Trevor Ostbye

Trevor Ostbye is a senior program associate for Elections at Democracy Fund.

Estevan Muñoz-Howard

Estevan Muñoz-Howardis a senior program officer at the Piper Fund, where he oversees grantmaking to support state and municipal money in politics reform efforts.

Scott Nielsen

Scott Nielsen joined Arabella Advisors in 2015 as the firm’s first managing director of advocacy, bringing decades of experience designing, executing, and evaluating strategies for achieving policy reform and social change.

Denise Cardinal

Denise Cardinal is Executive Director of WIN Minnesota and held several positions with progressive candidates, causes and campaigns including Senator Al Franken (D-MN) in his 2014 re-election and the successful 2010 IE effort credited with DFL Governor Mark Dayton’s victory.

Ethan Frey

Ethan Frey is part of the Ford Foundation’s Cities and States team.

Christine Reeves-Strigaro

Christine Reeves Strigaro is the Executive Director of The Sapelo Foundation, a private family foundation in Savannah, GA with a mission to: “promote progressive social change affecting vulnerable populations, rural communities, and the natural environment in the state of Georgia.”

Evan Bacalao

Evan Bacalao is a program officer with the Special Initiatives and Partnerships unit of the Open Society Foundations’ U.S.


Jesse Beason

Jesse leads the Northwest Health Foundation in pursuit of its vision of health for everyone in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Steven Cole-Schwartz

As Vice President of Programs, Steven is responsible for developing and implementing an ambitious grantmaking, leadership, and power-building strategy to advance health equity in Washington.