Founders & Staff

CODEPINK would not be what it is without the generosity, talent and love of:

Gael Murphy, Co-founder, active from 2003 to 2009.
Dana Balicki, Book midwife, LA coordinator, Media Maven to Campaigns Director 2004 to 2010.
Rae Abileah, Intern, Locals coordinator, Campaigns Director to Co-Director 2004 to 2012.

Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.  Read Bio
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Jodie Evans

Co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK Read Bio
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Alli McCracken

National CODEPINK Co-Director.  Read Bio
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Nancy Kricorian

Part of the CODEPINK National Staff Read Bio
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Sam Ritchie

Sam Ritchie joined CODEPINK as Communications Director in January of 2016. Read Bio

Janet Weil

Janet Weil is a longtime CODEPINKer who manages several initiatives. Read Bio
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Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is part of the national staff and one of the coordinators for the Remodel Re/Max campaign. Read Bio

Mariana Mendoza

Mariana is the Local Peace Economy Campaign Manager based in the LA office. Read Bio

Gael Murphy

Gael Murphy, Co-founder, active from 2003 to 2009. Read Bio

Alice Kurima Newberry

Outreach Coordinator for CODEPINK Read Bio

Chelsea Byers

Chelsea Byers manages the Communities Organizing to Demilitarize Enforcement campaign out of the LA office.  Read Bio
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Marwa Al-Faraj

Marwa Al-Faraj is on the CODEPINK DC team. She's working on Medea's book about Saudi Arabia with her and planing the 2016 Saudi Summit. Read Bio

Aniqa Raihan

Aniqa is passionate about America’s place in global politics, shutting down Guantanamo Bay, justice for Palestine, the Black Lives Matter movement, ending human trafficking, and feminism. Read Bio

Rodas Beyene

Rodas is a new intern in the Los Angeles office, supporting the Local Peace Economy campaign. Read Bio

Martha Durkee-Neuman

Martha is originally from south-central Washington State but attends Northeastern University in Boston, MA and is in Washington DC for a six-month internship with CODEPINK. Read Bio

Mary DeCamp

Tucson, AZ: A longtime CODEPINKer, Mary is enmeshed in a network of peace, social-justice, and environmental groups in Tucson.  Read Bio

Traci Guynup

Winchester, Virginia: Traci has been very active with CODEPINK in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before moving to Virginia.  Read Bio

Marcia Hopple

Albany, NY: Marcia serves as a liaison with Women Against War, a CODEPINK affiliate.   Read Bio

Karen Nyhus

Petaluma, CA: Karen Nyhus is an organizational consultant and a longtime activist.  Read Bio

Priti Gulati Cox

Salina, Kansas: Priti is an interdisciplinary artist.  Read Bio

Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.  Read Bio
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Jodie Evans

Co-founder and co-director of CODEPINK Read Bio
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Gael Murphy

Gael Murphy, Co-founder, active from 2003 to 2009. Read Bio

Alli McCracken

National CODEPINK Co-Director.  Read Bio
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Nancy Kricorian

Part of the CODEPINK National Staff Read Bio
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Sam Ritchie

Sam Ritchie joined CODEPINK as Communications Director in January of 2016. Read Bio

Janet Weil

Janet Weil is a longtime CODEPINKer who manages several initiatives. Read Bio
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Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is part of the national staff and one of the coordinators for the Remodel Re/Max campaign. Read Bio

Mariana Mendoza

Mariana is the Local Peace Economy Campaign Manager based in the LA office. Read Bio

Alice Kurima Newberry

Outreach Coordinator for CODEPINK Read Bio

Chelsea Byers

Chelsea Byers manages the Communities Organizing to Demilitarize Enforcement campaign out of the LA office.  Read Bio
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Mary DeCamp

Tucson, AZ: A longtime CODEPINKer, Mary is enmeshed in a network of peace, social-justice, and environmental groups in Tucson.  Read Bio

Traci Guynup

Winchester, Virginia: Traci has been very active with CODEPINK in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before moving to Virginia.  Read Bio

Marcia Hopple

Albany, NY: Marcia serves as a liaison with Women Against War, a CODEPINK affiliate.   Read Bio

Karen Nyhus

Petaluma, CA: Karen Nyhus is an organizational consultant and a longtime activist.  Read Bio

Priti Gulati Cox

Salina, Kansas: Priti is an interdisciplinary artist.  Read Bio

Aniqa Raihan

Aniqa is passionate about America’s place in global politics, shutting down Guantanamo Bay, justice for Palestine, the Black Lives Matter movement, ending human trafficking, and feminism. Read Bio

Rodas Beyene

Rodas is a new intern in the Los Angeles office, supporting the Local Peace Economy campaign. Read Bio

Martha Durkee-Neuman

Martha is originally from south-central Washington State but attends Northeastern University in Boston, MA and is in Washington DC for a six-month internship with CODEPINK. Read Bio