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Representation for All

Our Leadership

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I look forward to working with the many partners and organizations committed to expediting equal representation of women in public office in our lifetime. Women are stepping into their political power and I'm excited that ReflectUS is leading the way by modeling the power of collective action.
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Tiffany Gardner brings over a decade of extensive international experience in human rights advocacy and domestic public interest. She has worked on women’s rights, human rights and grassroots organizing throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and the United States. She worked with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the United Nations International Law Commission and Human Rights Watch and recently was the co-founder and director of the One World Exchange Program for under-represented U.S. college students and organized international solidarity coalitions. She is a former Mergers & Acquisitions associate at the New York law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She received a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a LL.M. in human rights law from Columbia University Law School. She is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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I am honored to join ReflectUS to help elevate the voices and increase the representation of women across the country. This unified, nonpartisan approach is a powerful step towards transforming national dynamics and our futures.
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Laura Gosa, CFO/COO

Laura Gosa has over a decade and a half of experience as an operations and fundraising professional in human rights, social justice, and direct service organizations in the New York City metro area. She has previously worked with the Coalition for Haitian Rights, Human Rights Watch, the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (now Partners for Dignity & Rights), and most recently New City Kids, which serves at-risk youth affected by poverty, developing them as leaders and preparing them for college. Laura has a B.A. in French and European Studies and a M.A. in International Studies, both from the University of Kansas.

Our Team

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"The last two years have shown how central digital communications can be in reaching our electorate. I look forward to leveraging all those things we've learned in that time to connect ReflectUS with women who are interested in impacting their communities in positive ways."

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Nikki Trufant-Wade, Communications Director

Nikki Trufant-Wade, MBA has a passion for both service and communications, bringing with her more than a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors. She has served on several boards including New Leaders Council Dallas and Krewe of House Floats. Her passion for advocacy and community has led her to pour into various organizations including Dallas CASA, Junior League of Dallas, and the National Archives and Records Administration. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois – Chicago and a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing Specialization from Louisiana State University – Shreveport. In her downtime, you can catch Nikki taking pictures of her many pairs of Chuck Taylors or sampling the finest foods on adventures in other countries.

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I am proud to join ReflectUs, an organization whose mission I am passionate about and one that is truly doing the collaborative work needed to bring more women to the table and increase gender parity at all levels of government and civic engagement.
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Leah Goldman, National Programs Director

Leah Goldman has almost a decade of experience in electoral politics and public sector management. At age 26, she was the youngest Chief of Staff in the New York State Senate and has spent the past several years working for women State Senators. Prior to working in New York State Government, Leah worked in advocacy-based nonprofits supporting women’s rights nationally and globally, volunteered as a rape crisis hotline counselor, and led voter turnout efforts on the 2016 presidential election campaign. Her passion for increasing equity and access for women across sectors began in college when she was chair of the Women’s Initiative in Leadership at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, where she set up a mentoring program and brought the United Nations’ #HeforShe initiative to campus. Leah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.

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I am thrilled to collaborate with brilliant ReflectUS colleagues and philanthropic partners to ensure women’s political leadership and a better world for all.
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JoAnn Keatz, Development Director

JoAnn Keatz brings over two decades of experience as a development leader building programs that inspire unprecedented philanthropy with impact.  JoAnn’s passion for providing life-changing access to opportunity and advancement for women has spanned the higher education, healthcare and nonprofit sectors as both a professional and board member.  Her joy for this work with leaders and community members has included MIT, Drew University, Montclair State and Englewood Health.  Prior to that, JoAnn was a Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch in New York, empowering women’s financial independence.  Throughout her life, JoAnn has come together with others equally committed to gender equity at the New York Women’s Agenda, The International Alliance and The Financial Women’s Association of New York.  She received a B.A. from Drew University.

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I am excited to join the team at ReflectUS to continue to be an advocate for women interested in running for office and engaging civically by improving my home state Texas and in turn the country and world!
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Kimberly Sawyer, Texas Program Director

Kimberly is very dedicated in serving others, leadership development and giving back to her community. She is a founding member of the HERitage Giving Fund, a giving circle which combines their gifts and give to organizations that use innovative approaches to serve African-American women and girls, so that they can achieve success. Her connection started a couple years ago with ReflectUs with her participation in our Texas Women’s Leadership Council, focused on working across racial, ethnic, geographic, and ideological spectrums to provide a network of support for all Texas women in their political journeys. Currently, Kimberly is finishing up her last year of graduate studies at the Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock. In her spare time, you will find Kimberly enjoying her Peloton, attending hot yoga classes, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

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I am honored to be a member of the ReflectUS team and movement to create viable pathways for women to lead, serve while amplifying their needs. It is exciting to see this work unfold and grow in Texas while crystalizing the foundation for young girls for generations to come.
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Shenee Simon, She's Ready Program Manager

Shenée L. Simon, brings fifteen years of experience centering girls/women with a deep commitment to their peace, safety and security. She has created programming, research and strategic planning for organizations in Suburban and Rural Virginia, Orlando and Miami, FL, South Texas and now Memphis,  TN. She is also the founder of S.H.E. Collective, LLC. Shenée is a 2021 Truman National Security Fellow, 2020 Inaugural Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security Fellow and United State of Women Ambassador for Tennessee. She holds a M.A. in Women and Gender Studies (Southern Connecticut State University), M.A. in Human Resources Management/Non-Profit Management (Rollins College) and B.A. in Women’s Studies & Leadership Studies (University of Richmond).  Most recently she has completed a Certificate in Public Leadership (University of San Francisco).

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I am excited to join the ReflectUS team! I am dedicated to working to increase civic participation and the elected representation of women across the Commonwealth of Virginia and the entire country
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Tyee Mallory, Virginia Program Manager

Tyee Davenport Mallory is an experienced senior political advisor and public service professional. She is skilled in community organizing, government relations, constituent services, public engagement and political campaigns. She has worked in political party operations, statewide campaigns and served eight years as Regional Director to a United States Senator from Virginia.  She is a lifelong servant-leader and advocate dedicated to organizations that advocate for women and children. She holds two business degrees and two certificates in political and civic leadership. But most importantly, Tyee is married to the love of her life and the mother of beautiful daughters. At this stage of her career, Tyee is whole-heartedly committed to increasing the representation of women in public service while also elevating the voices of the underserved.

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I am excited to join the ReflectUS team and play a small part in bringing more women to the table. I hope to be a strong advocate and help set the stage for future generations.
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Marinda Harris, Washington Program Manager

Marinda Harris started with ReflectUs as an intern passionate to bring new and diverse programs to Washington State. Over the last twenty years she has grown up in the Pacific Northwest, fallen in love with its beauty, and started a family. She also discovered a desire to serve underrepresented populations and now joins our team while continuing her studies to earn her Masters in Social Work with Arizona State University. Her ambition is to connect women from all walks of life — from local and state representatives to the women just realizing it’s their time — and to help them reach their goals. In her spare time, Marinda enjoys reading, painting and getting outdoors with her husband and two kids.

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I am excited to work with the ReflectUS team to bridge academic research and on-the- ground advocacy as a way to broaden representation at all levels of appointed and elected government.
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Carrie Ann Johnson, Appointments Campaign Project Manager

Carrie Ann Johnson’s first foray into public service was in 1992 when she signed up as a volunteer campaign worker for extra credit in a high school class. She was hooked.  Johnson has served on several local boards and commissions and has held multiple elected positions. She consults with local political candidates on audience analysis, public relations, and campaign finance. At the Catt Center for Women in Politics, Johnson was the co-coordinator for research on how women experience sexism as they run for and serve in elected offices in Iowa. The team presented research at Ready to Run Iowa and other academic conferences. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, a master’s degree in American Studies both from Utah State University and a Ph.D. in Professional Communication from Iowa State University. 

Ash Johnson, Development and Communications Intern

Arns Blanchard, Texas Program Intern

Juliana Schifferes, She's Ready Program Intern

Anthony Beltran, Texas Program Intern

Brantley Murphy, Development & Communications Intern

Haley Watson, Development Intern

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