The team of dedicated professionals who manage our day-to-day operations hail from varying backgrounds. Each staff member has years of experience in both the nonprofit and business world and our collective knowledge and expertise has allowed the organization to grow very fast and maintain its operational efficiency.
Founder and Executive Director
Dana is the President of Accessibility Partners, a company which helps make websites and apps accessible for people with disabilities. Dana founded I Support The Girls in 2015 and manages its global operations.
National Director of Affiliate Outreach
Rachael originally set out to collect 3,500 bras before turning 35 in 2016, and met that goal in 88 days. Rachael serves as the point person to folks inspired by the ISTG story, who want to host collection drives in their communities. She holds degrees in history, classics, and library science and lives in Indianapolis with her family and dogs, Butch and Cassidy, and feral cat, Sunny.
Erin Kliewer Persaud
Director of Operations
Erin has degrees from Georgetown University and Colorado College, and over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector, with roles that have ranged from program design and implementation, to grant writing and fund development, to executive leadership. From her office in Denver, Erin handles donor communications, grant writing, and ongoing infrastructure development.
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Rachel has previously worked with large corporate brands and nonprofits managing events, cultivating donors and board management. Rachel manages ISTG’s strategic national corporate partnerships, finding partners whose corporate values align with our mission and managing the details of those relationships.
Administrative Manager and Marketing Associate
Christy has a degree in English from the University of Maryland. She first became involved with I Support the Girls when she did a college project for them in 2017. She officially joined the team in August 2019 and assists with administrative, communication and marketing needs.
Director of Global Strategy at Baltimore AirCoil; Leading business strategist & innovation architect
Lawyer, writer and menstrual equity maven. The author of Periods Gone Public.
CPA with Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPA’s, with over 10 years of accounting & nonprofit experience.
Alon Cohen is Senior Vice President at UFC, leading its 3027 division to provide timing, scoring, stats, and TV graphics for UFC, Vans, World Surf League and other growing sports.