
Adam S. Hersh, Senior Economist
Jori Kandra, Research Assistant
Zane Mokhiber, Director of Data Management and Analysis
Monique Morrissey, Senior Economist
Hilary Wething, Economist 
Ben Zipperer, Senior Economist

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Policy

Daniel Costa, Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research
Celine McNicholas, Director of Policy/General Counsel
Margaret Poydock, Senior Policy Analyst
Lynn Rhinehart, Senior Fellow
Samantha Sanders, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy

Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE)

Valerie Wilson, Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy
Stevie Marvin, Research Assistant
Adewale Maye
, Policy and Research Analyst
Ismael Cid Martinez, Economist
Kyle Moore, Economist

Communications

Eve Tahmincioglu, Director of Communications
Max Canner, Creative Lead, Website and Digital
Amy DePoy, Digital Audience and Marketing Strategist
Nick Kauzlarich, Media Relations and Digital Director
Nicole Lewis, Deputy Communications Director
Grace Park, Editor
Ron Perazza, Creative Lead, Strategy and Project Management

Development

Michelle Kannan, Director of Development
Akida Azad, Associate Director of Development Operations
Brittney Vrzak, Development Associate

Finance, Human Resources, and Administration

Zion Yan, Director of Finance and Operations
Ariana Blackstock, Human Resources Generalist
Shurron Dempsey, Operations Manager
Sara Krauss, Administrative Support Associate
Masha Luseko, Accountant

Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) 
State Policy & Research

David Cooper, Director, EARN
Chandra Childers, EARN in the South Economic Analyst
Dave Kamper, Senior State Policy Strategist
Sebastian Martinez Hickey, State Economic Analyst
Nina Mast, Policy and Economic Analyst
Jasmine Payne-Patterson, Senior State Policy Strategist
Daniel Perez, State Economic Analyst
Jennifer Sherer, Director, State Worker Power Initiative