Our Leadership

Independent Sector is run by a talented staff, experienced Board of Directors, and a remarkable group of member organizations who work in collaboration with IS and each other to find solutions to our biggest problems.

Meet our Board of Directors.

Senior Staff

Dan Cardinali

President and CEO

Jeffrey Moore

Chief Strategy Officer

Kristina Gawrgy Campbell

Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Rick Robinson

Interim Chief Operating Officer


Allison Grayson

Director, Policy Development and Analysis

Ana Montañez

Manager, Government Relations

Ben Kershaw

Director, Public Policy and Government Relations

Brandon Johnson

Director, Digital Innovation

Christian Clansky

Director, Marketing and Digital Strategy

Debra Rainey

Manager, Communications

Dhivanya Moodley

Senior Associate, Finance

Elyse Harrington

Director, Operations and Administration

Gina Catedrilla Strickland

Director, Executive Office

Habib Bako

Director, Community Building

Jasmine Shah

Staff Accountant, Finance and Administration

Katie Cattell

Director, Foundation Relations

Laura Marqués-Jackson

Executive Assistant to the President & CEO

Lindsay Marcal

Manager, Membership

Liz Culkin

Director, Conference and Event Management

Mareeha Niaz

Manager, Programs and Leadership Development

Marie LeBlanc

Director, Design

Micah Nelson

Senior Associate

Nancy Barry

Executive Assistant

Neisha McGee

Manager of Advocacy, Engagement & Mobilization

Nick Gilbert

Administrative Assistant, Operations

Rob Watkins

Director, Finance and Administration

Ryan Murphy

Manager, Technology