anne.pngAnne Moses, President & Founder, IGNITE. Dr. Anne Moses, has 20+ years experience in social justice organizations with a career spanning non-profit, political, policy, and academic sectors, and a focus on women’s and girls’ issues. Alongside an extensive consulting practice, Anne has served as Chief Operating Officer for Emerge America, Majority Council Director for EMILY’s List, and Executive Director of GirlSource. Anne is also adjunct faculty at Mills College in Oakland, CA. Anne holds a Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley and an MSW from New York University. You can reach Anne at

Read about why Anne started IGNITE here.


amy.jpgAmy Zucchero, Chief of Resource Development & Communications. Amy brings 15+ years of experience championing women’s rights to IGNITE. As a member of The Representation Project’s founding team, she helped raise significant funds and national attention for the organization’s efforts to challenge the media’s portrayal of women and girls. She was also instrumental in raising production funding for the organization’s documentary The Mask You Live In. Amy spent seven years with the Women’s Funding Network, a global association of foundations investing in women-led solutions.  She comes to IGNITE from the SF-Marin Food Bank where she was a prominent member of the Leadership Gifts team as a Major Gifts Officer.  Amy holds a BA in History from University of California Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. You can reach Amy at

sara.jpgSara Guillermo, Chief Program Officer. Sara has extensive experience in youth leadership, curriculum development, and program management having developed and led youth empowerment and community service programs at BuildOn and Aspire Public Schools for a decade prior to joining IGNITE. Sara started with IGNITE managing our high school programs and was quickly recruited to administer statewide and then national programming. Under Sara’s leadership, IGNITE has refined and developed new programs and brought them to an ever-expanding audience of young women across the country, supervising program staff and fellows in multiple states and managing our evaluation process. Sara holds an MSW from the University of Denver and a B.A. in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. You can reach Sara at



Kristin Hayden, Chief Partnership Officer. Kristin has a long history as a social entrepreneur, having founded OneWorld Now!, an after-school foreign language learning and global leadership program for low-income and minority youth, which has been hailed as one of the most innovative after school programs in the nation. Kristin is also one of the founding members and Official Spokesperson for the Global Access Pipeline (GAP), a national consortium whose mission is to increase the representation, preparedness, and retention of underrepresented groups in the international arena and has been recognized for her work as an Ashoka Fellow. She is a high-energy, sought-after speaker on diversity, women’s leadership and social entrepreneurship for audiences ranging from high school-aged youth to aspiring change-makers and brings all these dynamic skills to IGNITE. You can reach Kristin at

margo.pngMargo McClinton Stoglin, Texas State Director. Margo comes to IGNITE from a long career in the non-profit and educational sectors, with experience in operations, communications, fundraising, governance, and human resources. Margo has served in higher education positions at Paul Quinn College, Southern Methodist University, Washington and Lee University, Florida State University and Washington University in St. Louis. Margo holds a BA from Emory University, a Master's in Education from Harvard University, a MBA from The University of Texas at Dallas, and a doctorate from Florida State University. You can reach Margo at



kirsten.jpgKirsten Rogers, Communications Director. Kirsten’s passion is cultivating thriving communities through online engagement and digital communications. Fostering authentic connections is one of Kirsten’s core values, something she has been doing for over 12 years in both the public and private sectors, specializing in international education, social and human services and health. Kirsten earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and served two years in Morocco with the Peace Corps’ Small Business Development program. She speaks Moroccan Arabic and hopes to master French and Spanish one day. Through her consulting practice as a Social Communications Strategist, Kirsten guided startups to successful launches and small businesses to build loyal and engaged customer communities. In her spare time, Kirsten appreciates travel, getting lost in bookstores, playing with her dogs, and volunteering. You can reach Kirsten at and on Twitter as @KirstenLeah.

whitney.jpgWhitney Thomas, National Alumni Manager. Whitney Thomas is a passionate advocate for women in Texas politics. Whitney is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and Texas Woman's University and has served in countless leadership roles, including as the North Texas Regional Director of Texas College Democrats and founding Executive Director of Elect Her on the SMU campus. Whitney is also a Phi Theta Kappa honor society member, graduate of New Leadership Texas, Falk Scholar, Maynard Scholar and recipient of the SMU Betty Jeanette Maynard Award for Excellence in Women’s and Gender Studies. Whitney is committed to public service and currently serves as an appointed official on two boards for the City of Farmers Branch, and as an elected precinct chair. As IGNITE's Alumni Network Manager, Whitney strives to connect students across the country and propel them into public leadership. You can reach Whitney at

Headshot_(1).jpgLizzie Robbins, Texas State Program Manager. Lizzie brings five years of experience in education and nonprofit work to IGNITE. She taught junior high English as a Teach for America corps member. While serving as youth programs director at a community-based nonprofit in Greensboro, Alabama, she piloted and developed several initiatives for her students, including girls' empowerment yoga. Lizzie has a B.A. from the University of Alabama where she majored in English. Most recently, Lizzie taught 9th-grade English at Spring Woods High School and served as IGNITE's Houston Program Coordinator.  You can reach Lizzie at 




aileen.jpgAileen Zhong, California Program Manager. Aileen is a fervent advocate for empowering women and our youth to become the next generation of informed leaders because she truly believes it to be the greatest equalizer. Prior to joining the IGNITE team, Aileen served as the Policy Associate at the Campaign for College Opportunity - an organization dedicated to increasing college graduates in California. As the Policy Associate, she worked with numerous college campus leaders from across California to pass student centered legislation. Outside of work, Aileen is very active in her community and has membership in various organizations that encourage women to pursue careers in politics and expand their sphere of influence, such as the Asian Pacific American Women of Excellence. Aileen holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. You can reach Aileen at 

Hazel.jpgHazel Wheeler, Operations Manager. Hazel is passionate about social justice and the opportunity to impact women's issues through her work at IGNITE. Hazel studied at Mills College where she completed a B.A. in Political, Legal, and Economic Analysis, with a Minor in Ethnic Studies in 2011. She continued at Mills, completing a MBA focused on nonprofit management in 2012. Driven by a passion for art and bringing communities together, she launched Her Resilience in 2014, a non-profit which supports women in public art while combating the social ills that many women face. Hazel believes that technology best serves as a tool to aid in human connection, and not a means to replace it. You can reach Hazel at


mariana.jpgMariana Diaz, Central Valley College Coordinator. Mariana Diaz is from Fresno California. She is a recent alumna of Fresno Pacific University where she received a B.A in Political Science with a minor in International Studies. At Fresno Pacific, Mariana was involved in student government, the cheer team, commuter life team, and many other committees. She is very passionate about equality and social justice and believes IGNITE is an organization where she can put her passion to work. You can reach Mariana at





Nancy Wiltsek, Board Chair
Executive Director, van Löben Sels/RembeRock Foundation

Julia Taylor, Treasurer
CEO & Co-Founder, EverlyWell

Marcella Medina, Secretary
Director of Public Affairs, AT&T

Katie Bouton
Founder & CEO, Koya Leadership Partners

Ray Casas
Principal, The Vichareli Group

Edie Lycke
Founder, Bridge Lacrosse Dallas

Anne MacDonald
C-suite Global Marketing and Business Development Executive 

Megan McTiernan

Anne Moses
Founder & President, IGNITE

Rini Sampath
Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton

Anne Marie Painter
Attorney, Management-side Employment Law, Perkins Coie LLP

Ashley Wiley
Program Director, Speech-language Pathologist at Los Angeles Speech and Language Therapy CTR


California State Council

Fatimah Aure
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Pam Connor
Retired HR Professional

Chana Fitton

Kelly Hardesty
Kelly Hardesty Events Consulting

DeDe Hornes
Union Bank

Sheri Lucas

Megan McTiernan

Jodie Medeiros

Leslie Milloy
Milloy Consulting

Lily North
Dechert, LLP

Danielle Oliveto
BART Office of Director Nicholas Josefowitz

Daisy Ozim
Resilient Wellness

Julie Ross

Tia Seltzer
Tulchin Research

Susan Spitzer

Mary Taylor

Carolyn Weyforth Glanville

Texas State Council


Hannah Alexander
Attorney at Law

Chris Bhatti
Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, UT Dallas

Tamara Bond Beverly
Project Manager, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, LLC

Betty Bourgeois
Educational Consultant, Retired Principal, Ursuline Academy

Anne Crews
VP Public Affairs, Mary Kay Corp

Bobbie Edmonds
Esquire, Law of Bobbie Edmonds

Dr. Karina E. Gil
Assistant Professor, Our Lady of the Lake University

Ann Marie Painter
Attorney, Management-side Employment Law, Perkins Coie LLP

Karen Liu Pang
Community Volunteer

Martha Parker
Ergonomist, M-Erg

Will Pryor
Mediation & Arbitration

Claudia Sandoval
Councilmember, City of Cockrell Hill

Stephanie Simpson

Kimberly Sims
Attorney, Landlord-Tenant, Property Litigation, Palter Stokley Sims PLLC

Lisa Stone
ADL Events Coordinator

Norma K. Stone, Ed. D.
Educator and Community Volunteer, Former Business Owner

Jasmin Thurston
Human Resources Compliance & Immigration, Ernst & Young

Chris E. Wallace
President, Texas Association of Business

IGNITE Advisory Council


Olympia Ammon
Vice President, Development at Los Angeles County Museum

Gwyneth Borden
Executive Director, Golden Gate Restaurant Association

Jennifer Childress
Managing Director of Development, Communities In Schools of Los Angeles

Sheila Lewis
Chief Executive Officer, Ashton 212

Heather McLeod Grant Founder
Principal, McLeod-Grant Advisors

Jamice Oxley
Attorney at Law, Entertainment Law Group

Julie Ann Robertson
Principal, OnMarketing