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.
Chief of Staff
Founder and President
Chief of Staff
Kat Chevalier joins Fund Her with a background in policy research and passion for gender parity. After studying Political Science at The George Washington University, Kat returned to Los Angeles for the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs. Following the Coro Fellowship, Kat worked at The Broad Center where she did research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in school districts across the United States. She is humbled by the work she does at Fund Her and excited by a future where the government reflects the women it represents.
Chief Political Strategist
Samantha Helton is responsible for coordinating Fund Her’s political strategy and at her day job serves as CAOC’s Deputy Political Director. She earned degrees 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 Chair of the City of Sacramento's Animal Care Services Board and volunteers as a board game tester for a major gaming company.
Design and Strategy Consultant
Savitha is a visual designer in the fields of science and healthcare. She began her career in advertising, and served as creative director for a leading life science marketing agency. Now as an information and UI designer and strategist, Savitha's work is focused on women's health, child advocacy, and the environment. With the belief women should be at the forefront of policy making, she is excited and humbled to join the team at Fund Her.
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.
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.
Our Advisory Board
We’re grateful to have support and insight from the following leaders:
Carly O'Halloran Alameda
Lucina Di Meco
John Wellington Ennis
F. Edie Mermelstein
Ibiere N. Seck
Daniel U. Smith
Andrea Dew Steele
Erika Jacobsen White
Lacy Lew Nguyen Wright