Coalition of Open Democracy Board of Directors
Gordon Allen (Co-Chair)
New London, NH
Regina Bringolf (Co-Chair)
Rick Bourdon (Treasurer)
New Castle, NH
Carol Wyndham (Secretary)
Olivia Zink, Executive Director
Olivia has been working as a community organizer in New Hampshire for the last sixteen years with great success in a variety of roles. Before becoming OD's Executive Director, she served as the Grassroots Engagement Coordinator for the Governing Under the Influence Project in Concord, a project of the American Friends Service Committee.
Prior to that Olivia served as the Program Director for the Coalition for Open Democracy for four years. She has worked on a broad range of campaigns for economic and social justice with groups including the New Hampshire Citizens Alliance, National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare and the Priorities NH Campaign.
Olivia also spent a year in Bolivia working with the Democracy Center. In 2008, she was named one of New Hampshire’s “40 under 40,” by the NH Union Leader. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Sustainable Living, and a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a master’s degree in Community Economic Development.
Olivia lives in Franklin with her daughter and is serving on the Franklin City Council.
Doreen Desmarais, Administrator
Doreen has more than 30 years experience in office administration, serving the non-profit, educational, labor union and for profit sectors. She has been the Administrative Assistant to the NH School Principals Association and currently manages administration, finance, and event planning for Open Democracy in Concord. In her free time Doreen enjoys gardening, volunteering and spending time with her family and pets.
Our Extraordinary Open Democracy Fellows
Niambi Mercado, Voting Rights Fellow, Spring 2017
Jazmine Langley, Democracy Fellow, Summer 2016
SUNY Geneseo (Democracy Matters)
New England College
Humboldt University (Democracy Matters)
Colgate College (Democracy Matters)