Our Team

Board of Directors

Andrea Miller

Andrea Miller is the Founding Board Member of the Center for Common Ground, Executive Director of People Demanding Action, Founding President of the National Women’s Political Caucus of Virginia. Andrea is an IT and Political Director and a digital and elections strategist. She designs and administers digital phone banks and texting programs. From 2013 to 2015, she led the Progressive Round Table on Capitol Hill, bringing together members of Congress, activists, and non-profit leaders. Her expertise is in voting rights, climate, and the Equal Rights Amendment. She has successfully advocated for legislation on both the Federal and State level. In 2008 she was the Democratic nominee for the Virginia 4th Congressional district.

Dr. Gabriela Lemus

Dr. Lemus is the President of Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and CEO of Revolution Strategies US. In September 2013, Dr. Lemus became President and Executive Director of both Progressive Congress and the Progressive Congress Action Fund. She served as Senior Adviser to Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Director of the Office of Public Engagement from 2009-2013. She was the first woman Executive Director at the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA) from 2007-2009, and the first woman and Labor leader to chair the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) from 2008-2009. At LCLAA, she co-founded the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change (NLCCC) in 2006, which later evolved into GreenLatinos, and was a founding Commissioner for the Commission to Engage African-Americans on Climate Change (CEAAC).

Rev. Rodney Sadler

An ordained Baptist minister, he is co-founder of Faith in Solar and Alliance of Moral Progressives. He is the former Assistant Project Director with the Leadership Development Programs of the Congress of National Black Churches, and the former Director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke University Divinity School. He is currently an Associate Professor of the Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary (Charlotte Campus). Dr. Sadler is the Director of the seminary's Center for Social Justice and Reconciliation. Rodney Sadler's teaching experience includes courses in biblical languages, Old and New Testament interpretation, wisdom literature in the Bible, the history and religion of ancient Israel, and African American biblical interpretation. His first authored book, Can A Cushite Change His Skin? An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible, was published in 2005.

Deepak Puri

Deepak is the co-founder of Democracy Labs, a non-profit that connects progressive groups with free and affordable solutions to run better campaigns. DemLabs works closely with grassroots groups to identify their needs, finds the best solution to meet them, and then widely shares how to use those new tools. Deepak is an engineer and Silicon Valley veteran with three software patents with fifteen years of experience at Netscape, Oracle, and VMware. Deepak and his team developed Text PerCent a peer-to-peer texting tool for community groups, and Vote Force a relational texting tool available for both Apple and Android users. Deepak leads the IT team at the Center for Common Ground.

Kati Hornung

Kati is the co-founder and Director of VoteEqualityUS, a nationwide, nonpartisan, grassroots effort to ensure the 28th Amendment (Equal Rights) is added to the Constitution. Prior to running VoteEqualityUS, she ran VAratifyERA, Virginia’s campaign that achieved Virginia’s ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment in January 2020. Her efforts are driven by her own life’s experiences, the interest of her two children in correcting the purposeful, historical exclusion of women from our Constitution, and the hope that incarcerated women will one day have a new tool in their legal toolbox to challenge gender discrimination by the government. Kati is committed to advancing all forms of equality and believes voter suppression is the major factor in elected officials advancing discriminatory policies and laws.


Frank Moseley

National Democracy Center Director

Frank Moseley is a Social Entrepreneur, a Certified Financial Literacy Instructor, Relational Organizer and founder of the Social Education for Economic Development Initiative (S.E.E.D. 4 All); an organization to remove barriers adversely impacting economic growth for low to moderate-income people of color in underserved communities of Virginia. He serves as Director of Democracy Centers of Virginia for The Center For Common Ground informing, organizing and mobilizing to empower communities of color to get out and vote. Also as Co-Chair of the Reparations Circle for the Richmond Chapter of Coming To The Table, an organization engaging on both sides of the color line in facilitated conversations on race relations. Frank also co-chairs financing for the Green New Deal VA working group.

Josi Riederer von Paar

Deputy Policy and Communications Director

As Deputy Policy and Communications Director, Josi determines the Center for Common Ground’s legislative priorities at the local, state, and national levels. Working with her team and various partners, Josi produces legislative actions for our members and the public to engage in the fight for voting rights. In coordination with local partners, Josi oversees messaging strategies to further our reach, manages all social media platforms, and organizes all organizational events. Before joining the Center for Common Ground, Josi received a B.A. in Global Liberal Studies from New York University.

For any press inquiries, please contact Josi via email.

Jon Williams

Democracy Center IT Lead

As Democracy Center IT Lead, Jon works directly with our Democracy Centers and organizers to provide and analyze voter statistics, build and maintain websites that will help identify the important needs of the individual communities they serve.

Janice Gay

Phone Bank Team Manager

Janice Gay serves as the Phone Bank Team Manager with Center for Common Ground. She became involved with the organization as a volunteer when she organized an event in the City of Norfolk. Since 2021, Janice has been the lead  organizer for both the Norfolk & Virginia Beach Democracy
Centers. Today, she manages a group of young men and women who serve as our Phone Bank Team based in Virginia. One of her personal and professional goals has been to inspire and impact the lives of our young people.

Gabriel Wheaton

General IT Manager

Gabriel assists with constructing, editing and facilitating phone banks to ensure that Center For Common Ground can provide the most effective tools for our volunteers to reach voters in target areas. He also provides IT support with website and other digital content.