Turn PA Blue

Team

Jamie Perrapato

Executive Director

Jamie Perrapato is the Executive Director of Turn PA Blue, which she co-founded in January 2017. Prior to Turn PA Blue, Jamie worked as an attorney in the practice areas of commercial litigation, criminal law and civil litigation. Jamie is a passionate speaker and activist – she spoke at the 2018 Women’s March of Philadelphia on the topic of “Encouraging Women to Run for Elected Office.” Jamie received her B.A. from the College of New Jersey and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Outside of Turn PA Blue, Jamie enjoys working out, reading, and watching her three kids play one of their many sports.

Andrea Koplove

Director of Engagement

Andrea Koplove is the Director of Engagement for Turn PA Blue. She connects volunteers and grassroots groups with meaningful opportunities to support candidates through canvassing, phone banking, writing postcards to voters, and donating. Prior to Turn PA Blue, Andrea was a public defender. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law.  Andrea enjoys Halloween, karaoke, mystery novels and talking to voters. Her favorite sixer is Allen Iverson.

Lisa Procz

OPERATIONS MANAGER/BUCKS COUNTY COORDINATOR

Lisa earned her BS in information technology from Penn State and Drexel University and her Finance MBA from Drexel.  November 2016 changed the trajectory of her life’s work.  Other than her family, getting Democrats elected is her focus, so no better place to land than Turn PA Blue!  She is the former coordinator of Fair Districts Bucks County, an active member of many grassroots organizations, and the Bucks County Democratic Committee.  She has worked on multiple campaigns, most recently the Back to Blue campaign with the PA Dems.  She embraces her inner nerd, loves technology and spreadsheets, and can’t wait for Broadway to open and to travel again!

Lisa Procz

Vanessa DeRose

COMPLIANCE CONSULTANT

Vanessa is Veteran fundraising and compliance consultant with more than 20 years experience who joined the team at the start of 2021. In recent years she consulted with Congressional Candidate Madeleine Dean(PA-04), State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, Dan McCaffery for Superior Court, led the fundraising effort of a $1.2 million IE in support of Democrat Richard Lazer and consulted on numerous other races including but not limited to Mike Fedor for Commissioner of Cumberland County, Tina Davis for Senate and Helen Tai for State Representative. In prior cycles, Vanessa worked on numerous races including but not limited to Joe Cosgrove for Commonwealth Court, Lucretia Clemons for Court of Common Pleas, Carolyn Nichols for Superior Court, Kevin Dougherty for Supreme Court and the re-election of Democratic Leader Frank Dermody. Prior to consulting Vanessa served as finance director to Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Allyson Schwartz for congress and Mike Gerber for State Representative and in NJ for Susan Bass Levin for Congress and Michigan Democratic Party during the 2000 Presidential Cycle. Vanessa is NJ native who has spent the better part of the past two decades raising money up and down the ticket in Pennsylvania after moving to Pennsylvania for her first fundraising job working as a finance deputy for Ed Rendell in 2001. When not in Pennsylvania fighting the good fight in Turning PA Blue she shares her “almost at the beach” home in Ocean View, NJ with her husband Nick DeRose and her 8 year old daughter.

Brian Burychka

Operations Consultant

Prior to joining Turn PA Blue (over 3 years as the Operations Director and now a consultant), Brian founded Indivisible Conshy, Indivisible Greater Boyertown, and co-founded PA Together, a grassroots activist coalition. He has also created and managed several business entities, including Actively Engaged Democracy which is currently in development and will become a federated online platform for grassroots groups to organize at the precinct level. In addition, he has been teaching high school social studies for 25 years and is currently teaching government and economics. Brian received his B.A. in History from Bucknell University, his M.S. in Education from Wilkes University, and MBA from Western International University. When Brian isn’t working on Turn PA Blue, he enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and supporting all five Philadelphia sports teams.