Family Values @ Work Board

Family Values @ Work Board of Directors
Family Values @ Work Board

Family Values @ Work board members are leaders in the organizations that anchor our nine core state coalitions (CA, CO, GA, MA, NJ, NY, OR, WA, and WI), with the addition of our Labor Project for Working Families representative, Cheryl Teare.

Cindia Cameron
Organizing Director

Jenya Cassidy
Project Director
California Work & Family Coalition

Erica Clemmons
State Director
9to5 Atlanta

Erica is a Community activist at heart, who believes that we should have full access to all civil and human rights equally. Her fight for economic and social justice started as a political organizer with The United Food and Commercial Workers Union local 1996 in Atlanta Ga..  Erica has a passion and commitment to build Young People’s involvement in the movement of social and economic justice. Currently as the State Director for the Georgia Chapter of 9to5 Working Women, Erica fights to end employment discrimination for women and girls.

Donna Dolan
New York Paid Leave Coalition

Deb Fastino
Executive Director
Coalition for Social Justice

Astar Herndon
State Director
9to5 Wisconsin

Dena Mottola Jaborska
Associate Director
NJ Citizen Action

Neha Mahajan
State Director
9to5 Colorado

The daughter of South Asian immigrants, Neha Mahajan has supported social justice and community organizing efforts for over 15 years.  As a young activist, she developed political consciousness in movements for immigrant justice, youth organizing, ending violence towards women of color and dismantling the prison industrial complex.  She is currently the State Director of 9to5 Colorado, where she oversees their mission to organize of low-wage working women around campaigns for paid sick days; paid family and medical leave; and affordable housing, transit and childcare.  Prior to her role at 9to5, Neha also served as Development Director of Survivors Organizing for Liberation (a statewide organization dedicated to end violence against the LGBTQ community) and Co-Executive Director of the Chinook Fund, Colorado’s only activist-led social justice foundation. She is currently on the Board of Directors of GIFT and member of Standing In Our Power, a national network of women of color committed to transforming leadership for social justice organizations.  Neha is passionate about centering and supporting the leadership of women and LGBTQ people of color in movements for social change.

Andrea Paluso
Executive Director
Family Forward Oregon

Gabriela Quintana
Work & Family Coalition Organizer
Economic Opportunity Institute

Cheryl Teare
Union Leadership Institute Director
American Federation of Teachers

Marilyn Watkins
Policy Director
Economic Opportunity Institute

Marilyn Watkins is Policy Director at the Economic Opportunity Institute, a Seattle-based nonprofit policy center that focuses on changing public policies to create an economy that works for everyone. Her research and advocacy focus on gender and income inequality, paid leave, state revenue, and retirement security. She leads the Washington Work and Family Coalition and spearheaded the successful campaigns for paid sick days in Seattle and paid family and medical leave in Washington state. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services at the University of Washington and serves on the executive committee of Family Values @ Work. Before joining EOI in 1999, she worked as a historical consultant and taught courses in Pacific Northwest and American women’s history. She earned a B.A. at Harvard and Ph.D. in history at the University of Michigan.