Meet the team.
Mary Alice Carter, Sr. Strategist
Mary Alice (aka MAC) has been developing media campaigns, training spokespeople, crafting messages, navigating crisis communications, and going toe to toe with repro opposition for nearly three decades. Her superpowers are crafting quotes that reporters actually want to use and making complex issues relatable and personal. She lives in NJ with her partner, two kids, a duo of shelter dogs and one cat who is less than pleased with the dogs. She is happiest when someone thinks she’s taller than she is.
Margaret Conway, CEO/Founder
ConwayStrategic’s founder and fearless leader, Margaret has a knack for implementing cutting-edge strategies. With a mental Dropbox of movement history and opinion research, Margaret spearheads our creative campaigns on tough issues, while entertaining us with stories of her wife & daughter or pictures of her dogs.
Nicole Lewis, Sr. Program Manager
Nicole Lewis has nearly 20 years of experience in the political, corporate and nonprofit sectors providing administrative and project management support. At ConwayStrategic she serves as a writer and a project manager, with a knack for clever turns of phrase and tracking social media memes. Her commitment to social justice is matched by her talent for making sure the job gets done.
Catherine Lozada, Principal & Co-Director, COMS Project
Catherine knows her way around reporters and organizations alike. When she isn’t co-directing the COMS Project with Kate, she is strategizing on the best ways to get our clients’ messages out there. A former reporter and communications director in the mental health field, Catherine also spent nearly ten years at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Her specialties included health, entertainment, and Latino media, including Spanish-language media. When she’s not working, she’s usually playing and reading books with her daughter or creating astrology charts (and yes, she always knows when Mercury is retrograde).
Renitta Shannon, Consultant
Renitta fights stigma and works on behalf of communities that society most often tries to marginalize, using both the tools of communications and policy. When she is not fixing things in Georgia State House as a legislator, Renitta serves as a senior strategist for the COMS team and provides message trainings, facilitates working groups and informs message development for the RHRJ community.
Kate Stewart, Principal & Co-Director, COMS Project
Kate uses her polling powers for good and brings her wealth of public opinion research, policy, and communications expertise to advance reproductive issues and social justice. In fact, Kate takes her love of politics so seriously she became the Mayor in her hometown of Takoma Park.
Jessica Giusti, Communications
Jessica is a seasoned writer and communications professional who has spent over 7 years developing strategic messaging that educates, engages, and mobilizes people to take action on RHRJ issues. At ConwayStrategic, Jessica splits her time between working directly with clients and supporting the work of the COMS Project, and she’s always looking for an opportunity to turn a trend on social media into an opportunity to amplify the work of our partners and movement. When she’s not working, you can find Jessica in her kitchen taking liberties with whatever recipe is in front of her, swimming in the lakes of Upstate New York, and taste testing all of the best water ice spots in her Philadelphia neighborhood.