VALUES & TEAM

Our Values

Compassion

We value strong interpersonal relationships on our team, and we prioritize making time to build those relationships. We emphasize respect, kindness, and generosity in individual and team interactions. We value giving and receiving feedback, including encouraging constructive critiques.

Progressive Workplace

We reflect our constituencies and the world we want to create by continuously striving to be an anti-racist, feminist, inclusive, and responsive workplace with policies and practices that are intentionally supportive of BIPOC staff and LGBTQIA+ staff so that everyone on our team can thrive. As a progressive workplace, we are also invested in ensuring that government is responsive to historically marginalized communities through social change, such as criminal justice reform, equitable educational opportunities, abortion access, and climate justice.

Collaborative

We value collaborative approaches within our team and with our partners. We center our partners as much as possible, sharing credit and sharing resources. We avoid scarcity mindsets and encourage distributed leadership.

Solutions-oriented

We are proactive and solutions-oriented in the face of challenges, and we face conflict directly. While we have rigorous standards for experimentation and expect excellence (but not perfection) from one another in our work, we do not focus on assigning blame in evaluating our processes and programs.

Sustainable

We prioritize financial sustainability for our work to ensure that our organization can grow and thrive long-term. We strive to develop movement leaders by offering transformative professional growth opportunities and pay/benefits that are competitive in the nonprofit sector.

Advancing
racial equity

We are committed to the continuous work of being and becoming an anti-racist organization and dismantling white supremacy.

We view our racial equity commitment through an intersectional lens that includes LGBTQIA+ equality, class, ability, and other frameworks that help us understand empowerment and dismantle oppression. Anti-racism is mission-critical for Accelerate Change because racial equity is core to who we are as an organization and our progressive values. Additionally, anti-racism is mission-critical for us because we believe our commitment to BIPOC power building must also be reflected internally in our organizational culture and programs.

How we Work

We deeply value having strong
interpersonal relationships on our team.

We are a national, fully remote team based across the US that gathers in person 2-3 times per year (with strict COVID safety protocols in place). We have been operating this way for a decade because we value the flexibility that remote work brings for managing work and life. We prioritize relationship-building through asynchronous remote tools and channels, regular synchronous connection time one-on-one with colleagues and as a full team, and through in-person team gatherings.

Meet the Team

Adna A.

Manager, Executive Office

MEET ADNA

Alina (Lina) Amkhavong

People Operations Manager

MEET LINA

Alison Bautista

Product Experimentation Manager

MEET ALISON

Alondra (Alo) Ramos

Operations Associate

MEET ALO

Amber Burnham

Head of Influencer Engagement and Experimentation

MEET AMBER

Ariel Robert

Finance Invoicing Associate

MEET ARIEL

Bia Myanganbayar

Talent Associate

MEET BIA

Bisrat Bayou

Operations Manager

MEET BISRAT

Brooke Galberth

Development Manager

MEET BROOKE

Cecilia M.

Director of Development

MEET CECILIA

Celina M.

Project Manager, Executive Office 

MEET CELINA

Chelsea Parkes

People and Culture Manager

MEET CHELSEA

Christine Rushing

Network Operations Manager

MEET CHRISTINE

Darrell Scott

Vice President of Media Investments & Acquisitions

MEET DARRELL

Eboni Lee

Head of Data Analytics

MEET EBONI

Frank Morris Lopez

Director of the Executive Office

MEET FRANK

Habibah Haugstad

Partner Integration Manager

MEET HABIBAH

Jarrel Armster

Director of Growth

MEET JARREL

Jasmin Stuckey

Network Operations Associate

MEET JASMIN

Jay Banks

Director of Equity Programs and People Projects

MEET JAY

Jaya Todai

Director of Program Operations

MEET JAYA

Jenn Johnson

Vice President of Product and Technology

MEET JENN

Jenny Velez

Development Manager

MEET JENNY

Kim Hohman

Chief Program Officer

MEET KIM

Kristina Morgado

Talent Innovation Manager

MEET KRISTINA

Lea Madry

Executive Director

MEET LEA

Lucien Auguar

Head of Technology

MEET LUCIEN

Maho Yamaguchi

Finance Manager

MEET MAHO

Maria Helena Oliveira

Director of Content Experimentation

MEET MARIA

Maribel (Mari) Zagal

Talent Acquisition Manager

MEET MARI

Micah Evangelista

Content Design Manager

MEET MICAH

Mike Thao

Product Operations Associate

MEET MIKE

Mila Souffrant

Product Operations Associate

MEET MILA

Mohammad Ahmad

Director of Operations

MEET MOHAMMAD

Patty Busby

Vice President of People

MEET PATTY

Rafa Veintimilla

Director of Finance

MEET RAFA

Richie Kamtchoum

Content Production Manager

MEET RICHIE

Rida Ali

Impact Campaigns Associate

MEET RIDA

Rowan Rosenthal

Chatbot Experimentation Manager

MEET ROWAN

Ryan Patterson

Accounting Associate

MEET RYAN

Safwan Ibrahim

Finance Associate

MEET SAFWAN

Sarah Rahman

Director of Impact Campaigns

MEET SARAH

Shirley Alfaro

Vice President of Finance and Operations

MEET SHIRLEY

Sterling Faust

Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition

MEET STERLING

Taura V. Livingston

Director of Network Operations

MEET TAURA

Venture Staff

Accelerate Change incubates startup nonprofit media ventures. Our team also includes dozens of venture staff from Pulso, Noticias Para Inmigrantes, Localyst, ProgressPop, and an influencer network. Additionally, our team includes the following entrepreneur(s) in residence: Sahil Kotak.