Advisory Board

WCW’s Advisory Board is a bipartisan collective of politicos, issue advocacy experts, doctors, scientists, and public affairs professionals — the best in the business — who provide WCW with tactical, strategic, and operations counsel.

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Nancy Bocskor

Nancy Bocskor, tagged a “Democracy Coach” by a major German newspaper, teaches citizens in the United States and internationally how to communicate with passion to affect change in their communities. Nancy Bocskor founded the Nancy Bocskor Company in 1990.  She has raised money for more than 100 Members of Congress and candidates, trained activists and leaders in all 50 states and 25 countries and helped non-profits craft a story that resonates with donors and volunteers. Her areas of expertise include presentation skills, speech coaching, fundraising, grassroots advocacy and women’s leadership training.  The author of “Go Fish:  How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors:  A Practical Guide to Fundraising,” Nancy is also a professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management where she teaches both online and classroom fundraising courses. Nancy is on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office and serves on the advisory board for the Center for Second Service, a program that trains veterans for public service.  She also served on the board of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale for seven years, where she chaired the school’s Curriculum Committee for five years. Most recently, she was selected by the Washington Academy of Political Arts & Sciences as one of the “Top 12 Women Changing the Face of Political Communications in Latin America.” A graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, Nancy received the 2010 the Distinguished Alumni Award for “her passion to affect change in national and international communities, training and consulting with the nation’s and world’s political leaders, and commitment to educate others, particularly women, around the world.” Nancy Bocskor spreads democracy throughout the world…..the lively American travels from one country to the next coaching candidates on how to win elections, especially encouraging women to make it into parliament.

Terrisa Bukovinac

Terrisa Bukovinac is an atheist, feminist, vegan, leftist, consistent life activist, and founder and Executive Director of PAAU the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising. She is the former President of Democrats for Life of America and founded Pro-Life San Francisco where she remains President of the Board. Terrisa is a co-leader of Secular Pro-Life and also serves on the Board of Directors for Rehumanize International and Let Them Live.

Terrisa graduated at the top of her class from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts and has over 15 years experience in business and team management with several fortune 500 companies. She is an active mentor and speaks to pro-life groups throughout the U.S. on secular and progressive outreach. Her efforts have been featured in major media outlets such as NBC News Now, the Huffington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Fox News, Slate, Refinery29, Daily Signal, Washington Post, World Magazine, the Christian Post and many more. She resides in Dupont Circle, Washington DC, with her two cats.

Rebecca Coffman

Rebecca Coffman is the communications director for Concerned Veterans for America and formerly worked at Freedom Partners and Generation Opportunity. She is committed to limiting government and advancing freedom. Rebecca became a vegetarian to improve her track and field performance, but quickly fell into the “veg” lifestyle because of the health and environmental benefits. Rebecca is currently “vegan-ish” and hopes to reduce animal cruelty through her efforts with White Coat Waste Project. Rebecca attended Ithaca College, graduating with degrees in journalism and political science.

David Gortler, Pharm.D. FCCP

David Gortler, Pharm.D. FCCP is a pharmacologist and pharmacist and a Yale-trained bench research trained scientist in molecular biology with a subspecialty in the field of vascular medicine. He was later hired as professor of pharmacology and biotechnology at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he also served at Yale’s Center for Bioethics and was an FDA Medical Officer who was later appointed by the White House to serve on the FDA’s Senior Executive Leadership Team as senior advisor to the FDA Commissioner. He is a scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, DC where he runs the FDA/HHS accountability project. He is also a regular He is a regular scientific policy columnist at

Dr. David Gortler has been a long-term advocate of legislation requiring the FDA to replace its outdated, poorly predictive animal testing with newer, state-of-the-art OOC technology.

Catherine Lawlor

Katie Lawlor received her doctorate from the joint program between the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. She trained at both the Stanford University Medical Center and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, focusing on human-animal interactions (HAI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), neuropsychology. Prior to her career in clinical psychology, Dr. Lawlor held positions with NBC News in Beijing and New York City, the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, and the Governor’s Office of California.

Dr. Angela Marwaha

Dr. Angela Marwaha received a B.A. from New York University, and as a Connecticut native, she went on to obtain her D.M.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Marwaha is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry, where she also serves as a Board member.

Dr. Marwaha is an experienced family and cosmetic dentist, who emphasizes a preventative approach where proper care and maintenance are important to your oral health. Moreover, growing up Dr. Marwaha always had a passion for art and would sketch as a hobby, and has continued to utilize her artistic perspective in her work. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family (including her adopted Shih Tzu, Bentley), playing tennis, and being active in community service.

Lyndsey Fifield

Lyndsey is the Social Media Manager at the Heritage Foundation.

Larry Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Hansen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature in 1974 from North Central College in Naperville, IL. He was granted a Medical Degree in 1977 from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, IL. Following an internship in Psychiatry at Loyola in Maywood, Dr. Hansen spent four years in combined Anatomic and Clinical pathology training, also at Loyola. He followed this with three years of Neuropathology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, and then went to UCSD for a two-year fellowship in Geriatric Neuropathology and Dementia. After an additional year of surgical pathology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, Dr. Hansen joined the faculty at UCSD School of Medicine in the Departments of Neurosciences and Pathology in 1988.

Dr. Hansen teaches first- and second-year students in major core courses in basic neurology, histology, and human disease and is deeply involved in the education of residents in pathology, neurology, and neurosurgery. He teaches all aspects of neuromuscular pathology and is equally involved in teaching general and systemic pathology in core courses in the schools of Medicine and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He has enjoyed particular recognition through the many teaching awards he has received, most notably the Kaiser Permanente Teaching Award from second-year medical students, which he has received ten times.

In addition, his teaching has been recognized by other groups including the residents in Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pathology, all of whom value his teaching for its succinctness and clarity. Dr. Hansen truly enjoys teaching and excels at teaching in many areas of anatomic pathology as well as the nervous system.

Dr. Hansen’s research remains focused on the pathology and pathogenesis of dementing illnesses, in particular the Lewy variant of Alzheimer disease in which his work is very well known. For 20 years he led the neuropathology core of the Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) based in the UCSD Department of Neurosciences. Dr. Hansen is also an attending on the clinical neuropathology service at UCSD working with neurosurgeons and neuro-oncologists on brain tumor diagnosis and treatment.

Liza Heavener

Liza Heavener is Chief Operating Officer at NEXUS Global Summit. She has wide-ranging experience working nearly ten years in federal politics, grassroots and campaign strategy and with the United States Congress. Liza was a healthcare lobbyist for a large membership organization, running their national advocacy program to engage hundreds of thousands of advocates across the country. She was also a founding member of an organization dedicated to stopping deforestation in Borneo, Indonesia and assisted in building an orangutan rehabilitation center in the rainforests of Borneo.  In her role as the Chair of the NEXUS Working Group on Animal Welfare and Biodiversity Conservation which is dedicated to educating, empowering and connecting Next-Gen impact investors, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs. She also serves as an Advisor to the Millennial Action Project and as a Vice Chair of the Alumni Council for Eastern Mennonite University. Liza had a feature role in the internationally-acclaimed documentary and tv series, “Rise of the Eco-Warrior,” and has spoken at conferences across the country including a keynote presentation at Microsoft’s ISTE conference.

Jerri Ann Henry

Jerri Ann Henry is one of the nation’s foremost communications and messaging strategist focused on grassroots, digital and traditional outreach and coalition building. Through her work as the Campaign Manager of Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry and as an advisor to a number of education, women’s issues and message development groups for conservatives, Jerri Ann has utilized her expertise in digital listening, data analysis and campaign experience to create targeted, outreach efforts for corporations, advocacy groups and political campaigns. For this impact and vision she has been named one of Maverick PACs Future 40 leaders of the Republican Party. In 2017 Jerri Ann was honored as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.

Jerri Ann began her political career managing the grassroots campaign for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. This campaign focused on building an active citizen army who participated in outreach to the 2008 presidential candidates to raise support for energy produced from coal. Jerri Ann managed over 20 campaign teams in 10 states and created the online outreach programs targeting legislators and presidential candidates.

After her time in the non­profit space, Jerri Ann began work as a Digital Communications Director with Ed Gillespie Strategies. She was responsible for managing the outreach for Resurgent Republic, Broadband for America and a number of other right­of­center campaigns. Jerri Ann went on to become the Digital Director at JDA Frontline. While there she managed the firm’s digital practice including website creation, social media engagement, advertising and email campaigns. After the 2012 presidential campaign Jerri Ann utilized her digital and data expertise as the Associate Vice President of Widmeyer Communications’ Higher Education practice. She managed chris communications and branding efforts for a number of education corporations and universities.

Originally from Texas, Jerri Ann grew up in Dallas. She was home schooled and attended Texas A&M University. While at Texas A&M, Jerri Ann studied Animal Science and was active in her church, College Republicans, COALS Council, Class Councils and Student Government where she served as a senator for four years and as the Academic Affairs Chair for two years. Jerri Ann also established and chaired the University’s Honor Council and was selected to participate in a trip with other student leaders to Qatar and was awarded the Buck Weirus Spirit Award. Immediately after college Jerri Ann interned in Washington DC and hiked the Appalachian Trail with a non­profit group to fight childhood obesity. She worked in advertising for a brief stint before moving to DC to work with the Republican party and build political communications.

Today Jerri Ann and her partner live in DC. She is an avid hiker, active in her church and proud to serve on a number of boards related to the state of Texas and women’s issues.

Karen Johnson

The Honorable Karen A. Johnson served as Assistant Secretary of Education for Legislation and Congressional Affairs. In this Senate confirmed position Ms. Johnson was the Department’s primary contact with Capitol Hill, overseeing the direction, planning and development for the implementation of the Administration’s legislative goals and priorities. As Assistant Secretary, she often joined Members of Congress in their districts addressing the landmark and controversial No Child Left Behind Act. A senior member of the Department’s staff, Ms. Johnson was a key advisor to Secretary of Education Rod Paige, providing strategic counsel on legislative, political and communications issues. Before working as Assistant Secretary of Education, Ms. Johnson was vice president of social marketing and public affairs at Porter Novelli, where she had oversight of a number of not-for-profit and foundation clients including Catholic Charities and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ms. Johnson is a veteran of numerous campaigns and large scale political management efforts, including the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia, where she served as convention manager for public liaison, overseeing the logistics and activities of the convention’s 45,000 visitors. Additionally, she managed U.S. House Budget Committee Chairman John Kasich’s presidential primary campaign and leadership political action committee — Pioneer PAC. Ms. Johnson continues to be called up to lend her expertise in the field. In 2006, she was deployed to Oregon where she worked for several months as grassroots coordinator and advisor to Ron Saxton’s Gubernatorial campaign. In 2007-2008, she served as a senior advisor for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential bid and continues to be politically active in her home state of Virginia. Her campaign work is recognized internationally as well. Ms. Johnson frequently travels to Istanbul on behalf of the International Republican Institute to work with emerging Iraqi women leaders and serves as a mentor to women leaders in Jordan and Egypt through CLIME (Center for Liberty in the Middle East). Most recently she traveled to Albania to work with a variety of coalition groups on the topics of advocacy, leadership and organization. Ms. Johnson’s unique political resume earned her a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications and a speaker at the Fels Institute of Government. An active member of her community, in recent years Ms. Johnson has focused her efforts on education-related organizations. She is on the Board of the Washington Mathematics Science Technology Public Charter High School in the District of Columbia, and is an education advisory board member for BizWorld, a San Francisco-based non-profit that inspires children to be innovative leaders through the teaching of business, entrepreneurship and finance. Ms. Johnson began her career as a staff assistant for Congressman Duncan Hunter (R- CA). She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. She is the veteran of over a half a dozen marathons and has hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Steve Kaufman, M.D.

Dr. Kaufman is a board-certified ophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He graduated from Yale University in 1981, where he received several awards of distinction before completing his medical studies at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1985. He then went on to specialize in ophthalmology at New York University Department of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kaufman has been co-chair of the Medical Research Modernization Committee since 1986 and has provided several expert witness statements in legal challenges involving the use of animals in scientific research.

James Keen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Dr. Keen is a veterinarian and professor with over a quarter-century of research experience in public health, biomedicine, zoonotic infections, and livestock health and production medicine. He trained in biology (BS, Eastern Kentucky), veterinary medicine (DVM, Illinois), and epidemiology (PhD, Illinois).

Dr. Keen is also a government whistleblower. For more than two decades, he worked at USDA’s Agricultural Research Center (ARS-MARC) in Nebraska, where he witnessed extensive wasteful spending and animal abuse. Dr. Keen ultimately blew the whistle to the New York Times. For going public, Dr. Keen was surveilled, banned from MARC, and eventually transferred 90 miles away. The government’s retaliation placed an enormous strain on his personal and professional life.

In 2019, Dr. Keen and WCW struck back with “USDA Kitten Cannibalism: Dog and Cat Meat Markets Abroad. Taxpayer-funded Animal Experimentation at Home.” Our explosive investigation proved how USDA purchased cats and dogs from live animal “wet markets” in China as food for lab kittens abused in a 50-year-old, $22 million Toxoplasmosis experiment at the agency’s Beltsville, M.D., lab. Dr. Keen bombshell investigation was widely covered by NBC News, Washington Post, Time, and many international media outlets.

Thanks in part due to Dr. Keen’s research, WCW ended the largest cat experimentation lab in the entire federal government and retired the survivors. Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL) called it a “decisive victory against government animal abuse and wasteful spending.”

Dr. Keen taught high school science with the US Peace Corps in Togo, West Africa, for two years in the 1980s. From 2007 to 2014, he was a consultant on dangerous veterinary pathogens in Azerbaijan and Armenia for the US Department of Defense. Dr. Keen was a Visiting Fellow with the Animal Law & Policy Program at Harvard Law School from 2019-2020.

Carly LeVan

Carly LeVan joined BGR Group in 2018 and serves as the deputy director to Governor Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi and Founding Partner at BGR Group.

Prior to joining BGR, Carly worked at The Larrison Group, a DC-based boutique consulting firm specializing in campaign and non-profit fundraising. Carly began her fundraising career in 2013 as a finance coordinator and assistant to the President of The Larrison Group and Finance Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2014 cycle – a historic election when Republicans picked up 9 seats and became the majority party in the Senate.

During her time at The Larrison Group, Carly worked on the national and DC fundraising teams for Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) and Senator Rob Portman (OH), as well as Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s (TN) successful run for Senate in 2018. In addition to her work with Members of Congress, she coordinated with the firm’s President to advise private sector clients on political strategy during the 2014, 2016 and 2018 cycles.

Carly gained experience in non-profit fundraising and management when The Larrison Group established and organized The Orrin G. Hatch Foundation, founded in 2015 with the mission to preserve the legacy of the longest serving Republican Senator and promote bipartisan problem solving among current and future policy makers.

In the spirit of bipartisan problem solving, Carly appreciates and supports the work of White Coat Waste Project. Combining her love of animals and responsible government spending, WCW’s mission and success is a powerful reminder about what can be achieved by finding commonality among humans and animals alike.

Carly graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University with a BA in International Studies focusing on Latin American history and politics. A Chicago native, Carly is a fan of podcasts and recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of getting her motorcycle license. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her fiancé and rescue cat, Stork.

Louise Linton

Philanthropist, actress and filmmaker Louise Linton has been an animal advocate since childhood. Today, she supports animal protection efforts through her activism, fundraising, lobbying, and financial contributions.

She recently founded the Louise Linton Charitable Fund which aims to protect the wellbeing of people and animals both locally and in under-resourced communities around the world.

Stacy M. Lopresti-Goodman, Ph.D.

Stacy Lopresti-Goodman earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2009. She is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology, and the Honors Program Director, at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Dr. Lopresti-Goodman’s research focuses on the psychological harms of exploiting animals in laboratories, and on alternatives to the use of animals in psychology education. She has provided expert testimony for successful campaigns to end wasteful and harmful experiments on animals in the U.S. and abroad, and her work has been featured in media outlets including Nature, Science, and NPR.

Katie McHenry

Katie McHenry has served as an assistant at D.C.-based public affairs firm BGR Group since 2007. Prior to joining BGR Group, she was a political appointee under the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she served as confidential assistant to the Secretary of Commerce. In her spare time, Katie volunteers for the SPCA of Northern Virginia and participates in the Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws to raise money for D.C.’s animals.

Tiffani Milless, M.D.

Dr. Milless graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a major in Anthropology in 2004 and went on to graduate from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 2008. She completed a residency in anatomical and clinical pathology from the Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2012 followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology in 2013.

Dr. Milless is a board-certified pathologist currently in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. In her current position she enjoys teaching students and residents, diagnosing cutaneous disease, and providing treatment and prognosis information for patients with malignancies.

Kat Murti

Kat Murti is a libertarian, feminist, and activist, working to make the world a better, freer place, one day at a time. A self-described “creature of the internet,” she believes in using the power of the social media to spread the ideas of liberty online. Kat has been passionate about individual liberty since childhood, and has identified as a libertarian since 15.

As Senior Digital Outreach Manager at the Cato Institute, Kat is responsible for Cato’s overarching social media strategy, in addition to editing the Weekly Dispatch, organizing and moderating the #CatoDigital event series, and overseeing special digital outreach projects. She is an Appointed Director and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for Students for Sensible Drug Policy, an international non-profit empowering student activists to end the war on drugs. She has chaired SSDP’s Diversity Awareness Reflection and Education (SSDP DARE) committee since 2012, edits the Monthly Mosaic, a monthly newsletter focused on intersectionality and the War on Drugs, and co-chairs the Fundraising Committee. Kat serves on the advisory board of White Coat Waste Project, a non-profit taxpayer watchdog group bringing libertarians, conservatives, animal rights activists, and taxpayers together to cut the federal government’s wasteful $12 billion annual animal experimentation budget.

She is the co-founder of Feminists for Liberty (FFL), a new organization that promotes gender equality without abandoning classically liberal ideas. FFL is anti-sexism and anti-statism, a new feminist revolution for dissident feminists of all genders, focused on both traditionally “men’s” and “women’s” issues. Kat is co-leader of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Ladies of Liberty Alliance, and greatly enjoys the opportunity to bring together a wide array of liberty-focused professional women. She believes in the importance of nurturing future leaders, and is a mentor through The Fund for American Studies, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the Charles Koch Institute.

In her free time, Kat enjoys food, fashion, and travel, and occasionally plays on the One Hitters (drug policy) softball team and the Invisible Foot (Cato) soccer team. Kat is an alum of the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s in Political Science.

Deborah H. Outlaw

Since 2001, Deborah Outlaw has served as a health care consultant providing federal legislative and regulatory services to numerous organizations with health care interests, including physician specialty groups, allied health providers, medical device manufacturers, safety net facility prescription drug providers, hospitals, and trade associations.

Ms. Outlaw also consults on health policy and reimbursement issues to a large multi-national organization representing global financial and investment institutions, and she has consistently ranked in the top tier of leading health policy experts among the group’s client satisfaction surveys. She has presented seminars on health reimbursement and policy issues for her own clients and other organizations across the country.

Ms. Outlaw’s practice has focused on congressional and federal agency interest in health reform access, affordability, and payment issues, including recent efforts to revise the Affordable Care Act (ACA); health issues of special interest to military and veteran populations; Medicare coverage, coding, reimbursement, and quality measurements; and medical research.

Utilizing a combination of direct lobbying, coalition building, and targeted grassroots campaigns, she helps clients develop and implement the right strategies to achieve their Washington objectives, such as obtaining federal funding for specific programs; developing and advancing legislation and stopping potentially harmful proposals; and responding to federal agency initiatives.

Ms. Outlaw has spent over 35 years in health and public policy arenas, serving in two Presidential Administrations and on Capitol Hill for a U.S. Senator. She was Director of Congressional Affairs in the Office of Legislation and Policy at the Health Care Financing Administration (now CMS). She also served as an attorney at both the National Drug Policy Board at the Department of Justice, and the Executive Office of the President, focusing on drug abuse issues in schools.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Ms. Outlaw holds both a JD and a BA from the University of Mississippi, and resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

Jason Pye

Jason Pye is the Director of Rule of Law Initiatives at the Due Process Institute (DPI), which focuses on criminal justice reform, overcriminalization, and civil liberties. Jason is passionate about supporting DPI’s mission: “We are lawyers and lobbyists for the Constitution, working with an incredibly diverse coalition of lawmakers, public policy organizations, defenders, business leaders, the formerly incarcerated and their families, and the public to help bring more fairness to the criminal legal system.”

Jason has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, the Glenn Beck Program and numerous radio programs. He has contributed commentary to Forbes, The Hill, the Washington Examiner, and The Washington Times. He has been cited or quoted in stories published by The Hill, The New York Times, Politico, Roll Call, and The Wall Street Journal.

Cynthia Radnitz, Ph.D.

Dr. Radnitz is a psychologist in private practice in NJ. She has over 20 years of experience in treating individuals with substance misuse disorders at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Bronx, New York, and in private practice. Dr. Radnitz served as a professor of psychology on the faculty of Fairleigh Dickinson. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses on addictions and published seven articles on alcohol and drug abuse in peer-reviewed journals.

Erik Rapprich

Erik Rapprich is a grassroots organizer turned technology entrepreneur and web professional. Since 2010, Erik has been with Engage, a leading digital public affairs agency, where he serves as Managing Partner. There, he oversees the company’s people, projects, and products and has worked with countless national brands, political groups, causes, and other athletic and non-profit organizations. Rapprich is also a co-founder and Technology Director for Citizinvestor, a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for local government projects.

Prior to Engage, Rapprich was the Director of Web Development & Interaction Design for the Republican Governors Association after running his own digital firm, Ethos Digital, for 6 years.

Outside of work, Erik organizes NOVA Vegan Fitness, a group dedicated to connecting people interested in plant based nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle in Northern Virginia. He is also active in local GTD (“Getting Things Done”) and genealogy communities. Erik graduated graduated from Connecticut College in 2005 and currently lives in Falls Church, VA with his family and an array of pets. When he’s not in front of a computer, you can probably find him on a bike, at the gym, or making music.

Emily Zanotti Skyles

Emily Zanotti Skyles is a blogger and columnist. She is a ten-year veteran of political communications and online journalism based out of Chicago, where she runs her own digital media firm and works as an associate fellow with the R Street Institute. Her work has appeared at her former blog, NakedDC, on the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal, Heat Street, American Spectator, and across the web.

Marty Stone

Marty Stone brings more than 30 years of political experience in both the legislative and electoral fields. A former U.S. Congressional candidate himself, he brings demonstrated insights and deep experience to his clients’ electoral campaigns, strategizing for hundreds of candidates and causes over the years. Marty has also worked on hundreds of Congressional races as the former PAC director, California director, and Western States director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He has served as the finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. An expert on special elections, Marty has a proven track record on winning when the turnout is low.

He is able to pivot quickly with changing circumstances and execute at the fast pace required of special elections experience that has proven extremely useful for all his clients. And with substantial work with recounts, he knows how to get his candidates seated even after Election Day. His legislative background spans both progressive and corporate causes. He has served as vice president for government relations for AGRISystems and has worked with the National Democratic Institute in Bosnia, Croatia, and Azerbaijan on a pro-bono basis. Marty’s past experience also includes working as a media consultant with Laguens, Hamburger, Stone.

A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, he is the proud dad of Stella Quincy Stone. If campaigning gets into her blood, it won’t be a surprise. Marty’s grandmother, Lillian, was a suffragette who practiced civil disobedience and his mother ran school bond campaigns. Drawing on his roots and a wide range of political and strategic experience, Marty, along with his brother Paul, launched Stones’ Phones in 2000 to provide affordable, cutting-edge phone solutions for campaigns. Marty hasn’t looked back since—or down, especially when ascending a rock-climbing wall that is the centerpiece of his office.

Shoshanna Weissman

Shoshana Weissmann is Founder of Network Red, a contributor for One America News Network, an alumnus of multiple national campaigns and a junior at The George Washington University with plans to graduate a year early. She was the youngest honoree of the DC GOP’s 35 Under 35 list in 2012 and an honoree of the Red Alert Politics 30 Under 30 list in 2013. PolicyMic added her to their list of “10 Outstanding PolicyMic Pundits Making Waves Across the Media” in July 2013.