Our Leadership

Christy Gleason, Executive Director

Christy Gleason grew up with a passion for politics and public service. From the age of 12, when she volunteered for her first campaign and joined her first protest, she was hooked. She has spent the past twenty years working in government and politics to connect people to the policy making process.

Before joining Save the Children Action Network as Executive Director, Christy served as strategist and policy advisor to Senator Chris Coons (D-DE). She advised him policy issues including global health, housing, foreign policy, equity, education, appropriations, and ethics. She also worked to connect Delaware voices to the legislative process, serving as a liaison to diaspora communities, non-profits, faith communities, and others.

Christy brings extensive experience in electoral politics, having managed several electoral campaigns on the federal, state wide and state legislative levels. She also served as program director for the Center for American Women and Politics.

Christy earned her B.A. in political science with a minor in international relations from American University in 1993, and her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1998. Christy lives in Wilmington, Delaware, with her husband and their precocious six-year old son.

Kimberly Robson, Chief Operating Officer

Kimberly Robson brings more than 20 years of political, policy, fundraising and field organizing to Save the Children Action Network. Before joining SCAN, she served for eight years as the Director of Affiliate and National Programs at NARAL Pro-Choice America where she was responsible for designing, overseeing and implementing all aspects of the organization’s organizing plan to build a politically active constituency across the country. In addition, she was responsible for implementing programs to build capacity in the state affiliate network. From 2002-2006, Kimberly served as National Field Director for People for the American Way where she served as co-chair of the National Grassroots taskforce on the federal judiciary and managed People For’s Political Action Committee. Kimberly also served for five years as Director of Policy and Programs for Women’s Action for New Directions, representing the organization on Capitol Hill, and she also worked for two years as Finance Director for Citizen Action’s Campaign for a Responsible Congress. Kimberly grew up in Utah, but has made Washington, D.C. her home for the last 25 years.

Diana Onken, Managing Director, State & Electoral Campaigns

Diana oversees the team’s state legislative campaigns, c4 electoral campaigns and family engagement program. With more than two decades of experience, she blends advocacy, electoral campaigning, digital strategy, strategic planning and grassroots organizing to win for kids. Prior to her work with SCAN, Diana was the deputy field director at NARAL Pro-Choice America. While at NARAL Diana was the architect of many successful advocacy campaigns and grassroots political efforts. Before joining NARAL, Diana led digital strategy at the Moving Ideas Network. She also served as the grassroots lobbyist for the League of Women Voters, ran organizing and political campaigns for Maryland NARAL, and led various fundraising and field programs for Peace Action. Diana has a B.A. in English Studies from Illinois State University and a Masters of Public Management from the University of Maryland, College Park School of Public Policy.

Nick Groneman, Treasurer

Nick’s responsibilities include the overall management of a $7 million budget, providing financial analysis, ensuring cash flow is adequate and all legal policies adhered to for the 501(c)4 organization. Before becoming Treasurer of Save the Children Action Network, Nick spent 4 years in the Finance division of Save the Children US.  While there, he supported the development of multiyear agency revenue and expense projections for a nearly $1 billion organizational budget.  He also defined and managed the data governance and implementation of Save the Children’s financial coding process. Nick is an accomplished financial professional with impressive experience in various aspects of banking, financial services, and financial analysis.  Along with his role as Treasurer of SCAN, he also holds the position of Advisor, Finance and Operations for the Save the Children PAC division (Policy, Advocacy, Campaigns).  Prior to Save the Children, he managed the operations of the funding team at Dealer’s Financial Services and worked in banking operations for JPMorgan Chase. Nick earned his B.A. in Finance from the University of Kentucky in 2010.  He lives in Union, Kentucky, with his wife and their 4 and 1 year old daughters.

Savannah Fox, Managing Director of National Campaigns and Constituency

Savannah Fox grew up in a family of public school teachers that distilled a passion for education and public service. She canvassed for human rights for the first time in middle school. Ever since then, she has spent her career working for advocacy organizations at the intersections of policy, development and social impact. Before joining SCAN, she was the Regional Manager at CARE International where she connected, developed and executed advocacy strategies and campaigns focused on ending global poverty through protecting women and girls’ health, fighting climate change, ensuring economic justice while increasing access to technology and education. She also served in several positions over a decade with Amnesty International where she developed deep subject-matter expertise on human rights and delivered world-class training programs, culture changing campaigns and successful global strategic plans. Savannah earned her M.A. in Global Public Policy from John Hopkins University and her M.A. in International Relations from The University of South Carolina. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and their adventure-seeking black lab.

Board of Directors

Janti Soeripto

(Board Chair)
President and CEO
Save the Children

Steve Carey

(Vice Chair)
Founder and Chairman
Potomac Strategic
Development Company, LLC

Tanya Baskin

President and CEO
The Baskin Group

John A. Girardi


Austin Hearst

CEO and Chair
Chestnut Holdings LLC


Michael McGavick

Vice Chairman

Tom Miller


Catherine Oppenheimer

Co-Founder,  National Dance Institute of New Mexico; Co-Founder, New Mexico School for the Arts

Danita Ostling

Retired Partner and Professional Practice Director, Ernst & Young LLP US-East Region