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Margaret Conway, President

ConwayStrategic’s president, founder, and fearless leader, Margaret has more than 20 years of experience tackling reproductive health, the environment, and gay rights. With a knack for implementing cutting-edge strategies and a mental Dropbox of movement history and opinion research, Margaret spearheads the development of creative campaigns that build support for some of the most pressing and controversial issues of our day. Margaret keeps the Millenial staff members' heads spinning by always being ahead of the curve on new technologies.

Chrissy Faessen, Principal

Chrissy is a friendly and fearless PR expert who develops innovative strategies from her home in the Virginia hinterlands. She’s ConwayStrategic’s Mariano Rivera—a pitching all-star who can turn a crisis into an opportunity for our clients. Chrissy’s winning record includes years of experience in advertising, marketing, and communications, and a wealth of creative strategies for engaging a new generation of young Americans.

Kate Stewart, Principal

Move over Kellyanne! Kate uses her polling powers for good and brings her wealth of public opinion research, policy, and communications expertise to advance social and reproductive justice. In fact, Kate takes her love of politics so seriously she became the Mayor in her hometown of Takoma Park.

Rocio Córdoba, Principal

Rocio's sunny smile and boundless optimism make her perfectly at home in Southern California where she's based. Her unparalleled expertise in issue-based advocacy, communications, movement building, and public interest litigation are sure to impress even the most discerning of clients.

Alexa Garcia-Ditta, Director

As a journalist-turned-reproductive rights communications expert, Alexa Garcia-Ditta brings several years of media, communications and advocacy experience to her role as Program Manager at ConwayStrategic. She has written for several Texas-based media outlets and served as communications director for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas prior to joining the Conway team. Hailing from her home in Austin, Texas, Alexa strives to improve the way media covers abortion and uplift and center the voices of people most impacted by reproductive health, rights and justice policy. She holds a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and Spanish from UT-Arlington, and when she’s not working, she’s probably running the streets of Austin training for her next marathon or cooking up a new recipe.

Elham Khatami, Senior Program Manager

As a former journalist, Elham Khatami has years of experience in the communications and media space. During her time as a reporter and editor at CQ Roll Call, Elham covered a wide variety of social policy issues, including health care, abortion, and labor rights. Most recently, as an editor at ThinkProgress, she helped lead the organization's policy team, often working with reporters to shape the site's reproductive rights coverage. Elham has also dabbled in the non-profit advocacy world, serving as the outreach director for the National Iranian American Council, a community organization serving the needs of tens of thousands of Iranians in the United States. She holds a Master of Arts in Global Communication from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in writing and political science from the University of Pittsburgh. Originally from Pittsburgh, Elham enjoys doing barre, reading, writing, hiking, and watching movies.

Dilara Yilmaz, Program Manager

Dilara is fresh from the fight for reproductive rights in the midwest and south. At Planned Parenthood Great Plains and Votes, she managed both digital and traditional communications for the affiliate in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Dilara is an expert at using new and old-school media to make a lot of noise. She is a fierce advocate for human rights around the world. Dilara loves to travel, almost as much as she loves her two pugs, Ginny and Gus.

Janessa Sambola, Communications Associate

Janessa is a first-generation Liberian-American womanist from Cincinnati, Ohio. After earning her Bachelors degree in Political Science and working in publishing and technical recruiting, Janessa moved to Washington, D.C. in 2015 to pursue a Masters degree in Media and Strategic Communications from the George Washington University. Prior to joining ConwayStrategic, Janessa worked in media relations at the Smithsonian Institute and at a small nonprofit as the Policy and Communications Associate, where she led communications and social media strategy. She is deeply committed to reproductive justice and gender equity and volunteers as marketing director for Her Success, Inc., a girls' mentoring program based in the DC area. In her spare time, she likes to try new recipes, binge watch makeup tutorials and old Beyonce concert clips on YouTube, and travel.

Nicole Lewis, Operations Manager

A high-performing team needs a superstar managing the infrastructure, and Nicole keeps the Conway ship afloat at all times. With nearly 20 years of experience in the political, corporate, and nonprofit sectors, Nicole provides administrative and project management support with passion and just enough persnickety-ness.