Advisory Board

ReThink draws upon the experience of an outstanding group of experienced communications professionals and philanthropists. Each of these talented advisors provides us with insights into different aspects of our work, while keeping an eye on the "big picture" objective of building the capacity and effectiveness of communications work across issue sectors.

Daphne Eviatar

Senior Counsel & Award Winning Journalist: Daphne is a lawyer and award-winning journalist who has written widely about law, national security, and human rights. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, Harper’s, and many others. She writes a blog on the Huffington Post and speaks frequently about national security and human rights in the media.

Daphne was a 2005 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, a 2003 Pew International Journalism fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, and has taught law and journalism at New York Law School. Daphne is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York University School of Law and Dartmouth College. She was a law clerk to Judge Irma E. Gonzalez on the United States District Court in San Diego, and to Judge Dolores K. Sloviter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.

Daphne is the Senior Counsel on Human Rights First's Law and Security Program where she investigates and reports on U.S. national security policies and practices and their human rights implications.

Nathan Britton

Chef and long time national security and hill communications expert: Nathan Britton recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to pursuing his dream of becoming a Chef, he honed more than a decade of experience in political and hill communications – most recently as ReThink Media’s Senior Media Associate on peace and nuclear security issues. Prior to working with ReThink, he served as communications director, press secretary and speechwriter for members of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.  Working on Capitol Hill, he established strong relationships with reporters, built a solid track record of securing national and local print and broadcast coverage and gained expertise in the changing media landscape, the news cycle, and what reporters and editors are - and are not - looking for.  He has placed op-eds in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle and oversaw the successful launch of one member's political action committee as well as the PAC's internet presence and public opinion research.

Mark Crain

Digital Strategist, Community Organizer & Online Campaigner: Mark Crain is a digital strategist with experience serving both small not-for-profit and national advocacy organizations. For five years, he managed a web design firm, DeCrain Solutions, that specialized in establishing the web presence of small businesses and nonprofits. He has since served as Communications Coordinator for the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, a community organizing outfit on the south side of Chicago, and held the role of Digital Constituency Manager at Obama for America, where he coordinated online outreach to several key constituencies, including African Americans and Young Americans. Mark is currently an online campaigner with the progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org, where he contributes to campaign strategizing that includes creative use of social media, email and new web technologies.

Meg Gage

President and Executive Director, Proteus Fund: Meg founded Proteus Fund in 1995. She provides key leadership and vision around development of Proteus initiatives, and facilitates dialogue both internally and externally to articulate Proteus’ unique approach to social change strategy development and grant making. She is a thought leader in change theory and challenges Proteus staff to a deeper exploration of theory and practice around our mission of justice through democracy, human rights and peace. Meg works with staff to review and revise individual program strategy annually and to develop and sustain ongoing relationships with funding partners and other allies in Proteus’ work and the work of all Proteus initiatives.

Meg co-founded the Peace Development Fund in 1981 and served as its Executive Director until 1992. She was the Executive Director of the Ottinger Foundation from 1992 through 1999. Meg was awarded the inaugural Robert W. Scrivner Award in 1986 for Creativity by an Individual Grantmaker and in 1997 she wrote the Funders Handbook on Money in Politics. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Brandeis University in 1967. An active member of the local arts community, Meg is a founding board member of the Amherst Arts Cinema and has made appearances in a number of community theater productions.

Reva Patwardhan

Reva founded Greater Good Coaching on the conviction that cultural and institutional change takes leadership that's resonant, courageous, and full of heart.

Reva has been coaching progressives since 2013, building their capacity to weather the storm through tough times—all while collaborating, inspiring, and acting with purpose. Her clients develop stronger allies and networks of support in their work, and handle tough decisions and conflict with greater confidence.

Reva has 15+ years of broad experience in progressive advocacy. Before becoming an executive coach, she was a fundraiser, a communications director, a diversity trainer, a brand strategist, a community organizer, a board member, and a lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

Elizabeth Gettelman

Public Affairs Director, Mother Jones:  Elizabeth is the Public Affairs Director for Mother Jones. Prior to working for Mother Jones, Elizabeth worked as a newspaper reporter, a freelance writer, and a policy analyst in former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's administration, where she attended his soirees at the Top of the Mark. She's written for the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and other publications, and is the author of Sportsgirl: Competitive Basketball for GirlElizabeth is the Public Affairs Director for Mother Jones. Prior to working for Mother Jones, Elizabeth worked as a newspaper reporter, a freelance writer, and a policy analyst in former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown's administration, where she attended his soirees at the Top of the Mark. She's written for the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and other publications, and is the author of Sportsgirl: Competitive Basketball for Girls.