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Staff

OUR TEAM CONSISTS OF TOP-NOTCH CAMPAIGNERS, RESEARCHERS, COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONALS, POLICY ANALYSTS, COALITION BUILDERS, AND POLITICAL STRATEGISTS

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Nick Nyhart
President and CEO

A three-decade veteran of social change politics, issue advocacy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management, Nick brings a wealth of experience to the national reform movement. Following the 1992 elections, Nick became the director of the Northeast Action Money and Politics Project, a six-state venture that laid the groundwork for Maine’s 1996 breakthrough victory for public financing. In 1997, Nick joined scores of state and national money-and-politics activists to found Public Campaign (which later became Every Voice Center), where he served as national field director and deputy director before assuming the group’s helm in 2000. At Every Voice Center, Nick has worked to win cutting edge state reform efforts and has organized a number of innovative national collaborations to promote publicly financed elections at the federal level.

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Tam Doan
Research and Policy Director

Since joining Every Voice Center in 2011, Tam’s research and analysis have supported communications, policy development, and campaigns. Prior to Every Voice Center, she worked at the Center for Community Change where she analyzed policies for health care, immigration, and job creation campaigns, and managed a low-wage worker financial services project. She has also worked in the Vietnamese immigrant community in Boston and taught eighth grade math and science. She is a graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning and Swarthmore College. Tam lives in New Mexico with her partner Brian.

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Monica McHugh
Director of Operations & Finance

Monica joined Every Voice Center in 2007. She currently serves as the director of operations and finance, handling various aspects of staff management and engagement, organizational planning and practices, HR, and fiscal management. Monica received her Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University where she concentrated in public and nonprofit management and is also a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT. In her spare time Monica enjoys rooting for Boston and DC sports teams and spending time with her husband and their fluffy cat Sophie.

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Beth Schulman
Senior Strategist for Institutional Advancement

Beth was thrilled to join Every Voice Center as development director in late 2012 because its mission aligns beautifully with a career dedicated to reclaiming the promise of democracy. For over three decades, she has helped develop and nurture advocacy and media organizations committed to a more inclusive democracy. Most recently, she spent seven years leading development and finance teams at the Institute for Policy Studies. Earlier experience includes stints as publisher at In These Times, co-founder at the Independent Press Association, and director of development at Advancement Project. Beth holds graduate degrees in both history and adult education from Northern Illinois University and a B.A. in history from the University of Cincinnati.

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Adam Smith
Communications Director

Adam has worked in money-in-politics advocacy since 2006, managing or advising communications efforts for policy and field campaigns in Congress and states across the country. As communications director, Adam manages media relations and oversees the research and digital teams.

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Jessica Washington
Program and Policy Coordinator

A native of Huntsville, AL, Jessica left her hometown to explore the worlds of organizing and politics. Since graduating from the University of North Alabama with a B.S. in political science (2013), Jessica has acted as a field specialist for campaigns in Syracuse, NY, and the Maryland area. Prior to coming to Every Voice Center, she also spent time laying the foundation for a diversion program, as an alternative to incarceration, with Madison County Alabama’s Commissioner Robert “Bob” Harrison. Jessica is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration and enjoys watching Alabama football with her brother Lorenzo, in her spare time.

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