Our Team - Recall Judge Aaron Persky

Our Team

View all 50 signers of the Notice of Intent here.

Michele Dauber - Campaign ChairMichele Dauber

A law professor and a sociologist, Michele Landis Dauber has written highly original historical and sociological studies focusing on the history of social provision and the US welfare state. Her first book, The Sympathetic State (2013 University of Chicago Press) received numerous distinguished book awards and prizes including from the American Historical Association, the American Sociological Association, the American Political Science Association, the American Society for Legal History, and the Law and Society Association.

Professor Dauber is the recipient of the 2006 Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford University’s highest teaching honor. Prior to joining the Stanford faculty in 2001, Professor Dauber was a clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998-99) and a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation (1999-2001).

From 2011-13, Professor Dauber co-chaired the Board on Judicial Affairs and helped to lead the process that revised Stanford’s policy on sexual assault. She is a nationally respected advocate for improving college and university policies on sexual assault in order to increase compliance with Title IX.

Campaign Committee Co-Chairs (alphabetical)

prameela.jpgPrameela Bartholomeusz (Palo Alto) - Committee Co-Chair

Prameela is founder of a corporate finance and business consulting practice supporting public and pre-public, high growth and start-up companies in high tech, biotech and service industries focused on areas of finance/accounting, business process reengineering and corporate governance. Prior to this, she has held finance and accounting positions at Price Waterhouse, Xerox Corporation, Silicon Graphics and Accretive Solutions. She has also held a senior government affairs role for a company in the solar industry.

Prameela served on the 2008 DNC Platform Committee and as a Delegate to the 2016 DNC National Convention and is active in supporting candidates at the local, state and national level. Prameela is currently an EBoard member of the Santa Clara County Democratic Central Committee (SCCDCC), is a Delegate and EBoard member to the California Democratic Party (CDP) and a member of the Peninsula Democratic Coalition.

Prameela cares deeply about issues involving women and children and has sponsored forums and supported efforts to highlight these issues.


Jennifer Higgins Bradanini (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair

Jennifer Higgins Bradanini is President of Women's March Bay Area and was Lead Organizer of San Jose Women’s March. She has been a champion for women’s rights in the Bay Area.


Adia Hoag (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair

Adia Hoag is a UniServ Director for the California Teachers Association (CTA) in ​Santa Clara County​​. In this capacity, she provides assistance in grievance handling, contract negotiations, arbitration, membership recruitment, political action and legislative activities, education reform and the development of union literature and ​training​s. Prior to joining the CTA, a National Education Association state affiliate, she worked as a Field Representative for the Baltimore Teachers Union in Maryland for six years. As a professional political organizer she has worked for President Barack Obama and Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter as a Regional Campaign Director. She has built coalitions, coordinated thousands of volunteers, facilitated voter contact and organizer training, created social media plans and managed grassroots campaigns. Her efforts in Florida and New Hampshire helped increase voter registration and turnout for President Barack Obama on his historic win on Election Day, November 4, 2008.

As an active member of her community, she is a ​delegate in the Santa Clara County Central Committee of the Democratic Party, a ​member of her local NAACP Chapter and is serving as the Alumnae Admissions Committee​ for​ The ​Smith College Club of the Peninsula. Adia received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College, where she majored in history and secondary education and earned her Master of Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and was an Oval Office Fellow in 2008. She is originally from Huntington Beach, California and currently lives in San Jose, California.

hemenway.pngNicole Hemenway (Palo Alto) - Committee Co-Chair
Nicole holds a bachelor's with high honors from UC Berkeley in South Asian Languages and Literatures. Her scholarship has, through various language based fellowships, allowed her to study extensively abroad in India and Pakistan.
She continued her internationally focused work following graduation at a women's legal advocacy organization in India. There, she conducted field research related to domestic violence and forced marriage, and has since conducted research with an immigrant advocacy organization in DC on skills and workforce development policies, particularly as they affect the immigrant community. She's now an independent software developer in the Bay Area.

hemenway.pngLezLi Logan (Los Gatos) - Committee Co-Chair

As a long-time volunteer and advocate for youth, LezLi has held leadership positions on the boards of several parent organizations, participated on the campaign committees for several successful school funding initiatives, co-founded the local citizen’s group We Support Los Gatos which successfully helped win the Los Gatos Economic Development and Jobs Retention Initiative in 2014. Through these efforts, LezLi has coordinated hundreds of volunteers and helped to dramatically increase fundraising and local tax revenues for local school districts, all while supporting and amplifying the work of Project Cornerstone to help local youth to thrive. LezLi is also the lead administrator of Action Together Bay Area, a local activism group with over 19,000 members.

Bob_livengood.jpgRobert Livengood (Milpitas) - Committee Co-Chair

Former two-time Mayor of Milpitas. Livengood served as an elected official in Milpitas for over 30 years, and was first elected at age 18 to the City Council. Livengood is also a former police officer with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement in Santa Clara County. 

jennie_richardson.jpgJennie Richardson (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair 


Jennie Richardson serves on the board of directors of the Women’s March Bay Area and was a co-organizer of the Bay Area Women's March. She is a PhD candidate in Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz.

sita_stukes.jpgSita Wilson Stukes (San Jose) - Committee Co-Chair

Sita Stukes grew up in New York City before moving to Georgia to attend Emory University for her Bachelor of Arts and the University of Georgia for her Masters of Social Work. She moved to the Bay Area in 2015 and considers this the best place she has lived so far, and where she and her family plan to stay indefinitely. Sita has worked solely at community nonprofits since 2010, and since entering the world of social work, primarily in the field of clinical mental health. As a clinician she has developed expertise working with special populations such as at-risk youth and clients with HIV/AIDS and substance abuse issues. Throughout her career, she has always been strongly interested in policy and advocacy. A combination of the 2016 election cycle and feeling there was only so much she could do for her clients when many are in a system that is stacked against them, pushed Sita to switch to activism. She is currently on the Women’s March San Jose Team Leadership Team, serves as co-chair for the Recall Persky campaign, and is a member of the 5 Calls research team. She is very passionate about protecting civil and human rights which is the focus of her work.

sophia_yen.jpegDr. Sophia Yen, MD (Los Altos) - Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Sophia Yen is aclinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford Medical School. She graduated from MIT, UCSF Medical School, and UC Berkeleywitha MPH in Maternal Child Health. Dr. Yen co-founded Pandia Health, a digital platform that provides birth control delivery that allows women greater access and control of theirreproductivehealthcare choices. She is the founder of the Trust Women Silver Ribbon Campaign and has been featured in many publications for her work in reproductive health and as CEO of Pandia Health.

John ShallmanJohn Shallman - Campaign Manager

John Shallman is an award-winning media, advertising and campaign professional with 25 years of experience in government, business and politics. With an unparalleled record of political victories for clients ranging from L.A. Mayor Richard Riordan and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez to California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, Shallman is also known as an expert in crisis management and creative media messaging and development. John served as President of the Los Angeles Transportation Commission for five years, is a volunteer basketball coach for a local public park league and lectures frequently to students at USC, UCLA, Loyola Marymount University and Cal State Northridge. John is married to Lani Barrameda-Shallman and they have four children, two dogs, a bunny and cockatiel.

Becky WarrenBecky Warren - Communications Director

Becky is a co-founder and heads Elevate’s strategic communications practice, which includes media relations, public affairs, and crisis and litigation communication. With over 20 years of experience, Becky provides communications counsel to several Fortune 100 companies, including some of the most disruptive and talked-about technology companies in the world.

She was named one of the Sacramento Capitol’s 100 Best & Brightest: “She’s one of the Capitol’s hardest-working professionals, and easily one of the most effective behind-the-scenes political operatives in the state.” Prior to co-founding Elevate, Becky was a partner at a Los Angeles public affairs firm and previously managed the Sacramento office of a global communications firm.

Before that, she served as the Deputy Communications Director for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger handling his public appearances, crafting his messaging, and driving media coverage. Prior to her tenure with the Schwarzenegger Administration, she served as the Communications and Legislative Director for California legislative leadership.

Joe TrippiJoe Trippi - Web and Social Media Director

Joe Trippi is the founder and president of Trippi & Associates. Heralded on the cover of The New Republic as the man who "reinvented campaigning,” Trippi has been a veteran of campaign politics for nearly 30 years. In 2004, Trippi’s innovative use of online technology on Howard Dean's presidential campaign created the largest grassroots movement in presidential politics and became a model for movement politics around the globe. Most recently, Trippi helped engineer groundbreaking House victories for Representatives Tulsi Gabbard, Janice Hahn, Mark Takano, and Seth Moulton. Trippi is the author of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet, and the Overthrow of Everything" and currently serves as a Fox News Contributor.