Administrative Department

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Deborah Stoutamire, Ph.D

Chief Administrative Officer
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Abbas Al Husseini

Chief Technology Officer
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Andrea Bassil

Human Resources Director
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Kevin Carr

Center Operations Manager
Savva Martyshev

Savva Martyshev

Power Platform Administrator
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Kimberly Ransom

Technology Network Program Manager
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Rita Reynolds

Chief Information Officer
Susan Stanphill

Susan Stanphill

Technology Network Administrative Assistant
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Dorina Tota

System Administrator
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Phyllis Williams

Center Operations Coordinator
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Tylette Wilson

Senior D365 Specialist

Counties Futures Lab

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Teryn Zmuda

Chief Research Officer & Chief Economist
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Ricardo Aguilar

Associate Director, Data Analytics
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Grace Blanchard

Program Manager – Resilient Economies & Communities
Jack Callahan

Jack Callahan

Program Associate
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Christopher Chung

Program Manager, Equity and Civic Engagement
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Ronin Davis

Senior Program Manager – Behavioral Health & Justice
Fitzgerald Draper

Fitzgerald Draper

Research Director
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Jonathan Harris

Associate Director, Research
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Ashleigh Holand

Director, Counties Futures Lab
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Samantha Karon

Senior Program Manager – Substance Use Disorder
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Jennifer Kuiper

Associate Program Director, Resilient Economies & Communities
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Meghan McQuillen

CDC Public Health Associate
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Miranda Morvay

Senior Operations Manager
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Stacy Nakintu

Senior Analyst, Research & Data Analytics
Kat Patterson

Kat Patterson

Senior Program Manager – Behavioral Health
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Arabella Pluta-Ehlers

Senior Program Manager – Children, Youth & Families
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Annie Qing

Program Manager – Health & Human Services
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Kevin Shrawder

Associate Director, Economic and Government Studies
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Elise Simonsen

Associate Program Director – Behavioral Health & Justice
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Megan Siwek

Program Manager – Justice
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Patrick Spence

Program Manager, Resilient Economies and Communities
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Danny Tomares

Program Associate
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Nastassia Walsh

Director of Strategic Communications and Operations
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Elizabeth Ward

Program Manager, Resilient Economies and Communities

Executive Management Team

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Matthew D. Chase

CEO/Executive Director
Britney Butler

Britney Butler

Executive Operations Specialist
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Marc Chavez

Director of Board Operations and Executive Services
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Bill Jasien

Executive Chairman, NACo EDGE
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Danny Melgoza

Chief Operating Officer
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Brian Namey

Chief Public Affairs Officer
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Mark Ritacco

Chief Government Affairs Officer
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Deborah Stoutamire, Ph.D

Chief Administrative Officer
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Teryn Zmuda

Chief Research Officer & Chief Economist


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Janet Fernandes

Director of Finance
Edwin Espinoza

Edwin Espinoza

Staff Accountant
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Andrea Newsom

Budget and Grants Manager
Demetra Rice

Demetra Rice

Payroll & Accounts Payable Specialist
Brittani Wilson

Brittani Wilson

Budget Analyst Associate

Government Affairs

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Mark Ritacco

Chief Government Affairs Officer
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Blaire Bryant

Legislative Director – Health | Large Urban County Caucus
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Julia Cortina

Legislative Associate
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Seamus Dowdall

Associate Legislative Director – Telecommunications & Technology
Naomi Freel

Naomi Freel

Legislative Assistant
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Owen Hart

Associate Legislative Director - Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Eryn Hurley

Eryn Hurley

Director of Government Affairs & Federal Fellowship Initiative
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Joe Jackson

Legislative Assistant
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Jessica Jennings

Legislative Director – Transportation | Rural Action Caucus
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Rachel Mackey

Legislative Director – Human Services & Education | Veterans & Military Services
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Michael Matthews

Legislative Director – Community, Economic & Workforce Development
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Brett Mattson

Legislative Director – Justice & Public Safety | Gulf States Counties & Parishes Caucus
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Paige Mellerio

Associate Legislative Director – Finance, Pensions & Intergovernmental Affairs
Charlotte Mitchell

Charlotte Mitchell

Legislative Assistant
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Maxx Silvan

Legislative Associate


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Bill Jasien

Executive Chairman, NACo EDGE
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Paul Terragno

Managing Director, NACo EDGE
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Kyle Cline

National Director of Financial Partnerships, NACo EDGE
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Carlos L. Greene

National Program Director of Employee Benefits, NACo EDGE
Cathy Muse

Cathy Muse

National Program Director of Public Promise Procurement, NACo EDGE
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Beth Roberts

Assistant to the Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, NACo EDGE
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Spencer Taylor

National Director of Operations, NACo EDGE

Public Affairs

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Brian Namey

Chief Public Affairs Officer
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Charlie Ban

County News Digital Editor & Senior Writer
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Mary Ann Barton

County News Editor & Senior Writer
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William Chapman

Corporate Relations Assistant
Priscila Chrappah

Priscila Chrappah

Membership Manager
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Darrin Crittington

Conference Director
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Coleman Davis

Director of Digital Media
Patrick Dougherty

Patrick Dougherty

Senior Conference Manager
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Robin Guyse

Conferences Manager
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Cara Hackett

Associate Director of Corporate Relations
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Kim Hall

Director of Membership
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Alyxa Hawkins

Public Affairs Projects Manager
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Leenah Hegazy

Leadership Programs Manager
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Katy Hibben

Senior Graphic Designer
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Leon Lawrence III

Design Director
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Myava Mitchell

Multimedia Producer
Deonte Monroe

Deonte Monroe

Membership Assistant
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Meredith Moran

County News Junior Staff Writer
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Jack Peterson

Director of Member Experience
Zoey Scates

Zoey Scates

Conference & Meetings Associate
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Michelle Stuckey

Senior Conference Registrar
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Samantha Waldman

Graphic Designer
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Chris Wathen

Digital Media Associate
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Nicole Weissman

Director of Strategic Communications

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