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.
Alli McCracken, Intern, to DC Coordinator, to National CODEPINK Co-Director, 2011-2016.

Sophia Bouwsma

Sophia Bouwsma is a CODEPINK intern working from the D.C. office. 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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Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is the national co-director and manager of campaigns for Palestinian rights. Read Bio

Brienne Kordis

Brienne is Medea Benjamin's assistant and a member of the CODEPINK DC team. Read Bio

Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a member of the CODEPINK National Staff. Read Bio

Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Rita O'Connell

Rita is the National Organizer for the Divest from the War Machine Campaign. Read Bio

Natasha Rappazzo

Natasha is the Social Media and Engagement Director, based in Dallas, Texas. Read Bio

Kirsten Iverson

Kirsten is the Community Manager, based in our LA office. Read Bio

Kelly Osajima

Kelly is the Local Peace Economy Organizer, based in our LA office. Read Bio

Gael Murphy

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

Ariel Gold

Ariel Gold is the national co-director and manager of campaigns for Palestinian rights. Read Bio

Brienne Kordis

Brienne is Medea Benjamin's assistant and a member of the CODEPINK DC team. Read Bio

Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a member of the CODEPINK National Staff. Read Bio

Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Rita O'Connell

Rita is the National Organizer for the Divest from the War Machine Campaign. Read Bio

Kirsten Iverson

Kirsten is the Community Manager, based in our LA office. Read Bio

Natasha Rappazzo

Natasha is the Social Media and Engagement Director, based in Dallas, Texas. Read Bio

Kelly Osajima

Kelly is the Local Peace Economy Organizer, based in our LA office. 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

Sophia Bouwsma

Sophia Bouwsma is a CODEPINK intern working from the D.C. office. Read Bio