Staff and Board

America's Future recruits and cultivates young professionals to become effective, lifelong advocates who will inspire their peers to embrace freedom

Staff

Sam Adofo

Northeast Hub Coordinator (PT)

Samuel Adofo is currently a Data and Artificial Intelligence consultant for a Global 500 company. He received his B.S. in Applied and Computational Math and Stats from the University of Notre Dame in 2020. While in school he developed a...more

Chloe Anagnos

Director of Marketing

Chloe Anagnos is the Director of Marketing and Communications for America's Future. She's spent her career developing marketing strategies for small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, think tanks, and presidential campaigns. Her work has been the subject of articles on the...more

Phillip Bader

Digital Manager

Phillip Bader is the Communications & Social Media Manager at America’s Future, where he works to highlight the AF brand while educating, entertaining, and expanding AF’s audience and online presence. Previously he has interned and worked in communications for organizations...more

Aaron Castillo-White

California Hub Director (PT)

Aaron Castillo-White is a Los Angeles-based consultant and Founding Executive Director of Kultur Mercado, an organization working to advance liberty and democracy through its diversity. He has worked in policy, fundraising, and programming across the United States, Europe, and the...more

Cindy Cerquitella

Executive Director

Cindy Cerquitella is executive director at America’s Future. Cindy has spent her career empowering champions of freedom across the globe by giving them the skills, support, guidance, and community they need to take the ideas of liberty and spread them...more

Kacey Crane

Director of Leadership Development Programs

Kacey Crane is the Leadership Development Director for America's Future, where she oversees the Membership Program and Fellowships. Kacey started her career in grassroots politics. She transitioned into policy and programming, working for Faegre Drinker, Butler University, the Indiana Department...more

Natalie Dowzicky

Editor (PT)

Natalie Dowzicky is the part-time Editor for America's Future. In her full-time capacity, she is a Deputy Managing Editor at Reason Magazine. Formerly she was a contributor for Young Voices where her work appeared in The Washington Times, the National...more

Emma Erfourth

Office & Development Manager

Emma Erfourth is the Office & Development Manager for America's Future at the headquarters in Washington, DC, where she handles office operations and development processes. She received her B.S. in Political Science with a psychology minor from Florida State University....more

Larry Gillheeney

Northeast Hub Director (PT)

Larry works for the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity. He holds an advanced degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University, where he focused extensively on economic development and individual rights. Larry is the editor of the Ocean...more

Hannah Henriksen

California Hub Coordinator (PT)

Hannah Henriksen is the Hub Coordinator for AF-California, and the President of Respect America. She came into the liberty world by accident but now couldn’t imagine herself doing anything else. She has her Bachelor of Science from Texas Tech University...more

Franklin Lee

DC Hub Coordinator (PT)

Franklin Sooho Lee is the DC Hub Coordinator for America's Future and the Senior Associate for the Criminal Justice and Civil Liberties team at R Street Institute. Previously, Franklin worked as a paralegal for Lutheran Social Services of New York....more

Marcos Lopez

GO! Fellowship Manager (PT)

Marcos Lopez is a passionate advocate for free-market principles, individual rights, and limited government. Currently serving as the Outreach & Coalitions Director for the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Marcos is deeply involved in government affairs and coalition development across the...more

Matt Purple

Writing Fellows Manager (PT)

Matt Purple is the Writing Fellows Manager at America's Future where he teaches writing classes to young activists. He's a writer and editor whose work has been featured extensively throughout the media, including in the Washington Examiner, the American Conservative,...more

Katherine Revello

Email Marketing Coordinator (PT)

Katherine Revello is a writer and communications specialist. She has degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Maine and her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Reason, The Huffington Post, and The Washington Examiner. Katherine's work...more

Charles Roelofs

Director of Development

Charles is the Director of Development for America’s Future working with our partners every day to ensure we have the resources needed to accomplish our mission. He joined the team in February of 2022. For the past 14 years, he...more

Mike Viola

Southeast Hub Coordinator (PT)

Mike Viola is AF's Southeast Hub Coordinator, as well as the Director of Business Intelligence at the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE). He discovered his love of liberty at the University of Chicago, where he majored in Political Science and...more

Nico Zviovich

Southeast Hub Director (PT)

Nico Zviovich is an Atlanta-based interdisciplinary communicator whose passions for persuasion and advocacy have led him to work at Iron Light, an agency empowering organizations that will change the world. He has worked with clients throughout the United States, Latin...more

Grant Van Eck

Northeast Hub Manager (PT)

Grant Van Eck has a passion for improving his community and enriching the lives of others. He does this by cultivating relationships and helping people reach their career and educational goals. Grant believes in the limitless potential inside of every...more

Board of Directors

Jeff Berkowitz

Recognized by Politico as “an opposition research and policy ace,” Jeff Berkowitz is Founder and CEO of Delve, a competitive intelligence firm. He's served as Research Director at the Republican National Committee to help shape public opinion on issues including:...more

Romina Boccia

Secretary

Romina Boccia is director of budget and entitlement policy at the Cato Institute, where she specializes in federal spending, budget process, economic implications of rising debt, and Social Security and Medicare reform. Boccia was previously director of the Grover M....more

Christine Czernejewski

Christine Czernejewski is the Director of Communications and Outreach at the Bradley Foundation, a philanthropic pillar in Milwaukee that grants funds to public charities across the nation that strengthen civil society and uphold our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and...more

Beverly Hallberg

Treasurer

Beverly is the founder and president of District Media Group. An expert media coach, lecturer, and public speaker with 20 years of experience, she trains Members of Congress, CEOs, policy wonks, reporters, non-profit and movement leaders, and politicos. Beverly is...more

Peter Lipsett

Vice Chair

Peter Lipsett is Vice President of DonorsTrust, the community foundation of the liberty movement. Previously, Peter spent nearly a decade within the Koch organizations as part of the team building a unique donor network. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, Peter moved...more

Richard Lorenc

Chairman

Richard Lorenc is Chief Growth Officer of Iron Light Labs, an award-winning strategic marketing firm specializing in helping purpose-driven brands change the world. Lorenc leads business development, business development team and process building, and participates in product and services development....more

Matt Warner

Matt Warner is president of Atlas Network, a nonprofit grantmaking organization committed to supporting local NGOs in more than 90 countries. Matt is co-author of "Development with Dignity: Self-determination, Localization, and an End to Poverty" (Routledge, 2022), the editor of...more

Eric Kohn

Eric Kohn is Director of Marketing and Communications at the Acton Institute. In that role, he works to bring Acton's vision of a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles to a wider audience....more

Advisory Board

Chris Siddall, AF Founder

Mary Riner, AF Founder

Adam Kaufman, AF Founder

Bob Caldwell, AF Founder

Lisa Caldwell, AF Founder

Samuel Casey Carter, AF Founder

Suzanne Kirby, AF Founder

Scott Lansell, AF Founder