Sam currently serves as data and targeting director. In this capacity, she supports the Political and Organizing Director in overseeing the state’s field and data program. Before, Sam served the party first as a regional field organizer for Frederick City, Montgomery County, and Howard County. Prior to coming to the Party, Sam worked in Chris Van Hollen’s primary campaign and in the Chris Koster for Missouri gubernatorial election in the 2016 cycle.
Sam is a proud native of the Silver Spring area and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Towson University.
While not analyzing voter trends and assisting with VAN support she can be found attempting to do yoga, watching HBO, and eating Thai food.
Patrick Fowler serves as the Digital Director for the Maryland Democratic Party. He joined to help build the Party’s digital media strategy as things kick into gear for the 2018 midterm elections. Before coming to the party, Patrick gained experience with an NGO that helps disadvantaged communities in Baltimore.
Patrick grew up in Severna Park and holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.
When he’s not busy with media strategy, Patrick enjoys watching foreign films, going to music venues, and spending time with his friends.
Jamie is the Fundraising Director for the Maryland Democratic Party. He is in charge of ensuring the Party has the necessary funds to carry out its goals. He started at the Party as an intern. He then came on staff as the Finance Assistant, then the Finance Associate, before heading the department. Prior to this, he interned for Congressman Steny Hoyer.
Jamie was born and raised in Annapolis. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics.
Outside of work, Jamie’s hobbies include skiing, traveling, and working on his 1989 BMW.
Arinze Ifekauche is an award-winning communications and public affairs professional with wide-ranging experience in public policy, politics, and communications. He possesses both an undergraduate and masters degree in PR, and has spent his entire career working in high visibility—high pressure—work environments where he built massive grassroots followings for political candidates, government agencies, non-profits, and small businesses.
Prior to joining Precision, Arinze worked on Capitol Hill, managed the Baltimore City Office of Events, and elected Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to office in 2014. Less than six months into the start of the Mosby administration, Arinze was tasked with writing the speech and planning the press conference where Mosby announced charges against the police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray.
Arinze was named a 2015 Campaign and Elections Magazine Rising Star for his work electing Mosby and managing the Freddie Gray crisis.
Arinze has deep experience crafting messages centered on public policy narratives and has coordinated communications efforts at the state, local, and federal levels. He specializes in simplifying complex policy matters into accessible and useful information to stakeholders.
Morgan currently serves as Director of Operations. In this capacity, she oversees day to day operations and logistics, as well as federal and state campaign compliance.
Morgan also served the Party as Operations Director for the 2018 Maryland Coordinated Campaign. She previously worked for DC Vote and the ACLU of DC, where she did grassroots organizing and lobbied for D.C. statehood and voting rights.
Morgan is originally from Southern California and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Criminology from Florida State University. She moved to D.C. in 2006 and earned a Juris Doctorate from University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.
In her spare time, Morgan enjoys abstract painting, cooking, and talking politics.
Michael serves as the Political & Organizing Director and will be overseeing the statewide field program. In this role, he’ll be working with local and statewide democratic leaders on engaging voters in all 24 Jurisdictions.
Before joining the party, Michael worked on Chris Van Hollen’s Senate primary campaign on the field. Subsequently, he then worked the 2016 Maryland Coordinated Campaign. During the 2018 election cycle, he served as a Regional Field Director for State Senator Rich Madaleno’s Gubernatorial primary bid. Most recently, he returned from Tennesse where he had served as the GOTV Director for the 2018 Coordinated Campaign.
Michael grew up in Prince George’s County and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in Government & Politics.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys hanging out with friends, binging Netflix and scrolling through his twitter feed.
Fabienne Dorceus is the Regional Organizer Director for Harford County and the Baltimore Region. Fabienne Dorceus will be organizing all of our direct voter contact programming, maintaining and/or establishing key relationships in the region, and targeting folks that we need to win for 2020 and beyond. She has been on organizer for five years and her background is community and faith based organizing in Baltimore City through congregations. In her spare time I like to walk around the city, listen to podcasts, and obsess over her house plants. She is excited to hit the ground running, hear about the issues across different communities, and get democrats elected.
Skylar is the Regional Organizing Director for Western Maryland. Skylar works on activating volunteer networks and bringing organizations together for direct voter contact.
A typical day for Skylar includes: calling possible volunteers, scheduling recruitment calls, and driving 45 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes to attend events all over Maryland.
Justin is the Regional Organizing Director on the Eastern Shore. He works on activating, mobilizing, and organizing volunteers.
A typical day for Justin includes: solving volunteers’ technical issues, calling local activist leaders, and preparing scripts, turfs, and lists for the day’s field activities.
Diedra Henry-Spires is a highly adaptable strategic planning expert. Prior to her current position, she served as the Professional Staff Member for Human Services and Income Security for Senator Max Baucus, former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance. As a member of the Committee’s Health Team, she is credited as one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act and with the historical expansion of unemployment benefits and work supports during the great recession of 2008.
She is a motivational and inspirational leader that mentors and directs her colleagues to achieve organizational and professional goals. Throughout her career, she mastered roles in high pressure environments using a skill set that has translated to her work in the non-profit sector as the CEO of the Dalton Daley Group, a Maryland based non-profit. As a lecturer at the University of Texas – Archer Center, she teaches courses on public policy formation and health policy to the next generation of leaders and organizers.
Diedra studied at Hinksey Institute on Economics, Torbay and Oxford, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, a former Brookings Institution Legislative Fellow, and received certification in Health Care Delivery Sytem Reform from Harvard University – John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Diedra is a life-long Democrat and serves as the Co-chair of the Maryland State Democratic Platform Committee.