"Jo is committed and passionate, and works hard, with tenacity, heart and humor, for what she believes in. As the former Federal Director for Freedom to Marry, Jo brought her experience and skills to our campaign to win marriage nationwide. Her years of lobbying, advocacy, program management and coalition building will help any organization looking to advance its cause."
— Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of Freedom to Marry
“Jo’s program management and organizational skills were just what we needed to help build and launch Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination. In less than 2 months, she developed and grew the bipartisan coalition to 210 mayors in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Thanks to her deep commitment to securing LGBT rights and her remarkable skills, our program had an amazing start!”
— Matthew McTighe, Executive Director of Freedom for All Americans
“When CWA needed someone with strong advocacy and lobbying experience to get our new members’ voices heard on Capitol Hill, Jo was the perfect person. She stepped right in and helped win a victory that insures that Passenger Service Agents have federal protection if assaulted at work by passengers. Her lobbying and strategy skills have made an immediate and crucial difference in these workers lives.”
— Shane Larson, Legislative Director, Communications Workers of America
"Jo did a great job for us, stepping in quickly to replace a departing lobbyist.
She is professional and strategic, goal-focused, a quick study, available when you need her, savvy about the ways of federal lawmakers and skilled at reaching out to organizational allies on our behalf."
— Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Every Voice Center
"Jo led our efforts in organizing all logistics for our Advocacy Day, the largest LGBTQ lobby day ever in Washington, DC. Her experience, as well as her personal contacts and familiarity with the ins and outs of Capitol Hill, helped us put together an incredibly successful day with over 400 activists meeting with their Senators and Representatives. Jo is a true pro! Her style, a combination of humor and refreshing candor, was well received and saved us considerable time, energy and money on the project."
— Stacey Long Simmons, Director of Advocacy and Action, National LGBTQ Task Force