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

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

Communications and Social Media 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

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

Kaleigh Cunningham

GO! Fellowship Manager (PT)

Kaleigh Cunningham graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with degrees in Political Science and Environmental Geography. While in school, Kaleigh became a leader on her campus by founding a Young Americans for Liberty chapter. Throughout college and in...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

Austin Jack

Outreach Fellow & Podcast Host: Brewing Business (PT)

Austin Jack is the Outreach Fellow at America's Future, as well as the host of our Brewing Business podcast. Austin is an experienced business and non-profit consultant for organizations throughout the state of Arizona and the Eastern European nation of...more

Pagona Manologlou

California Hub Director (PT)

Pagona Manologlou is the founder and Principal at Elefthero, a consulting firm which seeks to highlight and advance the people and possibilities of California and beyond by working with organizations and individuals who are committed to creating and sustaining projects,...more

Lydia Pitea

D.C. Hub Director (PT)

Lydia Pitea is the Marketing and Events Manager at DonorsTrust and the Program Coordinator for its young givers project, Novus Society. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating events, member engagement, communications, content creation, and assisting with client relations. Lydia joined DonorsTrust...more

Matt Purple

Writing Fellows Training Coordinator (PT)

Matt Purple is the managing editor at The American Conservative. His writing has appeared in National Review, The American Spectator, Reason, The National Interest, and elsewhere. A graduate of The Catholic University of America, he lives in Alexandria.

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

Sarah Silberstein

Texas Hub Director (PT)

Sarah Silberstein is the Texas Hub Director for America's Future. Born and raised in Northern California, Sarah’s family moved their small business to Texas following the state’s economic downturn in 2008. Sarah attended the University of Texas at Austin and...more

Ayana Thomas

Community Programs Associate

Ayana Thomas is the Community Programs Associate at America’s Future. She previously worked at State Policy Network and co-led the Jacksonville chapter of AF. Originally from the Jacksonville, FL area, she graduated from Charleston Southern University with a BS in...more

Rhachel Toombs

Director of Community

Rhachel is the Director of Community at America's Future. She has years of experience in clergy and advocacy, with a focus on community organizing. As a trainer, Rhachel has educated hundreds on important issues and activism. She received her bachelor's...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

Romina Boccia is managing director at Stonebrick, LLC curating a community for top global leaders to learn from each other and amplify their impact through conversations and retreats. Previously, Romina launched and directed a research center at The Heritage Foundation...more

Chaz Cirame

Chaz is one of the nation’s foremost experts regarding how NGO’s and influencers affect public policy. The company he founded and runs - Cc: External Affairs, Inc. – helps corporations, trade associations, public affairs firms and non-profits develop long-term partnerships...more

Beverly Hallberg

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

Peter Lipsett is director of growth strategies at DonorsTrust, the community foundation of the liberty movement. He also leads the effort to grow DonorsTrust’s Novus Society, a network of donors under 40 committed to growing their philanthropic network and know-how....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

Kathleen O'Hearn

Vice Chair

Kathleen O’Hearn is the director of policy advancement for State Policy Network. In this capacity she works alongside state-based think tank staff to identify key policy reforms, help craft innovative ideas to advance human flourishing, and connect coalition partners across...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