Co-Founder & Executive Director, Bridge Alliance Education Fund
Debilyn Molineaux is a transformation partner working on systemic levels. She co-founded and is Executive Director of the Bridge Alliance, harnessing the field of organizations into a “game changing” movement, shifting the underlying dynamics of power, politics, and participation in our country. She works with the staff, board members and other leaders of Bridge Alliance members in advancing the common mission of all 90+ organizations. Debilyn brings a passion to her work that is contagious to all around her. She also co-founded, the National Conversation Project (a platform for all types of conversation across divides) and Living Room Conversations (with specific topic guides and tools) to assist people from all walks of life to connect authentically to those different from them.
Hailing from a conservative, agricultural community, Debilyn started her career as a small business owner, working with community businesses to promote and grow their own operations through advertising and marketing. After engaging other women business leaders, Debilyn was inspired to become more active in the political process. Her own personal experiences -- as a small business owner, a local candidate for office, and president of a national organization -- have given her enormous insight into the challenges facing citizens who want to get involved and organizations that want to scale their impact. Debilyn continues to bring her insight to entities seeking to grow their participation and efficacy. She serves as an advisor to Allsides.com and to the Oregon-based Ingenuity Innovation Center. She serves on the Board of Directors for National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers and Take Back Our Republic. Debilyn is an ontologically trained coach and is especially adept at guiding organizations in new ways to bring out hidden talents of volunteers and staff who become valuable assets.
Katherine M. Gehl, a business leader and former CEO with experience in government, began, in the last decade, to participate actively in politics—first in traditional partisan politics.
Reform efforts are taking place across the country.
In the Summer of 2018, NANR asked reformers to submit their responses for review and presentation to potential funders.
NANR received 65 impressive submissions. Click to view top submissions.