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

Sarah Audelo

Executive Director

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

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

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

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

Rita Ombaka

Operations Manager

In the office:

  • Stands watch over our finances by managing our bookkeeper, payroll processor and other financial contractors
  • Keeps us compliant with the law by maintaining our government filings & internal records
  • Ensures we’re squeaky clean by leading our annual audit and preparing our state and federal tax returns

Out of the office:

  • Perpetually craves Nando’s Peri-peri Chicken
  • Teaches classical voice lessons
  • Hair braiding extraordinaire

Sarah Stadler

Deputy Director

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


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.
Kurston Cook, Chair
MPP Candidate, Goldman School at UC Berkeley
Ben Wessel, Vice Chair
Deputy Political Director, NextGen Climate
Kim Rogers, Treasurer
Alexandra Acker-Lyons
President, AL Advising
Nathaniel Parks
Andrea Cooper
Chief of Staff, Oregon House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson
Kelley Robinson
Deputy National Organizing Director, Planned Parenthood Action
Chris Sloan
Director of Government Affairs, International Union of Painters and Allied Trades
Pat Sweeney
Senior Advisor, Western Organization of Resource Councils