I’ve been an organizer of workers inside and outside of the union movement for two decades. Currently, I am working as a consultant to community organizations, companies that are working to produce technology for worker organizing, and unions. My areas of focus include strategic planning to make progressive gains in electoral and/or legislative arenas; organizer coaching and development; event management; communications strategy; and project management for national campaigns. Clients have included Make the Road Pennsylvania Action, HourVoice, the Partnership for Working Families, the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the Pennsylvania Campaign for Drivers’ Licenses, SEIU Pennsylvania State Council, and the Working Families Party.
Previously, I have served as the Managing Director of the National Guestworker Alliance, been the first state director of Pennsylvania Working Families, and was Executive Vice President & Political Director of SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, the largest union of healthcare workers in PA. In addition to spending ~15 years at SEIU in various capacities, I’ve organized mothers moving from welfare to work at the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, built community-labor coalitions as a local Jobs with Justice director, and run grassroots electoral campaigns for HERE, SEIU and others in California. I’m an advisory board member of JJ Tiziou Photography, Pennsylvania Voice, & Put People First! PA.
I also write and edit a blog about work, tech & organizing, Hack the Union. If you’re interested in what I consider to be some of my best writing, look here. Interested in hiring me? Fill out this contact form.