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Charlotte Dodge

Senior Policy Associate

Charlotte’s experience as a “sandwich generation” caregiver adds depth to her policy analysis and grassroots advocacy skills. Previously, she worked as the Advocacy Coordinator for the National Alliance for Caregiving and in Senator Tammy Baldwin’s office. Her work is rooted in inspiration from her grandmother, a trailblazer who worked in the White House and still plays the piano flawlessly at age 90.

Susannah Dyen

Field Manager

Susannah Dyen has worked throughout her career to advance social, economic and racial justice, and believes that those that live and work in a community should define its future, but need the power to do so. Prior to joining Caring Across Generations in September 2018, Susannah organized people on public assistance to protect benefits from federal cuts and to gain access to career-track jobs. In her role at Caring Across, she supports all state-based campaigns in strategy and campaigning as well as brings the field partners together for national movement moments.

Vanessa Faraj

National Membership Organizer

Vanessa has organized low-wage restaurant workers with 9to5 Working Women, worked on the legal teams of indigent clients facing capital punishment in rural Georgia, and helped build multi-lingual, community-based infrastructure with refugee families.

Sarita Gupta

Co-director

Sarita is co-director of Caring Across and executive director of Jobs With Justice. She is a nationally recognized expert on the economic, labor and political issues affecting working people, particularly women and people employed in low-wage sectors, and on home care. As a member of the “sandwich generation,” Sarita is grappling with the care issues facing more and more Americans, balancing caring for young children with caring for aging parents.

Janet Kim

Director of Communications

Janet believes passionately in the power of story to advance social change. Her diverse background ranges from consulting for brands like Citigroup and UnitedHealthcare, knocking on doors for Bill deBlasio, and producing radio for WNYC and teaching for The Moth.

Josephine Kalipeni

Director of Policy and Partnerships

Her expertise includes grassroots and faith organizing, consumer engagement, and equity policy in health, education, and international affairs. She initially worked in family crisis case management and social work, experiencing the hardships of families navigating broken systems. This lead her to advocacy and policy development work.

Antonia Madian

Communications Associate

Antonia joined Caring Across Generations as an Intern in June 2015. Prior to working at Caring Across, she worked as the Operations Manager at Close the Gap CA, an organization that recruited progressive women to run for office in California. Antonia became interested in doing work that supported caregivers after seeing care relationships unfold in her own family.

Namatie Mansaray

Junior Policy Associate

Namatie Mansaray hails from the DC metropolitan area. With a B.S. in Political Science from Bowie State University and a M.S. in Public Policy from Drexel University, she brings her own caregiving experience and military lens. She holds a stateside portfolio of MI, HI, and OR and paid leave relationships.

Paul Ogwal

State Coordinator

Paul is a State Coordinator and Organizer for CAG. As an Alumnus of SIUC, Paul has always been passionate about public policy and civic engagement. After serving a decade in the Army National Guard, four of which were active duty including an overseas deployment, Paul uses his experience as a Veteran to advocate for suicide prevention and mental health access for returning and current members of the Armed Forces. His most influential heroes are his parents, who have always fostered hard work and dedication.

Ai-jen Poo

Co-director

Ai-jen is co-director of Caring Across and is the executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. She has been organizing immigrant women workers in New York since 1996. She is the author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America and a 2014 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award.

Mae Singerman

Operations Director

Mae enjoys designing systems, experimenting with processes and ensuring positive work culture as the Caring Across team wins big changes for families, seniors and workers. Mae has created and expanded Caring Across’s internal workings as the team has grown from a staff of 4 to 15 and growing. Previously, she worked in the Jewish social justice movement, as Coordinator at the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. As a mom to two young children, she is exploring racial justice and parenting. She misses the warm salty air of her hometown, Miami Beach, Florida and loves Project Runway, celebrity gossip and DSA (Democratic Socialists of America).

Ishita Srivastava

Director of Culture Change

Ishita is a multimedia producer and cultural strategist who believes strongly in the power of storytelling to move hearts and minds and create lasting social change. With 8 years experience working at the intersection of social change movements, media, and pop culture, Ishita came to Caring Across from Breakthrough, where she produced digital campaigns on gender, race, and immigrant rights issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Ben Veghte

Research Director

Ben is passionate about using public policy to foster conditions in which people can care for their loved ones without sacrificing their economic security or careers. He previously led research at Social Security Works and served as VP for Policy at the National Academy of Social Insurance. His care story is his mom, who battled Parkinson’s for the past 15 years until she passed away this year. Collaborating with idealists who believe it is possible to create the world you want to live in — and are effective at doing so — inspires him.

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