Meet the Team

Billy Wimsatt, Founder & Executive Director

Billy has 20 years of experience in journalism (published in Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, etc); social entrepreneurship (co-founded several organizations including the League of Young Voters, Ready for Warren, Solidaire, and Rebuild the Dream); and philanthropy (co-founded Solidaire and consults for individual donors and family foundations); and relevant consulting (Obama Campaign, MoveOn.org, Rock the Vote, Ohio Democratic Party, Green For All, etc).

Jim Gollin, Campaign Co-Chair

Santa Fe resident Jim Gollin sits on far too many boards but can’t stop saying yes to opportunities to build a better world. Educated at Princeton, Johns Hopkins, and then in Italy, France and Japan, Jim worked in think tanks and as an investment banker before helping found or manage dozens of non-profits and foundations, from Rainforest Action Network and Drug Policy Alliance to Threshold and Angelica Foundations. He is active in political philanthropy in New Mexico and nationally through the Democracy Alliance.

Victor Stone, Technology Lead

Victor is a digital consultant and strategist specializing in helping startups and non-profits make huge impact in digital spaces. He has spoken at events and conferences all around the world about technology, digital rights and freedoms. Victor is also an educator, journalist and popular published columnist and is currently authoring a book entitled “Normalize Love” due for release in late 2017.

Victor co-founded Creative Commons’ music sharing site, served as senior researcher at Disney as well as software engineer and architect at Symantec, Borland and Microsoft.

Alex Melman, Site Architect

Alex is a designer, developer, and organizer currently based in Madison, WI. He has previously worked with organizations including Bernie 2016, Ready For Warren, The Action Network, Environment America, and the World Fellowship Center.

Howard Watts, III, Program Director

Starting as a volunteer for the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) in 2007, Howard eventually rose to Field Director while completing a BA in Political Science at University of Nevada Las Vegas. Howard led successful electoral campaigns that registered over 10,000 voters and had GOTV conversations with over 50,000 people. He used those same tactics to help advance corporate accountability on the mining industry and pass a suite of fully LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination laws. After the 2014 election, he began helping nonprofits meet their needs and complete projects as an independent consultant.

Marjorie Roswell, Technology Advisor

Marjorie Roswell is a web developer and environmentalist from Baltimore. Her websites, interactive maps and scorecards have served non-profits and political groups for two decades. She authored the book Drupal 5 Views Recipes and built http://CommitteeMaps.org.  Marjorie has been known to sing her testimony at City Council meetings and State Senate hearings.