Our responsibility is to deliver a unique and worthwhile program to young people throughout the country on behalf of the United States Congress. Get to know the team that works for you everyday!
ERICA WHEELAN HEYSE
Our leader-in-chief, Erica is responsible for delivering the program nationwide on behalf of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. She steers the Foundation through strategic planning, fundraising, and reporting to congressional leadership and our National Board of Directors as well as leading our national staff.
Derek develops our strategic communication plan, builds capacity for The Congressional Award brand, and creates and curates content for print, online, and social channels. He is the Foundation's lead editor and serves as the media relations contact.
Kirsten oversees program relations, cultivates organizational partnerships, and coordinates our events like the Gold Medal Ceremony, Golf Classic, and Charity Poker Tournament.
Senior Program Manager
Molly manages the program in our Western Region, which consists of the Pacific, Mountain, and parts of the West North Central regions of the United States. Molly is also responsible for our vendor relations.
Matt manages the program in our Southern Region, which consists of the West South Central, East South Central, and South Atlantic regions of the United States. Matt also administers our internship program.
Bethie manages the program in our Northern Region, which consists of the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States.