Jim Miller

Founder & President
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Jim launched Momentum in 2012 to bring a specialist focus to nonprofit communications. He began his PR career at Burson-Marsteller and previously served as Managing Director of Dentsu Communications. Jim lived in Germany in the 1980s, a short walk from the Wall that divided East and West Berlin. He studied acting at NYU and won a piece of the Death Star model from Return of the Jedi in a Star Wars writing contest. He lives with his husband and son in Westchester County, New York.

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Kylee Siaw

Senior Account Supervisor
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A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Kylee marries her love for storytelling with her reverence of non-profits as an Account Supervisor at Momentum. She lives in East Harlem but can often be found wandering around Central Park or the Whitney Museum of American Art.

In the Media

Bucket List: Kylee hopes to run a half marathon in every US state... she has a long, long way to go

Book Worm: She is the author of a children's book called The Golden Crayon

Zachary Halper

Senior Media Strategist
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Zachary knew he wanted to be a writer after reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit for the first time. He joined Momentum out of this love for storytelling and passion for nonprofits. He uses his background in creative writing and digital marketing to devise unique ways to tell each client’s story. He lives with his wife and two rabbits in Brooklyn.

In the Media

Bucket List: Zachary hopes to visit New Zealand one day (and not just because The Lord of the Rings was filmed there).
Favorite Star Wars Movie: Return of the Jedi

Lisa Quirindongo

Senior Media Strategist
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A native New Yorker, Lisa has always loved a great story. As a child, she remembers being enthralled by her many aunts who would mix humor with a sprinkle of fright when sharing episodes from their childhood in Puerto Rico. Lisa developed her inner storyteller as a student at Columbia University. After graduating, she zeroed in on a television broadcast career. As a reporter, she would often admire the PR people who were especially good at turning out media.

In the Media

Never Too Late: Lisa learned how to swim as an adult, telling all it's never too late to learn.
On Her Bookshelf: She owns over 100 cookbooks and countless food magazines.

Delaney Wehn

Senior Media Strategist
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Delaney loves harnessing the power of human storytelling to drive positive change and deliver measurable results for her nonprofit clients. A Syracuse University grad and current M.P.P. candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, she has put her zest for language and problem-solving to work in roles with UNICEF, Weber Shandwick, Edelman and Ogilvy. She was also lucky enough to serve as a Fulbright Scholar in Madrid, Spain, where she taught university-level communications courses and sampled the best tapas the city has to offer.

Favorite Quote: "You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou
Bucket List: Delaney dreams of hiking the Camino de Santiago along the northern coast of Spain.

Hannah Vona

Account Executive
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Hannah merges her experience in and passion for nonprofit communications with her creativity to create audience growth and engaging social content. Prior to joining Momentum, Hannah started her career in international exchange at organizations such as the Vermont Council on World Affairs and Cultural Vistas. Her responsibilities ranged from managing social media channels and program promotion. Hannah then moved to Taproot Foundation where she honed her skills as a communications generalist in email marketing, graphic design, social media and copywriting.

At Momentum, she provides social media strategy, content development and thoughtful design to her clients, including Teaching Matters, and Common Ground Committee. A graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.A in both Global Studies and History, outside of work you can find Hannah at her favorite art museums, baking for family and friends or walking her foster dogs.

Chloé Miller

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
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Chloé brings a combination of experience working for nonprofits and top media companies like FOX Sports. She works to build awareness, enhance client reputation and connect clients with key audiences to tell their stories. Before joining Momentum, she was a public relations specialist and social media manager for a well-established nonprofit social justice organization, SisterLove, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. A native of Rochester, New York and a graduate of St. John’s University with a degree in Public Relations, she thrives in environments where she is able to tell meaningful and purposeful stories through her writing that connects, inspires, and teaches others about their world.

Alivia LeMaster

Account Executive
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Alivia provides strategic social media management and content development, thoughtful research, writing and media relations for advocacy and nonprofit clients, including Common Ground Committee, A Chance In Life, The David and Laura Merage Foundation and RiseBoro Community Partnership. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communications, her interests include film, philosophy and all sex-related issues. Prior to joining the Momentum team, Alivia fundraised for four years, cold calling on behalf of her university’s art and scholarship programs, and interned at her local HIV/AIDS support center. Today she combines her passion for nonprofits with her interpersonal communication skills, garnering consistent growth in social media followers and notable engagement, and high-quality media placements.

Bucket List: Alivia hopes to one day see Usher live in concert.

Olivia Parker

Account Executive
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Olivia is passionate about using storytelling to advance social change. A graduate of UCLA, Olivia studied communication with a focus on digital media. Prior to joining Momentum, she used her skills in narrative building and digital engagement to manage online youth voter registration campaigns during the 2020 election. She loves the beach, spending time outdoors and exploring all of New York City’s everything bagels.

Kaylie Treskin

Account Executive
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Kaylie has worked on social issues and political communications through a mix of agency, political campaign, nonprofit and media company experiences. She comes to Momentum from GMMB, where she helped launch a new organization and rebrand another. She also supported a sustainable transportation-focused nonprofit and political campaigns. She holds a B.A. in Politics from Occidental College and enjoys painting, making themed playlists and hanging out with friends (and their pets.)

Favorite Quote: “You do not have to be me in order for us to fight alongside each other. I do not have to be you to recognize that our wars are the same.” -Audre Lorde
Bucket List: Sharing her art through a new website, galleries and arts markets.

Ogo Sylla

Account Executive
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Ogo is passionate about leveraging the power of storytelling to drive social impact and promote advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Momentum, Ogo graduated from Syracuse University to become a sports journalist and then Baruch College to bring his communications skills to the nonprofit sector.

Outside of work, he indulges in storytelling around a virtual table where he crafts high-fantasy adventures alongside his Dungeons & Dragons group.

Andrew Smith

Senior Account Executive
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Andrew brings more than two decades of experience as a newspaper journalist to his role at Momentum Communications Group. He’s worked at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Newsday in New York, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for spot news. His work included stories that explained why there’s no easy way to dispose of nuclear waste and others that showed how a prosecutor’s office prevented defendants from getting fair trials by withholding evidence from them. Then, as a supervisor of COVID-19 case investigators during the pandemic, he helped his team explain new and complex health concepts to sick and worried people.

Andrew joined Momentum to help those helping others tell their stories more effectively. The commitment to fairness that buttressed his work in journalism drew him to Momentum. His experience as a reporter and editor helps him understand how best to reach and engage journalists. He also helped a new generation of reporters learn how to find information and explain it when he taught at the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.

Andrew usually writes his notes and outlines with one of his embarrassingly many fountain pens.