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STATE DELEGATION LEADS 

State delegation leads are selected based on their network knowledge and previous advocacy experience. Leads convene participants from their state who are participating in hill visits to help folks contextualize talking points, plan the meeting agenda, and model effective advocacy strategies.

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Alphabetized by State

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ALASKA

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Brittany Woods Orrison

Broadband Specialist
Alaska Public Interest Research Group

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ARIZONA

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Laurie Kierstead-Joseph

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Adult Basic Education for College & Career
Pima Community College

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Ian Roark

Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development & Innovation
Pima Community College

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CALIFORNIA

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Lisa Countryman-Quiroz
(North-CA)

Chief Executive Officer
JVS - Bay Area

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Alicia Nyein
(South-CA)

Assistant Program Manager- Workforce Development
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation

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CONNECTICUT

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Kristin Hempel

Director of Adult & Community Services, Adult & Community Programs
EASTCONN

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DELAWARE

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Renata Kowalczyk

Chief Executive Officer
Wilmington Alliance

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GEORGIA

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John Helton

President and CEO
CareerRise

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ILLINOIS

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Annika Cole

Advocacy Manager
Chicago Jobs Council

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Jacob Sitati

Director of Policy and Advocacy
Chicago Jobs Council 

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INDIANA

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Erin Macey

Director
Indiana Community Action Poverty Institute

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IOWA

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Dave Stone

Advocacy Officer
United Way of Central Iowa

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KANSAS

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Tracey Carey

Director
Midwestern Urban Strategies

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LOUISIANA

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Danielle Barringer-Payton

Director of the Opportunity Youth Coalition
Invest in Louisiana

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Christina LeBlanc

Economic Opportunity Policy Analyst
Invest in Louisiana

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MAINE

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Tabin Tangila Mesu Kamba

Program Developer, Workforce Solutions
Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

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MASSACHUSETTS

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Kaitlyn Bean

Deputy Director
SkillWorks

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MICHIGAN

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Amanda Klein

Manager, Advocacy & Government Relations
United Way Southeastern Michigan

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MISSISSIPPI

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Rebekah Staples

President and Founder
Free State Strategies, LLC

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NEVADA

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Katie Gilbertson

Policy Analyst at Nevada Governor's Office of Workforce Innovation and Liaison for Nevada Governor's Workforce Development Board

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NEW YORK

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Therese Daly

Interim Executive Director
New York Association for Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP)

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OHIO

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Rebecca Kusner

Principal at R4Workforce

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OREGON

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Marc Goldberg

Owner/Principal
Skills Strategy Consulting

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Susan Watson

Statewide Director of STEP and Pathways to Opportunity
Portland Community College

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PENNSYLVANIA

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Kaylee Shockley

Policy Specialist
Partner4Work

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RHODE ISLAND

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Anita Bruno

Founder and Executive Director
Rhode Island Women in the Trades (RI WITT)

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SOUTH CAROLINA

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Celeste Granger

Senior Vice President of Programs & Initiatives
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

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TENNESSEE

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Stephanie Coleman

Chief Talent Development Officer
Nashville Chamber of Commerce

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TEXAS

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Ashley Harris

Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
United Way of Texas

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VIRGINIA

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Constance Green

WIOA Adult & Dislocated Worker Programs State Coordinator at Virginia’s Community Colleges System

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WASHINGTON

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Marisol Tapia-Hopper

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Funding
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC)

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Avi Laudon

Policy Specialist
Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC)

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WEST VIRGINIA

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Carol Phillips

Executive Director
West Virginia Women Work (WVWW) 

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WISCONSIN

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Josh Morby

Public Relations & Public Affairs
JRM Advisors

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