Leadership and Structure


DSA’s primary political leadership is the National Political Committee (NPC), a sixteen-person body which functions as the board of directors of DSA and is elected every two years by the delegates to DSA’s National Convention. Every DSA chapter is entitled to send a certain number of delegates to the National Convention, based upon the chapter’s size. There are also “at-large” delegates to represent areas where there are no active chapters.

The DSA Constitution:

  • requires that no more than eight NPC members shall be men, and that at least five of the NPC slots be reserved for people of color.
  • gives the NPC the power to charter DSA locals and commissions, as well as DSA’s Youth Section.

The NPC:

  • guides and leads the implementation of DSA’s major political and organizational goals, which are broadly defined every two years by the delegates to the National Convention
  • gives instructions to the national staff about how to carry forward DSA’s day-to-day work.
  • creates task forces and committees to guide particular areas of DSA’s political work.
  • conducts long weekend meetings four times each year.
  • elects five of its members to serve on the Steering Committee (SC). The SC can be emailed at sc(at)dsausa.org. SC members’ names are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

National Political Committee Members, 2023-2025

*Indicates Steering Committee members.

Contact the NPC at: [email protected]

  • *Ashik Siddique, Wilmington, NC, National Co-Chair
  • *Megan Romer, Central NY, National Co-Chair
  • Ahmed Husain
  • *Alex Pellitteri, Brooklyn, NY
  • *Amy Wilhelm, Seattle, WA, Interim Secretary
  • Cara Tobe, Louisville, KY
  • Colleen Johnston, Denver, CO
  • Frances Gill, Los Angeles, CA
  • John Lewis, Kenner, LA, Interim Treasurer
  • Kristin Schall, Mid-Hudson Valley DSA
  • Laura Wadlin, Portland, OR
  • Luisa M., Vancouver, WA
  • Rashad X
  • *Renée Paradis, Oakland, CA
  • Rose DuBois, Portland, ME
  • Sam Heft-Luthy, San Francisco, CA
  • *Evan Caldwell, YDSA Co-Chair
  • *Aron Ali-McClory, YDSA Co-Chair

Young Democratic Socialists of America National Coordinating Committee
*Evan Caldwell, Co-Chair
*Aron Ali-McClory, Co-Chair


The elected National Political Committee leads the implementation of DSA’s major political and organizational goals. These are broadly defined by delegates to the National Convention every two years.


The DSA and DSA Fund national offices are located in New York City.

DSA staff does not set the organization’s political goals. Rather, staff helps to fulfill the goals set by DSA’s elected volunteer leadership.


Finance Director: Christian

Financial Analyst: Tom  

Finance Manager (PT): Fatou 


Organizing Director: Glenn

Electoral Campaigns Organizer: Milo

Labor Organizer: Amanda

Field Organizer: Hayley

Field Organizer: Tom

Senior Field Organizer: Eric

Senior Field Organizer: Kaitlin

Senior Organizing Tools Administrator: Walker 


Senior External Communications Coordinator: Priscilla

Senior Media Coordinator: Rachel


Senior Program Associate – Events & Retention: Zachariah

Senior Program Associate – Membership: Elizabeth


Operations Director (Interim): Michael 

Compliance Officer: Brandon 

People Operations Manager: Yasmine

Senior Chapter Program Administrator: Dana 

Senior Infrastructure Coordinator: Maura