Meet the MobLab Team

MobLab is powered by a growing global network of allies, partners, volunteers, and staff. Our core team, below, serves this network from 6 different cities across 12.5 time zones (at least when we convert times correctly). We love to connect: you can drop us a line here to say hello!

Michael Silberman

Michael Silberman

Global Director

Michael Silberman leads the Mobilisation Lab team. Silberman is recognized as one of the U.S.’s 50 most influential leaders by The NonProfit Times and one of LinkedIn’s “Top Professionals 35 and Under” transforming the social impact sector. He teaches digital-era advocacy and campaigning to graduate students as adjunct faculty with George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. Silberman got his start on Governor Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign where he built one of the first successful digital organising programs in American politics and mobilised over 200,000 grassroots volunteers through “meetups”.

Washington, D.C.
Aprajita Pandey

Aprajita Pandey

Network Builder + Community Connector

Aprajita is a skilled and creative community organizer and campaigner based out of India. She has rich experience in organizational and team building, project design & ideation, strategic consulting, community building and training design. She has led various National and Regional level campaigns in India on issues of women voting rights, gender based violence, right to education, safe abortion, sanitation etc. She is the also the founder of a grassroots campaigning organization in India called Haiyya and the Co-founder of Campaign Academy India.

New Delhi
Ben Simon

Ben Simon

Director of Strategic Services

Ben Simon has been leading and advising on modern campaigns for more than a decade. Prior to joining the Mobilisation Lab in 2013, Simon guided digital advocacy for the Democratic Party, Mozilla, and a range of other campaigning organisations. Simon is an experienced trainer, meeting designer, and facilitator, having led workshops and trainings all over the world.

San Francisco
Jack Cornforth

Jack Cornforth

Project Coordinator

Jack Cornforth has a diverse background in sustainable development initiatives and campaigns with particular experience in project management, written communications and event planning and facilitation. Before joining the MobLab team on secondment from CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation, he coordinated the DataShift initiative, which builds the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations to use data and new technologies.

London
Jacqui Howard

Jacqui Howard

Senior Project Leader

Jacqui is a project leader, organiser and strategist. She has spent the last decade working with global civil society to build the capacity of organisations, networks, and social movements for social, economic and climate justice. Her approach is underpinned by a solid grounding in social movement theory and practice, and political economy. Jacqui brings a wealth of experience in facilitating organisational change, building partnerships, organising and facilitating innovative events and training, and developing campaign strategy.

London
Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman

Story Editor

Lisa Goldman is a journalist, editor and policy analyst with over 15 years of experience writing and speaking across media. She has been news editor for publications based in the Middle East and New York, covering everything from wars and revolutions to civil rights issues and cultural events. She is a frequent guest analyst for radio and television programs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Montreal
Ted Fickes

Ted Fickes

Content Strategist

Ted Fickes guides organisations through complex content and digital strategy problems by focusing on creative ways to scale engagement using data alongside organising technologies and storytelling. He works with a range of progressive organisations organisations around the globe on content strategy, editing, writing and digital strategy projects.

Denver
Tracy Frauzel

Tracy Frauzel

Learning Designer and Lead Facilitator

Tracy is an expert in facilitation and campaigning, having spent 18 years leading campaigns for Greenpeace globally. Most recently Frauzel has been guiding Greenpeace offices and project teams through the process of designing more innovative and effective people-powered campaigns through creative facilitation, human centered design, and strategic innovation. Frauzel holds a masters degree in design thinking.

London