Meet Our Team

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NATIONAL STAFF

Our responsibility is to deliver a unique and worthwhile program to young people throughout the country on behalf of the United States Congress. Get to know the team that works for you everyday!

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ERICA WHEELAN HEYSE

National Director

Our leader-in-chief, Erica is responsible for delivering the program nationwide on behalf of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. She steers the Foundation through strategic planning, fundraising, and reporting to congressional leadership and our National Board of Directors as well as leading our national staff.

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DEREK DOYLE

Communications Director

Derek develops our strategic communication plan, builds capacity for The Congressional Award brand, and creates and curates content for print, online, and social channels. He is the Foundation's lead editor and serves as the media relations contact.

Molly Geiser

MOLLY GEISER

Senior Program Manager

Molly manages the program in our Western Region, which consists of the Pacific and parts of the Mountain regions of the United States. Molly is also responsible for our vendor relations.

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MATT TICK

Program Manager

Matt manages the program in our Southern Region, which consists of the East South Central and South Atlantic regions of the United States. Matt also administers our internship program.

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BETHIE WOODALL

Program Manager

Bethie manages the program in our Northern Region, which consists of the East North Central, Middle Atlantic, and New England regions of the United States. Bethie also oversees the annual Gold Medal Ceremony.

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JORDAN LINDSEY

Program Manager

Jordan joins our team to manage the program in our Central Region, which consists of the West South Central, West North Central, and Mountain Regions of the United States.

For more information on which staff member to contact, visit the Contact Us page.