Lisa is an experienced executive, social entrepreneur, communications strategist, writer, and commentator. As partner and Chief Change Officer of Fenton, the largest, global, social change communications firm, she leads the firm’s work in innovation and behavior change and co-leads the practices in women’s issues, health, violence prevention, philanthropy and global affairs. Witter is co-author of The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for the Changing the World and How to Reach Them and serves on numerous advisory boards.
Jean-Louis Robadey is a senior strategist and communicator. He leads programs, initiatives and teams that support organizations working in the public interest, with a particular focus on foundations, social enterprises and socially responsible businesses. As the Managing Director of Fenton's West Coast offices, Robadey oversees client and staff services and drives new business.
Elly was a founder of Proximity London, now part of the BBDO Omnicom Worldwide Group. With her partners, she built the business from 5 people to 350, and developed a worldwide network. As a passionate practitioner, she has extensive experience with big International brands and organizations, such as Unilever, WWF and Oxfam. Elly enjoys building business, solving problems and driving social change.
Ira Arlook is a lead communications strategist on a number of Fenton accounts, including MoveOn.org, the Iraq Policy Information Project, Win Without War, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
A journalist, political activist and congressional lobbyist before joining Fenton in 1998, Bill brings a lifetime of strategic thinking to making sure our clients get what they need through smart messaging, advocacy, media outreach and paid advertising.
Convinced that stories have the power to change the world, Robert develops branding and messaging strategies that utilize narratives, myths and protagonists to inspire action, strengthen support for a cause and transform people and organizations. When he’s not crafting stories, he can usually be found on an urban hike somewhere in San Francisco with his husband, Robert Francoeur.
Nick came to Fenton to fight the good fight and help create actual change for the better. His passions lie in preserving wilderness, protecting endangered species, and fighting the agents of climate change. When he's not at work, he's reading about the Dodgers and planning his next vacation.
Message and mission have driven Jennifer Hahn’s 20-year career in public interest communications. Using her superpowers for good, she loves crafting strategies and telling compelling stories. She brings a caffeine- and passion-fueled energy to clients who fight the good fight.
A trained anthropologist with a passion for helping individuals and organizations make a positive impact in the world, Jennifer has worked in a number of social change positions, first as a refugee family liaison at the International Rescue Committee, and later, as as a researcher at the United Nations. A traveler by heart, she’s backpacked through 26 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Central America and the Caribbean.
Bridget arrived at Fenton with an M.A. in International Studies from the University of San Francisco and over three years of public relations experience in both agency and nonprofit settings. She currently lives in the Inner Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco, where she enjoys exploring Golden Gate Park, spending hours at Green Apple Books and eating a lot of dim sum.
Andrew joins Fenton as a computer wiz applying his knowledge in the technology world pushing forward in applications and systems. Part of Fenton’s IT team, Andrew works effectively as an assistant with the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities.
Kitty has built a career developing and producing persuasive media. What makes her happiest is connecting great creative messaging with innovative communications strategies and watching maximum impact happen. Her favorite words are "we can do that."
Joaquin Elizondo joins Fenton from a public affairs law firm in Oakland, California where he coordinated litigation matters for the labor and employment group in several landmark cases. From his experiences working on issues like civil rights, pension reform and medical marijuana, Joaquin brings a keen sense of project management to Fenton.
Clark comes to Fenton with rockstar assistant skills and a penchant for knowing how to please. As a member of Fenton’s operations team, he provides direct support to senior staff, plans staff events and maintains administrative systems in the office, all while continuing to be a proud papercut survivor.
Richard's 15 plus years of experience is primarily in operations and project management in the nonprofit, marketing, real estate and hospitality industries. He currently heads the operations team in our Washington DC office and manages IT and benefits firm wide.
Brandon is a Los Angeles native with a background in film and television production, and a strong desire to influence change and create videos for great causes worldwide.
After a year of PR experience helping corporations make money, Quincey quickly decided to return to the advocacy world. He has been involved with numerous progressive movements including LGBT equality campaigns and President Obama’s re-election. When not helping Fenton’s clients change the world, he can be found in Brooklyn watching MSNBC with his two cats.
Alyssa can generally be found writing, tweeting, avidly consuming news or scheming on ways to help her clients change hearts and minds and get the public attention they need to change the world. Social and economic justice for all!
Kristen has knacks for media relations, writing, research and strategy. When she has free time, she enjoys basking in sunshine, immersing herself in musical theatre and dance, hanging out with cats, watching the Florida Gators win everything and searching for the very best New York-style cheesecake.
Jenn Lavelle, a member of Fenton’s operations team, manages accounts payable for the Fenton team in California. She has a strong background in grassroots outreach, activist training, fundraising and all things administrative.
Joshua brings 14 years of experience to Fenton in his continuing mission to seek out new opportunities for promoting social and environmental causes. He rejects fear and chooses love. If you use power to beat down your fellow man in the name of money, then he is coming after you.
Pedro comes to Fenton from the nonprofit advocacy world, and brings more than seven years of experience running grassroots and legislative campaigns on a wide range of issues. He finds particular joy in thinking up ways of leveraging the media to make decision makers squirm, and framing important issues in a way that motivates the public to take action.
Violet is a team player with a passion for human rights and a can-do attitude. She supports the development and implementation of media outreach strategies for Fenton's political and global issues teams.
Noreena Hertz is a leading academic, thinker, communicator and campaigner. Considered by many as a "visionary," Hertz is the author of two best-selling books, The Silent Takeover, which warned of the dangers of unregulated markets and overly powerful corporations, and IOU: The Debt Threat, which predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Her books have been translated into 17 languages.
Sharon brings communications strategy to the fight for economic and social justice. Her passion and experience working internationally with human rights, feminist and environmental organizations help her clients tell their stories and make change.
Jonathan Caleb-Landy comes to Fenton with a background in advocacy, communications and international development. He specializes in media relations. Before joining Fenton, Caleb-Landy was a consultant at the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a non-partisan, independent, non-governmental organization where he worked on advocacy campaigns designed to promote and protect democracy and respect for human rights – primarily civil and political rights - in Cambodia.
Over the course of more than a decade at Fenton, Barrie Koegel has served two distinct roles. For the past six years, Koegel has overseen and streamlined financial and human resources for the New York office, helping colleagues manage budgets, contract and staffing decisions.
Giovanna is a media relations expert and political junkie whose background is in health policy, electoral campaigns and nonprofit public relations. She is a writer who is conflicted about the Oxford comma and watches possibly too much reality TV.
Victor Neufeld is an award-winning executive producer with a 25+-year career of success driving production for leading informational television broadcasts and news magazines such as “20/20,” Paula Zahn Tonight,” “The Early Show” and “World News Tonight.” Neufeld is recognized for building “20/20” into major broadcast institution for ABC on Friday nights. Neufeld is the winner of dozens of George Foster Peabody, Emmy, Christopher and Gracie Awards.
Vaishalee brings more than a decade of experience specializing in media relations, advocacy and strategic communications for high-stakes issue campaigns and social movements. When not securing story placements in major national and California news outlets, Vaishalee desperately tries to get her baby daughter to sleep for more than two hours at a time.
Charlie is an ever-inquisitive research assistant who comes to Fenton with a background in physics. He has brought the discipline from this to London where, alongside assimilating data on anything and everything, he helps ensure that the administrative side of the office runs harmoniously.
Eric is one-third strategy, one-third creativity, and two-thirds grit. He spends his days (and sometimes nights) helping clients like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation solve big social problems with unconventional solutions. He lives on an island, is passionate about Tee Ball and writes taglines in his spare time.
Melissa offers communications expertise built over a twenty-year career. She combines advocacy and policy experience with a creative brain inspired to tackle branding and messaging conundrums, campaign strategy and communications planning. In her spare time, Melissa helps out at her sons’ school, teaches Pilates and dances Cuban.
Laura has a passion for public health issues and has devoted her career to creating sustainable social change. When Laura is not working to mobilize people to action through strategic communications and advocacy, she is likely out exploring with her camera and enjoying dessert.
Kelly joined Fenton with a background in labor and political organizing, but she now specializes in media relations and messaging. When she is not fighting the good fight, Kelly enjoys reading graphic novels and talking about the San Francisco Giants.
Alec manages and implements effective communications and media relations strategies from our D.C. office for a wide range of clients and issues, including health care, education and immigration policy. Prior to joining Fenton, Alec taught English to university students in Ecuador and Peru.
Debayani has a passion for amplifying the voices of individuals and communities who otherwise do not get heard in the public debate. For the last decade, she has designed communications and advocacy strategies to move the needle on public health, economic issues and racial justice, both in the US and abroad.
Caroline Perez joined Fenton six years ago after a substitute teaching stint taught her that she prefers bossing adults around instead of children. Perez is a key member of the operations team assisting account staff manage client budgets and contracts. She earned a B.A. in politics and a minor in economics at Saint Mary's College of California. She lives in Oakland and in her free time enjoys cheeseburgers, karaoke and bad television.
Myrna Chua-Miguel, a member of Fenton’s operations team, is responsible for managing accounts receivable and preparing reports. She has experience managing a wide variety of accounting information systems and is committed to operational efficiencies that increase accuracy and drive productivity.
Elizabeth Lewis Brooks has more than a decade of experience working with nonprofit organizations in the United States and abroad. She has worked with homeless parolees at a residential substance abuse facility in San Francisco and with international students and scholars in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.