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Leadership Team

  • Daniella Kelley


    Executive Coordinator

    Daniella Kelley is an Indianapolis-based executive coordinator at the Green New Deal Network. With a background in communications, operations, and community organizing at various climate organizations, Daniella brings a passion for social change and a lot of awkward humor to the movement for a Green New Deal.

  • Kaniela Ing


    National Director

    Kaniela has organized at the intersections of climate and community for over 15 years. In 2020, he cofounded GNDN while working as Climate Justice Campaign Director at People’s Action. He led national campaigns to mobilize communities and Members of Congress to introduce the THRIVE Act and pass the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure and Investments Jobs Act. Kaniela became the Network’s first National Director in 2022.

    Previously, he served in the Hawaii State Legislature, where he secured hundreds of millions of dollars in of climate investments and passed game-changing laws to advance climate justice and democracy. He is a proud parent of two young children, writes and performs music in his spare time, identifies as Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian).

  • Saul Levin


    Campaigns and Political Director

    Saul Levin is a union organizer and climate campaigner from Michigan. He co-founded and served as a Vice President of the Congressional Workers Union and worked as Policy Advisor for Congresswomen Cori Bush and Deb Haaland. In winters, he plays pond hockey with his three siblings.

  • Talia Harris


    Chief Operating and Financial Officer

    Talia Harris is a forward-thinking professional with strong expertise in managing multi-million dollar budgets, streamlining highly complex operations, and building high-caliber teams. She brings extensive nonprofit experience in economic and environmental justice to her role as the Chief Operating and Financial Officer. She is based in the Washington, DC, area and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Staff Team

  • Daniela (Dani) Marin


    Senior Communications Manager, Digital & Content

    Dani Marin is a narrative strategist, multimedia producer, and community storyteller based out of Orlando, Florida. With a background as a community organizer and reporter, she brings a media justice lens to Storytelling and Content Work in the fight for a Green New Deal.

  • Giancarlo Valdetaro


    Legislative Associate

    Giancarlo Valdetaro is a transportation policy professional and movement builder living in Washington, D.C. With a background in electoral politics and the movement for a more sustainable and just transportation system, he looks to pull all the transportation policy levers we can in the fight for a Green New Deal.

  • Nassim Ashford


    Legislative Associate

    Nassim Ashford is a legislative associate with a strong commitment to public health and environmental justice, having led and supported initiatives that alleviate community health disparities and promote environmental stewardship. He’s a Yale School of Public Health graduate and former public health associate for the CDC, as well as team member Congresswoman Karen Bass, and co-founder of NoirUnited International.

  • Kayla Gaines


    Comms. Associate, Press

    Kayla Gaines is a communications associate based out of Houston, TX. She is a part of the media relations team, where she leads in storytelling through an environmental justice lens. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys browsing the sci-fi section of a bookstore and running around with her puppy, Bo.

  • Mercedes Renshaw


    National Distributed Organizer

    Mercedes Renshaw is a national field organizer currently based out of northern Colorado. Her life journey has molded her commitment to engaging in political activism to build a country that truly values Indigenous sovereignty, racial equity, working-class families, education, and the environment.

  • Priya Mulgaonkar


    Senior Policy & Field Manager

    Priya Mulgaonkar has worked for a decade at the intersection of policy, planning, and organizing to advocate for environmental and climate justice solutions that center frontline communities. She brings prior experience working at Hester Street and the NYC Environmental Justice Alliance to her current role at GNDN, where her work supports research and capacity building for state and federal climate advocacy campaigns.

  • Vincent (Vinny) Eubanks


    Senior Operations Associate

    Vinny is an operations professional with over five years of experience in operations, financial, and administrative assistance. Vinny specializes in administrative and information technology and is responsible for educating other employees on using progressive systems and applications, including accounting procedures and organizational apps. Vinny is inspired daily by his daughter and likes to hike, play sports, and play video games in his free time.