Our Team

Executive Leadership Team

Executive Director
Andrea Cristina Mercado is the daughter of South American immigrants and the South Florida mother of two has been working on race, gender and economic equity issues for 20 years and has been recognized for her work leading New Florida Majority, co-founding the National Domestic Workers Alliance, chairing We Belong Together, a national immigrant rights […]
Senior Director of Advocacy & Programs
Moné Holder is the Senior Director of Advocacy & Programs at Florida Rising. Moné has led the organization in the fight for voting rights on the local, state, and national levels and develops strategies to build Black political power in the state. Moné has over a decade of policy experience stemming from her work in […]
Chief Operating Officer
Chevalier Lovett proudly serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Florida Rising. Born and raised on the historic West Side of Winter Park, FL – Chevalier has spent more than 10+ years in executive leadership positions within the nonprofit sector which includes positions with the YMCA, City Year and AmeriCorps in local and national roles. […]
Senior Director of Strategy
Sheena Rolle is a child of God and a child of the movement.  As the daughter of a pastor and a union president, her faith has always merged with the idea of a just world.  She  is a co-founder of Organize Florida and serves as the Senior Director of Strategy at Florida Rising.  She has […]
Chief of Staff
Victricia Simmons currently serves as Chief of Staff at Florida Rising where she manages the Development, Finance and Human Resources departments. Victricia is a Miami native who graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Healthcare Management from Florida A&M University in 2009, and went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Public Administration from […]

Organizational Leadership

Letitia Harmon

Policy and Research Director

Ivanna Gonzalez

Director of Campaigns

Amy Busefink

Director of Movement Politics

Linda de la Nuez

Operations Director

Dwight Bullard

Senior Political Advisor

Steve Luis

Finance Director

Serena Perez

Membership Director