When she launched Fontaine & Company in 2008, Jamie identified three core tenets to represent the principles and practices she would provide every client. Coupling her well-honed political organizing skills with 21st century media savvy, Fontaine put her 15 years experience successfully managing electoral campaigns to fill the critical – yet often neglected – role of grassroots advocacy in public policy making. (Read More)
Sloane worked as the South Carolina Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems for five years prior to joining Fontaine & Company. In her role at Planned Parenthood, she served as their chief lobbyist to the SC statehouse working on issues ranging from healthcare, education and the state budget. (Read More)
Prior to joining Fontaine & Company, Mike spent six years working at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, most recently as the Deputy Director of Direct Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for managing the DSCC’s Grassroots Telemarketing and Direct Mail fundraising programs. In 2012 election cycle, the two programs raised a combined $42.9 million for the DSCC. (Read More)
Before joining Fontaine & Company, Erica spent the 2014 election cycle with the political team at Victory Fund, the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee. Prior to that she worked with the American Hospice Foundation to plan and implement an online educational library as well as national press and communications outreach surrounding the Affordable Care Act hospice guidelines and consumer reporting. She also coordinated seminars nationwide on pain management for dementia patients.
Erica started in policy education and outreach working with the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN). (Read More)
Ryan comes to Fontaine & Company after working on a number of electoral campaigns, most recently as Volunteer Coordinator for the Don Beyer for Congress campaign in Northern Virginia. Prior to that, he worked with CParker Consulting alongside the United States Marine Corps’ System Command as a Data Analyst.
Ryan studied International Affairs at James Madison University, where he lead successful student organizations focusing on a range of issues including environmental stewardship, sexual assault prevention and higher education lobbying. He can usually be found hiking along the Application Trail, sipping a hoppy microbrew, playing soccer and watching the Washington Capitals.
Prior to joining Fontaine & Company, Bassam served as a Regional Field Director for Anthony Brown’s 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Prior to that, he worked on the Terry McAuliffe Campaign for Governor and the Jennifer Wexton Campaign for Senate in his home state of Virginia. Bassam also interned at two United Nations agencies in Geneva, Switzerland: the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the International Trade Center (ITC).
He attended American University in Washington D.C. and received his MA in Political Science, with a concentration in Comparative Politics. Before that, Bassam completed his Bachelor’s Degree in History and International Relations at Oxford Brookes University.
In his free time, Bassam is a huge sports buff and an avid fan of the Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Cubs, Washington Wizards, and Real Madrid. Additionally, he has a strong affinity for the subjects of history and geography, including a keen interest in world flags.
Kate brings to Fontaine & Company international experience in public policy, human rights, andhumanitarianism. Most recently, she worked as the Research and Communications Coordinator with the London-based think tank Common Vision. Among other things, she provided policy research and communication support for the UK’s political party conferences in the run-up to the 2015 general election. Kate also worked in communications roles at the Peace Corps, Radio Free Europe in Washington D.C., and at Women and Health Alliance International, a Paris-based NGO working to improve women’s health in developing countries.
Kate graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science with a Masters in the History of International Relations, where she wrote her dissertation on International Law and the Nuremberg Trials. Previously, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Philosophy with minors in Media and French at the University of South.
When she’s not working to change the world, Kate enjoys community theatre.
Kathryn received her BA in International Studies in 2014 from Washington College, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. While in school, Kathryn worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Student Affairs and as a Media Relations Assistant for the Office of College Relations & Marketing. She also served as a student representative on the International Education Committee and as vice president of an academic enrichment society. She discovered her love of community organizing in 2013 when she interned with the field team on the Terry McAuliffe for Governor Campaign in Virginia.
Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Kathryn now lives in Baltimore with her one-eyed cat, Tabitha. She is an equestrian and enjoys speaking German and eating sushi.