Kristen Grimm is the founder and president of Spitfire Strategies, a public interest communication firm that helps nonprofits and foundations reach their social change goals. She is also a Henry Crown fellow at the Aspen Institute and leads AndACTION as part of her fellowship. A Buffy the Vampire the Slayer devotee, Kristen likes TV shows and films that showcase strong female characters who are the exact opposite of damsels in distress. We have banned her from bringing sharpened stakes to meetings.
Erin Hart, Spitfire’s managing director, serves as senior advisor to AndACTION. Erin has worked with nonprofits, foundations and government agencies to create social-change campaigns – including work that brought pop culture into movements to reduce youth tobacco use across the US. Erin grew up with a serious appreciation for Mel Brooks movies and a belief in humor as the best way to spark discussion about challenging social issues. Shows like Family Guy and Modern Family continue to prove her right.
Twanna A. Hines is the director of AndACTION. Using her superpowers for good, not evil, she is committed to helping nonprofits effectively embrace storytelling to maximize social impact, mobilize constituents and generate the funds necessary to ensure their missions’ sustainability. Addicted to “This Is Us” and “Scandal,” she loves strong female characters and really great writing. She regularly hosts movie and TV nights with friends she’s known since she was a teen – complete with popcorn for the locals and three-way telephone calls to those who live farther away. Please email Twanna here.
Justine Hebron serves as the communications manager for AndACTION. She takes the lead on building demand for AndACTION from cause organizations and oversees AndACTION’s social media and digital presence. Her career started in feature film production (her first time on location was in Brazil with Ice Cube and J Lo for Anaconda), then took a turn toward public service and arrived in nonprofit communications. She cries every time George Bailey realizes he’s alive, when Celie stands up to Mister and Elle Woods wins her first case. She has her own Wonder Woman costume. Please email Justine here.