Meet Nico, Danielle and Amy!

| April 17, 2014 | Comments (0)


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We are so excited about the recent additions to our amazing team, and want to share with you a little more about the folks who add their skills and talents to our work of building a broad and inclusive politically powerful movement, shifting public opinion, and achieving policy victories here at Basic Rights Oregon. We have a new Program Director, Nico Quintana, and have added two new positions! Danielle Askini is joining us as Policy Director and Amy Herzfeld is our new Political Manager.  Initially the work of these positions was folded into other staff roles in the organization, and we’re excited about expanding these to add more depth to our capacity, and take our work to the next level.




Nico Quintana is our new Program Director, and will focus on programmatic work, training, leadership development, and supervising & supporting the Racial Justice & Alliance Building team. Most recently, he has worked with both the Congressional Hunger Center and the DC Trans Coalition.  Nico is also an Oregonian, having grown up in Eugene and volunteered on the 2000 No on 9 campaign.




Danielle Askini is taking on a new position, Policy Director, focusing on institutional advocacy with state agencies, policy review, and supporting the Transgender Justice team. She has a long career in LGBT rights, having worked with California’s GSA Network, managed communications for Maine Won’t Discriminate, coordinated the National Safe Schools Round Table, and founded Seattle’s Gender Justice League. Danielle is also on the 2014 Trans 100 list, alongside our outgoing Interim Program Director, tash shatz.


Amy Herzfeld joins our team as our Political Manager, where she works directly with the Equality PAC board, managing and coordinating the organization’s candidate endorsement process and support for endorsed candidates once they are selected. She comes to us from an incredible history of intersectional and LGBT work, serving as the director of the Idaho Human Rights Education Center, the Oregon State Director of Working America, and the long-standing board president of Western States Center. 


You can read their full bios on our Staff page, and be sure to look for more information coming soon about our newly added Board members and Racial Justice and Alliance Building Program Organizers.


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