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Michele Dauber - Campaign 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.
Campaign Committee Co-Chairs (alphabetical)
Prameela Bartholomeusz (Palo Alto) - Committee Co-Chair
Prameela is founder of a corporate finance and business consulting practice supporting public and pre-public, high growth and start-up companies in high tech, biotech and service industries focused on areas of finance/accounting, business process reengineering and corporate governance. Prior to this, she has held finance and accounting positions at Price Waterhouse, Xerox Corporation, Silicon Graphics and Accretive Solutions. She has also held a senior government affairs role for a company in the solar industry.
Prameela served on the 2008 DNC Platform Committee and as a Delegate to the 2016 DNC National Convention and is active in supporting candidates at the local, state and national level. Prameela is currently an EBoard member of the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee (SCCDCC), is a Delegate and EBoard member to the California Democratic Party (CDP) and a member of the Peninsula Democratic Coalition.
Prameela cares deeply about issues involving women and children and has sponsored forums and supported efforts to highlight these issues.
Jennifer Higgins Bradanini (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair and Co-Director of Field Operations
Jennifer Higgins Bradanini is President of Women's March Bay Area and was Lead Organizer of San Jose Women’s March. She has been a champion for women’s rights in the Bay Area.
Robert Livengood (Milpitas) - Committee Co-Chair
Former two-time Mayor of Milpitas. Livengood served as an elected official in Milpitas for over 30 years, and was first elected at age 18 to the City Council. Livengood is also a former police officer with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement in Santa Clara County.
Jennie Richardson (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair and Co-Director of Field Operations
Jennie Richardson serves on the board of directors of the Women’s March Bay Area and was a co-organizer of the Bay Area Women's March. She is a PhD candidate in Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz.
Sita Wilson Stukes (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair
Sita Stukes is a 2017 Fellow in the New Leaders Council of Silicon Valley. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory University and a Masters in Social Work from University of Georgia. Sita has worked solely at community nonprofits since 2010, and since entering the world of social work, primarily in the field of clinical mental health. Throughout her career, she has always been strongly interested in policy and advocacy. A combination of the 2016 election cycle and feeling there was only so much she could do for her clients when many are in a system that is stacked against them, pushed Sita to switch to activism. She is currently an administrator for Together We Will (TWW) San Francisco Bay Area and has a leadership role on the TWW Call 2 Action & Political Strategy Advisory Board. She is very passionate about protecting civil and human rights and that will be a main goal of her work.
Dr. Sophia Yen, MD (Los Altos) - Committee Co-Chair
Dr. Sophia Yen is aclinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeleywitha MPH in Maternal Child Health. Dr. Yen co-founded Pandia Health, a digital platform that provides birth control delivery that allows women greater access and control of theirreproductivehealthcare choices. She is the founder of the Trust Women Silver Ribbon Campaign and has been featured in many publications for her work in reproductive health and as CEO of Pandia Health.
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 is a co-founder and heads Elevate’s strategic communications practice, which includes media relations, public affairs, and crisis and litigation communication. With over 20 years of experience, Becky provides communications counsel to several Fortune 100 companies, including some of the most disruptive and talked-about technology companies in the world.
She was named one of the Sacramento Capitol’s 100 Best & Brightest: “She’s one of the Capitol’s hardest-working professionals, and easily one of the most effective behind-the-scenes political operatives in the state.” Prior to co-founding Elevate, Becky was a partner at a Los Angeles public affairs firm and previously managed the Sacramento office of a global communications firm.
Before that, she served as the Deputy Communications Director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger handling his public appearances, crafting his messaging, and driving media coverage. Prior to her tenure with the Schwarzenegger Administration, she served as the Communications and Legislative Director for California legislative leadership.
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.