Kimberly Perry - Executive Director
202.462.6000 x11 - phone number
Kimberly Perry was named Executive Director of DC Vote in April 2013. She leads a dedicated staff working toward achieving equal voting representation in the U.S. Congress for the residents of the District of Columbia through national education and advocacy efforts.
Kimberly came to DC Vote with more than 20 years of experience working on domestic and international campaigns that leverage integrated media, constituency building and advocacy to advance policy goals. She is well-known and respected for her advocacy work on issues impacting children’s lives such as health, education and empowerment.
Prior to joining DC Vote, Kimberly spent years in senior leadership at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a joint venture of the Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association, working to empower young people and improve the conditions and systems that lead to better children’s health. And before that, she was Founding Director of D.C. Hunger Solutions, based at the Food Research and Action Center, an anti-hunger advocacy organization working to improve the nutrition, health, economic security and well-being of residents of the District of Columbia. She’s also been a part of other great leadership teams to develop innovative, start-up initiatives such the UN Foundation’s global Girl Up campaign; the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America; and the Washington DC Regional Convergence Partnership.
Kimberly is a member of the Board of Directors for the Congressional Hunger Center, The Corps Network; and a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s Class of 2004.
Kimberly is a proud mom and member of the Mount Vernon Square community in the District of Columbia.
Eugene Dewitt Kinlow - Public Affairs Director
202.462.6000 x13 - phone number
As Public Affairs Director for DC Vote, Eugene Dewitt Kinlow is principally responsible for managing the more than 85 organizations that are part of the DC Vote Coalition and recruiting new organizations and individuals to our cause. Eugene also oversees DC Vote’s efforts to engage residents in the greater DC area and is our principal liaison to local officials.
Immediately prior to joining DC Vote, Eugene served as principal of Kinlow & Associates, a community relations company, and was a Management Fellow at the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization. In 2004, Eugene was a Field Coordinator for Florida Victory 2004 and for 10 years served as the Legal Information Specialist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. In 2002, he ran for an at-large seat on the DC City Council.
Eugene is a native Washingtonian. He is a graduate of Ballou High School and received his BA from the University of the District of Columbia in Business Administration in 1987.
Eugene is deeply committed to improving the quality of life in his home town and is deeply involved in many local organizations. He serves as a Trustee and is Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia. Eugene is also a Board member and Vice Chairperson of the Washington East Foundation; an advisor to the Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program; and is President Emeritus of the Ward 8 Democrats. He is a columnist, photographer and editorial advisory member for the East of the River Community Newspaper and a member of the Mayor’s Environmental Council.
Antonette E. Russell - Operations Director
202.462.6000 x15 - phone number
As Operations Director, Antonette provides day-to-day leadership and management to the organization. She improves the systems and operations of the organization while developing and enforcing policies. Her duties also include providing reports on the operating condition of the organization and spearheading long and short range objectives for the organization's finance and human resource priorities.
Previously, Antonette was an intern for DC Vote and later worked as the organization's part-time Financial Consultant. She has interned for Washington, DC elected officials, The Hill newspaper and for the Assistant Corporation Counsel of Washington, DC. She is also an active community participant in her neighborhood, having served as a two-term ANC Commissioner, Vice-Chair of the Advisor Neighborhood 6B, the Vice-Chair of ANC 6B Planning and Zoning Committee, and as the President of the Barney Circle Watch Association.
Antonette is a native Washingtonian and she attended H.D. Woodson Senior High school. She has a B.A. in English Arts from Hampton University and a joint Masters Degree from Regent University in Public Administration and Finance. The topic of her graduate thesis focused on the history and continuing struggle for representation in Congress for the District of Colombia.
James Jones - Communications Director
202.462.6000 x12 - phone number
202.557.4864 - mobile
James Jones has more than 20 years of experience in communications, journalism and government service.
As Communications Director, James is responsible for all aspects of DC Vote's public message and press relations.
Previously, James worked as a communications consultant, and spent three years with DC Appleseed, a non-profit advocacy group focused on addressing
a broad range of public policy challenges facing the District of Columbia.
James was a reporter for 15 years, including stints as the Loose Lips political columnist for the Washington City Paper, and City Hall correspondent for WAMU radio.
He also worked as a freelance print and radio reporter in Southeast Asia, and covered Congress and the federal regulatory process for Inside EPA, a well-respected environmental policy newsletter.
Earlier in his career, James worked for six years as a field representative and legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Donald. W. Riegle, Jr. of Michigan.
James lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife and two sons. He has been a proud District of Columbia resident for 22 years.
Nadia Elguindy - Development Manager
202.462.6000 x14 - phone number
As Development Manager, Nadia is primarily responsible for DC Vote's fundraising and development efforts.
Nadia comes to DC Vote from Potomac Riverkeeper, an environmental nonprofit that works on water quality issues in the Potomac Watershed. As the Program and Development Coordinator she was responsible for membership development, volunteer recruitment and management, event management, and fundraising assistance.
Nadia graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL with dual B.A. degrees in International Relations and International Business and has recently received a Masters in Public Administration from George Mason University. After living in the District for over six years she is excited to work towards the goal of full democracy for DC residents.
Michael Bolton - Communications Associate
202.462.6000 x21 - phone number
As Communications Associate, Michael Bolton engages, educates, and activates supporters through the creative use of social media, and by maintaining DC Vote’s online presence. He supports all aspects of DC Vote’s communication activities including strategic media outreach, education campaign development, and product design. Michael first came to DC Vote in 2012 as a Communications and Social Media Fellow before joining DC Vote full time as a Communications Associate in 2013.
He is a graduate of New York University with a degree in Political Science with a focus on Public Policy. Originally from Pennsylvania, Michael moved to DC in 2011.
Catherine Cavander - Operations Associate
202.462.6000 x19 - phone number
As Operations Associate, Catherine provides daily support to DC Vote’s development, administrative and outreach activities. Catherine gained valuable public policy experience working in the office of Congressman George Miller, as well as interning with KSCW Inc., a public policy firm that focused on agriculture and healthcare. Catherine worked on numerous campaigns in the bay area while attending school and did volunteer work in Kenya.
Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in International Relations. She relocated to Washington D.C. after graduating in May 2011. As a new resident to the district, she is excited to work towards full democracy for D.C. citizens.