Our staff

Alissa Haslam, Executive Director

ahaslam@winwinaction.org

Alissa Haslam joined Win/Win as its new Executive Director in August 2015. She has an extensive history in community organizing, organizational development, leadership development, program management and coalition building. In her five years at Progress Alliance, and also in her previous position at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, Alissa has been a close collaborator with Win/Win, working together on democracy reform, civic engagement, organizational development, and connecting Win/Win with new funding partners. She is passionate about collaboration, equity, developing leaders, and the broadest possible civic participation as the key to political change.

Bill Baugh, Data Director

bbaugh@winwinaction.org

Bill has been at Win/Win since 2009 and specializes in data analysis, data visualization, GIS mapping, and election research. He loves transforming messy data sets into visualizations that help make strategic decisions for the progressive community. During the 2010 redistricting process, he used his those skills to help create the state’s first and only majority-minority congressional district (WA-9). In addition, he has played a pivotal role on dozens of campaigns, implementing data-driven strategies into the campaign plan.

Bill has been working in political data since 2007 when he worked as the Voter File Manager for Hillary Clinton’s campaign during the South Carolina primary. After the primary he switched teams and managed Obama’s data for Washington State in the 2008 general election.

Bill grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and studied statistics and political science at the University of South Carolina. He is a diehard Gamecock football and Seattle Mariners fan. When he’s not in the office or watching sports, he’s usually outside of the city fly fishing, golfing, backpacking, or traveling.

Cara Bilodeau, Program Director

 cbilodeau@winwinaction.org

Cara Bilodeau is the Program Director at Win/Win, where she is responsible for overseeing Win/Win’s program efforts with our partner organizations. Cara has nearly 15 years of experience in civic engagement, empowering activists, issues advocacy and communications. Her strengths are in building alliances and coalitions, community organizing, leadership development, and campaign management. Cara’s depth of knowledge is in voting rights, women’s health, economic security, civil rights and education.

Cara’s passion for civics and social justice started at an early age. As a kid growing up in Portland, Maine Cara continually sent letters to the President when she felt strongly about an issue. Over the years she gathered quite the collection of form letters and Presidential head shots.

Shin Shin Hsia, Senior Operations Manager

sshsia@winwinaction.org

Shin Shin Hsia is passionate about shifting the culture of mainstream movements and redefining what it means to be a leader.

Before coming to Win/Win she worked in campaign management, leadership development, corps programming, fair trade, international programs & exchange and primate ecology. She is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program, a graduate of United Way of King County’s Project LEAD (Leadership Effectiveness and Diversity) board training program, a graduate of the Center for Diversity & the Environment’s 2042 Today & E42 Leadership Programs, a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals Fellow and a published primatologist.

Shin Shin spends her time outside of the office serving on the board of the Washington Environmental Council, geeking out about organizational development and eating spicy fried chicken at Fort St. George.

Noma

Noma Thayer, Campaign Manager – Washington Voting Justice Coalition

nthayer@winwinaction.org

Noma Thayer grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, the daughter of an Eastern Shoshone father and Northern Arapaho mother. Her experiences there have shaped her passion for racial justice and voting access and participation. Every issue that affects Natives – the environment, health care, economic security, crime and police violence – has led her to work that tries to change the systems that fall short for everyone.

Noma’s political career began in the Nevada caucuses in 2007, working for the Barack Obama campaign, first as a volunteer then a Field Organizer. She moved into data and analytics, where she worked as the OFA Colorado Data Director and managed the Data Team at the Democratic National Committee. In her data roles, she has trained and mentored hundreds of staff and volunteers throughout the country. She was also the Data Technologist for the Voting Information Project, an open-source partnership between Pew, Google, Facebook, Democracy Works and others to publish data on where to vote and what is on the ballot for millions of voters in all 50 states.

In her spare time, she enjoys art museums, film, traveling, cats and making cross stitches for her friends.

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