Board of Directors

Dawn Crandall, Founding Board Member – Lansing, MI

Dawn Crandall holds leadership positions across nonprofit, political and the private sector. She is the Political Affairs Director for the Home Builders Association of Michigan. Her professional path was led by her passion for the legislative and political arena, starting off as an intern for then Senator Connie Binsfeld, later…Read more

Stephanie Berger, Treasurer and Founding Board Member – New York, NY

Stephanie Berger is a veteran of three presidential campaigns and an expert, teacher and trainer in the field of fundraising and non-profit development. Stephanie laid the groundwork for starting Berger Hirschberg Strategies by working for 16 years as a political fundraiser. She served as the California Finance Director for Al…Read more

Jehmu Greene, Board Secretary and Founding Board Member – New York, NY

Jehmu Greene is an evangelist for disenfranchised, vulnerable, and marginalized communities. As owner of JSG Strategies, Jehmu provides advocacy, and media consulting to campaigns, non-profits, corporations and celebrities. She is also a Fox News Contributor, where she provides analysis and opinion. A widely sought-after speaker, Jehmu’s commentary has been featured…Read more

Pakou Hang, Co-Founder and Board Member – St. Paul, MN

Pakou Hang is a seasoned consultant with expertise in strategic planning, and specializes in civic and voter engagement in New American communities. As a lead trainer and frequent speaker, she has inspired thousands of women and men with her story about her run for office. She has served as the…Read more

Liz Johnson, Co-Founder and Board Member – Duluth, MN

Liz Johnson is a co-founder and board member at VoteRunLead, a national organization that supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our country and democracy through their participation as leaders. As a former Director of Community and Operations at VRL and Director of Rural Programs at The White…Read more

Rhonda Briggins, Co-Founder and Board Member – Atlanta, GA

Rhonda Briggins, J.D. dedicates her life to public service through her role as a community advocate, political strategist, and servant leader. She serves on various boards of directors such as the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, VoteRunLead, DeKalb Workforce Development, and DeKalb Housing Authority Advisory Committee. She is a member of Delta…Read more

Shannon M. Garrett, Co-Founder and Board Chair – Holland, MI

Shannon M. Garrett is the Founder and President of SMG Strategies. Operating under a personal mission statement of “Honor. Empower. Amplify.,” Shannon is a nationally recognized trainer, strategist, civic engagement consultant and leadership coach. Shannon’s commitment to advancing equity and inclusion in civic life has introduced her to communities throughout…Read more