Staff

Joel Edman

Executive Director

Joel Edman has been deeply engaged in Arizona's politics since high school. Mr. Edman has worked on campaigns for Congress, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Attorney General, and has collaborated with the Arizona Students' Association. After graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School, clerked for Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court, served as a legal fellow with the ACLU of Arizona, and was law clerk to Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the U.S. District Court of Arizona. He majored in political science and history at Arizona State University, where he was a Flinn scholar.

Adrienne Carmack

Deputy Director

Adrienne Carmack joins AZAN with a background in community organizing and youth work. Originally from Maine, she is passionate about social justice, particularly racial justice and reproductive rights. In Maine, Adrienne worked with Planned Parenthood and was a board member for local nonprofit Hardy Girls Healthy Women; most recently she was a youth services coordinator at the LGBT Community Center in New York. She holds undergraduate degrees in Education and Gender Studies from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Alison Marciniak

Ballot Measure Director (Leave of Absence w/ Arizonans for Fair Elections campaign)

Alison Marciniak returned to AZAN after a brief period as Field Director at Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy (CASE). Ms. Marciniak’s earlier experience includes fieldwork, fundraising, community organizing, and research. She was Regional Field Director for the Arizona Democratic Party during two election cycles, and handled advertising and events for the Arizona Capitol Times before that. Other experience includes serving in various roles for Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy and Campaign for Arizona’s Future. Ms. Marciniak holds a BS in Political Science from Arizona State University.