Deliver My Vote

Who We Are

Deliver My Vote is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)4 organization with a simple philosophy: vote at home programs increase turnout and participation from more informed voters. We listen, educate and activate voters in support of fair elections.

Our Team

Amanda Pohl

Executive Director

Amanda Pohl is the Executive Director for Deliver My Vote and Deliver My Vote Educational Fund, dedicated to increasing voter access and participation across the U.S. for every voter – at home or at the polls. She is a lifelong Virginian and a macro social worker passionate about social justice, education, and community-led change. Amanda has more than a decade of experience in program development, project management, and nonprofit leadership. Amanda has developed national programs, built processes, and challenged the status quo throughout her career. Her experiences, and stories she continued to hear from those in her community, led her to run for public office and challenge the assumption that elected seats belong to incumbents.

In previous roles, she was essential in bridging the gap between the national and local practitioners of the women’s representation movement to accelerate women’s political leadership, building programs to advance women’s representation, supporting privacy rights for survivors of violence, providing technical assistance and training for sexual and domestic violence agencies and leaders on specific issues including pandemic-related emergencies, empowering grassroots leaders to share their stories to create change, and amplifying the work of community organizers and leaders.

Amanda is married with two children and their family dog. In her free time, she engages in community and church activities. Amanda loves to spend time with her family, travel, attend musical theater, visit places that are warm, and spend time on creative home improvement projects. Her children continue to fuel her passion for a just democracy and Amanda is dedicated to creating it for them and every child.

Amanda earned a B.A. from Virginia Tech with majors in Political Science and Philosophy, an M.S. in Patient Counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University, an M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a licensed master’s social worker in Virginia (LMSW) and Minnesota (LGSW). She is the co-author of Building Power, Changing Lives: The Story of Virginia Organizing (Social Policy, 2015), a book that was a part of the Virginia Festival of the Book.

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Ken Dean

Operations Manager

Ken was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and has lived in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area almost all of his life. He graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island with a Bachelor's degree in English and American Literature. He worked for the federal government for more than 28 years and has previously served as an Assistant Journal Clerk, as a Deputy Chief Clerk Committee on the Judiciary, Assistant Bill Clerk, Morning Business Editor, and Assistant Executive Clerk for the U.S. Senate. In 2014, he completed the 200-hr yoga teacher training.

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Sherwood Elder

Communications Director

Sherwood Elder is the Communications Director of Deliver My Vote and Deliver My Vote Education Fund. Sherwood has extensive experience managing digital strategy and content for political campaigns, political organizations, and nonprofits, and is passionate about working to amplify community voices to advance the representation of minority voters.

A Richmond, VA native, she relocated to Puerto Rico in search of permanently warmer weather after 8 years of living and working in DC. Sherwood graduated from James Madison University and received her Master’s from the Kogod School of Business at American University in 2015.

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Our Board Members

Sharon White Páez

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Founding Partner, Potomac Waves Media

Sky Gallegos

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Interim Executive Director, For Our Future PAC

Georgie Aguirre-Sacasa

Founder

Principal, Double G + J Strategies

Brian Dunn

Founder

Partner, Field Strategies

Nick Chedli Carter

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Managing Director, Resilient Democracy

Joan Fitz-Gerald

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Former President, America Votes & Former President, Colorado Senate