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Amy Everitt is the State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California and NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation.

Previously, she was the Political Director at EdVoice, a statewide education advocacy organization which works to make schools better for kids. Amy has worked on campaigns and elections for over 17 years working initially in the San Francisco Bay Area on state Assembly, SF Board of Supervisors and governor's campaigns. While based in Washington, DC, Amy was the West/Midwest Regional Political Director at the Democratic National Committee responsible for coordinating national efforts and providing direct support to campaigns throughout the region including the successful campaigns of Kathleen Sebelious in Kansas and Dave Freudenthal in Wyoming, both pro-choice Governors. While at the DNC, Amy championed the Rural Outreach Project which led to the establishment of a Rural Caucus. As the Regional Political Director for the DNC's Redistricting Project, she was responsible for advising and supporting redistricting efforts in the Northeast in 2001.

From 1995-97, Amy was the Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and later served as the Country Manager for Southeast and North Asia for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Amy has an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in American and International Politics and a Master's from UC San Diego's Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. She is the President of the UCSC Alumni Council, Co-Chair of the California Coalition for Civil Rights, Member of the Advisory Board of the San Francisco Women's Political Committee and the past Chair of EmergeCalifornia: Women Leaders for a Democratic Future.


Chelsea Gelbart is the Public Affairs Associate at NARAL Pro-Choice California. Chelsea works on California legislative and political affairs as well as CPC advocacy and campus organizing.

Chelsea joined NARAL Pro-Choice California in 2012 as an intern during the election cycle. In that time, she worked on creating targeted mail pieces for competitive local, state, and congressional races in California. Chelsea brings a unique set of skills and perspective to NARAL; prior to her internship she was a team leader for Organizing for America where she recruited, trained, and managed a local team to re-elect President Obama. While studying abroad in Switzerland, Chelsea managed communications for a health non-profit and developed a unique social media campaign to promote awareness for cardiovascular diseases. Chelsea has always been passionate about choice and family planning and began to advocate for reproductive rights while working on contraceptive coverage for low income women at a community clinic in Washington, DC. She graduated with degrees in Anthropology and Economics from Smith College.



Rebecca Griffin is the Assistant Director, California Programs for NARAL Pro-Choice California.

Before joining NARAL, Rebecca worked as political director of Peace Action West, a grassroots advocacy organization that works for smarter solutions to global problems.She led multifaceted advocacy campaigns to influence Congress on issues such as ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, realigning national budget priorities and promoting diplomacy with Iran. She traveled frequently throughout the western states to organize communities and to Washington, DC, to bring grassroots concerns about foreign policy directly to decision makers. She also ran the Peace Action West Voter Fund, a PAC that works to elect pro-peace congressional candidates. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Music Performance and Italian with minors in political science and race, culture and power.



Katie Gardner is the Associate Director of Major Gifts and Events for the Western Region.

Katie has extensive experience planning, fundraising and executing around large signature events and in stewarding and cultivating long term major donors. A native North Carolinian, Katie comes to us after seven years with the Democratic National Committee and Obama for America. Katie began her career at the DNC in 2006 as the Special Assistant to American Majority Partnership, focusing on messaging and outreach to core democratic communities. She later served as the Finance Operations Manager for both the DNC and the Obama Victory Fund. In 2009 she became Deputy Director of Constituency Fundraising, planning and executing fundraising for both the women’s and LGBT communities. She most recently served as Deputy Director of Women’s Fundraising for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Katie graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2005 with degrees in Public Policy and Political Science.
 
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