Advisory Board


 

Carlos Alcazar


As co-founder of Culture ONE World, Carlos Alcázar works with federal government agencies, non-profits, and corporate brands to create award-winning national marketing and advertising campaigns that reach millennial and multicultural markets. He brings a background in education, advertising, and media to focus on public-sector client objectives using creative storytelling and data-driven media. Previously, he was responsible for launching communications companies in worldwide markets, having resided in and managed business in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States for Viacom and Pearson plc.

 

Duncan Buell

Dr. Buell is the Chair Emeritus — NCR Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, and former department chair and interim dean at the University of South Carolina His current research interests are in the auditing and analysis of electronic voting machine data and in digital humanities. He has served since 2004 as a technical advisor on voting systems to the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. His recent projects in digital humanities use mobile applications to present unacknowledged history and a big data approach to improving the teaching of writing by software analysis of student essays. He served from March 2019 to March 2021 on the Richland County (South Carolina) Board of Voter Registration and Elections.

 

Dana Chisnell

Dana Chisnell is design researcher currently working in the Biden-Harris White House bringing human-centered design to policy making. She’s a non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was also a senior fellow at National Conference on Citizenship, co-founder of the Center for Civic Design, and among the founding co-hort of the United States Digital Service in the Obama White House. While at the Center for Civic Design, she conducted seminal research on voter information needs and ballot design, and mapped the American voter experience.

 

Roland Crim

Mr. Crim is a Director of American Citizens Abroad (ACA), a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization whose mission is to defend the rights of Americans living overseas related to voting, citizenship, taxation, social security, and representation. ACA has developed ongoing dialogues with key offices in Washington, DC so that issues and problems facing the community get the attention they deserve. Since 2014, Mr. Crim has served as Swiss Chapter President, and is ACA's Team Lead for voting issues.

 

Johanna Dishongh

Ms. Dishongh is the U.S. Liaison of FAWCO (Federation of American Women's Clubs Overseas). FAWCO is the oldest and largest organization serving private sector Americans abroad.

 

Paul S. Herrnson 


Paul S. Herrnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Connecticut. His research and teaching interests include political parties and elections; money and politics; and voting technology, ballot design, and election administration. His publications include Congressional Elections: Campaigning at Home and in Washington; Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot; and Interest Groups Unleashed. Herrnson has advised the U.S. Congress, the Connecticut General Assembly, the Maryland General Assembly, the Election Assistance Commission, and numerous other governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations on matters pertaining to campaign finance, political parties, and election reform.

Don S. Inbody

Dr. Inbody is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Texas State University. He is a long-time supporter of the U.S. Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote initiative, often participating at the annual Summits and writing for the organization's Research Letter. Dr. Inbody served 28 years on active-duty in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Captain. Having lived and served overseas, he understands the barriers to voting experienced by American civilian and military citizens living and stationed beyond the borders of the United States. In 2013, he testified before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration on the current situation for UOCAVA voters. His writing has appeared in the Election Law Journal and he recently published The Soldier Vote: War, Politics, and the Ballot in America, the first comprehensive book on the history of military absentee voting in the United States and statistical look at how active-duty service personnel actually vote.

 

Jeanette M. Senecal 


Jeanette M. Senecal is the Senior Director of Elections and e-Democracy of the League of Women Voters of the United States. She manages and coordinates various voter education, get-out-the-vote, election reform, and civic engagement activities, including efforts to engage new and underrepresented citizens, and educate League leaders and other interested parties on election administration reform issues. Jeanette has led a wide range of notable election projects include the Public Advocacy for Voter Protection project, the award-winning VOTE411.org website and various voter registration campaigns.

 

Sarah Streyder

Sarah Streyder is both Executive Director of the Secure Families Initiative, a nonpartisan program that organizes military families in support of diplomacy-first foreign policy and Director of the Military Vote Coalition, a group of 21 veteran and military family support organizations that collectively advocates to improve voting access for UOCAVA and veteran voters. Previously, Sarah worked at the White House and the United Nations Human Rights Council. She has a Master’s in Public Policy from Cambridge University.

 

Samuel F. Wright

Mr. Wright is an attorney with extensive military and civilian experience in the areas of labor law, military law, veterans' rights, and military voting rights. Wright became interested in military voting rights in the immediate aftermath of the 1976 general election, when he was involved in an election contest involving an exceedingly close election for the U.S. House of Representatives (TX-22). After leaving active duty in 1980, Wright undertook a continuing nationwide effort to reform absentee voting laws and procedures, for the benefit of military and overseas citizens.

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