Eva R. Lewis
Executive Director Eva R. Lewis served as the Northeast Regional Director for the Association of Democratic State Committees (ASDC) at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) advising and building the groundwork for Democratic State Parties to win up and down the ballot. Prior to the DNC, Eva served as the Political Director for the Maryland Democratic Party building and implementing statewide political programs and managing the Party’s political relationships with local committees, candidates and organizations. She has worked many years as an attorney, grassroots organizer and political operative building coalitions and increasing political engagement.
Eva is a proud resident of Prince George’s County. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, IL. When not engaging the community, Eva enjoys performing improv comedy in the Washington, DC area.
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.
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.
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Michael serves as MDP’s Political & Organizing Director. In this role, he oversees and executes the statewide organizing program. This includes the direct management of the organizing staff by providing goals and supervising their activities. Additionally, he directly interfaces with MDP’s State Central Committee, Executive Committee, Diversity Leadership Councils, as well as a number of the party’s working committees. In this role he acts as the liaison between DSCC, Executive Committee, and MDP by providing updates, answering questions, in addition to planning and staffing meetings. Michael works closely with our local clubs and grassroots organizations to help expand the Party’s goals in organizing and building the Party’s infrastructure.
Before joining the Party, Michael worked on Chris Van Hollen’s Senate Primary campaign which led to him working as a Field Organizer for the 2016 Maryland Coordinated Campaign. After the Coordinated Campaign, Michael worked with MDP, full time, as an statewide organizer to start the states first year round field program. During the 2018 election cycle, he served as a Regional Field Director for State Senator Rich Madaleno’s Gubernatorial primary bid. Before returning to the party, Michael served as the GOTV Director for the Tennessee Coordinated Campaign in 2018.
Michael is a Prince George’s County native 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.
Zack Holman serves as the Maryland Democratic Party’s Communications Director. In this role, he oversees strategic messaging and press outreach.
Zack started his political career with Maine Governor Janet Mills, where he worked as a Personal and Press Assistant, and spent time on Capitol Hill in Senator Angus King’s office. During the 2020 Presidential campaign cycle, he served as the Maine Communications Director for Michael Bloomberg’s Presidential campaign, and National Press Advance Lead for Senator Kamala Harris’s Presidential campaign.
In his spare time, Zack enjoys being outside (especially when cold enough to ski), good food, and good dogs, too.
Shailee Bruck serves as a Digital Associate for the Maryland Democratic Party working to build the Party’s digital presence. Shailee started with the Party as a communications and digital intern. Prior to joining the Party, she interned for Congressman Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) on Capitol Hill and worked in the Maryland Athletics Media Relations Department where she focused on building the digital brand of the University of Maryland’s various athletic programs.
Shailee was raised in Silver Spring. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and History.
In her free time, Shailee enjoys exercising, reading, and trying new recipes.
Philemon serves as the Staff Assistant for the Maryland Democratic Party. Philemon started with the Party as an intern in 2019. Prior to joining the Party staff, he interned for Senator Ben Cardin’s campaign in 2018, on Capitol Hill in Congressman John Sarbanes office, and in Annapolis for Delegate Jared Solomon.
Philemon was raised in Ellicott City. He graduates from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics and Philosophy this December.
In his free time, Philemon enjoys hiking, cooking, and philosophizing.
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.
Justin was born and raised in Urbana, Maryland, a suburb of Frederick. In 2018 he received a B.S. in Philosophy from Frostburg State University. He cut his teeth volunteering for the Obama 2008 campaign, and has also been involved with the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016, the Aruna Miller campaign in 2018 and the Pete Buttigieg campaign in 2020. Justin cares deeply about Nation and Party unity and Climate Change. When he’s not recruiting volunteers to join the democratic cause he enjoys playing soccer, poker and reading.
Vanessa D. Barksdale
Vanessa D. Barksdale serves as the Regional Organizing Director for the southern region of Maryland. This area includes Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties. A native of Prince George’s County and a proud alumnae of the University of Maryland Baltimore County’s School of Social Work. Vanessa is excited to continue her passion of civic engagement and political activism in her home state.
Prior to joining MDP, Vanessa had the privilege of working for David Blair’s campaign for Montgomery County Executive and Pete Buttigieg’s historic campaign for president in Iowa. She has also worked in issue based organizing as well, in not only her work on retirement security for the AARP but volunteering for Rise, an organization committed to advocating for survivors of sexual violence.
When she isn’t organizing, Vanessa can be found blog writing, sewing, or making a mess in her kitchen.