MEET THE TEAM

IS is home to a talented group of organizers who help shape the direction of the organization.

Erin McKissick

Erin McKissick

Steering Committee Co-Lead

Erin McKissick is the co-lead of the Steering Committee at Indivisible Somerville. She plays a pivotal role in leading IS, and is involved in strategic planning, monitoring the programs and services that we offer, and assessing our performance and success in meeting our goals. Erin mentors and supports the Steering Committee, enabling members to most effectively carry out their activism work. She also helps plan and execute events, and contributes to the IS Instagram.

Erin is a 2016 graduate of Bowdoin College, where she majored in Psychology and Gender & Women’s Studies, and spent her free time working on issues of equity and inclusion, stage managing in the theater, and avoiding the cold. Originally from Arlington, MA, Erin now works at an Intellectual Property law firm in Cambridge and lives in Dorchester. She is an aspiring judge, an accomplished parallel parker, and can usually be found at Trader Joe’s.

Peter Kollm

Peter Kollm

Steering Committee Co-Lead

Peter Kollm is a Co-lead of Indivisible’s Steering Committee and has been volunteering with the organization since 2016. He currently helps IS with logistics, strategy, and planning to best connect leaders to utilize IS resources via civic engagement opportunities. Originally from Acton, Massachusetts, Peter graduated from the University of Maryland College Park, where he majored in Government and Politics with a concentration in Journalism. After graduating undergrad 2014, Peter began a business career in client end-user/engagement and saw an immediate need to apply engagement tactics to help aid new activists through thoughtful outreach.

Peter applies much of what he’s learned in sales, client services and customer success to ensure that IS attracts and retains its talent. He also helps craft and measure its vision to ensure impact across volunteer efforts. He is now completing his Masters in International Business at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and plans to continue his work with IS to create a broad recruitment and outreach activist community.

 

Larry Yu

Larry Yu

Energy & Environment Lead

Larry Yu is an experienced business writer and communications consultant. He served on the board of the Brattle Film Foundation for six years, and trained as a Climate Reality Leader with Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project. Larry’s various leadership positions across climate activist groups ensures that the environment is a central focus of the IS team. A graduate of MIT, Larry’s presence throughout Somerville’s environmental initiatives serves an essential role to IS. Larry has been with IS since 2016, and hosts many leadership meetings from his Somerville home. In his free time, Larry enjoys home brewing, which he gladly provides taste tests for while hosting.

Ginger Leib

Ginger Leib

"For the Win" Elections & Action Lead

Ginger is an organizer for Indivisible Somerville’s ForTheWin initiative working to flip congressional seats blue. Ginger has been volunteering with Indivisible Somerville since the Spring of 2018. Originally from Long Island, NY, she is now a full-fledged Camberville resident who works in non-profit fundraising. Prior to living in the Boston area, Ginger attended the College of Charleston where she graduated with a B.S. in Geology and Environmental Geosciences. She cares deeply about racial justice, voting rights, and working to create more livable and equitable communities for all. When not phone banking or text banking she can be found sailing, riding her bike, or watching re-runs of Jeopardy.
Lisa Tam

Lisa Tam

Fund & Finance Lead

Lisa Tam primarily focuses on the finance function of the organization. She is a CPA with experience in both public and industry accounting. She is an essential member to the IS leadership, as she offers invaluable council regarding all financial needs. In recent years, her focus has been on business technology applications that would improve finance functions. Born in Hong Kong, but raised in the Netherlands, she grew up in a small business environment of an immigrant family. Grateful to have had the opportunity to come to the United States to build her own dream, she believes that EVERYONE should get the same opportunity if they are willing to work hard at it. She likes to garden to restore balance in her little world. To make the best of the winters, she enjoys skiing down beautiful snow-covered mountains.

Jesse Baer

Jesse Baer

Media Lead

Jesse Baer was born and raised in Cambridge and has been obsessed with politics since at least elementary school. He is a pivotal member to the IS team, completing a wide range of tasks to support leadership and ensure the timely delivery across media resources. Jesse has been volunteering with IS since 2016, and comes with years of experience in student activism and journalism, a B.A. in Politics from Oberlin College, and a somewhat incongruous post-college career in information technology. You can follow Jesse on Twitter at @misc.

Morgan Simko

Morgan Simko

Social Media Manager

Morgan is currently a member of Indivisible Somerville’s Steering Committee and has been active in the organization since March 2017. Originally working on event management, fundraising, and new member outreach, she now manages the IS Twitter account and communicates with representatives from campaigns and organizations to facilitate collaboration. A Connecticut native, Morgan attended Stonehill College, where she double majored in Communication and Diversity & Social Justice. She has since moved to Dorchester and begun a job in development and alumni relations. She is also a Master of Public Health candidate pursuing a certificate in health policy and law, which she hopes will strengthen her skills in advocacy. Running long distance, traveling, and listening to podcasts at a 1.5x speed are her most enjoyed activities. Follow her on Twitter @MorganSimko.

Matt Crawford

Matt Crawford

Engagement Lead

Matt Crawford, originally from Abington, MA and now living in Somerville, is a self-proclaimed nerd, political junkie, and activist. He is a valuable member to the IS leadership team helping across recruitment and event activities, recently planning a large scale activist networking event prior to the 2018 midterm elections. Matt graduated from Stonehill College in 2016 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and has since worked in a biotech company as a chemist, redesigning medicines to be more efficient for patients. Alarmed by the 2016 presidential election, Matt got involved in activism which led him to IS where he works on the outreach and recruiting team. He is motivated by collaboration and intersectional work, and is enthusiastic about climate justice, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, and getting others involved in political activism. He enjoys traveling, running, and spending time with friends and family.

Becca Mayfield

Becca Mayfield

"It's Our Call" Project Co-Lead

Becca Mayfield is a co-lead of It’s Our Call, and has been with IS since its inception. She is an award-winning graphic designer and brand strategist, with an appetite for organizing complex information and an unwavering belief in the power of human connection. Raised in a small town in North Carolina, the lure of snow and public transit brought Becca to Somerville in 2009. Her professional work includes clients such as the Trustees of Reservations, the Peabody Essex Museum, the City of Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a board member of The Sanctuary Boston, a worship community grounded in Unitarian Universalist values. Becca received a Bachelor of Graphic Design with a minor in Industrial Design from the College of Design at North Carolina State University. You can see more of Becca’s work at beccamayfield.com

Stacey McCullough

Stacey McCullough

"It's Our Call" Project Co-Lead

Another original IS founding member, Stacey Y. McCullough has been a design thinker for 18 years, including six at IDEO. Her interest in childhood development led her to an in-house innovation leadership role for a worldwide education company, and to volunteer work with children and families via Cambridge Family and Children’s Service and the Parent-Child Home Program. While she continues to conduct design strategy projects across a variety of fields, she especially prizes those related to children’s wellbeing. By founding and co-leading It’s Our Call, Stacey is applying her expertise in optimizing efficacy and serving user needs to the arena of activists calling their legislators.

Zoe Silver

Zoe Silver

Song Lab Co-Lead

Suzanne Boucher

Suzanne Boucher

Song Lab Co-Lead