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NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is extremely proud to introduce our new team for 2015! As Ohio remains a battle ground in the war on women, we are committed to lead the fight for reproductive justice. Thanks to support from Ohio women and men just like you, we were able to hire four new staff to organize pro-choice citizens and move them into action. Please meet our new team members; join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and find ways to support their work.
KELLIE COPELAND – Executive Director
Kellie Copeland has served as the Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio since 2002. In her fight to protect reproductive freedom in Ohio, she has been quoted in every major Ohio media outlet and has testified at over 40 anti-abortion hearings. With a degree from the University of Akron, her career includes working for the AFL-CIO, Clinton/Gore `96 and the Michigan Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. She has held appointments at the U.S. Department of Education, the Summit County Board of Elections, and the City of Tallmadge. Kellie also serves as a deaconess and treasurer for First Grace United Church of Christ in Akron.
JAIME MIRACLE – Deputy Director
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jaime Miracle started with the organization as a field organizer in June 2004, and moved to policy director in 2010. Prior to working with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, she conducted research into vision development at the OSU College of Optometry and breast cancer prevention at the Ohio State University Medical Center. Jaime has a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a focus on Women’s Health Research and Activism from the Western College Program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
PAM McKEE – Director of Development
Pamela McKee has worked in nonprofit development for over 15 years, with a diverse array of service providers in the arts, human services, and community development. In addition to donor relations, grant writing, corporate giving, and special events management, she brings experience in strategic planning, board development, and capacity building. With degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland State, she is an historian of African art and teaches at local universities. Pam currently serves as co-head of the Cleveland chapter of NOW.
GABRIEL MANN – Communications Manager
Gabriel joins the NARAL team following six years with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio. There, he honed skills in web and graphic design, video editing, fundraising, monitoring legislation, electoral field work, coordinating social media, and database management. A graduate of The Ohio State University, Gabriel’s career has included being a Legislative Aide in the Ohio Senate, political and labor organizing with SEIU Local 1199, and multiple ballot initiatives.
RANDI GREGORY – Central and Southern Ohio Organizer
Randi Gregory has been working on progressive issues for the past five years as an electoral, union, and issues-based organizer.She is a Georgia native, a graduate of the University of Georgia, and a proud member of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority Inc. She worked on political campaigns in 2010 before becoming a union organizer with SEIU. Randi moved to Columbus to work with Fair Share Ohio and the Ohio Democratic Party.
ANNIE KROL – Northern Ohio Organizer
Annie Krol grew up east of Cleveland, graduated from Allegheny College, and returned to the neighborhood this past autumn to become part of Team NARAL. As a doula and advocate for the Buffalo refugee community, a rabble-rousing puppeteer, stilt artist, and street performer, Annie's activisms have taken many forms. Choice has been a central motivator for Annie over the years and she has dedicated many of them towards peer education on sexuality, health, and reproductive health access. Annie is eager to jump into the fight for reproductive freedom for the people of Ohio, to cultivate and mobilize intentional community spaces, and to facilitate more inclusive social movements.