Executive Director & Co-Founder
Uyen “Winn” Khuong
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.
Northeast Regional Director
Counties: Passaic, Bergen, Hudson
Anna Wong is a first-generation Chinese-American, gay, and a Millennial. She works as a TV producer and understands the challenges we face today in finding truth and humanity amidst the anger and divide. Anna has organized civic workshops and led GOTV efforts throughout Northeastern NJ. Most recently, she founded a coalition of 30+ local grassroots and Democratic groups to #DefendNJ5 and build progress in our communities. Anna is also a leader with Indivisible NJ 5 and lives in Bergen County with her wife and their 3 furry kids.
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’.
John George is a financial markets professional, avid reader, soon-to-be law student, and the Economic and Trade Policy Director for Action Together New Jersey. Upon graduating from New Jersey’s own Rutgers University, with a degree in Finance, he held numerous roles within the investment banking, equity research, and investment management sectors. These experiences have shaped his understanding of global financial markets and, more specifically, the interconnected policies that affect developed and emerging economies around the world. Utilizing this background will be crucial for John’s efforts in amplifying New Jersey’s voice in the nationwide conversation around economic progress and justice, as well as advocating for the free flow of goods and services between countries considered allies.
Civil Rights Director
Rachel C. Green
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
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.
Director of Operations
Kim Baron is a website developer with experience working in multiple development environments, including two dotcoms, on staff at a prominent NYC museum, and 18 years as a freelancer. Born and raised in New Jersey, she first engaged in activism as a teen by volunteering for a congressional campaign. Since then, she has participated in multiple protests and marches, including civil disobedience actions at a 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.
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.
Human Resources Manager
Lizzie Foley was one of the founding steering committee members of NJ11th for Change, where she organized “Fridays with Frelinghuysen” and did outreach to political groups in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. Prior to moving to New Jersey, she also served as a board member for an environmentally focused school, taught at the university level, and worked for a labor union. She holds a Master’s degree in sociology from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
Stacey has had a rewarding career, starting in finance, transitioning to leadership development, and eventually becoming a global leadership coach and consultant, specializing in executive development with an emphasis on leadership communications. Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at a local university where she teaches creativity and leadership. She is active in her local community, serving on the Municipal Alliance and The Kiwanis. Her interest in politics began while watching the Anita Hill interrogation by the Senate in 1991; her foray into the world of politics began at the local level, helping out with communications strategy for a local, successful, mayoral campaign. Her real call to action came in November 2016. Stacey had been on the steering committee and then was a Co-Director of NJ 11th for Change before joining ATNJ. She has an amazing adult daughter who she adores, and she lives in Denville with her wonderful husband and their two dogs. When not working or volunteering, she hangs out with friends, travels or heads to the lake or shore.
Elizabeth is Mom to a wonderful two-year-old girl, project manager, and wife, not necessarily in that order. She has dreams of someday being a writer of children’s books or maybe the next great American novel. Until then she’s squeezing writing, activism, and physical activity into the tiny corners of a very busy life.
FB Secret Page Director
Amie Maria Babischkin
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.
Director of Facebook Page
Amie Tolomeo was born and raised in South Jersey and attended Cook College (now The Rutgers University School of Environmental & Biological Sciences) in New Brunswick. She has been something of an activist since high school, where she led a small passive student armband protest of the Gulf War.
She is a practicing Pagan and Witch, and a National representative of the Pagan Pride Project, which seeks to educate and promote acceptance of minority Earth-based religions. She has locally coordinated the South Jersey chapter of Pagan Pride Day, held in October, for the past 15 years. She is also an ordained non-denominational minister, specializing in Interfaith, non-traditional, Pagan and LGBTQ+ weddings.
In 2010, after a colleague’s daughter was punished for her absence to observe a holiday, and then ridiculed by fellow students for being Wiccan, Amie successfully helped petition the NJ Board of Education to add Pagan & Wiccan holidays to their official calendar for excused absences.
After being inspired by the stories in Pantsuit Nation, and then gravely disappointed in the 2016 election results, she joined a NJ group determined to make a real Progressive difference, which became Action Together New Jersey. She currently a NJ small business owner of a pet grooming boutique and resides in her family’s hometown of Maple Shade with her husband and many dogs.
Director of Electoral Intelligence
Dan came to ATNJ bringing a deep technical background to bear on building a platform for all our volunteers and Leadership to use in developing and executing voter outreach initiatives. A long adherent to universal enfranchisement in practice, environmental defense, equity and transparency in governance, and election finance reform, Dan is committed to engaging all citizens in our great essential democratic processes by facilitating education, outreach, and hope for a better future for us, our progeny and the biosphere we all share.
Charles arrived in New Jersey in the mid-90’s via Miami and Clearwater, Florida, and before that, sunny Buffalo, NY. He marvels at how many municipalities there are in New Jersey and would also like to note he has not eaten pork roll (yet). He has over 22 years of experience in UNIX systems administration, network engineering, and web development. His experience in technology started as a human swiss army knife at one of NYC’s first Internet Service Providers. He has been freelancing as an IT generalist since 2002 with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His first, and very nearly last, political activity was phone-banking for Dukakis while not being quite old enough to vote. He lives in Morristown with his wife and two dogs.