Staff

Joel Edman

Executive Director

Joel Edman has been deeply engaged in Arizona's politics since his high school years, when he and his friends recruited a local non-profit executive named Trinity Donovan to run for the Chandler City Council. When she won, Joel was hooked on the idea that conversations between neighbors could change their communities for the better. That idea led him to work on campaigns for Congress, Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, and Attorney General, as well as a stint with the Arizona Students' Association.

After graduating cum laude from Harvard Law School, Joel served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Scott Bales of the Arizona Supreme Court, a legal fellow with the ACLU of Arizona, and a law clerk to Judge Roslyn O. Silver of the U.S. District Court of Arizona. Joel holds undergraduate degrees in political science and history from Arizona State University, where he was a Flinn scholar.

Joel is a lifelong Phoenix Suns fan, and it probably says something about him that one of his earliest memories is of John Paxson's series-clinching three-pointer against the Suns in Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals. He hasn't been the same since.

Morgan Dick

Deputy Director

Morgan Dick is the Deputy Director of the Arizona Advocacy Network and Foundation. Her passion for politics was sparked during her time with the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Having a first row seat to the legislative process and the interaction between state and local governments motivated her to conduct original research for an honors thesis regarding civic engagement. Morgan is a native Arizonan who grew up in south east Phoenix. Aside from the political scene, Morgan is an avid sports fan. Her passion for ASU football has been lifelong, and she has not missed a home game since she can remember.

Adrienne Carmack

Advocacy Director

Adrienne Carmack (Advocacy Director) joins Arizona Advocacy Network and Foundation 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

Alison Marciniak is Arizona Advocacy Network’s Ballot Measure Director, mainly working on the planning and advancement of democracy-related policies at the ballot. Prior to this role, she managed a voter registration program, worked on the field team for the Arizona Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign for multiple cycles, and spent a period of time working at the Arizona Capitol Times. Her first campaign was in 2012 as a Community Organizer on the Adios Arpaio voter registration drive, where she fell in love with the idea of making change at the ballot. Alison graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Political Science and History.