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Leadership

The Honorable John Edward Porter The Honorable John Edward Porter is chair of Research!America's Board of Directors and a partner in Hogan Lovells US LLP Washington, DC, law office. Previously, he served 21 years as a congressman from the 10th district in Illinois. In Congress he was chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; as vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Foreign Operations; and as vice-chair of the Subcomittee on Military Construction. More about The Honorable John Edward Porter. (Click on the photo for a hi-res color headshot.)

Mary WoolleyMary Woolley is the president of Research!America. Under her leadership, Research!America's membership has more than quadrupled as it has earned the attention and respect of research, media, and community leaders with its signature public opinion surveys and advocacy resource materials. More about Mary Woolley. (Click on the photo for a hi-res color headshot.)

Staff

Executive Offices

Barbara Love
Executive Assistant to the President

Administrative

Michael Coburn
Chief Operating Officer

Brooke Williams
Staff Accountant

Aimée Lefever

Office Manager

Communications

Suzanne Ffolkes
Vice President, Communications

Ashley Kilgore
Communications Manager 

Anna Briseño
Senior Communications Specialist 

Glorymar Rivera
Senior Communications Associate

Membership and Development

Carol Kennedy
Senior Director, Development and Membership

Jenn Novesky
Manager of Membership Development 

Ted Brasfield
Senior Associate, Membership and Development

Policy and Advocacy

Eleanor "Ellie" Dehoney
Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

Jordan Gates
Administrative Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy

Caitlin Leach
Director of Policy and Advocacy 

Tim Tassa
Voter Education Initiative Manager 

Adam Katz
Policy and Advocacy Specialist

Jayme Hennenfent
Science Policy Fellow
Fellowship sponsored by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Ayman Abunimer
Science Policy Intern
Internship sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Julie Babyar
Science Policy Intern
Internship sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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