Staff

Most of the superhero talent is out in the states, but some of us get to run the Alliance HQ.

Sarah Audelo

Executive Director
audelo@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Ensures there’s always money in the bank to get local organizers paid & keep the movement building and growing by fundraising Every. Single. Day.
  • Gives voice to a generation of amazing local organizers by hyping our network in the media
  • Keeps the entire Alliance team clear-eyed, full-hearted, and unable to lose

Out of the office:

  • On a salsa, bachata, or 90s r&b dance floor
  • Grilling delicious foods
  • Giddy trips to Costco

Henry Kraemer

Program Director
henry@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Leads the program team to support local youth power organizations coast-to-coast
  • Moves the policy needle on voting rights & economic justice through managing the Democracy Done Right & Broke AF issue campaigns
  • Provides ongoing campaign & organizational support to youth organizations in the midwest & mountains

Out of the office:

  • Meticulously maintains his Top 10 movies list
  • Regularly maxes out his phone memory with podcasts
  • Carries small dog on shoulder like a parrot
  • Drinks an obscene amount of water

Daniela Lopez

Program Coordinator
daniela@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Provides ongoing campaign & organizational support to youth organizations in the east
  • Gets our marvelous message out through digital communications
  • Boosts the brain power of our movement through coordinating research and experiments

Out of the office:

  • Enjoys tap dancing
  • Plays ukulele
  • Travels any chance she gets
  • Pets other people’s animals when they let her

Andrea Marcoccio

Organizational Health Director
andrea@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Strengthens youth-led organizations’ management, fundraising, and operations across the country through running our Capacity Building programs like the Youth Organizing Summit
  • Provides ongoing campaign & organizational support to youth organizations in the west

Out of the office:

  • Grateful partner, sister, daughter and aunt
  • Co-Founder of Matchwood Brewing Company
  • Red Ants Pants Colony Member
  • Nostalgic college athlete with innate competitive tendencies

Sarah Stadler

Deputy Director
stadler@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Keeps the whole Alliance team motivated and mobilized by managing our national staff and board.
  • Provides powerful support to our entire organization by strengthening our fundraising, financials, comms, and programs

Out of the office:

  • Mountains/rivers/lakes/national parks/sloshball
  • Raises Instagram celebrity @frankie_the_labrador
  • All about a good to-do list + buddies

Jacque Grimsley

Operations Director
jacque@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Creates and manages efficient systems to keep the organization running smoothly on the backend.
  • Maintains financial and administrative operations so that nothing falls through the cracks. Ever.
  • Strengthens human resources to ensure that the Alliance continues to be an equitable (and awesome) place to work.

Out of the Office:

  • Lover of outdoor activities, primarily of the coastal variety.
  • Re-watches 30 Rock (over and over) in search of previously missed jokes.
  • Self declared sommelier of wine under $15.

 


Scarlett Jimenez

Development Associate
scarlett@allianceforyouthaction.org

In the office:

  • Pens powerful proposals to bring in the money
  • Meeting-making meistra for our Executive Director
  • Motivates the entire team to get on the fundraising chase

Out of the office:

  • Practices her French over a plate of crêpes
  • Takes shameless amounts of pictures of her shih-tzu, Sage
  • Waiting for the day Mindy Kaling realizes they were meant to be best friends
  • Regularly trips over her own two feet

Board

The Alliance for Youth Action / Alliance for Youth Organizing have some awesomely brilliant and strategic advisors behind us. Our board[s] of directors are the kind of activists who’ve been getting it done for years -- and they make sure the raucous and riotous Alliance stays on track and on mission. The arc toward justice is bent a lot farther because of their work.

The Board of Directors of the Alliance for Youth Action

Affiliates listed for identification purposes only.
Andrea Cooper, Chair
Chief of Staff, Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson
Kelley Robinson, Vice Chair
Deputy National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood Action
Chris Sloan, Treasurer
Director of Government Affairs, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Ben Wessel, Secretary
Deputy Political Director, NextGen Climate
Kurston Cook
MPP Candidate, Goldman School at UC Berkeley
Kim Rogers
Consultant
Alexandra Acker-Lyons
President, AL Advising
Pat Sweeney
Senior Advisor, Western Organization of Resource Councils
Aaron Merkin
Sr. Confidential Specialist, National Education Association
Wendi Wallace
Political Outreach Director, Planned Parenthood Federation of America