We are powered by a cohort of unstoppable womxn volunteering their time. In March 2019, we hired our first full-time, paid staff, – a Managing Director – to empower more of us to turn our anger into action.

Catherine Almonte
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Joining our team in March 2019, Cat Almonte serves as The Broad Room’s first full time paid staff! Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New York, she comes to us from The Brooklyn Museum where she’s been working at the intersection of art and activism. Cat’s made it her mission to create space for underserved communities to feel welcome and seen at the Museum by breaking down barriers to access. Before entering the art world, she worked for the City of New York, learning the (often male dominated) ins and outs of the NYC political scene and becoming the Mayor’s right hand at City Hall and on citywide campaigns. Cat took numbers, names, and raised millions of dollars. And along the way, she trained our Broad Room members on “How to Get That Money.” Now, Cat’s taking these tools to train up an all female activist army.

Monica Klein
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A political communications strategist with experience on local and national campaigns. Klein is a co-founder of Seneca Strategies, a firm that promotes progressive, diverse and female candidates and causes.

Elana Leopold
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A seasoned political consultant, and has worked in local government and citywide campaigns. Leopold is a co-founder of Seneca Strategies, and regularly featured on panels and speaker series focusing on women.

Anna Poe-Kest
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An experienced political operative, she currently serves in the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in New York’s City Hall. Prior to joining City government, she worked in the arts, and on numerous campaigns around the country.

is a Midwest-bred broad, communications specialist focused on immigrant rights and progressive change, and disco queen.

is a New Jersey native who is now happy to be settled in Brooklyn/NYC for the foreseeable future. She runs half-marathons (but not marathons) and adores her cat Satsi.

Emily Cody
Digital Co-DirectoR
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is a strategist, writer, runner, and upstater-turned-New York City adoptee.

Allison Devereux
Communications Coordinator & Editorial Manager
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is literary agent based in NYC. She earned her B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors program.

Anna Poe-Kest
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An experienced political operative, she currently serves in the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in New York’s City Hall. Prior to joining City government, she worked in the arts, and on numerous campaigns around the country.

Rosemary Boeglin
PRESS SECRETARY
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is a Midwest-bred broad, communications specialist focused on immigrant rights and progressive change, and disco queen.

Anne Brewer
Policy Coordinator
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is a New Jersey native who is now happy to be settled in Brooklyn/NYC for the foreseeable future. She runs half-marathons (but not marathons) and adores her cat Satsi.

Emily Cody
Digital Co-DirectoR
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is a strategist, writer, runner, and upstater-turned-New York City adoptee.

Allison Devereux
Communications Coordinator & Editorial Manager
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is literary agent based in NYC. She earned her B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Honors program.

Brittany Jones
Membership Coordinator
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is a California-native Brooklynite who loves food, travel and activism. When she isn't advocating for underserved New Yorkers, she is avoiding cold weather.

Cathleen Mathew
Membership Coordinator
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…bio coming soon!

Nieve Mooney
Digital Co Director
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is an Irish/American citizen obsessed with making reproductive health accessible everywhere, cultivating her all black wardrobe, storytelling, and all forms of social media (she made it her career).

Ishanee Parikh
Communications Coordinator
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is a true blue progressive from the deep, red heart of Texas. She's a taco connoisseur, Survivor fan, and currently a project manager in City government.

Francesca Royal
Communications Coordinator
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is a Long Islander turned city girl, student-activist at Hunter College, runner, and proud veg-head.

Fionnuala Seiferth
Policy Coordinator
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is a graduate student in domestic policy at Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School and a NYC city government alumni specialized in homelessness and social services.

Meredith Starkman
Operations Manager
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…bio coming soon!

Meredith Starkman
Operations Manager
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…bio coming soon!

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