The Leadership Council is Nonprofit VOTE's national leadership board that meets regularly to set priorities and develop and evaluate its programs.

* Denotes member of governing board

Leadership Council

  • Terry Ao Minnis
    Director of Census and Voting Programs, Asian American Advancing Justice
    Terry Ao Minnis, Director of Census and Voting Programs
    Asian American Advancing Justice

    Terry co-chairs the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Census Task Force and sat on the U.S Department of Commerce’s 2010 Census Advisory Committee from 2002 through 2011, when the committee’s charter ran out. She has published several articles, including “When the Voting Rights Act Became Un-American: The Misguided Vilification of Section 203” (Alabama Law Review). Terry has been counsel on numerous amicus briefs filed before the Supreme Court, including Shelby County, Alabama v. Holder, Arizona v. The InterTribal Council of Arizona, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board. She was also counsel on a joint amicus brief with MALDEF in Bartlett vs. Strickland. She was one of the key leaders in campaigns on reauthorizing the Voting Rights Act in 2006 and Census 2010 and is actively engaged in addressing the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder.

    Terry holds a law degree, cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in economics at The University of Chicago.

  • Tiffany Gourley Carter
    Policy Counsel, National Council of Nonprofits
    Tiffany Gourley Carter, Policy Counsel
    National Council of Nonprofits

    Tiffany Gourley Carter joined the Council of Nonprofits' Team as State Policy Counsel in 2016. She moved to DC from Honolulu, where she served as a legislative attorney for the Hawaii Legislature, supporting legislators on a wide range of issues. Previously, she externed at the Hawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, tracking legislation of interest to nonprofit organizations, and at the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office, working in the Tax and Charities Division researching nonprofit compliance. A native of small-town Western Pennsylvania, Tiffany earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Colorado – Boulder in 2008 and her law degree at the University of Hawaii in 2012 and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Organizations. Before law school, she started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on raising and disbursing funds for educational scholarships and volunteer grants and has since helped create and consult on several 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. In her free time, Tiffany loves surfing, skiing, traveling the world, and chasing after adventure.

  • Lindsay Torrico
    Director of Policy and Advocacy, United Way
    Lindsay Torrico, Director of Policy and Advocacy
    United Way

    *Lindsay is also on the Advisory Board

    Lindsay Torrico is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at United Way Worldwide. Lindsay fights to improve education, increase job opportunities and empower individuals to be active and engaged members in their communities. She has led grassroots advocacy campaigns to expand quality early learning for children, fight against funding cuts for critical public services and call for an end to human trafficking in our generation.

    Lindsay has dedicated her career in the nonprofit and government sectors to advocating for the most vulnerable children and families. As a legislative correspondent and aide for United State Senator John Kerry, she spearheaded legislation to provide stable housing to youth who are aging out of foster care. She also worked on education and social policy at the local level at City Year-Los Angeles, where she developed its five-year government relations strategy, and at the office of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, she coordinated a county-wide literacy campaign challenging students to read millions of words outside of the classroom.

    Lindsay serves on the Board of Advisors of the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Board of Directors of Nonprofit VOTE, which helps nonprofit organizations boost voter participation and active citizenship. She has been featured in NAACP's The Crisis Magazine’s “People to Watch,” and Oprah Magazine’s “Women Rule! 80 Top Women Leaders.”

    Lindsay holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Virginia, and a Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in Urban and Social Policy from the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA).

  • Jeffrey Moore
    Chief Strategy Officer, Independent Sector
    Jeffrey Moore, Chief Strategy Officer
    Independent Sector

    Jeff Moore currently serves as chief strategy officer, supporting the organization’s critical strategic visioning efforts as it guides the sector to meet the future needs of democratic society. He is a senior leader with broad experience in the nonprofit field, government, and industry. He most recently served in an executive role in the health-systems research field.

    Jeff has served as a senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense and as legislative director to Congressman Thomas J. Downey (NY). In each of his positions, he has built critical partnerships and alliances that have accelerated organizational and mission success. His leadership style—he was described by one of his former board members as being “the weaver of the cloth”—and career experiences create a unique foundation for advancing critical thinking, strategic development, and organizational performance.

    Jeff considers his Distinguished Civilian Service Award, presented in 1998 by Secretary of Defense William Cohen, to be among his greatest career achievements. Cohen honored Moore at the end of his tenure in the Clinton administration for his contributions to the nation’s security and his unique ability to build bridges between U.S. government agencies, the U.S. private sector, and foreign governments.

  • Jeff Narabrook*
    Elections Administrator, City of Minneapolis
    Jeff Narabrook*, Elections Administrator
    City of Minneapolis

    Jeff is an Elections Administrator with the City of Minneapolis. His primary role is training the city’s 2,000 poll workers. Prior to that, Jeff directed the voter outreach, civic engagement and civic education efforts of the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. While there, he implemented a statewide outreach plan to provide voter education and voter registration assistance, especially to communities that vote at rates below average. Jeff was previously at the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, where he supported nonpartisan, nonprofit voter engagement efforts, and lead the Minnesota Voting Rights Coalition. He is very proud of the state’s record of civic participation— Minnesota consistently leads the nation in voter turnout!

  • Jatrice Martel Gaiter
    Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Volunteers of America
    Jatrice Martel Gaiter, Executive Vice President of External Affairs
    Volunteers of America

    As the Executive Vice President of External Affairs, Gaiter works to build national awareness for Volunteers of America and support its mission to provide programs and services for America’s most vulnerable. She is passionate about the nonprofit sector’s strength and relevance, which is reflected in her work as vice chair of the board of the National Human Services Assembly. She is a frequent speaker on nonprofit management, health, social justice and women’s issues. Prior to her work at Volunteer America, she was the President and CEO Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington D.C. Gaiter’s skills include fundraising, public policy, public speaking on issues related to health, women, families and organizational positioning.

  • Rachid Elabed
    Advocacy & Civic Engagement Specialist, ACCESS
    Rachid Elabed, Advocacy & Civic Engagement Specialist

    Rachid Elabed is the Advocacy & Civic Engagement Specialist with the National Network for Arab American Communities, a project of ACCESS. In this capacity, he leads all advocacy, civic engagement, and field programs within Michigan. This includes leading campaigns, community organizing, youth organizing, and public events. Rachid also has extensive experience in nonpartisan voter engagement work, including voter registration and GOTV. ACCESS is the largest Arab American human services nonprofit in the United States, located in Deerborn, Michigan.

  • Michael Weekes*
    President & CEO, Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers
    Michael Weekes*, President & CEO
    Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers

    Michael Weekes is the President and CEO of the Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers, the state's largest statewide human services association. He previously served as the deputy commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services and was a founder of Massachusetts Families for Kids. Weekes has served on numerous commissions and task forces focused on the human service, government and nonprofit sectors, including as a former Board Chair of the National Council of Nonprofits.

  • Martina Bouey*
    Independent Consultant,
    Martina Bouey*, Independent Consultant

    Martina Bouey is currently working as an independent consultant. She previously served as the Deputy Director at South Africa Partners, a Boston-based nonprofit that builds mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and South Africa in the areas of health and education. Bouey previously served as Program Manager for the Center for Women & Enterprise and the Director of Administration for Hunt Alternatives Foundation where she had opportunities to develop, operate, manage and evaluate programs that enabled individuals to empower themselves on local, national and international levels. She holds a Masters of Public Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business from Hendrix College.

  • Cheryl Clyburn-Crawford
    Executive Director, MassVOTE
    Cheryl Clyburn-Crawford, Executive Director

    Cheryl Clyburn-Crawford grew up in Boston and has worked for many years in communities of color advocating for voting and civil rights. She sits on the Executive Board of the NAACP-Boston Branch as 2nd Vice President and is an Executive Board Member and former Board Chair of Emerge Massachusetts. Before joining MassVOTE in 2008, Clyburn-Crawford served as Chief of Staff to State Representative Willie Mae Allen. She frequently serves as a poll worker for the City of Boston and is a graduate of Lesley College.

  • David Heinen*
    Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, N.C. Center for Nonprofits
    David Heinen*, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
    N.C. Center for Nonprofits

    Through his role at the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, David Heinen advocates on issues affecting North Carolina's nonprofit sector. He monitors and analyzes federal and state public policy, keeps nonprofits informed about important legal and policy developments, engages in research about the state's nonprofit sector, provides training on nonprofit advocacy and legal compliance, and convenes nonprofit coalitions. Prior to joining the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, Heinen spent seven years as an attorney with a D.C. law firm that serves the nonprofit community, advising nonprofits on a wide range of legal issues. Heinen is a graduate of Duke University and the William and Mary School of Law, as well as a member of the bars in North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

  • Laura Walling
    Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs, Goodwill Industries International
    Laura Walling, Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs
    Goodwill Industries International

    Laura Walling joined Goodwill Industries International (GII) in February 2005 as state affairs manager, and in June 2007 she became the director of member relations. In March 2009, Walling returned to the public policy team as director of advocacy and legislative affairs. In her current role, Walling directs GII’s legislative efforts, implements grassroots advocacy programs, and works to increase visibility and opportunity for GII’s public policy agenda. Prior to joining GII, Walling served as a senior research analyst and staff attorney with MultiState Associates, Inc., a state government affairs firm based in Alexandria, VA. She has also worked for state and federal legislators. Walling holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rutgers University and a law degree from Pace University School of Law. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, Women in Government Relations, the Washington Area State Relations Group, the Women’s Information Network and the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of DC, where she has served as board chair.