Meet the Team

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Jamie Perrapato
Executive Director

Andrea Koplove
Organizing Director

Lisa Procz
Operations Manager/
Bucks County Coordinator

Jamie Perrapato is the Executive Director of Turn PA Blue, which she co-founded in January 2017. Prior to Turn PA Blue, Jamie worked as an attorney in the practice areas of commercial litigation, criminal law and civil litigation. Jamie is a passionate speaker and activist – she spoke at the 2018 Women’s March of Philadelphia on the topic of “Encouraging Women to Run for Elected Office.” Jamie received her B.A. from the College of New Jersey and her J.D. from Villanova University School of Law. Outside of Turn PA Blue, Jamie enjoys working out, reading, and watching her three kids play one of their many sports.
Andrea Koplove is the Organizing Director for Turn PA Blue. She connects volunteers and grassroots groups with meaningful opportunities to support candidates through canvassing, phone banking, writing postcards to voters, and donating. Andrea has organized hundreds of events for Turn PA Blue, including canvasses and phone banks, trainings, educational meetings, and community-building game nights. She is passionate about creating a warm, inclusive, supportive, and fun volunteer community, where everyone can find a way to contribute. Prior to Turn PA Blue, Andrea was a public defender. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Temple University School of Law.  Andrea enjoys Halloween, karaoke, mystery novels, and talking to voters. Her favorite sixer is Allen Iverson.
Lisa earned her BS in information technology from Penn State and Drexel University and her Finance MBA from Drexel.  Lisa has owned two small businesses.  November 2016 changed the trajectory of her life’s work. Other than her family, protecting Democracy is her focus, so no better place to land than Turn PA Blue!  She is the former coordinator of Fair Districts Bucks County, an active member of many grassroots organizations, and the Bucks County Democratic Committee.  She has worked on multiple campaigns, most recently the Back to Blue campaign with the PA Dems.  She embraces her inner nerd, loves technology and spreadsheets, and loves to travel and go to concerts and the theater!
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Vanessa DeRose
Compliance Consultant

Michelle Vaccone Butler
Digital Director

Zach Bloom
Western/Rural PA Director

Vanessa is a fundraising and compliance consultant with more than 20 years of experience who joined the team at the start of 2021. In prior cycles, Vanessa worked on numerous races up and down the ticket, across the Commonwealth including numerous Statewide Judicial races, State House and State Senate races, and many other Democratic causes. Prior to consulting, Vanessa served as finance director to Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Finance Deputy to Ed Rendell, and two coordinated Presidential campaigns.   With her experience and knowledge of how campaigns are funded and structured, Vanessa joins Turn PA Blue to help us prove even more in-depth support to the grassroots structure that is needed to solidify PA as a blue state.  
 
Michelle has a BA in political science, a BS in nursing, and worked as a pediatric critical care nurse in Philadelphia. She has since adapted her organizational expertise, teaching skills, and IT knowledge, to help grassroots organizations and political campaigns across the country. Michelle is passionate about progressive issues and is excited to be part of the Turn PA Blue team, leading our state to a better future. When she’s not on Zoom engaging with volunteers, Michelle enjoys baking, genealogical research, true crime stories, attending concerts, and traveling with her family.
Zach is a lifelong Democrat who has been involved with the party and local government since was he was first elected to his Borough Council at 18. He attended The Pennsylvania State University and graduated in 2019 with a BA in History, and minors in Political Science and Classic and Ancient Mediterranean Studies. Coming from Clearfield County, Zach understands what it's like to be a Democrat in the deep red parts of the state. Taking over the Western/Rural Director position in early 2022, he looks forward to meeting with other rural counties in PA and helping to mobilize volunteers and to increase democratic support.
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Aaron Davis is a Digital Organizer for Turn PA Blue. He runs the digital vote-by-mail outreach program, connecting volunteers to voters across the commonwealth to help them vote-by-mail and encourage healthy voting habits. Prior to Turn PA Blue, Aaron worked as a field organizer for the Working Families Party and ran the voter registration and vote-by-mail digital outreach program with PA Stands Up. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, you can find Aaron cooking, relaxing on his porch in West Philly, or lamenting over his Atlanta Falcons.

Aaron Davis
Digital Organizing Consultant