Staff

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Office of the President

Thea Lee, President
John Schmitt, Vice President
Antanina Ricceri, Executive Assistant

Senior Staff

Thea Lee, President
John Schmitt, Vice President
Josh Bivens, Director of Research
Arlene Williams, Director of Development and Strategic Planning
Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy
Shanele Thompson, Director of Human Resources
Naomi Walker, Director of EARN
Valerie WilsonDirector, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Research

Josh Bivens, Director of Research
Hunter Blair, Budget Analyst
David Cooper, Senior Economic Analyst and Deputy Director of EARN
Daniel CostaDirector of Immigration Law and Policy Research
Jin Dai, Programmer
Emma García, Economist
Elise Gould, Senior Economist
Jori Kandra, Research Assistant
Melat Kassa, Research Assistant
Lawrence Mishel, Distinguished Fellow
Zane Mokhiber, Data Analyst
Monique Morrissey, Economist
Daniel Perez, Research Assistant
Robert E. Scott, Senior Economist and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Research
Jhacova Williams, Economist
Julia Wolfe, State Economic Analyst
Ben Zipperer, Economist

Complete list of EPI experts (includes staff and nonstaff fellows) and nonstaff research associates

Policy

Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy
Celine McNicholas, Director of Government Affairs | Labor Counsel
Margaret Poydock, Policy Associate

Communications

Kayla Blado, Director of Media Relations
Pedro da Costa, Director, State of Working America Podcast
Lora Engdahl, Publications Director
Krista Faries, Editor
Kirstyn Flood, Communications Assistant
Kyle Jennings, Web Developer
Nick Kauzlarich, Media Relations Specialist
John Carlo Mandapat, Designer
Eric Shansby, Online and Creative Director

Development

Arlene Williams, Director of Development and Strategic Planning
James Tatum, Senior Development Officer & Manager of Donor Relations
Dan Cooke,  Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Foundation Relations
Rami Jackson, Development Associate

Finance and Administration

Shanele Thompson, Director of Human Resources
J. Seamus Welsh, Interim Director of Finance
Shurron Dempsey, Operations Manager
Sara Krauss, Administrative Support Associate
Masha Luseko, Accountant

Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN)

Naomi Walker, Director of EARN
David Cooper, Senior Economic Analyst and Deputy Director of EARN
Jaimie Worker, Senior State Policy Coordinator
Julia Wolfe, State Economic Analyst

Retirement Security Project

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director of Retirement Security