Our Teams

50CAN is, ultimately, about people. We are working to build an organization where talented advocates are able to do the best work of their lives in a culture that supports and sustains them. Interested in working at 50CAN or one of our state and local teams? Check out the Careers page to learn more.

Board of directors

50CAN’s board of directors is made up of leaders in education, business and philanthropy who are working together to ensure that our advocacy efforts get meaningful results for kids.
Michael Phillips
Board Chair
Chief Operating Officer, TDJ Enterprises
Ann Borowiec
Co-chair, JerseyCAN & former CEO JP Morgan Private Wealth Management
Campbell Brown
Vice President of Media Partnerships, Meta & Co-Founder of The 74 Million
Derrick Diggs
President, Diggs Construction, LLC
Katherine Haley

Founder and Partner, Oak Rose Group

Lisa Graham Keegan
Partner, The Keegan Company & former Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction
Marc Porter Magee
CEO & Founder, 50CAN
Roland Martin
CEO, Black Star Network & host of #RolandMartinUnfiltered
Andrew Schwedel

Partner, Bain & Company

The Leadership Team

Marc Porter Magee

CEO & Founder

Derrell Bradford

President

Jonathan Nikkila
Executive Vice President
Kenna Little

Vice President of Finance and Operations

Alex Lawrence

Vice President of Strategic Growth

Ned Stanley

Vice President of Communications

Samantha Kobbah

Chief of Staff

The National Team

Takara Edwards

Executive Assistant & Creative Associate

Chris Ameto

Finance Associate

Andi Shaw
Digital Experience Manager
Megan Kitchen

Creative Manager

Melissa Farmer
Development Manager
Connie Barcelo

Grant Writing Manager

Alyssa Carr
Development Associate
Andrew Thode
Campaigns Manager
Steven Quinn

National Organizing Manager

The State & Local Teams

Marcus Brandon
Executive Director

CarolinaCAN
Steven Hernández

Executive Director

ConnCAN
Hamish MacPhail

Deputy Director

ConnCAN
Luis Ortiz

State Grassroots Manager

ConnCAN
Britney Mumford

Executive Director

DelawareCAN
Pelleo Badiane

Charter Engagement Coordinator

GeorgiaCAN
Ty’Sheka Lambert

Community Engagement Organizer

GeorgiaCAN
Michael O’Sullivan

Executive Director

GeorgiaCAN
David Sun-Miyashiro

Executive Director

HawaiiKidsCAN
Paula White
Executive Director

JerseyCAN
Kelli Bottger

Exective Director

Louisiana Kids Matter Campaign
Amanda Aragon

Executive Director

NewMexicoKidsCAN
Dominica Chavez

Advocacy Manager

NewMexicoKidsCAN
Nicholas Martinez

Executive Director

TEN, Colorado
Diego Lopez
Education Reporter

NewMexicoKidsCAN
Anita Banuelos

Director of Community Organizing

TEN, Colorado
Chelsea Crawford

Executive Director

TennesseeCAN
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