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 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

Angela Williams (she/her/hers)

Senior Outreach & Faith Coordinator

Carisa Lopez (she/her/hers)

Political Director

Corisha Rogers (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Coordinator

Dan Quinn (he/him/his)

Senior Communications Strategist

Dionna La’Fay (she/her/hers)

Senior Regional Field Coordinator

Erica Wollman (she/her/hers)

Executive Assistant

Erika Forbes (she/her/hers)

Outreach & Faith Manager

Imelda Mejia (she/her/hers)

Communications Director

Ivy Major-McDowall (she/her/hers)

Senior Regional Field Coordinator

José Medina (he/him/his)

Senior Communications Strategist

Josh Gonzalez (he/him/his)

Digital and Communications Strategist

Jules Mandel (they/them/theirs)

Outreach & Advocacy Strategist

Kelly O’Halloran (she/her/hers)

Administrative & Operations Coordinator

Lexy Garcia (she/her/hers)

Senior Regional Field Coordinator

Lisa Sargent (she/her/hers)

Senior Regional Field Coordinator

Mark Corcoran (he/him/his)

Senior Digital and Technology Director

Ofelia Alonso (she/her/hers)

Regional Field Manager

Osmara Santana (she/her/hers)

Texas Rising Deputy Director

Palmer McLean (she/her/hers)

Office Manager

Rachel Glast (she/her/hers)

Senior Development Director

Rae Martinez (they/them/theirs)

Texas Rising Senior Director

Reyhan Sinha (he/him/his)

Data Coordinator

Rocío Fierro-Perez (she/her/hers)

Political Coordinator

Shannon Young(she/her/hers)

Senior Donor Relations Manager

Sonja Miller(she/her/hers)

Outreach & Faith Director

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