Meet the Team

Women Owned, Women Led


It’s hard to find a more interesting mix of people than the SPPG staff. With wide-ranging background and experiences, we team up in our common quest to create and manage change in interests and areas important to real people and in the policy systems that affect their lives. Call us passionate, insightful, funny, creative, smart, connected, or quirky – it fits. Take a look and see what makes us tick. 

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Jackie Norris

President
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Virginia Barette

Senior Program Director 
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Kasi Krehbiel

CFO & COO
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Natasha Shipp

Program Manager
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Hannah Toresdahl

Program and Marketing Coordinator
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Heidi Brown

Senior Program Director 
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Hannah McDowell

Program Manager
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Deborah Stearns

Consultant
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Julie Yankey

Director of Research and Strategy
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Sam Fuller

Market Research Specialist
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Britney Appelgate

Senior Program Manager
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Ashley West

Senior Program Manager
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John Norris

 Of Counsel 

How It Began

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Arlinda McKeen

Keeper of the Flame
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Tom Slater

SPPG Founder