Anna Dardick| Director
(she/her or they/them) is a passionate activist who utilizes her training and experience in public health, electoral politics, and project management to bring about cultural and political change. She has been involved in education and social justice for many years, including (of course!) the Harry Potter Alliance, at which she started the first chapter in 2006. Anna is a two-time Chapter Organizer, former Program and Campaigns Director at Imagine Better, and ride-or-die Granger Leadership Academy alum and presenter.
Maggie Brevig| Director
Maggie Brevig is a CFRE working as a fundraiser for an advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. Maggie became a volunteer for the Harry Potter Alliance in 2012. She has presented at Granger Leadership Academy and LeakyCon on topics ranging from fundraising to fictional organizing to magical governance. Maggie has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in Music from Boston College, where she also earned her Masters Degree in Social Work.
Taekia Blackwell| Board President
Taekia Blackwell is the Chief Operating Officer of Mischief Management, which fosters fandom and celebrates community through unique fan experiences and awesome events like LeakyCon, BroadwayCon, and Con of Thrones. She is also a long-time member of the HPA community. Taekia began volunteering with the Harry Potter Alliance in 2009, before taking on a full time role with the organization from 2011-2012. She also worked with the HPA to bring to life the first annual Granger Leadership Academy.
Alan Mygatt-Tauber | Ombudsperson
Alan Mygatt-Tauber is an attorney in Washington State. His love of fantasy was sparked when he first read the Hobbit when he was four, and his love of activism was sparked in high school and college when he participated in speech and debate. He enjoys spending time with his family, practicing his hobby of photography, and running his podcast "Summary Judgment." After getting his Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Oregon, he earned his J.D.
Clint Carney| Treasurer
Clint Carney is a CPA working for an online targeting and data management company in Massachusetts. For years, Clint was a Harry Potter skeptic until a college assignment required him to read The Prisoner of Azkaban and he has been a fan ever since. Clint has a Masters Degree in Taxation from Bentley University and a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he also teaches night classes. He enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and his dog, Yager.