About the Leadership Team
Lauren “Lo” Slater Siegmund (Director)
Lo (she/her) is a native New Yorker who lives outside of Detroit, Michigan with her husband, Andy and terrier mix puppy, Buddy.
As a part of the Revolve community, Lauren has served as Catalyst Program Manager (’18) and has been a Catalyst Facilitator, co-leading Catalysts on self-care (Repair, Renew, Recharge in Malibu, CA, ’17) and values-based relationship building (Partners in Minneapolis, MN, ’17). A 2012 TFA New York Corps Member, Lauren attended Reality Leadership in 2013. Having gained so much from the Revolve Community—including a renewed Jewish identity and treasured friendships—she is pleased to have the chance to give back in this role.
When not Revolving, Lauren is the Senior Training Specialist at Grounded Solutions Network, overseeing the organization’s annual conference and other in-person and online trainings. Lauren taught high school and middle school English in Harlem and the Bronx as a 2012 Teach For America – New York corps member. She also has prior experience as the Manager of Knowledge and Impact at Teach For All, where she supported over 40 global organizations to improve instruction in classrooms around the globe. Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations at Boston University in 2010 and master’s degree in teaching at Fordham University in 2014.
In her free time, she can be found practicing yoga, running (super slowly), reading a book for book club, or rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones. She is absolutely thrilled for the year ahead, to serve Revolve as the community’s Director, in close collaboration with Nicole, Joey, and the community at large.
Nicole Collins (Catalyst Program Manager)
Nicole (she/her), in addition to her role as Catalyst Program Manager, works on rural health initiatives in South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, where she first moved in 2011 to teach middle school science through Teach for America. Nicole has a Master of Public Health from Yale School of Public Health and is passionate about expanding healthcare access to underserved populations, particularly in areas of sexual and reproductive health. She is also an adjunct professor in the education department at the tribal college.
In her free time, Nicole drums for the illustrious Little White River Band, knits lots of lopsided hats, and runs- her 2019 goal is to run 500 miles.
Joey Gallagher (Operations Coordinator)
Joey (he/him) is a native of Barrington, IL outside of Chicago, and current resident of Milwaukee, WI. Joey is a 2014 Teach For America alumni and attended REALITY Leadership in 2015.
Joey is incredibly excited to join Lauren and Nicole as the Operations Coordinator for the Revolve Community. Since joining the Revolve Community, Joey has loved maintaining relationships with others from REALITY ’15 as well as meeting new folks at Catalyst: Synergy in Charleston, SC (shoutout to Libby & Julie!).
Prior to moving to Milwaukee for TFA, Joey attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison and studied Entrepreneurship, Environmental Studies, and Dance. Joey has also received his Master’s in Urban Special Education from Cardinal Stritch University and his MBA in Educational Leadership from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2017.
Other coaching a Catalyst facilitator pair, contributing to the community’s strategic direction, and leading logistics and operations for the Revolve Community, Joey serves as the K-12 Success Manager with a collective impact organization in Milwaukee called Milwaukee Succeeds. This work includes managing initiatives in the K-12 space, specifically targeting 3rd grade reading proficiency, 8th grade math proficiency, and high school completion. He also currently works as a special education teacher with the Carmen Schools of Science and Technology and adjunct instructor for Cardinal Stritch. Previously, Joey was a founding leadership team member for a new charter school in Milwaukee as well as a special education teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools.
In his free time, Joey can be found traveling, cooking with his wife, Maggie, playing with his kitten – Yoda, practicing yoga, or running. He looks forward to getting to know more Revolve community members and reconnecting with others as well!
About the Advisory Council
The Advisory Council serve as trusted advisors and partners to the Leadership Team in managing the strategy and operations of the community. In addition to consulting with the Leadership Team, the advisory council also provides direct execution on our fundraising, governance, and partnerships. Advisory Council members serve two-year terms
2019-2020 Advisory Council
- Idan Avidani: Manager, Neta Elkayam; founding REALITY trip guide
- Rebecca Cohen: Director of Chapter Services, BBYO; REALITY participant
- Kristin Macapagal: Director of School and Systems Leadership, Teach For America; Revolve Director 2018; Catalyst Facilitator 2017; REALITY 2012 participant
- Andrew Mandel: Rabbinical student, Hebrew Union College; co-creator of the original REALITY curriculum; REALITY trip facilitator 2009-2013
- Shayna Mora: Director of Internal Affairs, Teach For America Hawai‘i; REALITY trip facilitator 2015 & 2019; REALITY 2013 participant; Revolve Transition Team member
- Dena Robinson: Judicial Law Clerk, The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland; REALITY 2013 participant