Alissa Vladimir manages the office of Demos’ President, Heather McGhee. She is responsible for managing the flow of information going in and out of the Executive Office, and serves as a bridge for information to all departments, key stakeholders, and partners. She also works closely with Demos’ Board of Directors, managing most aspects of Demos’ Board Meetings and Board related events.
Prior to this position, Alissa worked as the Executive Assistant to Heather McGhee, Miles Rapoport (Demos’ former president), and Tamara Draut (Vice President of Policy and Research). Before joining the Demos Administration Team, she worked as a research consultant at the United Nations Development Programme on the 2012 International Human Development Report. Alissa has also worked as a Program Associate at BRAC USA, the US affiliate office of BRAC, the world’s largest international development organization, operating in 11 countries worldwide. She served as a Production Assistant on the 2011 Newsweek/Daily Beast Women in the World Summit, and as event staff for the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. She holds a BA in Communications from Temple University, and a Masters of Public Administration from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. Her graduate school capstone project, Measuring the Effect of the Generosity of Welfare Benefits on Maternal and Infant Health, was published in the 2010 Wagner Review. Alissa currently serves as co-chair of the Fundraising Committee of Planned Parenthood of New York City’s Activist Council and serves on the Board of the PPNYC Action Fund/PPNYC Votes.