Emerge Pennsylvania Announces 2022 Cohort on International Women’s Day

  • Mar 8, 2022
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Emerge Pennsylvania Announces 2022 Cohort on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2022, Pennsylvania – Today, Emerge Pennsylvania announced its seventh cohort of women to participate in the organization’s intensive candidate training program which will include 26 women from across the Commonwealth.

Emerge PA is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy by increasing the number of Democratic women in public office with effective state programming that recruits women to run at every level; trains women with cutting-edge tools to run campaigns and win; and connects women with a powerful, national network of alumnae and elected officials.

“We are excited to welcome a new cohort of women from communities all across Pennsylvania into the Emerge PA network,” said Rebecca McNichol, Emerge PA Executive Director. “These women will go on to become leaders in their communities and take on the issues that affect all Pennsylvanians.” 

The program commences in March and the cohort will meet one weekend a month for training on how to run successful campaigns for office at any level in the state. Members of the class will receive comprehensive training on campaign strategy, fundraising, public speaking and communications, field operations, and more. Trainers are experienced professionals with experience as campaign consultants, advisors and staff.

The Emerge Pennsylvania 2022 Cohort includes:

Ashley Lawson, Erie

Chelsea Oliver, Corry

Daeja Baker, Pittsburgh

Dr. Dee Williams, Philadelphia

Gwen McCollough, Havertown

Gwen Stoltz, Doylestown

Haley Feaster, Bedford

Heather Mecone, Scranton

Heather Reynolds, Doylestown

Holly Taylor, Chadds Ford

Jennifer Onofray, Pittsburgh

Kate Reimer, Springfield

Kathleen Hoagland, Mechanicsburg

Kristen Shelton, Camp HIll

Lisa Dorsey, West Chester

Liz DeLosa, Mars

Marissa Beisel, Philadelphia

Nacole Moore, Harrisburg

Nadia Sandy-Bruce, East Stroudsburg

Olyvia Adkins, Washington

Raquel Capellan, Reading

Ria Czech, Conneautville

Robinette Jones, Philadelphia

Sierra McNeil, Philadelphia

Stephanie DerOhannessian, Garnet Valley

Tiffany Thomas-Smith

Emerge Pennsylvania, a training program for Democratic women who want to run for elected office, was co-founded by State Representatives Mary Jo Daley and Tina Davis in 2016. To date, Emerge PA has trained over 170 women to run for office. Currently over 50 Emerge PA alumnae serve in office, including five in the PA State Senate, five in the PA State House, and more elected to serve as mayors, county council members, city council members, school board members, judges, and county treasurer.