• Oliver Wells

    Oliver is an Associate at the Raben Group. Before joining The Raben Group, Oliver worked at the Motion Picture Association of America as a member of the Global Policy team, monitoring priority legislation, filings, and trade agreements, and developing advocacy tools and issue briefs on Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe for coalition partners, congressional members, and […]

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  • Karen Driscoll

    Karen is a Senior Associate at the Raben Group. Prior to joining the Raben Group, she managed a campaign geared toward improving outcomes for boys and men of color and developed competency in coalition-building, local policy engagement, and leadership development. Karen’s expertise in the school-to-prison pipeline and the need for comprehensive supports in the classroom […]

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  • Jonathan Kent

    Jon Kent is a Director at The Raben Group. He brings a creative approach, political eye, and writer’s touch to his projects, and he gets results.  Soft-spoken and often under the radar,  Jon has an ambitious portfolio of clients and projects which he guides smoothly and creatively to their desired outcomes.  In addition to his […]

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  • Erika West

    Erika is a Director at The Raben Group. She is energized by helping clients build effective strategies. One of her hallmarks is her thorough approach to understanding a client’s history, mission, and positioning within a sector, coalition or even among adversaries, creating a foundation for sound strategy making and meaningful outcomes. She listens carefully and then contributes a perspective […]

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  • Emily Reyna

    Emily Reyna is the Director of Diversity for Environmental Defense Fund. In this capacity she oversees the implementation of EDF’s diversity strategic plan and provides intellectual leadership and direction on internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives. These initiatives include, among others, integrating diversity and inclusion internally through training, recruiting, and retention; and externally cultivating […]

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  • Nellis Kennedy-Howard

    Nellis Kennedy-Howard works for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Campaign as Senior Campaign Representative for Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and parts of Utah. Nellis is an attorney with certificates in Federal Indian Law and Natural Resources Law. Nellis is a Native Coloradan and currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Prior to working for […]

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  • Sangita Chari

    Sangita Chari oversees the Office of Relevancy, Diversity, and Inclusion for the National Park Service and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the agency’s national diversity and inclusion strategies. The office was formed in March 2013 as a permanent forum for integrating these principles and practices throughout the agency.  Sangita started in the NPS […]

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  • Charles (Chas) Lopez

    Charles (Chas) Lopez is currently the Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, at Earthjustice.  Lopez is  part of the senior leadership team, reporting directly to Earthjustice President Trip Van Noppen. Lopez previously served as interim Chief Diversity Officer and Executive Director of Global Diversity & Inclusion for Portland State University, where he provided programmatic leadership […]

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  • Chandra Taylor Smith

    For the past three years, Dr. Chandra Taylor Smith has managed the national operational support and program development for Audubon’s unparalleled nationwide network of 42 nature Centers and more than 460 local Chapters as well as Audubon’s education department and flagship corporate partnership, Toyota TogetherGreen. With a background in education policy and an academic concentration […]

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  • Gala Goodwin

    “Perfecting the Craft; Building a Reputation.” Gala has the pleasure of leading, navigating and managing organization culture change process around equity, diversity and inclusion. Aligning hearts and minds; changing behaviors, and building equitable systems. Overall, Gala has been characterized as a dynamic change leader, self-motivated multimedia strategist, scholar, educator and community leader and brings more […]

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