Meet Our Team
Chief of Staff and Operations
Allyson Raines joined NDTC in 2019 and is currently serving as the Chief of Staff and Operations. She is responsible for managing strategy and operations for NDTC’s training programs. Allyson believes that organizing and electoral campaigns are transformational experiences. She sees herself first and foremost as a manager and coach developing staffers who center collaborative, human centered political work. After earning her BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan, she started her career as a professional organizer in Detroit, MI with the Harriet Tubman Center for Community Organizing. Her passion for equitable access to healthcare led her to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund where she spent 8 years fighting for reproductive health care. Allyson has managed electoral campaigns on a county and statewide level in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Ohio. She lives in Oak Park, IL with her family Michael, Emmett, Elliot, and their princess pup Reggie.