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.
Deborah Chang is a trial attorney with Athea Trial Lawyers LLP and President of Consumer Attorneys of California. She was named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in California, she has received Consumer Attorneys of California's Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, and is a National Board Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. She mentors women lawyers throughout the country.
Deborah Chang >
Kat Chevalier is a law student at UCLA and former Chief of Staff at Fund Her. Previously, she worked in Special Projects at the Broad Center, and completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs (Southern California) after earning a degree in Political Science and Government from The George Washington University.
Kat Chevalier >
Don Ernst is an award winning trial lawyer with over 30 years of civil rights experience. He served as the President of Consumer Attorneys of California in 2008 where her traveled around the state and founded The Women’s Trial Lawyers Group, now called the Women’s Caucus. He was also responsible for the legislation permitting telephonic court appearances in 2006 and 2008, as well as the electronic discovery bill that is the current law in California.
Don Ernst >
Elizabeth has been repeatedly recognized as one of the foremost litigators in our nation, including being selected an unprecedented four times as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by the National Law Journal. Possessing unparalleled expertise in complex civil litigation, Elizabeth has served as court-appointed lead, co-lead, or class counsel in scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings.
Elizabeth Cabraser >
A passionate gender equity activist, Harini Krishnan has enjoyed wearing many hats, as a Human Rights & Public Health Nonprofit Professional, Public Education Advocate & Presidential Campaign Organizer. Harini is an Elected Assembly District Delegate & Platform Committee Member of the California Democratic Party & currently pursuing Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
Harini Krishnan >
Rachael Jeck is the co-founder of Register Her, Fund Her's partner 501c3 organization dedicated to the registration and activation of women across America. Before co-founding Register Her, she was Vice President & Co-General Counsel for VCA Inc., the nation’s leading provider of pet health care services in the United States. Rachael voluntarily left VCA in order to pursue a second chapter of her career focusing on social justice.
Rachael Jeck >
Gerald Singleton began his legal career as a trial attorney at Federal Defenders of San Diego, where he represented federal criminal defendants in the Southern District of California and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He left Federal Defenders in 2003 to start his own practice, which has grown from a sole proprietorship to a national firm with over 100 employees.
Gerald Singleton >
Lesley Clement is a trial lawyer known for her groundbreaking work representing victims of elder abuse and neglect in institutional settings. Lesley has been featured in Time Magazine, People, Frontline, and the New York Times. As an advocate and an educator, she teaches attorneys across the country in the field of elder abuse.
Lesley Clement >
Reena Krishnan is an accomplished finance professional and an advocate for social justice and women’s leadership. Reena spent nearly 15 years on Wall Street as a Vice President and Sell Side Research analyst, analyzing the operating fundamentals and growth prospects of companies across multiple industries. In her current role, Reena works directly with private equity and venture capital technology investors to source new investment opportunities.
Reena Krishnan >
Lea-Ann Tratten is a Founding Partner and principal in TrattenPrice Consulting. She also serves as the Political Director for Consumer Attorneys of California and is a member of the board at Green California. Lea-Ann is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience navigating every phase of political work, including lobbying, grassroots campaigns, fundraising, and managing large PACs.
Lea-Ann Tratten >
A committed gender equity advocate with 20 years of experience in finance, Adrienne Grant has been active in Democratic politics over the last decade, helping to raise funds for Fund Her, as well as many other advocacy organizations and candidates. She is also committed to advancing public understanding of neurodiversity as a difference as opposed to a disability and actively involved with Good Dog Service Companions. Adrienne is excited to see her daughter grow up in a California (and an America) where women have equal representation in public office.
Adrienne Grant >
Jill Demby Guest
Jill Demby Guest is an Emmy nominated, and Film Festival winning producer, writer, and director. Trained by the legendary Maysles Brothers, (Grey Gardens) she went on to produce documentaries for public television and Lifetime as well as for Warner Brothers and Disney DVD releases. Her latest film is a feature documentary biopic, “And Now, Love.” (Andnowlovethemovie.com)
Jill Demby Guest >
Randi McGinn is one of the country’s leading trial lawyers, having represented thousands of men and women in her 40 years of practice and having tried to verdict over 130 civil and criminal cases – everything from trucking collisions to workplace violence to medical malpractice to products liability lawsuits. She recently was appointed as a special prosecutor and tried the first New Mexico criminal case against any police officer.
Randi McGinn >
Christa Ramey is a Principal at Ramey Law, PC is an experienced trial attorney whose specialty is claims against school districts on behalf of children who have been victims of bullying and abuse. She is a Board Member for the CAOC, and currently serves on its Executive Committee. She is the incoming Secretary of the CAALA and will serve as its President in 2027.
Christa Ramey >
Daniel S. Robinson is a partner in the Newport Beach office of Robinson Calcagnie‚ Inc. where he focuses on civil litigation involving consumer rights, products liability and environmental contamination. Dan has received several honors and awards, including Daily Journal’s 2022 Top 100 Lawyers in California and the 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Dan Robinson >
Founder and President
Valerie McGinty is a civil rights and consumer appellate attorney and the co-founder of Fund Her’s 501c3 partner organization, Register Her (dedicated to the voter registration of women and especially women of color). Valerie was named 2014 Street Fighter of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. Having raised significant money for California state progressive causes and candidates at the time, Val realized after the 2016 election that state governments pose a unique opportunity to elect women who can make a difference in their states today and change the face of national leadership going forward. 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 exclusively.
Chief of Staff
Hallie Georguson is an experienced event coordinator and policy researcher with a special interest in advocating for women’s equality and other social justice issues. After obtaining her degree in political science and philosophy from UC Santa Barbara, she returned to Sacramento to continue her involvement in political advocacy and women’s empowerment. Hallie is excited to work with Fund Her to achieve gender parity in California and improve women's representation nationwide. In her free time, Hallie enjoys discovering new local restaurants and exploring them with her friends and family.
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.
Chief Marketing Advisor
Rachel Sterling is a marketing executive at Instagram and previously led marketing at Twitter. 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.
Media and Communications Intern
Gya Gupta is a student journalist pursuing a degree in journalism and media studies from Northeastern University, with a minor in law and public policy. She is passionate about about media industries, advocacy, and producing visual and written content. Much of her work is focused on women's' rights, gender bias, and climate action.
Design and Strategy Consultant
Savitha Viswanathan 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. As an information and UI designer, Savitha's work is focused on women's health, child advocacy, and environmental justice.
Claire Phillips is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at the University of Michigan with minors in Business and Quantitative Methods in Social Science. With professional experience in political consulting, campaigns, non-profits, and more, Claire is excited to be a part of the Fund Her team and to address the crucial issue of women's representation and access in politics.
Digitial Fundraising Consultant
Hannah is an expert digital strategist specializing in helping progressive candidates & organizations optimize their digital programs through storytelling & data-driven strategies. After obtaining her degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she spent several years working to elect Democrats to the WI State Senate through fundraising & campaign management. She has since worked in government as a Media Relations Manager & gained extensive experience as a digital strategist. Hannah is thrilled to work w/Fund Her to help further women's rights & increase representation. In her free time, Hannah enjoys practicing yoga, rock climbing, & reading.
Our advisory BOARD
We are grateful to receive 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