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.pngAmy 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_2.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



roweena.pngRoweena Naidoo, Colorado Program Director. Roweena has dedicated her career to to advancing girls leadership. She founded The Blossom Project to amplify the voices of girls, inspiring them to disrupt the status quo and make a positive difference in the world. In 2013, Roweena was named the Director of Adult Self-Sufficiency at Mile High United Way, where she works in partnership with volunteers and organizations to strengthen communities and ensure positive outcomes for families. Ms. Naidoo is originally from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She also holds a Master of Public Administration Degree from Baruch College (CUNY) in New York. Roweena serves on the board of The Women’s Lobby of Colorado and is on the advisory boards of Colorado Women’s College and RMPBS Women and Girls Lead. You can reach Roweena at

whitney.pngWhitney Thomas, National Alumni Manager. Whitney is a passionate advocate for women in Texas politics. A graduate of SMU, Whitney served as the North Texas Regional Director of Texas College Democrats and founding Executive Director of Elect Her on the SMU campus. In 2014 Whitney received a full scholarship to attend Soapbox Feminist Camp in New York City, where she and other emerging feminist leaders were mentored by Gloria Steinem. 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. As IGNITE Texas' Program Administrator Whitney strives to connect students to local issues in order to stimulate their interest in running for office and she herself plans to run for office someday. 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 




AileenZhong_HeadShot.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



Kayla Finstein, Texas Executive Assistant. Kayla is passionate about human rights and justice in all forms, especially encouraging girls and women to be leaders in their communities. She is a 2016 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Human Rights, where she was involved in the Embrey Human Rights Program and lobbied for on-campus sustainable purchasing policies. Prior to joining IGNITE, Kayla interned in development at the International Rescue Committee Texas and facilitated an IGNITE high school program.You can reach Kayla at 



hazel.pngHazel 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






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
Senior Vice President, EARN.ORG

Anne Moses
Founder & President, IGNITE

Rini Sampath
Policy Director at National Campus Leadership Council

Chris E. Wallace
President, Texas Association of Business

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


California State Council


Caitlin Adair
Public Policy and Communications Associate, Google

Fatimah Aure
Program Director at Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

Veronica Bell
Lobbyist, Public Policy and Government Affairs Consultant, Goodyear Peterson Hayward

Vanessa Bilanceri
Senior Corporate Relations Manager, SPUR

Shannon Cassidy
Finance Director, Electing Women San Francisco

Pam Connor

Chana Fitton
Deputy Director, Operations,Newton Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust

Kelly Hardesty
Principal Owner, Kelly Hardesty Events Consulting

Emily Loper
Policy Manager, Bay Area Council

Sheri Lucas

Megan McTiernan
Senior Vice President,

Leslie Milloy
Principal, Milloy Consulting

Lily North
Associate, Dechert, LLP

Danielle Oliveto
Director of Operations, BART Director Nicholas Josefowitz

Julie Ross
Staffing Service Lead, Google

Mary Taylor
Senior Director, Global Network Processing, Visa

Texas State Council


Dr. Barbara Baggerly-Hinojosa
CEO, Leadership Empowerment Group

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
Director, Human Resources & Business Administration, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Will Pryor
Mediation & Arbitration

Stephanie Simpson
Vice President, Texas Association of Manufacturers

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

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

Chris E. Wallace
President, Texas Association of Business

Colorado State Council


Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller
Nonprofit Consultant

Dottie Lamm
Author, Activist, Former First Lady of Colorado

Kiki Traylor
Sr. Manager Govt Affairs, Pediatrician at Amgen, Children's Hospital

Paola Urgiles
Fellowship Outreach Director, Healthier Colorado

Ruth Warren
Board Chair, Hunger Free Colorado

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