Staff

Leadership

Val Benavidez (she/her/hers)

President and Executive Director
Val Benavidez is the chief spokesperson for the organization in all public matters. She is responsible for the development, planning, staffing, and implementation of all programs. Val became president in November 2020 and was previously the Texas Freedom Network’s chief program officer. Read Val’s full bio.

Ryan Valentine (he/him/his)

Chief Operating & Finance Officer
Ryan oversees TFN’s operational, administrative and financial functions and works with the President and Director of Programs to guide the strategy and programs of the organization.

Marti Bier (they/them/theirs)

Director of Programs
Marti oversees the creation and implementation of programmatic work for TFN. They are a member of the leadership team and work with the Executive Director and Chief Operating & Finance Officer to help guide the vision and strategy of the organization.

Staff

Alex Flucke (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

AJ Majd (he/they/she)

Texas Rising Field Manager

Caleb Ajinomoh (he/him/his)

Communications Coordinator

Carisa Lopez (she/her/hers)

Senior Political Director

Corisha Rogers (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Dania Hindi (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Denisce Palacios (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Emerald Belmarez (she/her/hers)

Organizing Strategist

Emily Witt (she/her/hers)

Communications Strategist

Erica Wollman (she/her/hers)

Executive Assistant

Hannah Hughes (she/her/hers)

Data & Tech Coordinator

Imelda Mejia (she/her/hers)

Communications Director

Ivonne Diaz (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Jasmine Tellez (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Jessica Valdez (she/her/hers)

Administrative Coordinator

Josh Gonzalez (he/him/his)

Senior Digital Strategist

Lexy Garcia (she/her/hers)

Senior Regional Field Coordinator

Mark Corcoran (he/him/his)

Senior Digital and Technology Director

Ofelia Alonso (she/her/hers)

Texas Rising Field Manager

Osmara Santana (she/her/hers)

Human Resources Manager

Palmer McLean (she/her/hers)

Senior Office Manager

Rachel Glast (she/her/hers)

Senior Development Director

Rae Martinez (they/them/theirs)

Texas Rising Senior Director

Ric Galvan (he/him/his)

Texas Rising Special Projects Coordinator

Rocío Fierro-Perez (she/her/hers)

Political Coordinator

Sabrina Bustillos (she/her/hers)

Senior Digital Organizing Coordinator

Shan Schaffer

Just Texas Faith Organizer

Shannon Young (she/her/hers)

Senior Donor Relations Manager

Stephanie Dominguez (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Vivianna Perez (she/her/hers)

Organizer