Our team is dedicated to changing and challenging the status quo in government.  Our goal? To elevate New American communities and ensure government at all levels reflects the incredible diversity that we believe makes America beautiful.

Our Team

SAYU BHOJWANI
Founder and President
EDDIE ANDUJAR
Program Assistant
GERMAN CASH
Political Director
JESSICA S. LEE
Vice President of Development and Administration
Mahima Mahadevan
Consultant
SHALINI MATANI
Communications Director
Adriana Garcia Maximiliano
Consultant
ROBIN BRAND
Consultant
Anne Flomenhaft
Program Assistant

Training Faculty

ADRIANA BARBOZA
RAQUEL CASTANEDA-LOPEZ
GHIDA DAGHER
JULIE GONZALES
PAKOU HANG
PARAG MEHTA
JENNIFER PAE
MONICA PEREZ
Raquel Teran
JESSIE ULIBARRI

Honorary Chairs

DIANE GUERRERO
HASAN MINHAJ

Board of Advisors

SAYU BHOJWANI
Founder and President, The New American Leaders Project
RAQUEL CASTANEDA-LOPEZ
Detroit City Council Member
WALLACE D’SOUZA
Chief Financial Officer, Planned Parenthood of America
BRIAN FELDMAN
Partner and General Manager of Allison+Partners' Atlanta and DC offices
CHRIS FOWLER
Consultant, US Chapter Head of BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders Network
JOHN LOREDO
Director, Arizona Donor Collaborative
CARLOS MENCHACA
New York City Council Member
CAROLYN SAUVAGE-MAR
NALP Board President, Nonprofit Consultant
NINA SPENSLEY
Independent Film Producer
LIZ ESPIN STERN
Partner and Head, Global Mobility & Migration Practice at Mayer Brown LLP
TOM WONG
Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego

National Advisory Committee

ADRIANA BARBOZA
Senior Principal, Wellstone Action
STEPHANIE GRAY CHANG
Michigan State Representative, District 6 (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
MARIO E. DIAZ
President, MED Associates
PETRA FALCON
Executive Director, Promise Arizona
LUCY FLORES
Former Nevada Assemblywoman
MARY ANNE FOO
Executive Director, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA)
ANA GRANDE
Adjunct Professor, Mount St. Mary’s University (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
JOHN MIYASATO
Principal, Crossroads Campaigns
JORGE MONTALVO
Director, New York State Office of New Americans (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
JOSE F. MORENO
Anaheim City Council Member
MARIA MOTTOLA
Executive Director, The New York Foundation
UDUAK NTUK
Petroleum Administrator, City of Los Angeles (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
STEPHANIE PARRA
Governing School Board Member, Ward 3 Phoenix Union High School District (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
ANGELICA SALAS
Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
RAQUEL TERAN
Arizona Director, I Stand With Planned Parenthood Initiative (NALP Ready to Lead alumnus)
MICHELLE WU
President, Boston City Council