BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GLENNON DOYLE is the author of #1 New York Times bestsellers UNTAMED (a Reese’s Book Club selection) and LOVE WARRIOR (an Oprah’s Book Club selection), as well as the New York Times bestseller CARRY ON, WARRIOR. Glennon is an activist, speaker, and thought leader who believes that the journey of the Love Warrior is to rush toward our pain and allow our pain to become our power. Glennon founded Together Rising as an expression of her belief that the surest way to lift a family or community is to lift one woman at a time — that when a woman rises, she brings her people up with her. Glennon serves as President and a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors, with overall strategic and operational responsibility for the organization’s program and vision, as well as execution and expansion of its mission. A Virginia native, Glennon lives in California with her wife and three children.
ABBY WAMBACH is a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors. Abby is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup Champion. She is an activist for equality and inclusion, and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller WOLFPACK as well as the New York Times bestseller Forward: A Memoir. Abby is co-founder of Wolfpack Endeavor, a training program that is revolutionizing leadership development for women in the workplace and beyond. Abby lives in California with her wife and three children.
LIZ BOOK is the Chief Outreach Officer, Corporate Secretary, and a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors. In these roles, Liz is responsible for leading Together Rising’s volunteer team, coordinating grants and daily giving, and handling corporate compliance requirements. Liz is a practicing attorney and resides in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and three children.
AMANDA DOYLE is Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors. In these roles, Amanda is responsible for overseeing and advising on legal matters, including risk management, policy development and programmatic affairs; and cultivating new initiatives and relationships to strengthen the organization’s impact and overall fundraising capacity. A former attorney at the law firm of Hogan Lovells and Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission, Amanda is now Glennon Doyle’s business manager. Amanda lives in Virginia with her husband and two children.
ALLISON SCHOTT is the Treasurer, Chief Artistic Officer, and a member of the Together Rising Board of Directors. In these roles, she is responsible for keeping full and accurate accounts of receipts, donations, and disbursements, distributing funds as ordered by the Board of Directors, and developing creative concepts that help meet Together Rising’s objectives and advance its strategy. Allison is a key member of Glennon Doyle’s creative and editorial team and lives in Alexandria, Virginia.
KATHERINE WELCH began volunteering with Together Rising in 2013 and has served as the Diligence Team Lead since 2014. She took on the additional role of Operations Manager in 2018. As Diligence Team Lead, Katherine is responsible for assuring Together Rising is being a responsible steward of the funds with which we have been entrusted by our donors. She leads a team of volunteers who research crises, identify potential partners already doing good work in the crises, complete detailed diligence reports on every potential grant recipient, and assist in the execution of grants, as well as performing these functions as needed herself. As Operations Manager, Katherine’s responsibilities include donor support, answering inquiries about Together Rising’s work, reviewing all applications for assistance, and working with partner organizations. Katherine is a former research genetic counselor and forever science geek, a mom to three active boys (including an anxiety warrior), a photography hobbyist, Cubs fan, book lover, and a chatty introvert possessing mad Google skills. She lives in Vienna, Virginia with her husband, boys, rescue dog Wrigley, and five backyard hens.
GLORIA GOERES began volunteering with Together Rising in 2016 as a member of the Diligence Team. She took on the additional role of Program Manager in 2019. Gloria is responsible for organizing things behind the scene: including program administration, donor outreach, communication management and assisting the Board. She also heads the Storytelling Team which ensures that Together Rising donors are kept informed about the good work their donations do. Gloria began her career path teaching elementary school and then transitioned to a position as the Operations Manager for the International Rhino Foundation. Although she loved working worldwide to save rhinos, the pull to return to helping families and children led her to Together Rising. Living in a world that presents challenges for families every day, she is thrilled to be a part of a team whose mission it is to turn those challenges into opportunities. When Gloria isn’t working, you can find her reading, watching TV, playing music or enjoying time with her family.
GRACE AKIN began volunteering with Together Rising in 2019 as a member of the Storytelling team. She took on the role of Communications Associate in 2020. As Communications Associate, Grace is responsible for managing Together Rising’s communications and creative initiatives, including storytelling, digital, and community management. Previously, she worked for the No Kid Hungry campaign and LIFT. Grace is from Maryville, Illinois and currently lives in Arlington, Virginia.
SAMI NARAYANAN began volunteering with Together Rising in 2020 as a member of the Diligence Team and took on the role of Diligence Associate and Board Deputy in August 2021. In her new roles, Sami supports the Diligence Team Lead with research for applications and rapid response crisis events, follows domestic and global crises to which Together Rising will respond, and supports the Board as they move Together Rising’s mission forward. Sami has a PhD in biochemistry with a focus on immunology and uses an evidence and data-driven approach to her research work for Together Rising. Sami lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, 4-year-old daughter, parents, and dog named Cricket. She doesn’t mind the rain THAT much.
100% of what Together Rising receives from every personal donation goes directly to people in need – not one penny we receive from any individual personal donation goes to operating costs, unless a donor specifically authorizes that use. So, how do we give away 100% of what we receive from your personal donations?