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About Fair Share

Fair Share stands for an America where everyone gets their fair share, does their fair share, and pays their fair share; and where everyone plays by the same rules.
 

Staff

Ali Cochran, Regional Field Director
Based in: Denver, CO

Caroline Webster, Field Organizer
Based in: Denver, CO

Cassandra McKee, Managing Director
Based in: Washington, DC

Dan Herb, Office Administrator
Based in: Washington, DC

David Elliot, Communications Director
Based in: Washington, DC
 

Jason Pfeifle, Regional Field Director
Based in: Oakland, CA
 
Meredith Small, National Field Director
Based in: Portland, ME
 
Mike McCann, Field Organizer
Based in: Austin, TX
 
Nathan Proctor, Massachusetts Fair Share State Director
Based in: Boston, MA
 
Patrick Stelmach, Field Organizer
Based in: Sacramento, CA
 
Ryan Canney, State Director
Based in: Chicago, IL

Sean Garren, Legislative Director
Based in: Washington, DC

Will Opperman, Field Organizer
Based in: Philadelphia, PA
 

Wendy Wendlandt, Director
Based in: Los Angeles, CA
 


Board of Directors

Maureen Kirk, President, Board of Directors
Maureen Kirk (Mo) has served in key leadership roles in the public interest advocacy community for over two decades in both Oregon and Colorado.  Her career of grassroots activism got its start while she was a student at the University of Oregon during the Reagan years.  During her professional career in Oregon from 1989-2005, she directed campus organizing efforts on environmental and consumer issues, advocated public interest policy reform at the state legislative and local level, managed a statewide non-profit organization,  and helped lead statewide ballot initiative campaigns from recycling to campaign finance reform. Now she provides organizational back up and support to a large network of non-profits. Mo is a lifelong westerner, having grown up in Idaho, lived in Oregon for twenty years, and moved to Colorado in 2006, where she lives with her husband in Littleton.

Pete Maysmith, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Pete Maysmith is the Executive Director of Colorado Conservation Voters, a statewide non-profit that works to turn conservation values into Colorado priorities.  Pete began doing organizing work immediately after graduating from Duke University in 1991.  Over the course of the last 19 years Pete has done on-the-ground organizing, run state and national field campaigns, lobbied at the city, state, and national level, done extensive earned media work, directed statewide candidate and ballot campaigns, run a statewide non-profit, and served as senior leadership staff of national organizations. Pete brings energy, passion, hard work, and creativity to the non-profit work he does. He moved back to his home state of Colorado in 1996 and lives with his wife and two red-haired daughters in Denver. He completed an evening law degree from the University of Denver in December of 2008, graduating with honors. In whatever spare time he can find he trains for marathons, bikes, reads, and cooks.

Molly Danahy, Board Member, Board of Directors
Molly Danahy graduated from the University of Southern California in 2004. Since then she has worked extensively with non-profit member-based advocacy groups focused on macro-level organizational building, including strategies for fundraising, member building and communication. She helped to launch Fair Share in 2007 and helped manage large-scale field campaigns with the organization in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Molly is currently studying for her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, with a focus on non-profit corporate law, election law and campaign finance law.