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Meet the Turnout Nation Team

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Mark Mullen
Founder

Mark Mullen founded Turnout Nation over two years ago as a way to help return political power to the American people. He cares deeply about small “d” democracy, community, neighborhoods, bicycles, books, swimming, and how we can all be better citizens.

 

Mark also founded Transparency International in the Republic of Georgia and has spent decades monitoring and facilitating elections in democracies in East Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Pronouns: He/him

Contact: mark@turnoutnation.org

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Kendall Lareau 
Executive Director

Kendall has worked in electoral politics for the last 4 years in various roles, ranging from Organizer to Campaign Manager. While on campaigns, she specialized in relational organizing and worked hard to expand and highlight the effectiveness of friend-to-friend outreach.

For the last year Kendall has been working to increase voter registration, and has now joined Turnout Nation to use her passion for relational organizing to increase voter turnout. 

In her free time, Kendall enjoys hanging out with friends, spending time with her dog, and watching Star Trek.

Location: Texas

Contact: kendall@turnoutnation.org

Angela Owens
Partnership Director

Angela has over ten years of nonprofit experience and uniquely understand the needs of nonprofits and organization leadership. She has a passion for working with nonprofits and seeing the impact they make on communities.

 

Before Turnout Nation, she worked as a Project Manager for a Search Firm, a Collaboration/Partnership Manager for a nonprofit organization, and as a Client Relationship Manager for a Corporate Real Estate Association.

She enjoys cooking, crocheting, traveling and binge watching her favorite television shows.

Location: McDonough, GA

Pronouns: She/her

Fav Superhero: Angela would love to be a Hogwarts Wizard and own an invisibility cloak. 

Contact: angela@turnoutnation.org

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Reilly Jackman

Research & Outreach Specialist

Reilly is currently a senior at Oberlin College, where she is majoring in History, German, and Politics. She was selected to be a Cole Scholar in the Oberlin Initiative in Electoral Politics program, and is on the Women’s Lacrosse Team. She started out as a Turnout Nation Voting Captain, then helped as an Organizer, and now interns as the Research & Outreach Specialist, where she designs and executes outreach strategies especially relating to young voters. She also works on the Social Media Team. 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Pronouns: She/her

Fav Superhero: Bucky Barnes aka the Winter Soldier

Contact: reilly@turnoutnation.org

Cornell Duckworth
Ohio Lead Organizer

With over 5 years of nonprofit and community engagement experience, Cornell has a reputation of promoting advocacy for a more just democracy. By emphasizing the power of voting, He believes organizing can bring systemic change to marginalized groups, while improving community decision-making.

 

Before Turnout Nation, Cornell organized for multiple progressive political candidates across the country, including Stacey Abrams, Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston, Senator Raphael Warnock. He also worked as a Grassroots Campaign director, protecting voting rights of community members within the Atlanta-metro area

 

He enjoys cooking, exploring new restaurants, music, and boxing

Location: Atlanta, GA and Columbus, OH

Pronouns: He/him

Fav Superhero: The Green-Lantern

Contact: cornell@turnoutnation.org

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Meaghan Castle
Operations Manager

Meaghan is an operations expert with extensive experience in tech management and non-profit film production. At Turnout Nation, she ensures all administrative, financial, and people-related processes run as effectively as our Captain method! Meaghan has grown and evolved with Turnout Nation since January 2020 and loves contributing to our mission to help communities across the U.S. GOTV. 

 

Meaghan is also a copywriter and editor and holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

 

Away from screens, you can find Meaghan somewhere in the woods or on a lake (preferably both!) or in the kitchen developing recipes.

Location: Upstate New York

Pronouns: She/her

Fav Superhero: Captain Marvel 

Contact: 

meaghan@turnoutnation.org

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