Inspired by her grandmother’s stories of suffragists marching on New York City’s Fifth Avenue in the early 1900s, Barbara has worked to educate the public about gender disparities in government since 1998. Today, through the Foundation’s nonpartisan Governors research, Barbara gives women candidates, elected officials, and other leaders at all levels essential knowledge to meet the challenges of campaigning.
Adrienne Kimmell has dedicated her career to empowering and advocating for women. As Executive Director, Adrienne leads the Foundation’s nonpartisan efforts to advance women’s political equality and increase women’s representation in the field of contemporary art.
Nicole Carlsburg manages the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s strategic, non-partisan grant-making initiatives that expand women’s participation in American politics and in contemporary art.
Amanda Hunter promotes the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s mission to advance women’s representation in American politics by leading communications efforts. She oversees the communications team for the Foundation, including its digital strategy and media relations.
Megan Piccirillo promotes the Barbara Lee Family Foundation's mission to advance women’s representation in American politics through digital media work, where she oversees the digital strategy for the Foundation, including its social media and website.
Kristin Slevin advances the Barbara Lee Family Foundation's mission to engage women in politics through strategic grant making and research projects.
Anastasia Nicolaou advances the Barbara Lee Family Foundation mission to engage women in politics through email engagement and strategic communications support for the President and entire BLFF team.
Maggie Osthues promotes the Barbara Lee Family Foundation’s mission to advance women’s representation in American politics through administrative and logistical support to the Executive Director and program team.