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United by a shared vision of better housing options for all, our small team comprises experts in policy, advocacy, fundraising, and management.

Meet Our Team


Anjali Kolachalam

Senior Policy Analyst

Anjali is the primary source of policy knowledge to our staff and Up for Growth members.


Barbara Ehimika

Legislative Director, Up for Growth Action

Barbara is responsible for increasing the probability that pro-housing legislation passes in the U.S. Congress.


Eleanor Green

Membership Associate

Eleanor is responsible for ensuring Up for Growth members have an excellent onboarding and renewal experience.


Erica Bateman

State and Local Advocacy Director

Erica enables Up for Growth members to create state and local policy change.


Jenna Turnage

Director of Development

Jenna ensures that Up for Growth is properly resourced to accomplish its mission.


Kecia Easley

Membership Director

Kecia is responsible for ensuring an excellent end-to-end membership journey at Up for Growth.


Leah MacArthur

Chief Operating Officer

Leah is responsible for driving sustainable organizational change.


Mike Kingsella

Chief Executive Officer

Mike is responsible for leading the organization to achieve its strategic vision. He has over two decades of experience in housing policy, community development, and urban planning.


Omar Joyce

Operations Manager

Omar is responsible for making Up for Growth a great place to work with and work for.

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