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Monique-Bio-Head-ShotMonique Rizer, Executive Director

Monique Rizer was appointed Opportunity Nation’s Executive Director in September 2015. Prior to this role, Monique served as Be The Change, Inc.’s Chief of Staff, and brings an organization-wide understanding of BTC’s three bipartisan, issue-based campaigns: ServiceNation, Opportunity Nation and Got Your 6. Learn more about Monique.

Melanie-Anderson-Bio-PhotoMelanie Anderson, Director of External and Government Affairs

Melanie Anderson is the Director of External and Government Affairs at Opportunity Nation, leading on Opportunity Nation’s bipartisan federal policy efforts that advance the goals of the organization’s call to action. Learn more about Melanie.

Alice-Head-ShotAlice Crutcher, Development Associate

Alice is Opportunity Nation’s Development Associate. She supports the development of strategic partnerships for the campaign by advancing the dynamic relationships of Opportunity Nation’s diverse network. Learn more about Alice.


Eddy-Head-ShotEddy Encinales, Special Projects Assistant

Eddy Encinales is Opportunity Nation’s Special Projects Assistant. Eddy works closely to support the executive director in her daily operations on a variety of projects that involve all facets of running a national campaign. Learn more about Eddy. ——————————-

Erica-Head-ShotErica Gordon, Senior Communications Manager

Erica Gordon plays a critical role as Opportunity Nation’s chief storyteller, data interpreter/translator, and articulator of nuanced messages to diverse audiences – including policymakers, elected officials, funders, coalition members, media and the general public. Learn more about Erica.


ReneGornall René Gornall, Director of Development

René Gornall is the Director of Development at Opportunity Nation and is responsible for cultivating strategic relationships and partnerships that advance the goals and mission of the coalition. Learn more about René.


Stacy-Heit-HeadshotStacy Heit, Director of Communications and Events

Stacy Heit is the Director of Communications and Events of Opportunity Nation, leading the campaign’s efforts to make economic opportunity a central part of the national dialogue. Stacy also directs all of the campaign’s major events, including the National Opportunity Summit. Learn more about Stacy.


Juanita Tolliver, Coalition & Advocacy Manager

As Opportunity Nation’s Coalition & Advocacy Manager, Juanita leads the strategic expansion, engagement and mobilization of Opportunity Nation’s Coalition in a collective advocacy effort driving policy change and impact at the local, state and federal levels. Learn more about Juanita.







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