What does it mean to PaveItBlue?
It means we are here to get things done to save our community from legislators and policies that ignore or degrade the rights of women, people of color, immigrants, and the LGBTQ+ community. It means we are fighting to ensure the protection of the environment, access to healthcare, and our educational system.
Who are we?
PaveItBlue is open to women in the Metro Atlanta area. We are every race, color, ethnicity or national origin, religion, and age. We welcome women of any sexual orientation, including our transgender sisters and gender non-conforming folk. We are an organization rooted in inclusion and equity for all women, committed to taking action to effect change. PaveItBlue’s grassroots movement has been covered by The New York Times, Mic, and CNN. Click here to learn more about our recent press coverage.
Meet the Team
Director of Communications
As one of the original founders of PaveItBlue, Jen Cox has tapped into an energy that grew quickly out of the response to the current political climate we live in. Using the power of social media, she is helping to activate, educate, and engage women in Metro Atlanta to become politically involved. Jen moved to the northern suburbs of Atlanta from Denver in 2009 and recognized the need to create a space for progressives to build community in this region. She has her B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from Tulane University and her M.A. in Sociology with a Women’s Studies focus from the University of South Florida. She is a mom of two girls, a REALTOR® by trade, and a feminist activist at heart.
Director of Operational ExcellenceResponsible for advancing PaveItBlue through business, communications, brand and audience insight.
Director of Leadership Development
Melanie is a Master Certified Political Leadership Coach and CEO of The Enlightened Badass, an activist, yoga teacher, educator, writer, and magazine publisher. She has a Master’s Degree in Adult Education. She specializes in working with progressive women who want to create the confidence and resilience to overcome imposter syndrome, build a confidence mindset, and step into leadership with authenticity and strength.
Sarah Clegg Crawford
Director of Membership Education
Sarah is one of the original founders of PaveItBlue and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Connecticut. She is a focused education and compliance professional with more than 16 years of experience. Sarah’s areas of expertise include training development, team management, development of written training publications, and best practices research and training. She is a confident public speaker and published author of numerous national presentations.
Director of AdvocacyResponsible for advocacy education, creating and maintaining advocacy alliances/partnerships.
Director of Campaign ManagementRebecca’s career has spanned the analytical-to-
creative spectrum from CPA/public firm auditor to home stager and interior re-
designer. Currently, she is a freelance sales effectiveness consultant.
She served as a Precinct Captain for the Ossoff campaign, which dovetailed into co-creating a metro-Atlanta-wide
precinct captain program ultimately coordinated through the Democratic county parties. She is also Campaign Treasurer for Jen Slipakoff’s campaign (GA House 36) and Campaign Outreach
She lives in Roswell, GA with husband, Doug, and 6-year old daughter, Arielle.
Director of Community
Nicole Henderson, owner of Selsi Enterprises, is passionate about the art of integrated communication. Her company specializes in corporate, nonprofit, and political communication strategy development. Nicole’s career started in ad agencies, moved to higher education PR, and has landed in corporate.
From visual storytelling through social media to live streaming strategy, Nicole advises her clients on the latest communication techniques to improve employee engagement, raise awareness, and facilitate business growth.
Sherean Malekzadeh Allen
Director of Marketing
Emmy-nominated, Addy-award winning writer and marketer, Sherean made her mark in TV and dot coms before founding New Thought Marketing in 2001. She launched and promoted the top-ranked prime-time newscast in the country and the third largest kids club among FOX affiliates. Her work was featured on CNN, MTV News, the Boston Globe, and the CBS Evening News. She was one of the early Internet marketing pioneers, working for Cox Interactive in 1997 before leaving to be the VP of Sales and Marketing for an early social media start-up. She’s also proud to have served on the board of The Edge Connection/Women’s SBA, incubating small businesses with a focus on serving women, minorities, disabled and veterans and on the board of Georgia Lawyers for the Arts.
Director of EngagementJessica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and has spent her career working in healthcare, as well as private practice, with a focus on mental health. She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Georgia, and has been passionate about advocating for others, both professionally and politically.
Community LiaisonResponsible for campaign outreach in N Fulton’s 6th district area.