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Nick Baker

Nick Baker serves as the assistant editor of Young America’s Foundation’s campus news publication, the New Guard. Nick studied economics, political science, and Catholic studies at Saint Louis University and The Catholic University of America. He is currently working on attaining a master’s degree through the Illinois Institute of Technology. He first got involved with […]

Madison Hahn

Madison serves as Staff Attorney for the Foundation. She works closely with the Chief Counsel and Deputy Counsel on all legal matters that affect the Foundation. She is especially excited to support YAFers on campus as they express their First Amendment rights. Madison graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a BA in […]

Michael Mastrianna

Michael  joined Young America’s Foundation as associate director of YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise. In his role, Michael works to educate and inspire students to embrace free market policies and solutions through state-of-art conferences, lectures, and educational content. A Connecticut native, Michael attended Eastern Connecticut State University and graduated in 2016. During his […]

Abby Drass

Abby joined Young America’s Foundation’s team as a graphic designer at YAF’s national headquarters. Abby and her husband are originally from Delaware County, Pennsylvania, just outside of the beautiful city of Philadelphia. As an emerging graphic and interactive designer, Abby aims to break complicated information down to a level that is easily absorbed and understood […]

Paul Matthews

Paul Matthews (CPA, CFA®) joined Young America’s Foundation as chief financial officer (CFO). In many ways, this appointment marked a return to the organization, as Paul had previously worked with the Foundation as a student at Wabash College in the early 1990s. Specifically, as an incoming college freshman, Paul attended YAF’s 1991 National Conservative Student […]

Jaime Hahn

An Atlanta-area native, Jaime graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2020 with a B.S. in organizational and professional communication. After co-founding the Young Americans for Freedom chapter at her school in 2017, Jaime attended her first YAF conference. Her chapter hosted Katie Pavlich, Rachel Campos-Duffy, and Michael Knowles. Additionally, her chapter organized YAF’s 9/11: Never […]

Ilinca Biggs

Ilinca Biggs is a development officer and events manager at Young America’s Foundation. Before joining the team, Ilinca graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a major in Political Science and International and Global Studies. Ilinca immigrated to America from Romania with her family when she was 11 years old. Because she […]

Breana Marsh

Breana became involved with Young America’s Foundation her senior year at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. During her time at GCU, Breana served as a board member of her Young Americans for Freedom chapter (GCU YAF). GCU YAF hosted numerous speakers through Young America’s Foundation, including Andrew Klavan, Michael Knowles, and Allie Stuckey. The […]

Emily Jashinsky

Emily is the director of the National Journalism Center. She is also the culture editor at The Federalist. Emily previously covered politics as a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner. Prior to joining the Examiner, Emily was the spokeswoman for Young America’s Foundation. She has interviewed leading politicians and entertainers and appeared regularly as a guest […]

Ken Caldwell

Ken serves as the accounts payable accountant.  He is responsible for coding and processing invoices and expense reports, maintaining vendor records, issuing payments and preparing 1099s at year-end. A wealth of accounting experience enables Ken to contribute to account analyses, bank reconciliations, general ledger activities, the annual financial audit and month/year-end closes, along with performing basic […]

Tom Robinson

Tom has worked for Young America’s Foundation for over seven years and has been attending YAF conferences since he was in middle school. Dr. Burt Folsom was his favorite Foundation lecturer and helped inspire Tom to attend Hillsdale College, where he graduated in 2008 with a degree in religion and philosophy. After college, Tom worked […]

Pamela Primrose

Pamela Primrose serves as the controller and is responsible for supporting the chief financial officer with the daily accounting and finance functions of the Foundation, as well accounts payables and human resources. Prior to joining the Young America’s Foundation, Pamela operated Primrose Consulting LLC, a finance and accounting business and served for nine years as […]

Chris Miranda

Chris serves as senior director of marketing for Young America’s Foundation.  He is responsible for marketing Young America’s Foundation’s mission and programs to more than 200,000 friends and supporters.  Each year, Chris helps create and disseminate more than 1 million Reagan Ranch calendars to American households nationwide. Prior to joining Young America’s Foundation, Chris worked […]

Danielle Lee

Danielle Lee is the deputy director of communications. Danielle assists with maintaining the supporter database and with the direct mail program.

Clare Hinshaw

Clare serves as the Legacy Society & Development Relations Director at YAF’s national headquarters. In this role, Clare works to foster relationships with Young America’s Foundation’s most committed supporters, drafts and edits communications, and organizes the Foundation’s annual Standing Up for Faith & Freedom seminar for conservative students at Catholic schools. Clare was raised on […]

Dede Hamilton

Dede Hamilton is the Foundation front office manager. In addition to her telephone responsibilities, Dede assists in coordinating mailings and managing the office. [back to staff listing]

Ingrid Alston

Ingrid serves as the communications coordinator at our national headquarters. In this role, Ingrid assists with the day to day operation of maintaining the supporter database and the direct mail program. Ingrid joined Young America’s Foundation in February 2004.

Cheri Cerame

Cheri serves as Young America’s Foundation’s director of information technology. She is responsible for the day to day operation of the Foundation’s network infrastructure and the management of the Foundation’s website. Additional responsibilities include email management and live streaming of all student conferences.  Cheri also recently led the strategy to upgrade the student database and […]

Jason Barbour

Jason Barbour is the director of development at Young America’s Foundation.  In this leadership role, Jason helps individuals achieve their philanthropic goals of conveying the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values to our nation’s youth. In 2000, Jason joined the Young America’s Foundation leadership team as the director […]

Darla Anzalone

Darla Anzalone is the director of communications at Young America’s Foundation. She is responsible for all Foundation correspondence to supporters and for the direct mail program. Darla has been with the Foundation for more than twenty years. [back to staff listing]

Raj Kannappan

As vice president & director of YAF’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Free Enterprise, Raj Kannappan leads the organization’s efforts to educate and inspire students to advance free market ideas among their peers. His focus is growing the share of young people who adopt the free enterprise philosophy—through free market student conferences and seminars, campus lectures, […]

Jessica Jensen

Jessica serves as vice president & chief of staff at Young America’s Foundation. She works directly with the president to help manage the administrative and operational aspects of Young America’s Foundation. In this capacity, she communicates the Foundation’s goals and initiatives with the Foundation’s entire team, board members, and key stakeholders. Jessica edits and designs monthly […]

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