BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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RYAN ALEXANDER (CHAIR)

Principal, Hyphen Consulting

Ryan is principal and founder of Hyphen Consulting and a Senior Fellow at Taxpayers for Common Sense, where she served as president for 13 years. Over the past two decades, Ryan has served as a litigating attorney, funder, small business owner, and nonprofit executive.

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IAN FULLER (TREASURER)

Managing Director, WestFuller Advisors

Ian is a co-founder and partner of WestFuller Advisors, a boutique wealth management firm in New York City that builds and preserves legacies of wealth for progressive individuals, families and institutions.  A specialist in wealth planning, global investment counsel, and planned giving; Ian works closely with people and organizations to harness and empower their finances with purpose.

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QUANITA TOFFIE (SECRETARY)

Senior Director, Groundswell Action Fund

Quanita currently directs Groundswell Action Fund, which strengthens U.S. movements for reproductive and social justice by resourcing intersectional electoral organizing led by women of color, low-income women and TGNC people of color.

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JESSE BEASON

President & CEO, Northwest Health Foundation

Jesse leads the Foundation in pursuit of its vision of health for everyone in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Jesse has worked at Northwest Health Foundation since 2013. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2013, Jesse served as Executive Director of Proud Ground, as Senior Policy Director of Housing, Culture and Planning for then-Commissioner Sam Adams and in public affairs at Metro.

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LUDOVIC BLAIN

Director, California Donor Table (CDF) and California Donor Table Fund (CDTF)

Ludovic Blain is Director of the California Donor Table (CDT) and California Donor Table Fund (CDTF). Under his leadership, CDT/F have raised and aligned millions of dollars annually to build electoral and governing power of people of color in CA.

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PAUL DI DONATO

President & CEO, Proteus Fund & Proteus Action League

Paul Di Donato has been President & CEO of Proteus Fund and Proteus Action League since 2019. Prior to becoming President, Paul directed Proteus Fund's Civil Marriage Collaborative for eight years.

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JASON FRANKLIN PHD

Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair, Johnson Center for Philanthropy and
Founder & Principal, Ktisis Capital Advisors

Dr. Jason Franklin is Founder & Principal of Ktisis Capital through which he serves as a strategic advisor to a mix of progressive individual donors, families, foundations and philanthropic collaboratives. He also serves as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy.

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NATASHA MINSKER

Consultant

Natasha was most recently the Director of the ACLU of California Center for Advocacy & Policy for 14 years, advocating for criminal justice, education, freedom of expression, immigrants’ rights, LGBT rights, privacy, racial justice, reproductive justice, and voting rights throughout the state. She is a strong leader in the national movement to abolish the death penalty.

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GUILLERMO QUINTEROS

Senior Fellow and Director of the IRG Hub at Amalgamated Foundation

Guillermo Quinteros is Senior Fellow and Director of the IRG Hub at Amalgamated Foundation where he is helping to establish Independent Resource Generation as a distinct field of practice, inquiry, and expertise. This is the latest phase of his longstanding work in helping build the electoral and political infrastructure of the social justice sector to contest for governance power.

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JESSIE ULIBARRI

Co-Executive Director of State Innovation Exchange (SiX) and former Colorado State Senator

Jessie Ulibarri currently serves as the Co-Executive Director of the State Innovation Exchange (SiX), the national network of progressive state legislators. As a lifelong community organizer and a former Colorado State Senator representing the community where he was born and raised, he has dedicated his life to building progressive power from the states outward.

 

"A lifelong commitment of organizing for electoral and racial justice has afforded me deep insight into the kinds of support social justice organizations need to thrive and defend our democracy. I hope to bring my experience to the Proteus Action League Board so that we can continue to empower organizations to act boldly and justly now more than ever."

Quanita Toffie, PAL Board Member