Michele Dauber - Committee Chair
A law professor and a sociologist, Michele Landis Dauber has written highly original historical and sociological studies focusing on the history of social provision and the US welfare state. Her first book, The Sympathetic State (2013 University of Chicago Press) received numerous distinguished book awards and prizes including from the American Historical Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Legal History, and the Law and Society Association.
Professor Dauber is the recipient of the 2006 Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest teaching honor. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2001, Professor Dauber was a clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998-99) and a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation (1999-2001).
From 2011-13, Professor Dauber co-chaired the Board on Judicial Affairs and helped to lead the process that revised Stanford’s policy on sexual assault. She is a nationally respected advocate for improving college and university policies on sexual assault in order to increase compliance with Title IX.
Remy Holwick - Leadership Circle Chair
Remy Holwick is a photographer and the lead admin in a secret online feminist group (even the name’s a secret!) that gives 3,000+ New York City women, most of whom are in Brooklyn, a safe place to discuss what’s on their minds. Stemming from an LA sister-group with 17,000+ members, the NYC chapter does everything from helping women better support each other through hard times to offering up jobs to discussing political issues to laughing at Tinder dates— and Holwick has helped oversee it all.
Jillian McNerney - Finance Director
Jillian McNerney recently became Director of Operations for a Robotics Start-up that spun out of the Robotics Lab at SRI International of which Jillian was the Operations Manager. In her volunteer capacity she serves as the Executive Director of Electing Women Silicon Valley a political organization aimed at supporting female, pro-choice women running for office. Originally from Ohio, Jillian commissioned out of ROTC from Bowling Green State University as a Logistics officer in the U.S. Air Force. She was on active duty for three years during which she deployed to Iraq for 6 months on a convoy duty tour. After active duty, Jillian continue to serve as a reservist while she started her civilian career in DC working with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) managing technical portfolios for various Program Managers.
John Shallman - Campaign Manager
John Shallman is an award-winning media, advertising and campaign professional with 25 years of experience in government, business and politics. With an unparalleled record of political victories for clients ranging from L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, Shallman is also known as an expert in crisis management and creative media messaging and development. John served as President of the Los Angeles Transportation Commission for five years, is a volunteer basketball coach for a local public park league and lectures frequently to students at USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and Cal State Northridge. John is married to Lani Barrameda-Shallman and they have four children, two dogs, a bunny and cockatiel.
Becky Warren - Communications Director
Becky brings her passion and intensity to lead the Dolphin Group's strategic communications practice which includes media relations, public affairs, crisis and litigation communication. A skilled strategist of 20 years, Becky provides strategic counsel to several Fortune 100 companies and to some of the most disruptive tech companies in the country. She has been consistently involved in some of the most high-profile public policy debates in California and worked with the most influential companies across the country. Previously, she managed the Sacramento office of a national public affairs firm and was the Deputy Communications Director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Joe Trippi - Web and Social Media Director
Joe Trippi is the founder and president of Trippi & Associates. Heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who "reinvented campaigning,” Trippi has been a veteran of campaign politics for nearly 30 years. In 2004, Trippi’s innovative use of online technology on Howard Dean's presidential campaign created the largest grassroots movement in presidential politics and became a model for movement politics around the globe. Most recently, Trippi helped engineer groundbreaking House victories for Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, Janice Hahn, Mark Takano, and Seth Moulton. Trippi is the author of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything" and currently serves as a Fox News Contributor.