State Voices

Lariena D. Matthews

Senior Manager, Executive Office

Lariena D. Matthews is State Voices’ Senior Manager, Executive Office, where she oversees operations for the Executive Office.  She works directly with the Executive Director providing executive, board, event, and development operations support.

Lariena has a background in event planning and fundraising, having worked in both the nonprofit and corporate realms. Before joining State Voices, she worked at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, where she served as the logistics manager for their Annual Legislative Conference and the programmatic liaison between sponsors, funders, and participants.

Lariena graduated with a Masters in Public Administration focusing on Nonprofit Management from the University of Baltimore. An avid traveler, she can often be found planning her family’s next vacation destination or shopping at her favorite stores, Costco and Wegmans.

SV Board Chair Miles Rapoport in The American Prospect Magazine

State Voices Board Chair Miles Rapoport penned an excellent (and optimistic!) article for the fall issue of The American Prospect magazine.

State Voices Welcomes New National VAN Administrator

Sara Vernon has joined State Voices as our National VAN Administrator.

A Message from our New Executive Director

Our job, as I see it, is not just speaking truth to power but restoring power to its rightful owner: the people.