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.

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 of CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Emily Dorrel

Emily Dorrel is CODEPINK's social media and communications director. Read Bio

Carley Towne

Carley Towne is an organizer on the Divest from War Machine Campaign. She's based in Los Angeles. Read Bio

Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Latin America campaign coordinator of CODEPINK. Read Bio

Michelle Ellner

Michelle Ellner is a Latin America campaign coordinator of CODEPINK. Read Bio

Kelsey Zazanis

Kelsey Zazanis is CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaigner. Read Bio

Yousef Zakaria

Yousef Zakaria is CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaigner. Read Bio

Cody Urban

Cody Urban is an anti-war and human rights organizer with CODEPINK's Divest from the War Machine campaign. Read Bio

Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Leila Zand

Leila Zand is the coordinator of CODEPINK travel to Iran Read Bio

Kelly Curry

Kelly is the Local Peace Economy Organizer with CODEPINK based in Oakland, CA. Read Bio

Danaka Katovich

Danaka Katovich is a Middle East coordinator and CODEPINK. Read Bio

Maxine Garcia

Maxine Garcia is the CODEPINK Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles. Read Bio

Angela Simmons

Angela Simmons is a campaign coordinator for CODEPINK’s Local Peace Economy and China campaigns. Read Bio

Mary Miller

Mary Miller is a staff writer at CODEPINK. Read Bio

Ann Wright

Ann Wright is a member of the CODEPINK National Staff. 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

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 of CODEPINK. Read Bio

Emily Dorrel

Emily Dorrel is CODEPINK's social media and communications director. Read Bio

Carley Towne

Carley Towne is an organizer on the Divest from War Machine Campaign. She's based in Los Angeles. Read Bio

Leonardo Flores

Leonardo Flores is a Latin America campaign coordinator of CODEPINK. Read Bio

Michelle Ellner

Michelle Ellner is a Latin America campaign coordinator of CODEPINK. Read Bio

Kelsey Zazanis

Kelsey Zazanis is CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaigner. Read Bio

Yousef Zakaria

Yousef Zakaria is CODEPINK’s Divest from the War Machine campaigner. Read Bio

Cody Urban

Cody Urban is an anti-war and human rights organizer with CODEPINK's Divest from the War Machine campaign. Read Bio

Nancy L. Mancias

Nancy L. Mancias is a campaign organizer for CODEPINK. Read Bio
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Leila Zand

Leila Zand is the coordinator of CODEPINK travel to Iran 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