Staff

Staff

MEET OUR TEAM

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.

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Ask me about... training parrots
Dana Marlowe
Founder and Executive Director | she/her
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.
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Ask me about... vegetarian bodybuilding
Rachael Heger
Director of Shipping & Logistics | any/all
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 coordinates shipping and logistics, manages the ISTG Midwest Warehouse, and serves on the social team. She lives in Indianapolis with her family, her cat DB, and the most loyal coworker: Milhouse, an orange pomeranian.
What’s one job you had that no one knows about? Grader in the frozen production section of a salmon cannery in Alaska
Erin Persaud
Director of Operations | she/her
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.
Ask me about... my rock and mineral collection
Emma Cannon
Programs and Corporate Partnerships Coordinator | she/her
Emma got her start with ISTG as an intern before relocating from Indiana to our Maryland HQ! She earned her BA in Gender Studies and Sociology from Indiana University, followed by her Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, concentrating in Nonprofit Management. She is passionate about menstrual equity, reproductive justice, and advocating for women, girls, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Ask me about... my bunny, Dallas!
Naomi Lester
Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator | she/her
Naomi is from Laurel, Maryland and has volunteered with ISTG since 2021. She is a recent graduate from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in international development and Africana Studies. Naomi is passionate about BIPOC advocacy, community engagement, books, and baking mini cheesecakes.
Sara Whitmer Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, Midwest Warehouse | she/they
Sara Whitmer
Volunteer and Donations Coordinator, Midwest Warehouse | she/they
Sara is an educator, community organizer, and professional tarot reader. Her part-time role at ISTG allows her to keep building her tarot business while also engaging in her other great passion: providing aid and support in and for her community. In her spare time, Sara enjoys the local Indianapolis art scene, thrifting and antiquing, live music, hiking and camping, and hanging out with her friends. Sara currently resides in a 108-yr-old fixer upper on the "bEast side" of Indy with her wife, their two young adult daughters, and 3 zany dogs.
The staff of I Support the Girls

Board Members

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Preston Blay Director
Preston Blay
Director
Director of Global Strategy at Baltimore AirCoil; Leading business strategist & innovation architect
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Jennifer Weiss-Wolfe Vice President
Jennifer Weiss-Wolfe
Vice President
Lawyer, writer and menstrual equity maven. The author of Periods Gone Public.
Elinor Litwack Treasurer
Elinor Litwack
Treasurer
Elinor Litwack is a Partner with GRF CPAs and Advisors. She has vast experience specializing in financial and organizational solutions to nonprofit organizations. Elinor leads nonprofit organizations through digital transformation, enhancing their infrastructures to allow them to focus on moving their mission forward. She was recognized in NYN Media’s Nonprofit 40 Under 40 class of 2021. Elinor is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs, where she serves on the Chief Financial Officer committee. A graduate of George Washington University, Elinor lives in Englewood, New Jersey with her husband and four kids.
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Alon Cohen Secretary
Alon Cohen
Secretary
Alon Cohen is Senior Vice President at UFC, leading Research & Development for the sport and across Endeavor. His projects include UFC stats and gaming data, production enhancements, VR, AI and computer vision, as well as internal business management tools.
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Sarah Pitluck Board Member
Sarah Pitluck
Board Member
Ms. Pitluck has focused the past 20 years of her career on global healthcare access issues including pricing and reimbursement (P&R) strategy, public policy, market access, and patient advocacy for new biotechnology products.