Our Team

Adina Goldin comes to Fund Her with several years of experience in advocacy with a particular interest in organizational development. After graduating from Bates College she spent two years with a progressive student organization, directing leadership infrastructure and strategy across the southwestern United States. Adina joined Fund Her in December 2017 and is thrilled to be working to elevate the campaigns of progressive women.

Valerie McGinty is a civil rights and consumer appellate attorney. Valerie was named 2014 Street Fighter of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Having raised over $1,000,000 for California state progressive causes and candidates, Val realized after the 2016 election that state governments pose a unique opportunity. While other organizations offer training and recruitment resources for progressive women candidates, no other PAC is dedicated to closing the gender gap in state politics.

Adina Goldin

Chief of Staff

Valerie McGinty

Founder and President

Samantha Farmer-Helton

Fundraising and Political Consultant

Samantha Helton is responsible for coordinating Fund Her’s political fundraising and at her day job serves as CAOC’s PAC manager. She earned a degree in history and government from CSU, Sacramento. Samantha served as the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus Communications and Media Officer, past president of Sacramento County Young Democrats and co-chair of the CYD Progressive Caucus. She is Vice Chair of the City of Sacramento's Animal Care Services Board and volunteers as a board game tester for a major gaming company.​

Rachel Sterling

Chief Marketing Advisor

Rachel Sterling is a marketing executive at Twitter where she leads marketing activities. Prior to her time at Twitter, Rachel supported Nest’s Hardware division and Google’s Small Business Advocacy team. She also has a background as a television producer and video editor. Rachel received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. A fierce feminist and advocate for women running for office, Rachel joined Fund Her in 2017 as Chief Marketing Advisor.​

Tehya Kopp is a global leader of strategy and brand marketing with 25 years in the entertainment industry. A graduate of Harvard Business School's Program for Leadership Development, Tehya is thrilled to apply these skills to create meaningful social impact, starting with placing more women into leadership positions in California.

Tehya Kopp

Chief Engagement Strategist

Annika Ragnartz is a sophomore majoring in politics at Scripps College. At Fund Her, she works to publicize events, share exciting news on social media, and get everyone excited about the amazing work happening at Fund Her! As a female college student in California, she is very excited about the doors that Fund Her is opening for candidates now and in the future. 

Annika Ragnartz

Events and Communications Consultant

For all inquiries, contact info@fundher.org

Our Board

Fund Her is proud to have assembled a Board of visionary leaders. The Board is the voting body which determines our endorsements, including which races are priorities within a given election cycle. All Board members serve a 12-month term, and are joined by Fund Her's Founder and President, Valerie McGinty. 

Aimee Allison
Deborah Chang
Lesley Clement
Quinn Delaney
Victoria Lilienthal
Pernille Spiers Lopez
Nanci Nishimura
Daniel Robinson
Lea-Ann Tratten
Geoff Wells

Our Emeritus Board

Elizabeth Cabraser

Joe Cotchett

Nanci Nishimura

Nick and Courtney Rowley

Our Advisory Board

We’re grateful to have support and insight from the following leaders:

Carly O'Halloran Alameda

Lori Andrus

Ann Badillo

Elizabeth Cabraser

Roxanne Conlin

Camilla Cotchett

Lucina Di Meco

Kimberly Ellis

John Wellington Ennis

Don Ernst

Dianne Giancarlo

Adrienne Grant

Karen Grove

Jill Demby Guest

Julia Guest

Amy Howorth

Rachael Jeck

Camille Kennedy

Peggy Klaus

Tehya Kopp

Harini Krishnan

Reena Krishnan

F. Edie Mermelstein

Lisa Nash

Carey Perloff

Nina Potsiadlo

Oliver Power

Nick Rowley

Elise Sanguinetti

Ibiere N. Seck

Barbara Shannon

Anne Slattery

Daniel U. Smith

Indira Smith

Amy Solomon

Rachel Sterling

Andrea Dew Steele

Bill Veen

Vicki Veenker

Savitha Viswanathan

Annie Wright

Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright

Our S/Heroes

Thanks to all our incredible donors!

If you want to see your name added to the list:

Margaret Abe-Koga

Betsy Adams​
Carly Alameda

Richard Alexander
Kim Allen-Niesen

Rosemary Amezcua-Moll

Shirin Amini

Elaine Andersen

Alison Anderson
Lori Andrus

Catalina Appelblom

Rand April
Lilian Archer

Dina Artzt

Irene Astrow

Alyssa Ba

Carol Bacchetti​

Damira Bacic

Ann Badillo
Khaldoun Baghdadi

Kara Baker

Carmen Balber

Marilyn Bancel

Marisela Barbosa
Dana Barrett
Deborah Barron
Anne Bartholetti

AJ de Bartolomeo
Sarah Bassin
Chris and Mel Bebbington

Liz Bell
Rachel Bender

Marguerite Bergman
Becca Berk
Marc Berman

Tami Bhaumik

Gina Bianchini
Catherine Blakespear

Gayle Blatt

Evan Boido

Jennifer Bomze
Kathleen Bomze
Chelsea Bonini
Julie Bornstein
Brazen Bowl
Mary-Louise Boyd

Jane Bradley

Thomas Brandi

Lynn Brandt

Robert Brandt

Dennis Bress

Deborah & Mitchell Brin

Bettye Brill
Debra Bronon

Joan Brown

Nicole Buckberg

Sarah Buckley

Jill Bucksbaum

Kathleen Burke
Kristin Byrd
Elizabeth Cabraser

Patricia Cain

Anne Caldwell
Marcia Caparella

Andre Caraco

Donna Carolan

Goretti Carrasco

Julie Caskey

Cynthia Castillo

Gregory Cattermole
Katherine Caygill-Knapp

Allison Ceppi

Lauren Cerri

Lauren Chaitkin
Jennifer Chaloemtiarana

Debbie Chang
Grace Chen

Sherene Chen
Doris Cheng
Susan Chinn

Sonia Chopra

Mille Chou

Liza Chu

Cristina Ciminelli
Jodie Clark Gerhardt
Lesley Clement

Deborah Coburn

Helen Codron

Audrey G. Cohen

Marsha Cohen
Laurie Cohn
Emily Conn
Lori Costanzo
Anne Costin
Betsy Cotton

Sharon Cox
Simone Coxe
Lynn Crosswaite
Alexis Dalke

Paula Daniels

Victoria Danna

Jeanne Darrah​
Michele Dauber
Deborah A. David

Anthony David
Jessica Dayton-Mendez
Rachel Debrier

Julia Dederer

Kathleen Delaney

Quinn Delaney
Kelly Dermody

Barbra Diallo

Vanessa Diaz

Rosemarie DiSalvo
Chris Dolan

Diane Drake

Michael Draskovic

Sonya Dreizler
Debra Dresner
Carly Dunham

M. E.

Ricardo Echeverria
Matt Edling
Abby Edling

Cara Eisenberg

Paula Ely

Patricia Ernsberger

Don Ernst

Ellan Evans

Marwan Fawaz

Kay Feallock

John Feder

Becket Feierbach

Jennifer Fenton

Jennifer Fernelius

Kirsten Fish

Evelyn Fisher

Lauri Floresca
Nancy Floyd

Sandra Fluke

David Ford
Saraleah Fordyce
Amie Forest

Susan Formaker

Anthony Formato

Jonathan Frank

Susan Frank
Denise Freed

Gloria Frush
Carol Fuchs

Lauren Gallant​

Courtney Garcia​

Hilary Garland

Ruth Gass
Bridget Gaunt

Lisa Gerould

Ellen Gerstein

Rudayna Ghubash

Dianne Giancarlo
Paola Gianturco

Daniel Gil

Aviva Gilbert

Allison Gingold

Michael Glick
Terry Godfrey

Abby Goldblatt

Thea Golden

Naomi Goldman
Jamie Goldstein

Lorena Gonzalez

Chelsey Goodan
Adrienne Grant
Amanda Greenburg

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Lisa Greer
Stephanie Greer
Adrienne Grey

Karman Guadagni
Jill Guest

Julia Guest

Elissa Guest
Brian Haberly
Anne Hagan

Janet Halbert

Lianne Halfon

Molly Hamaker

Mary Hamershock​

Alexandra Hamilton

Bridgit Hanshaw

Anneliese Harlander

Genie Harrison

Raymond Hartung

Craig Hartzman
John Paul Hayes

Libby Heimark
Samantha Helton
Jenise Henrikson
Jamie Hock

David Hofmayer

Jane Hong

Lois Horn
Lindsey Horvath

Amy & Mark Howorth
Ana Hsu

Mary Hughes
Emily Hugo

Gerald Hunt

Margaret Isherwood
Marcine Jansen

Rachael Jeck

Casey Johnson

Judi Johnson

Toni Johnson
Cynthia Juno
Ash Kalra

Zakia Kator

Alice Kaufman
Robin Kaukonen
Puja Kaul

Leslie Kautz

Michelle Kazadi

Michael Kelly
Anne Kepner

Cherise Khaund

Ilyanne Kichaven

Paul Kiesel
Jennifer Kilburn
Rosemary KimBal
Jen Kirkman
Peggy Klaus
Katherine Knapp

Margot Knight​

Christopher Koch
Marianne Koch

Daniel Koes
Kim Koivisto
Tehya Kopp
Lisa Kovner
Annette Kranzler
Harini Krishnan

Reena Krishnan

Ann Kronen
Amber Krzys

Ann Kuhns

Manjusha Kulkarni
Anthony Label

Daniel Latini

Christine LaRocca

Susan LaVaccare

Barbara Lawless

Therese Lawless

Shauna Lawry

Elinor Leary

​Nikki Lebow

Jean Lee

Lara Lee

Lucinda Lee

Hoshin Lee

Edith Levy

Sheila Lewis

Lisa Liddle

Sally Lieber

​Dorothy Lieberman

Phyllis Leibman

Lisa Liddle

Victoria Lilienthal

Dana Lira

Mary Liu

Lezli Logan

Pernille Lopez

Evan Low

Wendy Lowinger

Michael Lurey

Katherine MacFarquhar

Janet Mackenzie

Annette Majerowicz

Rhianne Makovec​

Cassandra Mancini

Hannah Markovic

Sandra Marsh​

Andrea Martin

Crista Martin

Vickie Martin

Nicole Marquel
Erica Mason
Shelly Masur

Paul Matiasic

The Matiasic Firm
Doe Mayer

Shaniqua McClendon
May McCutcheon
Diana McDonough
Earl McGinty
Judith McGinty

Valerie McGinty

Alexis McKenna
Sallye McKenzie
Cory McSweeney
Andje Medina

Michael Medina

Edith Mendez​

Catherine Mersereau

Holly Millar

Jennifer Miller

Bradley & Lisa Mindlin

Krista Mitzel​
Teresa Mockler
Timothy Molina

Michael Montaño
Lisa Morelli

Itene Morgan​
James Morgan

Laurel Morris
Analisa Moskus
Kevin Mullin
Anne Marie Murphy
Helen Murphy

Emel Mutlu
Lisa Nash
Gina Nellesen
Barbara Nelson

Gretchen Nelson

Katja Newman

Christina Nguyen

Nanci Nishimura
Jane Njavro

Roy Oldenkamp

Barbara Oleksiw
Inger Olson

Mary Olszewska​

Karyn O'Mohundro

Steven Osborn

Lolly Osborne​
Susan Oshinsky
Lisa Ott

Christine Page

Spencer Pahlke​

Cliff Palefsky
Diane Papan

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Robert Parker
Jay & Kathryn Parnes
Lori Patel
Michelle Patino-Patroni

Gina Pedersen

Jacqueline Pepper
Craig & Maureen Peters

Sara Peters

Alicia Petrakis

Sarah Pillsbury

Valerie Pinkert
Nina Potsiadlo

Daniela Pottruck​

Oliver Power
Elizabeth Powers

Laura Przetak​
Rachel Pusey

Kate Raab
Arvind Rajand

Loli Ramezani

Vara Ramakrishnan

Sonja Randall​

Katherine Randolph
Amy Rao

Elsa Raval

Mary Rawles

Ramona Raybin

Jay Reinbold

Nancy Reyering
Sandra Ribera Speed

Colleen Richardson

Lisa Ring
Heather Robinson
Juliet Robinson

Susan Roe

Charlotte Rolle

Joseph Rojas
Isabel Rosas

Arva Rose

Deborah Rosenthal

Peggy Rosenthal

Mindy Ross

Simone Rothman

Barbara Rubin

Lisa Rudin

Ari Ruiz

Brenda Sabin

Doug Saeltzer

Ghada Saliba-Malouf​

Susan Sanchez

Annie Sanditen

Elise Sanguinetti

Johanna Santer

Marguerite S. Sanvictores

Jeanne Sassoon

Dale Satake​

Patricia Scarborough

Elsa Schafer

Emily Schiller

Patty Schinzing
Molly Schloss

Rich Schoenberger
Kate Schwering
Mattie Scott
Linda Segervall-Baldini

Kirstin Sego

Darren Sepanek
Mansi Shah

Barbara Shannon

Nina Shapirshteyn

Kerry Shear
Kristen Sherman

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Raisa Sheynberg

Lindsay Shields

Audrey Siegel

Steve Silberstein​

Harriet Sinaikin
Nancy Skinner

Anne Slattery
Daniel Smith

Indira Smith
Tricia Smith

Clifton Smoot

JB Soley

Laura Soloff-Geller

Amy Fisch Solomon

Ronna Somers
Cheryl Sorokin

Colleen Soulis
Christine Spagnoli
Anne Spar
Nancy Spears

Lynn Spitler
Srinija Srinivasan
Kathryn Stebner
Rachel Sterling
Jennifer Stern

Stacy Stewart

Mignon Strong​

Lynda Storek
Rania Succar
Carol Swanson

Noa Tal
Sarah Tamor
Lello Tesema

Amber Tham

Esther Thomas

Denise Thompson

Lois Thompson
Tony Thurmond

Beth Tigay
Tara Townsend
Lea-Ann Tratten

Vanessa Trigub
Maya Tussing

Kimberly Valentine

Pauline Vargas

Bill Veen

The Veen Firm
Vicki Veenker
Irma Velasquez

Jen Vercelli

Alejandra Villalobos
Sharon Vinick

Melanie Vinson
Savitha Viswanathan
Amber Volmering
Wendy Voorsanger

Jayme Walker

Elizabeth Warner

Rachel Warner
Kimberly Washington

Julie Waterstone

Rhoda Weisman

Geoffrey Wells
Gretchen West
Jackie Wheeler

Linda Wilhelm
Amy Whitcomb

Elizabeth White
Erika White

Julie Whitelock
Mary C. Wiederhold
Jennifer Wilcox

Elizabeth Wingate

Kimberly Wong

Betsy Wood

Andrea Woolf

Alexia Worsham

Lacy Wright

Annie Wu

Celina Wyman

Elyse Wyman
Suzanne Yankovic

Patricia Yates
Irene Yen
Sophia Yen
Kelle Young

Matthew Youngner​
Lauren Zachry
Lisa Zachry

Sivan Zakai

Stuart Zanville
Lauren Zorfas

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Contributions to Fund Her are not tax-deductible for federal income purposes.

 

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