Directors

Uyen “Winn” Khuong

Uyen “Winn” Khuong

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Uyen Khuong, pronounced “Winn”, immigrated to the US in 1980 from Vietnam. Her first foray into politics was writing a letter to and getting a response back from President Reagan while in grade school. Uyen became an accidental activist for New Jersey during the 2016 Presidential Election when thousands of engaged New Jersey voters came together on Facebook to support Hillary Clinton. Uyen is the co-founder of ATNJ, a group of 18,000 members with chapters in every county. Uyen was recently honored in Washington D.C. as a We Are Emily Award recipient from Emily’s List for her work in grassroots organizing with ATNJ, the largest and fastest growing grassroots group in New Jersey. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for NJ State Unity PAC.

Amie Maria Babischkin

Amie Maria Babischkin

FB Secret Page Director

Amie Maria Babischkin, is a New Jersey transplant by way of rural Connecticut. From a very young age, her grandmother instilled in her the importance of a woman’s right to vote. During the 1988 presidential election, she fondly remembers turning her Lite Brite into a campaign sign for Michael Dukakis. On November 9th, Amie woke up and declared to her family and friends that she “hoped they were okay loving an activist” because she “just became one.” That’s when she found ATNJ and volunteered to help in any way she could. With ATNJ, Amie is the Lead Administrator for the Secret Facebook page, in charge of a team of moderators and fact checkers. Amie is also Co-Chair of the Atlantic/Cape May County chapter of ATNJ. Amie is a full time Registered Nurse, an LGBTQ+ proud woman, and fur-mom to a 5 year old Husky-mix named Zombie.

Tammi Bernardi-Bathke

Tammi Bernardi-Bathke

Healthcare Director

Tammi Bathke is a transplant from San Diego and has devoted her life to healthcare for 33 years. She worked in the Pharmacy and helped start the Electronic Medical Record Movement in the early ’90s. She then moved to the East Coast in 2004 working for a large hospital in Philadelphia heading up the IT program for InPatient Pharmacy working with nurses and physicians helping design a better way to deliver medications at the patient’s bedside. After retiring from healthcare she became a Pet Therapist with her Pomeranian Rookie J. working at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia bringing smiles to her many patients. Tammi represents ATNJ as a partner on the My Health My Life Coalition with Planned Parenthood and many allied organizations for women’s health. Tammi also serves on her local Democratic Party as a committee member in Mount Laurel, NJ. As Tammi will tell you ‘I am a rebel for any cause that will help our state and country’.

Kim Baron

Kim Baron

Technology Director

Kim Baron has been building websites professionally since 1997. After working for two dotcoms and on the web development team at the American Museum of Natural History, she has been freelancing since 2000. Kim’s strong feminist views helped her quickly develop a client base of female entrepreneurs and she continues to work with women-owned companies to develop their online presence. Kim recently returned to school and is actively pursuing a degree in Marketing. Born and raised in New Jersey, Kim first engaged in activism as a teen by volunteering for a congressional campaign. She has participated in multiple protest actions and marches, including protests at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado and the March for Women’s Lives in 1989. Kim is thrilled to be able to merge her professional skills with her activism through her work with Action Together New Jersey.

Christine Clarke

Christine Clarke

Environmental Director

Christine Clarke is a home schooling mother-of-four and environmental activist whose recent contributions to the movement include organizing the Environmental Defense Forum for NJ 11th For Change in April 2017 and a panel discussion on clean energy co-hosted by Action Together New Jersey, NJ 11th For Change and Clean Water Action in June. She also attended the Women’s March in D.C. and the 2016 D.C. Reason Rally. Christine’s political activism began 10 years ago when she led an independent effort to update New Jersey’s Title 9 statutes to protect more at-risk and abused children from harm, meeting in Trenton with the New Jersey Law Review Commission in 2009 to discuss the working draft of revised state statutes and authoring petitions for national statute updates, the more popular of which gained 9,000 and 18,000 signatures respectively. Christine believes in modeling life skills for children, and therefore teaches her kids how to stand up for justice, equality and progress by doing so. She was an English/Journalism student at Montclair State University.

Michele Cook

Michele Cook

Media Director

Michele Cook is a former lawyer, aspiring teacher, and a recently reawakened activist. After 15+ years in the legal world, she has turned her attention to helping the next generation, through teaching and through her involvement in Action Together NJ. Always politically aware, Michele has been inspired and empowered by recent events to step up and become more involved, because our future requires it. She is a lifelong progressive, believing that all people deserve real access to healthcare, education, safe homes, food, and that we have a long way to go to make that all a reality. Now is the time to stand up, and to persist.

Rachel C. Green

Rachel C. Green

Civil Rights Director

Rachel C. Green is a resident of Deptford Township, New Jersey for over 30 years and resides with her husband Franklin Green honored to be the mother of two fabulous children; Alexandra and Alston. Her family moved to Deptford in the late 70’s, later when Rachel married her husband they choose to raise their family in Deptford. For several years Rachel has been the architect along with her fellow board members, administration and district staff of many wonderful programs and savings for the Deptford Township School District and the community.

  • Member of the SNJ Black Political Caucus
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Southern New Jersey
  • Action Together Gloucester County
  • New Jersey School Board Certified Board Member
  • New Jersey School Board State Executive member-Alternate
  • Delegate for Deptford Board of Education Delegate Assembly
  • Gloucester County NAACP Image Award in the area of Education 2010
  • SJ African American Chamber of Commerce President’s Award 2014
  • Member Deptford Twp Board of Education 2008-2014 and 2017-present (Served as President, Vice President, Chair of BOE Personnel, Finance, Curriculum Committees and Board Liaison to Light the Stadium Committee)
  • President of Deptford Twp High School Alumni Association
  • Appointed Deptford Township Planning Board Member
  • Member of Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholder’s Tolerance Project and Parks and Recreation Committee
  • Obama/Biden Deputy Field Director 2008 and Obama/Biden Director 2012
  • Served as 1st Vice President Gloucester County NAACP and Executive Committee
Erin Jacobus

Erin Jacobus

County Chapters Director

Erin was born and raised in New Jersey. She graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Art History in 2002. After graduating, she worked at UCLA for a spinal neurosurgeon for 5 years. She returned to New Jersey in 2007 and has been working as an office manager to a local CPA firm ever since. She recently moved to Sussex County in July of 2016 and is a first time homeowner in Hopatcong, where she lives with her boyfriend and his son. After the election, Erin became very involved with grassroots activism and joined the Sussex County Democratic Committee. She is the County Chapters Director for Action Together New Jersey. She founded and is a Co-Chair of the Sussex County chapter of ATNJ with help from her administrative team. She is also one of the 3 co-leaders for LD24 for the Blue 40, which is working hard at gathering volunteers to help support the candidates in their legislative district.

Daysi Martinez-George

Daysi Martinez-George

Director of Immigration

Daysi Martinez-George currently serves as the Director of Immigration for Action Together New Jersey. She also works as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst at Citigroup in downtown Manhattan. Mrs. Martinez-George graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Finance and Global Business Management.

Her passion for immigration activism stems from her own personal experiences. In 2015, she founded the Dreamers Foundation in an effort to help undocumented students gain access to higher education opportunities and career mentorship.

As Director of Immigration at ATNJ, she seeks to educate members and foster a deeper understanding of immigration laws and policies while advocating for immigrant rights.

Moira Nelson

Moira Nelson

Drug Policy Reform Director

Moira Nelson is a lifelong progressive Democrat, a political activist, organizer, and leader. Her personal passions include fighting for social equity for all humans and, as an advocacy leader with NCADD-NJ, she is fanatical about increasing awareness of alcoholism and addiction issues. She is particularly passionate about fighting for the decriminalization of drug use and educating others on the failure of the “War on Drugs,” its history, and how it targets people of color. She insists that drug use be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. Since 2010, Moira has mentored women in recovery that are striving to maintain long-term sobriety and is currently focused on leading the addiction-awareness “Night of Conversation” initiative in Essex County this November. Moira hopes to continue using her passion, time and talents to make a small difference in her community and, perhaps, the world.

Dani Pardo

Dani Pardo

Graphics Director

Dani Pardo works in education and graphic design. As a history major in college, Dani has always had a strong sense of social justice, and worked for a time in social services with drug and alcohol prevention programs in New Jersey. Dani began her activism 3 years ago, working against the implementation of PARCC testing in New Jersey. She attended a state Board of Education hearing to protest the State Board’s implementation of PARCC as a graduation exit exam in New Jersey. Dani became increasingly more activist leading up to and following the 2016 Presidential Election, marching at the Women’s March in Trenton and providing graphic design skills to the ATNJ group. Dani willingly lends her time to these causes and is grateful to be able to assist in amplifying the voices of progressivism and resistance.

Leslie Perez

Leslie Perez

Federal Legislative Director

Since December 2016, Leslie has been volunteering for ATNJ in several different capacities, from Fact Checker, to Gubernatorial Candidate Live Q&A Event Coordinator, to leading the Blue 40 initiative. Leslie currently holds a dual BA degree in Political Science and History and an MBA in Finance. Through her volunteer work as a Certified Domestic Violence Counselor and personal experiences, Leslie truly believes she has witnessed what pure strength, grace and perseverance is by women and girls who have faced the direst of circumstances and still endured. Their strength has given Leslie the determination to actively pursue a master’s degree in International Relations and Development. Her sincere hope after graduation is to combine her business experience with her IR degree in order to help women and children in the world who are still suffering from the ravages of trafficking and abuse simply because they were born female.