WHO WE ARE

Our Team

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Our Team

At Coworker.org, our talented, passionate team deploys digital tools, data, and strategies in service of helping people improve their work lives and build power. We invest in the brilliance of working people. And we support the leadership and vision of working people to imagine, design, and create our collective future.

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Michelle Miller

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

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Jess Kutch

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

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Aisha Satterwhite

Managing Director

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Tim Newman

Campaigns Director

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Drew Ambrogi

Senior Campaigns Strategist

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Elizabeth Baires

Program Manager

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Marley Pulido

Director, Worker Resources and Training

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Antonio Aguilera

Director, Worker Resources and Training

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Laila N.

Campaign Strategist

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Wilneida Negrón

Director of Policy and Research

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Kortni Malone

Director of Leadership Development

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Michelle Miller

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Michelle Miller

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Michelle takes the lead on organizational development and fundraising. She also engages partners, allies and researches on questions related to the economy, technology and the future of the labor movement. She shares responsibility with Jess on strategic planning, programming and organizational growth. Michelle has published research and analysis on labor market impacts of technology in partnership with the Roosevelt Institute and the Century Foundation. In 2015, Michelle was proud to join President Barack Obama as co-moderator of the first ever Town Hall on Worker Voice, bringing the voices of workers directly to the White House. Before co-founding Coworker.org, Michelle spent a decade at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) where she used creative media and the arts to advance union campaigns. She is on the boards of Arts and Democracy and the Brooklyn Institute For Social Research, and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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Jess Kutch

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Jess Kutch

Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director

Jess Kutch is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Coworker.org. Jess has more than 15 years’ experience innovating at the intersection of technology and social change, building platforms and digital campaigns to shift power and win change. She is a TED Fellow, an Echoing Green Global Fellow, a J.M.K. Innovation Prize winner, and an Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellow. She lives with her family in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Aisha Satterwhite

Managing Director

Aisha Satterwhite

Managing Director

Aisha leads Coworker’s team of strategists and organizers in supporting workers, providing education and training and offering strategic support, data analysis and workplace advocacy tools. For the past 20 years, she’s been working at the intersection of human rights, racial and economic justice, labor, advocacy and tech and is a leader in the areas of digital transformation, advocacy and team management. She’s used technology as a tool to win advocacy, narrative and political campaigns and grow supporters. She’s worked in nonprofit, advocacy, education, and labor spaces, both in-house and on the consulting side, and has advised nonprofits, advocacy organizations, unions, membership associations, startups and tech companies in the US, UK and Africa around the best ways to activate external audiences and internal teams working for social change. Before joining Coworker, Aisha was a Managing Director for Blue State, a global digital strategy agency and tech company. She’s also led digital and communications programs and tech and product development projects at Human Rights Campaign, National Education Association, Service Employees International Union and One Economy Corporation.

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Tim Newman

Campaigns Director

Tim Newman

Campaigns Director

Tim helps people leverage Coworker.org’s tools and peer networks to influence employers and win change in the workplace. Before joining Coworker.org, Tim served as a Deputy Campaign Director at Change.org where he supported site users to run and win campaigns on the platform. He also worked as a Campaigns Director at the International Labor Rights Forum.

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Drew Ambrogi

Senior Campaigns Strategist

Drew Ambrogi

Senior Campaigns Strategist

Drew works on Coworker’s campaigns team to support workers’ efforts to build power in the workplace and leverage digital tools for meaningful change. Before joining the team in 2019, Drew worked as a digital strategist at a national racial justice organization, where he served as President of their staff union, and on the side as a communications consultant for grassroots community organizations. Drew currently lives and works in Washington, DC.

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Elizabeth Baires

Program Manager

Elizabeth Baires

Program Manager

Elizabeth leads the operations side of the program work at Coworker.org. She works closely with the executive team, program staff, fiscal sponsor, and external partners to identify structures that support the strategic direction of the organization.

Elizabeth is a long time activist committed to social change for workers, and underrepresented communities. She also works as a community organizer for a local group in Virginia called La ColectiVA.

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Marley Pulido

Director, Worker Resources and Training

Marley Pulido

Director, Worker Resources and Training

Marley Pulido is a movement builder based in the DC area. He is a Director, Worker Resources and Training at Coworker.org where he helps tech workers organize at the intersection of socially responsible tech and worker’s rights. Marley’s movement work has been broad and impactful: He’s managed a binational advocacy program to help ease U.S. trade restrictions on Cuba, taught an experiential learning class at the intersection of immigration and labor at George Mason University, led crucial voter engagement and partnership development work in several electoral cycles in Virginia, and built local campaigns to fight wage theft. He co-founded La Luchita Project, which facilitates exchanges between community organizers in the US and Cuba.

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Antonio Aguilera

Director, Worker Resources and Training

Antonio Aguilera

Director, Worker Resources and Training

Antonio is Director of Worker Resources and Training at Coworker.org. He coaches and supports tech workers on accessing networks, skills, and tools to successfully organize for improving working conditions, and ethical practices in the tech industry. Antonio is an innovator at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship, and worker rights. He helped develop an app for organizing low-income immigrant labor and domestic workers, and he serves on the board of Social Enterprise Alliance in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Laila N.

Campaign Strategist

Laila N.

Campaign Strategist

Laila joined the Coworker.org team in 2019 as a campaigns strategist, supporting and strategizing with workers across industries to make meaningful changes in the workplace. Laila comes to Coworker with almost a decade of grassroots organizing, leadership development and campaign experience, having served as the NC Lead Organizer for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, board member and organizer for North Carolina IPO, Durham For All and previously organized with SEIU’s Fight For $15 campaign.

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Wilneida Negrón

Director of Policy and Research

Wilneida Negrón

Director of Policy and Research

Wilneida Negrón most recently worked at the Ford Foundation, where she led cross-thematic area strategy development between the Gender, Race, Ethnic Justice, Technology and Society, Mission Investing, Future of Work(ers), and Civic Engagement Thematic areas, with a focus on helping labor movements deepen and leverage economic partnerships and movement-based partnerships.  She is currently part of the Steering Committee Team for the Ford Foundation’s and Mozilla’s Public efforts to explore how to continue to foster the impact and sustainability of public interest technology projects in the US, Europe, and the Global South. She works on the frontlines of social change spaces, fostering new multi-issue and cross-sectoral approaches and solutions to our increasingly complex socio-technical world and serves as a strategic advisor, consultant, and capacity-builder to emerging and established national and global civil and human rights organizations.

She has a PhD in Comparative Politics, with a specialization in social and political implications of emerging technologies in East Asia and Latin America, a Masters in Public Administration, and an M.Phil. in International and Global Affairs. She is a lifelong fellow for Data & Society Research Institute  and the Atlantic Fellows Program for Racial Equity.

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Kortni Malone

Director of Leadership Development

Kortni Malone

Director of Leadership Development

Kortni Malone has spent the past ten years fighting for justice for students and communities in Michigan and across the country. A teacher by trade, Kortni left the school system in Detroit to seek new ways to build power with Black and Brown people. She has worked in non-profit as well as at the intersection of issue advocacy and electoral strategy with organizations like Color of Change, NextGen America, and Elizabeth Warren for President. Throughout her career, she has trained hundreds of folks from professionals in the organizing world to volunteers and community members—cultivating leadership and building power to fight for change. Kortni believes that everyday folks, with the vision, the training, and a good plan, have the power they need to get the change they seek.

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