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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


Grace Altenhofen

Administrative Assistant

Hannah McDowell

Program Manager

Hannah Toresdahl

Program and Marketing Coordinator
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Heidi Brown

Senior Program Director 

Natasha Shipp

Program Manager
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Julie Yankey

Director of Research and Strategy
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Elva Griffin

Program Coordinator
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Elise Sturgeon

Office Manager

John Norris

Of Counsel

How It Began


Tom Slater

SPPG Founder
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