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.
As the Operations Director of Turn PA Blue, Brian manages the day-to-day activities that occur behind the scenes for the organization including database management, research, communications, finances, and more. Prior to joining Turn PA Blue, Brian founded Indivisible Conshy 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 23 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.
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.
Ali is the Field Coordinator for Turn PA Blue. She has a B.A. in speech communication and a M.S. in communication sciences and disorders, both from Penn State. She has previously worked as a speech language pathologist with adults and is a passionate gun violence prevention activist. She is a wife and mom to two high schoolers and in her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, getting out the vote, and spoiling her greyhound, Sundae.
Lead Digital Strategist
As the Lead Digital Strategist for Turn PA Blue, Meghan manages the TPAB website and Twitter account. She also coordinates digital services for candidates, such as website design and creation, logos and branding, content strategy, search engine optimization, and social media strategy. She has a BA In Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and two Masters degrees in education. She worked in K-12 and higher education for seven years, until changing careers in 2016 to work as a User Experience Designer. In her free time, Meghan enjoys travel, Netflix, volleyball, and watching Notre Dame football.
Ava is a Volunteer Trainer for Turn PA Blue and is laser focused on making sure volunteers are prepared and excited when they sign up for a phone banking shift. Ava holds a BFA from Boston University and is a professional actor. When she’s not performing she’s; assisting on the research and development team at the communications training company, GoldJam Creative, helping design the immersive experience, SecondBody and coaching a roster of clients who are looking to break through blocks to reach the next phase of their life or career. She has trained teams at Bark, STREETS International, and the Bua Group and is a founding member of SPACE on Ryder Farm. She’s also an active volunteer with Red2Blue. Ava doesn’t have a lot of hobbies, but she does like the beach, popcorn and admires her boyfriend’s hobbies like making sourdough, camping and composting.