Jim Miller

Founder & President
Blog Posts

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 Dobbs Ferry, New York.

In the Media

Gino Colangelo

Executive Vice President

Gino is a lifelong entrepreneur, having started his first successful company at the age of 15. The combination of his love of writing and his business acumen make him a natural public relations pro. Gino has contributed chapters to a book on wine marketing and his work has been profiled in PR News. He is most content in the office, managing his teams and building business.

By the Book: Gino was a literature major in school and has never lost his love of reading great works of fiction.

Kylee Siaw

Account Supervisor
Blog Posts

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

Lisa Quirindongo

Senior Media Strategist
Blog Posts

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.

Zachary Halper

Senior Media Strategist
Blog Posts

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

Emily Cooper

Senior Account Executive
Blog Posts

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, Emily moved to the NYC area from London, England after working in PR and communications in-house for arts and culture nonprofits there.

She joined Momentum because she is passionate about advancing social good. She cares particularly strongly about the importance of arts and culture to a well-balanced society and its availability in education.

Amel Alyamani

Blog Posts

An Atlanta native, Amel’s bent for storytelling grew from working at the intersection of strategic communications, arts & culture, and social justice. She is passionate about creative placemaking and its role in community development.

Before joining Momentum Communications Group, Amel worked as a publicist for a PR agency in Atlanta specializing in nonprofit, arts & culture, and thought leadership clients, and organized concerts for an Atlanta-based music and culture startup.

Chloé Miller

Blog Posts

Chloé is a creative communicator driven by the belief that talk is cheap, but building a connection is priceless. This belief and the dream to practice PR in New York City drove her to attend St. John’s University, where she graduated with a degree in public relations.

Combining strategy, storytelling, and purpose to transform society through words drives her passion for working with nonprofits.

Alivia LeMaster

Account Coordinator
Blog Posts

Prior to becoming an Account Coordinator, Alivia studied public relations at the University of Oregon and interned at her local HIV/AIDS support center. She grew up in Spanaway, a small town south of Seattle, and is devoted to all issues surrounding sex. Her passion for nonprofits and supporting sexual health lead her to work at Momentum.

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

Chris Li

Assistant Account Executive
Blog Posts

Chris has always considered himself a storyteller, beginning his career in his high school’s newsroom as a politics and news reporter. Early in his reporting days Chris recognized the power media had to shine a spotlight on important issues, and knew that this was a field he wanted to pursue.
Chris joins Momentum following stints in Washington DC and New York communications consultancies, and is excited to work with Momentum's amazing roster of nonprofit clients. Chris is a graduate of the University of St Andrews and holds a Scottish M.A. in International Relations and Organizational Management.