Flip the Vote Leadership Team
Jacquie Anderson is an independent consultant working with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropic foundations on research and evaluation, needs assessment, and strategy. Jacquie participated in Flip the House in 2018. Because of the success of that effort, she decided to take a more active role in Flip the Vote 2020.
Elissa Gershon is a disability rights litigator who took a hiatus from practicing law to focus on the 2020 election. She now works at the National Disability Rights Network on voting rights for people with disabilities. In addition to her work at Flip the Vote, she is part of the volunteer leadership of the East Bay Activist Alliance, which works to flip and hold state legislative seats in strategic states.
Maria Giudice is a design leader, leadership coach, and public speaker who specializes in building the next generation of creative leaders. Maria’s experience includes founding and growing the award-winning design firm Hot Studio, and leading global design teams at Facebook and Autodesk. She has been an active member of the Flip the Vote Leadership Team since 2018.
Samantha Graff is a co-founder of Onside Partners, a boutique consultancy that helps foundation and nonprofit leaders wrangle big ideas into strategic action. She is also a lawyer with a background in the application of constitutional law to public health policy. Sam has been on the leadership team of Flip the Vote since its incarnation as Flip the House.
Kim Haveson is a social worker practicing in San Francisco and Oakland. She has been involved with Flip the Vote since 2018, fundraising, activating her network and contributing to the work of the Leadership Team. Kim is determined to do all she can to participate in the reclaiming and repair of our democracy and to help in the fight for racial justice and economic equality.
John Ifcher is an economics professor who teaches economics of the public sector, with a focus on poverty and income inequality, and whose research focuses behavioral economics. In 2018, John Ifcher founded Flip the House—an all volunteer group that raised over $700,000 to help Democrats take control of the House—and which has evolved into Flip the Vote.
Daniela Matejkova just began her first year teaching 11th and 12th Special Education in Oakland, CA through Teach for America while working towards a masters degree in Special Education. Although born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic, Daniela feels a huge sense of duty to better our democracy for generations to come, which is why she spends all of her free time with the wonderful Flip the Vote team!
Jill McTaggart is a high school teacher and community organizer. Jill was a leader for the Sister District Project in 2018 for CA-11. Now, Jill is fundraising and organizing to engage voter participation for Flip the Vote 2020. Jill is hopeful about the change that 2020 can bring to our democracy's fight for racial justice and economic equality.
Laura Pearl is a recent college graduate beginning her career in healthcare consulting. After the 2016 election, the first in which she got to cast a ballot, Laura vowed to invest her time in empowering disenfranchised voters and getting out the vote in 2018 independently and 2020 as a member of Flip the Vote's Leadership Team.