Government Affairs Team

  • Paolo Mastrangelo

    Head of Policy & Government Affairs

    Paolo Mastrangelo is Humanity Forward’s Head of Policy and Government Affairs, joining in the Spring of 2021. He was named to The Hill’s Top Lobbyists that same year. Prior to joining Humanity Forward, Paolo spent a decade with Holland & Knight’s award-winning Public Policy & Regulation Group. With his extensive experience in lobbying and in Congress, Paolo has led Humanity Forward to become a major national political force. He oversees Humanity Forward’s bipartisan advocacy to Members of Congress, the Administration, as well as state and local governments.

  • Congressman Ron Klein

    House Democrats

    Congressman Klein helps lead Humanity Forward’s outreach to the House Democratic Caucus. He served as congressman of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, where he served for two terms on committees including the Financial Services Committee, the subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, and the subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

  • Leslie Pollner

    State and Local Governments

    Leslie Pollner is co-leader of Holland & Knight’s Local Government Group and former deputy mayor for federal affairs in Los Angeles under Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Ms. Pollner’s work with Humanity Forward focuses on liasing with state and municipal governments around the country.

  • Paul Bock

    Senate Democrats and Administration

    Paul Bock is a partner at Thorn Run Partners specializing in lobbying Senate Democrats and the White House for Humanity Forward. He brings more than 30 years of experience in politics and policy, with extensive experience on campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and in government relations.

  • Frank McCarthy

    House Republicans

    Frank McCarthy, the founder of McCarthy Advanced Consulting, applies 25 years of politics, media, and policy experience to his work with House Republicans for Humanity Forward. A seasoned congressional staffer who has served two House Transportation Committee Chairmen, Mr. McCarthy has been named one of The Hill’s top lobbyists for three consecutive years.

  • Emily Threadgill

    House Republicans

    Emily Threadgill, Vice President of 1607 Strategies, liaises with House Republicans on behalf of Humanity Forward. She has a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors, having served as the director of scheduling and external affairs for the Small Business Administration.

  • Erin Delaney

    House Republicans

    Erin Delaney is the Executive Director of McCarthy Advanced Consulting whose work contributes to Humanity Forward’s relationships with House Republicans. Ms. Delaney has built over 20 years of experience on Capitol Hill, serving in four different congressional offices and earning recognition from The Hill as one of Washington’s top lobbyists.

  • Karl Koch

    House Democrats

    Karl Koch’s career spans 4 decades in public service, having worked on various high-profile campaigns and spending over four years as chief of staff to Congressman Jim Davis. Mr. Koch specializes in working with Humanity Forward on outreach and relationship building with House Democrats.

  • Chris Lamond

    Senate Republicans

    Chris Lamond is a founding partner at Thorn Run Partners, bringing more than 20 years of Washington experience to his work for Humanity Forward. Mr. Lamond, who worked on Capitol Hill for Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN) and the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, liases with Senate Republicans on behalf of Humanity Forward.

  • Marianne Myers

    Senate Republicans

    Marianne Myers served as Legislative Director for two Members of Congress from central Pennsylvania, including her hometown Representative Todd Platts. During her time on Capitol Hill, she developed and implemented the Members’ legislative agendas and staffed the Members’ priority committee assignments. She now works to liaise with Senate Republicans on behalf of Humanity Forward.

  • Travis Johnson

    Senate Republicans

    Travis Johnson has 15 years of leadership experience in Congress, working with prominent members of the Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. His expertise assists Humanity Forward’s efforts to advance policy with Senate Republicans.

  • David Coffield

    Director of Government Affairs

    David Coffield, Director Government Affairs, joined Humanity Forward in the Spring of 2021, after serving multiple members of Congress in the United States House of Representatives including; Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), as well as, the Republican Study Committee and the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation. He continues to hold and maintain robust relationships with Members and staff on both sides of the aisle, and serves Humanity Forward’s outreach to Republicans in Congress.

  • Greg Nasif

    Director of Public Affairs

    Greg Nasif, Director of Public Affairs, joined Humanity Forward in December 2020 to serve both the organization’s communications outreach and political advocacy. He previously served in a number of grassroots campaigns as an organizer and communications specialist, including Clean Water Action from 2017-2020. He oversees Humanity Forward’s coalition work with other advocacy organizations, outreach to state and local governments, and district staff for members of Congress on both sides of the aisle.